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Learning proper baseball skills, early on


Now entering its fourth summer, Beach Baseball Camp has already been named one of the top sports camps by the Long Island Choice Awards. During the first two weeks in July, young sports enthusiasts are taught the correct skills and fundamentals of baseball. This ensures that safe and proper habits are formed early on, and will last a lifetime.

Campers can attend for one week or two. Groups are small and age-appropriate — grades 3 to 5, and grades 6 to 8. Boys play baseball, and for girls, softball is available. Camp days, which run from 9am to 2pm, start with warming up, stretching and throwing. Skill drills are rotated — hitting, pitching, running, throwing, fielding, catching — along with instructional games, scrimmages and competitions. Guest speakers are brought in to address the importance of the positive mental approach to baseball. The goal is to share the love of baseball and to have fun. Campers bring their own equipment. Lunch takes place in an air-conditioned building.

Founder of Beach Baseball Camp is Eric Krywe, a teacher at Long Beach High School for over two decades. He played college baseball, and has coached at middle and high school levels. His wife, Vanessa, runs the administration aspect of the camp, making this is a family business. Their two sons, ages 11 and 12, share their passion for baseball and are active in the Little League. All coaches and instructors are highly experienced, have specialties, and are collegiate level or pro athletes.

Hitting Coach, Blake Malizia, was honored “Coach of the Year” in 2022. Infield Coach, Steve Scafa, played in in the D1 College World Series with St. John’s University, and was drafted by the NY Yankees as a second baseman. Hudson Georges, Running Instructor, ran college track and coached in High School for 23 years. Catching Coach, Justin Rodriquez, played college baseball, his team reaching Regional Championship. Pitching Coaches, Christopher Bory and Andrew Lavelle, both played college baseball and more. Shannon Horgan, Running Instructor, played soccer on the U-19 Women’s US National Team, and the U-30 World Cup Qualifying Championship team. The camp’s Athletic Trainer, Davis Tobia, has worked in physical therapy, and as a trainer for the Jr. NBA basketball tournament and Empire State games.

Days at Beach Baseball Camp, which is situated at the Long Beach High School baseball facility, take place in all weather. Should it rain, they play inside. Campers are required to bring both cleats and sneakers. Their website — — features complete staff profiles, videos, registration forms, prices and even Early Bird discounts.

Beach Baseball Camp
Located at the Long Beach High School Baseball Facility
(516) 548-1001