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The Sport Academy at Brookwood Camps offers specialized weekly sports camps and activities taught by World Class professional players and coaches who have reached the highest level in their field. The coaches are chosen not only for their ability to teach at the highest levels, but also for their ability to relate to and coach kids of all ages and skill levels. During the weeks in which our specialty coaches are at our summer sports camps, campers have the choice to specialize in that sport by spending the majority of their weekly activity time working on that particular sport or activity.


Baseball with Leo Mazzone

July 27-August 2

Leo Mazzone spent over 40 years in professional baseball and is widely considered to be the best pitching coach in Major League Baseball over the past half-century. During his time with the Atlanta Braves, his pitching staff was one of the best rotations to ever play the game. His staff collectively won 6 Cy Young Awards and led the team to 14 straight postseason appearances. The two pitchers inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2014 (Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine) spent the majority of their careers under Mazzone’s tutelage. Remarkably, Mazzone’s pitchers sustained very few injuries as a result of his teaching and training methods. Campers at The Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps now have the rare opportunity to learn from one of baseball’s true coaching legends.


Basketball with Charles Oakley

July 20-26

Both Scott Fiedler (Camp Director) and Ken Fiedler (Director Emeritus) spent a lifetime playing and coaching basketball. Ken was considered one of the top high school coaches ever in NYC and Scott spent over a decade coaching college basketball including becoming one of the youngest head coaches to ever coach college basketball. They both oversee a basketball program at The Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps which brings in some of the top coaches in the game to teach our campers. Tim Capstraw is a former Division 1 Head Coach and currently works with the Brooklyn Nets as their radio broadcast analyst. Mark Coffman spent 25 years coaching Division 1 basketball in the Southwest and West Coast and is considered to be one of the best fundamental teachers of the game. Both Tim and Mark bring their world-class instruction to The Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps to teach our campers the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting and defensive.


Dance with Ms Erica

July 13-19 and July 20-26

Our 3,300 square foot dance center is home to a new dance program for 2015 led by instructor Erica Ratkovicz. A former professional dance member of the Rochester City Ballet who also performed with the Joffrey Ensemble, the Boston Ballet and the Pittsburgh Ballet, Ms. Erica currently instructs young girls in various dance forms as an instructor at the Broadway Bound Dance Center in New Jersey. Her pupils compete in top competitions around the East Coast. She is excited to bring her instruction and choreography skills to The Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps this summer.


Football with Jay and Teammates

Skills week July 6-12 and Flag week July 13-19

Director Jay Fiedler was a quarterback in the NFL for 10 years and has been teaching the game to all ages and skill levels for over 15 years. He brings his wealth of knowledge along with a passion for working with youths to the football program at The Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps. Some of Jay’s colleagues and friends from professional football, such as Scott Brunner (NY Giants QB), Chris Chambers (All-Pro WR) and many others appear at Brookwood each summer to teach our campers the fundamentals of the game. Jay also runs year-round clinics and camps while Brookwood is not in session through his Prime Time Sports Camps.


Campers interested in improving their golf game will have the opportunity to work with our coaching staff and practice their game anytime at our on-campus driving range. We also take our campers on trips to top courses in the surrounding area so they could apply the skills they learn onto the course.


Pam Fiedler oversees a lacrosse program which brings in some of the best coaches and players to instruct our campers. Pam is a former All-Conference player for Old Dominion University, a top Division 1 NCAA program and has coached high school and elite travel teams for over a dozen years. Her expertise and connections to top coaches around the nation give our boy and girl campers the very best training available at our sport summer camps. Our facilities and field space allow are to dedicate a full-size lacrosse field to play at any time of day without schedule conflicts with other sports.


Soccer with Manchester United Coaches

July 6-12, July 13-19, and July 20-26

The Soccer program at the Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps is run by two of the best youth trainers from both sides of the Atlantic. Gary Lewis started training in the Manchester United youth development program at age 8 and continued training with the legendary club for the next 9 years. He played professionally in Europe for 4 years before an injury ended his playing career early. Gary has spent over a decade developing talent and identifying players around the world for a few English Premier League teams. He comes from England each summer to work with The Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps to teach and develop the skills of our campers. Eric Lorandini, based in Long Island, New York, is the founder and director of Premier Soccer Academy and has been identifying and developing talent across North America for many years. Together, Gary and Eric give campers at The Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps world-class experience in teaching all levels of youth soccer.

Sports Broadcasting

Sports Broadcasting with Personalities from ESPN, FOX, and More

June 29-July 5 and July 27-Aug 2

Led by Audrey Miller, broadcasting director for Oceanside High School’s award-winning unit, our Sports Broadcasting program became one of our most popular non-sport activities at the Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps. Guest instructors who have appeared at The Sport Academy at Brookwood Camps include some of the most prominent names in the sports broadcasting business. Steve Levy (ESPN), Adam Schefter (ESPN), Rich Ackerman (WFAN and CBS Radio), and Tim Capstraw (Brooklyn Nets Radio Analyst) have all worked with or plan to work with our campers involved in our Sports Broadcasting Program. Campers at our sports broadcasting camp learn about video production, direction, and editing. They learn about how to broadcast games, interview players and coaches, investigate and craft stories, and create on-air segments. Our broadcasting studio and editing center is the hub of the program, but teams can be seen filming and reporting from all over the camp grounds.


With 7 tennis courts available to our campers and a staff made up of USPTA teaching pros supported by current and former top-ranked and collegiate players, the tennis program at The Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps is one of the best around. Campers learn the fundamentals of tennis, refine their mental approach to the game and condition themselves through practice and competition to become physically prepared for the demands of playing the sport of tennis. Our teaching staff is available to coach campers who would like to specialize in tennis any week of the summer.