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Long Island, NY

The Headfirst Honor Roll Camps are open to graduates of the 2018-2022 high school classes — rising or current eighth grade, freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. These events are the top softball showcases in the country for academic softball recruits.

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Metal spikes are not permitted at this event.


Sunday, August 13th – Tuesday, August 15th, 2017


Baseball Heaven
350 County Road 101
Yaphank, NY 11980




High School Classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022

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Event FAQs

Does Headfirst provide a lunch for the campers?
Headfirst does not provide lunch or any meals for campers. Baseball Heaven’s cafe will be open during all camp hours for players and family members alike. There will not be one dedicated lunch break during the afternoon, but players will have breaks during which they will be able to eat a meal or snack. We will communicate these breaks clearly to the players — and when it makes sense to eat lunch.
Is there a sporting goods store close to Baseball Heaven where we can pick-up softball/sports supplies?
There is a Dick’s Sporting Goods approximately 10 miles (20 minutes) from Baseball Heaven in the Smith Haven Mall (620 Smith Haven Mall / Lake Grove, NY 11755). Smith Haven is west of Baseball Heaven off I-495.


Sunday Times & Check-In

“Rolling” player check-in will take place from 12:00-4:00pm on Sunday afternoon. During that window, student-athletes and families can arrive at the facility to pick up their jerseys and check-in at any time. Event programming will begin at 4:30pm, so we ask that regardless of when athletes check in, all student-athletes arrive back at the facility between 4:00-4:30pm. To maximize the opportunity and exposure, camp will run until midnight on Sunday, and the schedule on Sunday will focus on showcasing opportunities for student-athletes. Players who will be arriving after 4:00pm on Sunday should communicate this with our team by calling (202) 715-6654 or emailing us at

Monday Schedule

Given the late end time for Sunday’s programming, we will have campers and coaches arrive to the facility in the late morning on Monday. Monday’s schedule will be focused around game play, and exact report times will depend on each player’s team assignment.

Tuesday Schedule

Tuesday’s schedule is comprised of simulated games, with each player playing in two games. We expect that the last pitch of camp will be thrown by 5pm. Exact report and end times will depend on each player’s team assignment.

Travel & Accommodations All campers will be responsible for getting to the Honor Roll Camp locations on their own.

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If you drive

Traveling From The West

  • Interstate 495 East
  • Exit #66 / Sills Road / Yaphank / East Patchogue onto Express Drive South (for 0.3 mile)
  • Right on Patchogue Yaphank Road (CR 101 south)
  • Follow to Baseball Heaven
    350 County Road 101
    Yaphank, NY 11980
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If you fly

For those flying, Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) is the most convenient airport (about 20 minutes from Baseball Heaven) but both LaGuardia and JFK Airports (approximately 50 miles) are also possibilities. Baseball Heaven is located near Yaphank, NY on Long Island, in between I-495 and Route 27. For those flying home after Camp, it is best to get a flight at 6:30pm (ISP)/8:00 pm (LGA/JFK) or later if possible. Headfirst will not be able to provide rides to and from the airport.

accommodations at Headfirst softball showcase in NY


Attending campers/families are not required to stay at a particular hotel, but Headfirst has arranged for discounted room blocks as follows:

Fairfield Inn & Suites

  • Book Online
  • Call 631-447-6200 and reference “Headfirst” block
  • Rate: $154/night
  • Cutoff date is 30 days before start of camp or until all rooms in block are reserved

Residence Inn by Marriott — Holtsville

  • Call (631) 475-9500 or 1-888-236-2427 and reference Headfirst Honor Roll Camps Group Rate
  • $179 for studio suite, or $189 for one-bedroom suite (minimum 2 night stay)
  • Cutoff is 30 days before event or earlier if all rooms are booked

All campers will be responsible for their own lodging while at the Honor Roll Camp. Headfirst will not be able to provide rides to and from the airport.

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traveling alone

Ballplayers are welcome to travel to the Honor Roll Camp without an accompanying family member (though most do arrive with family) but will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport and ballpark.

Comparing Headfirst Honor Roll Camp to other events aimed at helping high school ballplayers pursue college athletics is like comparing life in the Major Leagues to a season spent in A-ball. There is Headfirst. And then there is everything else. Mike Barnicle, Journalist & Father of Headfirst Honor Roll Camper
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