Nike Softball Camp Davenport University

Nike Softball Camp Davenport University

Nike Softball Camps is excited to host a fourth summer of camp at Davenport University. This camp gives you the kind of focused, intensive training essential for improvement - no matter what your ability level.

2013 WHAC Tournament Champions 

Leading instruction is Associate Head Coach McCall Salmon.   Salmon is joined by Head Coach Ronda Varnesdeel as well as members of the Davenport Softball Team.

Highlights Include

  • 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
  • Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
  • Great NIKE prizes
  • NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

McCall Salmon
Camp Director

McCall Salmon

McCall Salmon is in her second season as the head coach for the softball program after five years as the top assistant/associate head coach

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In her first season at the helm of the program in 2014, Salmon led the Panthers to a 38-10 overall record including a 16-2 WHAC record to claim the regular season (2011, 2012) and conference (2011, 2013) championship for the third time in program history. Davenport returned to the NAIA National tournament for the third time in four years finishing 2-2 overall and falling in the opening round championship game.
 
In 2014 she saw one player earn NAIA 2nd Team All-American honors, NFCA 1st Team & 2nd Team All-American, five All-Conference selections, including the WHAC Player of the Year and also Newcomer of the Year along with being named an NAIA Scholar team for a cumulative GPA of 3.463.  

A first baseman/utility player for the Saints, McCall led her team to three straight WHAC Championships from 2005-2007 and the team posted a 134-70 overall record during her time there. Individually, Salmon earned All-WHAC honors in 2004, 2006 and 2007 while serving as the Saints team captain during her junior and senior campaigns.  She also excelled in the classroom at Aquinas as she was named to the All-WHAC Academic team in 2006 and 2007 and was an NAIA Scholar Athlete in her senior year. At the completion of her senior year, Salmon was also honored with the prestigious Helen Louise Brogger Award which is given to the top female athlete in the graduating class.

Salmon received a Bachelor of Science degree from Aquinas in Business Administration and Sports Management and is currently working on her Master of Art degree in Sport Administration at Central Michigan.

McCall lives in Grand Ledge, MI with her husband Paul and son Colt. 

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Kristin Miedema
Assistant Coach

Kristin Miedema

Kristin is in her fifth season as an assistant coach on the Panther staff after a very successful playing career at DU. In her first season as a full-time assistant coach in 2013-14, she...

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Kristin is in her fifth season as an assistant coach on the Panther staff after a very successful playing career at DU. In her first season as a full-time assistant coach in 2013-14, she helped lead the softball team to a 38-10 record and a berth into the NAIA National Tournament. 

Miedema was a member of DU’s inaugural team in 2009 and led the Panthers to a program best 46 wins in 2010. The third basemen earned All-Conference, NFCA 2nd team All-Region and NAIA Scholar Athlete honors while at DU.  She is currently holds the single season record for games played (62), runs batted in (56) and stolen bases (19). 

Camp Details

Our goal is that your performance as an overall player will improve, along with your self-confidence but it is up to each player to take what they have learned and apply it to gametime situations.

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CHECK-IN

Check-in takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday at the Davenport University Student Center.

CHECK-OUT

Camp ends on Wednesday at 12:00pm with a brief graduation ceremony at the softball field. Check-out will be immediately following.

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. The state of Massachusetts requires a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

OVERNIGHT CAMP

Includes all softball and and night activities, all meals from dinner on Sunday to breakfast on Thursday, and double room occupancy in the dorms.

EXTENDED DAY CAMP

Includes all softball and activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch and dinner Monday-Wedneday. Extended Day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm each day aside from Thursday when camp ends at 11:30am. 

2013 Davenport Post Season Honors

Post-Season Honors – Davenport swept the individual honors in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference as Amber Getty was named the Player of the Year, KC Dunne the Newcomer of the Year and Sam Cole the Pitcher of the Year. The trio was joined on the All-Conference team by freshman Carli SanMillan while Ashleigh Blovsky was named to the Honorable Mention team. Sam Cole also became the school's first ever CoSIDA Academic All-American first team member.

Facilities

Nike Softball camps is excited to announce that for the 2015 summer, campers will get to train on the field where the two-time WHAC champion softball team plays, at the new Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex. This became the new home of DU's baseball, softball, and tennis programs in the spring of 2013.  The complex is located on 68th Street just south of the University's W.A. Lettinga Campus and Farmers Insurance Group offices in Caledonia Township.  Artificial turf will be utilized for the entire baseball field and outfield for the softball stadium. The softball stadium seats 200 spectators, while dimensions for the softball field are 200' to left and right, and 210' to center.    

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 9:00 a.m. Bus Leaves for Fields/Arrival All Campers
  • 9:15 a.m. Offensive Station Training
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Defensive Station and Position Training
  • 3:30 p.m. Live Hitting/Games
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. Evening Activity
  • 8:30 p.m. Fitness Center Open/Free Time
  • 8:30 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Campers to Rooms
  • 11:00 p.m. Lights Out

Camper Reviews

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
I Hope to Go Back Every Year

"The camp was very well-planned out and had a good program. The times to wakeup eat and play were reasonable and the instructors knew exactly what they were doing and taught the campers in an easy-to-understand way. I hope to go back every year!"

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Parent

  • 5/5.
The facilities at the NIKE Softball Camp at Davenport University were fantastic.

"The facilities at the NIKE Softball Camp at Davenport University were fantastic and my daughter enjoyed the potential college experience with busing to fields and staying in dorms. We will be back next year to gain some more knowledge for what it takes to play in college"

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
NIKE Camp at Davenport was Amazing!

"The NIKE camp at Davenport was AMAZING! The camp far exceeded our expectations and I will recommend several of the conditioning drills to my Varsity coach so my High School team can benefit from them as well. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!"

Parent

  • 5/5.
Taught My Daughter More Softball & Being A Young Lady

"I cannot put into words the experience my daughter gained from going to the camp. She not only learned skills in softball but how to be a better young lady. The morals and values the staff brought to the camp were extraordinary. We looked at sending her to another camp and decided on the NIKE Camp for convenience and I am so glad we did. She was going to be a day camper but when we got there she saw some friends and we were able to change her to be an overnight camper. I will highly recommend this camp to anyone who is interested in gaining skills and personal growth. We look forward to next year!!"

Parent

  • 5/5.
Creative Drills

"My daughter came home from camp telling us about all these new drills she learned. These drills were creative and helped her learnĀ  the correct techniques. We will definitely be sending her back to this camp next year."

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to bring my teammates!

"I had such a good time at camp that this year I'm bringing some of my teammates! They saw how much I improved and want to improve as well!"

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Extended (9am-9pm) $330.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $430.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.