Nike Softball Camp California Lutheran University

Nike Softball Camp California Lutheran University
Nike Softball Camp California Lutheran University

Immerse yourself in a week of softball at the Nike Softball Camp at Cal Lutheran University. This camp, located in Thousand Oaks, CA, provides softball players the opportunity to refine their hitting, fielding, pitching and base-running skills as well as learn new techniques on these fundamentals!

Cal Lutheran is a premier location for a NIKE Softball Camp.The great weather, coaching and excellent facilities make this camp a favorite for many young athletes.

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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

LeeAnn Taylor
Camp Director

LeeAnn Taylor

LeeAnn Taylor, two-time PCC Coach of the Year (2006 & 2007), is currently in her 12th season as the Head Softball Coach at San Diego City College and her 15th season at the collegiate level. Taylor led the Knights to consecutive postseason appearances in 2007 and 2008. In 2007, she led the Knights to their best record in school history (31-10-1, 11-4 PCC) and a share of the Pacific...

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Prior to City, she was an assistant coach at Cal State Northridge in 2003 and 2004 where she helped lead CSUN to consecutive NCAA regional play-off appearances. Taylor was the Assistant Softball Coach at Point Loma Nazarene University from 1998-2002 and was honored to be a part of the 2002 NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year. During those five years, PLNU qualified for consecutive postseasons and made two trips to the College World Series, finishing runner-up in 2002.

Taylor is a native San Diegan. She attended San Diego Mesa College and was named an All-State Second Baseman her freshman year. She earned a full scholarship to Cal State Northridge and, as a junior, helped her team finish as the National Runner-Up.

Taylor earned a B.A. in Child Development from CSUN in 1995 and earned her Master's of Science degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University in 2006. She is currently working towards her Ph.D.

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Cheryl Schaefer
Coach

Cheryl Schaefer

Schaefer is the Assistant Coach at the University of San Diego and comes to USD after two seasons as the head coach at San Diego Christian. Before becoming the first-ever head coach at...

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Schaefer is the Assistant Coach at the University of San Diego and comes to USD after two seasons as the head coach at San Diego Christian.

Before becoming the first-ever head coach at SDCC, Schaefer coached at Point Loma Nazarene, her alma mater, from 2003-2009. After spending six seasons as an assistant, she was named PLNU's head coach in 2009.

Schaefer had an immediate impact on the Torero offense. In her first season USD set a school record for doubles in a season with 75 and had the highest team batting average of the McElvain era (.300). Under her guidance, the Toreros had two players named to the NFCA All-Region team (Mary Grabowski and Taylor Spence).

During her time as an assistant and head coach at PLNU, Schaefer helped guide the Sea Lions to seven NAIA World Series appearances, including a runner-up finish for the National Championship in 2007. After Point Loma dropped their softball program, Schaefer became an assistant at San Diego City College.

As a player for cross-town Point Loma Nazarene University, Schaefer (playing under her maiden name Bolding) was a four-time first team all-GSAC player, a four-time NAIA All-American, a three-time GSAC Player of the Year winner, and a two-time NAIA National Player of the Year. Schaefer helped the Sea Lions with two GSAC and two Region II titles and was a part of three teams that made the NAIA National Championship Tournament.

Schaefer still ranks in the NAIA top-10 in numerous offensive categories and her name is in the PLNU university career and single-season record book in 17 places. She was inducted into the PLNU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 and into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2010.

In addition to her collegiate career, Schaefer played for Arizona Heat, a professional softball franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League, for two years (2004-05). In 2004, she led the Heat in hits and earned a spot on the NPF All-Star team. The next season, she hit .389 with a .472 on base percentage with 11 doubles, 28 runs scored and 26 RBI.

Schaefer lives in El Cajon with her husband Joe, the PLNU head baseball coach, and their three sons, Brayden, Riley, and Cannon.

Camp Details

This camp provides softball campers of all abilities, ages 8-18 to receive premier instruction. Campers will be grouped by age and ability on the first day of camp. 

More Important Camp Details

CHECK-IN

Check-in time and place TBD.

CHECK-OUT

There will be a brief graduation ceremony at 11:30am. Camp concludes immediately following the graduation ceremony out of the California Lutheran Dorms.

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

EXTENDED DAY CAMP

Includes all softball and activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch Monday-Tuesday. Extended Day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm each day aside from Wednesday when camp ends at 12:00pm. 

Hotel Accomodations

We have secured a reduced rate on rooms for anyone seeking out of town lodging if not staying in the dorms for families.

Contact:

Tony Conte - Sales Manager

D 805.262.4126 - F  805.262.4125

Courtyard by Marriott - 1710 Newbury Road

TownePlace Suites by Marriott - 1712 Newbury Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

Facilities

Located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Cal Lutheran's main 225-acre Thousand Oaks campus is complemented by two satellite locations in nearby Woodland Hills and Oxnard. Together, they are home to a dynamic liberal arts and science programs, with more than 2,700 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students.

Campers will train at Hutton Field, home to the Regals softball team. This field is fully groomed, has home and away bullpens, covered dugouts, and a batting cage. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 9:00 a.m. Arrival All Campers/Softball Drills/Practice
  • 11:00 a.m. Rest/Free Time
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Chalk Talks/Team Defense and Offensive Situation Drills
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Rest/Free Time
  • 7:00 p.m. Games/Evening Activities
  • 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Campers to their rooms/Lights Out

Camper Reviews

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
My Confidence & Swing Are Better Than Ever!

"I want to say THANK YOU to both Coach LeeAnn and Cheryl for improving my swing! After attending their camp, my swing has become more consistent and my confidence is better than ever. My tryouts went so well that I secured a spot on the 18U team, after playing 14U last year. Thank you so much! I know I wouldn't have been able to accomplish that, had it not been for the training with you guys this summer. I can't wait to come back next year!"

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Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
The NIKE Softball Camp gave my daughter a passion for life!

"This was our daughter's first Nike camp experience and we can't begin to tell you how pleased we are and how much she enjoyed herself. We had a two and a half drive home in which her camp experience was the conversation all the way home. Her first practice with her team after camp showed a noticeable improvement. It wasn't just an improvement of skills, but of attitude, a passion and desire to "Be That Girl". I think this has given her something that will grow with her in life as her life's motto. She can't wait for her next camp experience. Thank you for an amazing staff and the readiness you all showed to teach our young the love of a game that translates into a passion for life!"

Parent

  • 5/5.
Coach Taylor's Positive Energy, Leadership, Strength, and Character are an Inspiration to our Daughters

"My daughter, learned a lot from the NIKE Softball Camp Director, LeeAnn Taylor and her coaches - not just softball skills, but life skills and how to think like a winner. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

Coach Taylor's positive energy, leadership, strength, and character are an inspiration to our daughters and to us parents, too. I hope she goes on coaching for a long time. She makes this world a better, brighter place. We appreciate her and all she does! Hope to see you next summer!"

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
The NIKE Camp was Amazing!

"The NIKE camp 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!"

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!"

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Girls
Extended 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M. $475.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $575.00
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.