Nike Softball Camp                   Menlo College Atherton, California

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NIKE Softball Camps is excited to be launching camp at Menlo College in Atherton, CA. With its premier field and beautiful campus, Menlo College makes for a perfect location where campers can receive great instruction, train hard, and meet new friends! At camp all facets of the game will be covered including hitting, fielding, base running, and game like situations. Join the fun and get better at softball this summer!

The Menlo College NIKE Softball Camp will be directed by Menlo College's head softball coach, Michell Vlahos. Vlahos and her staff have a positive coaching style that encourages all campers to want to take their game to the next level!

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

Menlo College

Menlo College is located on the San Francisco peninsula in the town of Atherton, a well-appointed residential community near the cities of Menlo Park and Palo Alto. The area ranks among the most attractive and dynamic in the world, with numerous cultural resources, temperate climate and all that the San Francisco metropolitan area can offer.

Softball Field

The Nike Softball Campers will train on the Menlo College's Softball Team's home field, Wunderlich Field. The field is a premier field, giving campers the opportunity to train like a college player.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Michell Vlahos

Michell Vlahos enters her second year as Menlo College Head Softball Coach in 2014. In her first year at the helm in 2013, Vlahos led the Lady Oaks to the teams most wins in five years with a 17-27 overall record. Under Vlahos, the Lady Oaks improved on a number of key statistical stats from the prior year including a .35 point jump in team batting average from .255 to .280, an increase of 61 stolen bases from 16 to 77, and a massive jump in team earned run average from 6.01 to 4.77. Vlahos was named the Cal Pac’s Coach of the Year for her quick turnaround of the Lady Oaks Softball program in 2013.

Under Vlahos’ tutelage, five players were named to the Cal Pac’s All-Conference team, Mary Hall was named the conference's Freshman of the Year and Ululani Reyes earned a spot on the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete list. Additionally, two players were named to the NFCA West-Region Second Team.

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Prior to becoming head coach at Menlo College Vlahos was an assistant coach and UC Riverside. At UC Riverside, Vlahos played an influential role as hitting coach in leading the Highlanders to the program's most wins in Division I history with 25, while the team's .281 batting average was also the highest mark of all-time.  Prior to coming to Riverside, Vlahos helped propel NAIA Savannah College of Art and Design to greater heights as assistant/hitting coach.  The Bees enjoyed two 30-win seasons, two Sun Conference titles, and two trips to the NAIA National Championship Tournament in Vlahos' three years with the program.  SCAD also dominated the conference from an offensive standpoint, leading the pack in team batting average all three seasons with Vlahos as hitting coach.  
Equally as impressive has been her capacity to develop character, strive for academic success, and promote outstanding morals throughout the course of competition.  At SCAD, Vlahos was an NAIA Champions of Character Coach each and every year, in addition to playing a significant role in developing eight Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Vlahos is a graduate of Utah State University where she earned a degree in Psychology.  Upon graduation, Vlahos spent two seasons (2006-08) as a graduate assistant of the Utah State Softball Program.  She is currently acquiring her masters in psychology/school counseling from USU.

Learn more about Nike Softball Camp                   Menlo College
Camp Code: SBGRMC
 
Check In:
1 p.m. on Monday
Check Out:
Graduation for all campers will be at 12:00 p.m. Parents are invited to attend! Check out will occur right after at the dorms.

Overnight Camp
Includes all softball and and night activities, all meals from dinner on Monday to breakfast on Thursday, and double room occupancy in the dorms.
 
Extended Day Camp
Includes all softball and night activities, dinner on Monday, lunch and dinner Tuesday-Wednesday. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00p.m. each day aside from Thursday when camp ends at 12 noon.

Day Camp
Includes all softball activities, dinner on Monday and lunch on Tuesday-Wednesday. Day campers will be picked up at 4:00 p.m. each day aside from Thursday when camp ends at 12 noon.

Registration Packet
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.​

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 9:00 a.m. Commuter Camper Arrival/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
  • 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
  • 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

US Sports Camps combines with Nike and USA/ASA Softball to offer the Nike Softball Camps sponsored by USA Softball.
 
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men's, Women's, Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions.
Read 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!"

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!"

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!!"

Extended Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Another great experience

"The director and her staff were very positive and seemed to make all the girls love to play. This is our second time doing the camp and I would do it again. Thanks for another great experience and great memories."

Nike Softball Camp                   Menlo College

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Nike Softball Camp                   Menlo College
  • 5/5.
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Camp Schedule & Fees

2015 camp dates and prices coming soon. Please bookmark this page or call 1-800-645-3226.

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