Nike Softball Camp Sierra College

Nike Softball Camp Sierra College
Nike Softball Camp Sierra College

Nike Softball Camps is proud to announce our newest Northern California location at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA. Longtime Nike Softball Camp Director Debbie Nelson will lead the program and former USA player, Jenny Topping will be there as well to instruct!

Director Debbie Nelson is recognized as one of the top private teaching instructors in the business and is the owner of All American Sports Academy in Tracy, CA. The Academy was established in 1997 and has trained over 400 all league, all conference and all star student athletes.

Highlights Include

  • 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
  • Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
  • NIKE Lanyard
  • Great NIKE prizes
  • NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
  • SPARQ Training Program (Speed, Agility, Quickness)

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Debbie Nelson
Camp Director

Debbie Nelson

Coach Nelson's training and coaching experience (over 25 years) began in Sacramento. After spending one year at St Francis High School where the team finished as CIF Champions, she spent the next six years at Sacramento State University.  

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As the Assistant and Head Coach for the Sacramento State Hornets, coach Nelson's team competed in Regional and College World Series competitions. Coach Nelson also spent four years as the Head coach for the San Jose State Spartans. During Debbie's 10 years of coaching at the college level she has produced talented and top ranked teams as well as All Conference, All State, and NCAA All Americans players. Debbie also coached an 18 and under USA Team in Europe in 2001 which won the Silver Medal that year. Debbie has been a Director for the US Sports Nike Softball Camp since 1996. In 2004, Debbie joined the National Pro Fastpitch league as an assistant coach for the California Sunbirds.

As a college player, Debbie achieved All Region, All State,
and NCAA All American honors while earning her Bachelors degree at Sacramento State University. Debbie enjoys coaching and teaching athletes at all levels. Debbie loves to see the self-esteem, confidence and competitive skills her students athletes achieve through participation in sports!

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Jenny Topping

Jenny Topping

"My junior year of high school I took two official trips - one to UCLA and one to the University of Washington. Both schools offered me a full ride scholarship. I chose the school that I...

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"My junior year of high school I took two official trips - one to UCLA and one to the University of Washington. Both schools offered me a full ride scholarship. I chose the school that I felt was the best fit for me which was the University of Washington. My freshman year of college I was fortunate to set a few records including the Home Run Record for UW, PAC-10 Home Run Record, PAC-10 Newcomer of the Year as well as records in RBI’s and batting average. I went on to transfer to California State University Fullerton where I set many more records and achievements including three Conference MVPs and four First-Team All-American honors. All the while competing in college I was fortunate to be able to compete for USA Softball every summer in a different country.

Throughout my softball career I had three major injuries, tearing my ACL ligament in both of my knees and separating a shoulder. Injuries have taught me patience, hard work, and made me recognize just how much I wanted to be one of the best players in the world.

I have competed at every level possible in Softball, so now it is time for me to share all of my knowledge and experience with you."



Camp Details

Debbie Nelson, owner of All American Sports Academy joins forces with the Sierra College staff to bring a Nike Softball Camp to Rocklin, CA. This camp is for any softball player looking to enhance their game. Prospect campers will participate in SPARQ training and chalk talks on what it takes to make it to the collegiate level.

Featured insrtuctor - Former USA Player, Jenny Topping!

Jenny's main reason for instructing - "I have a passion for taking a young girl and developing her into the most technically and fundamentally sound player possible. I want my girls to know that to be the best takes sacrifice, hard work, a strong work ethic, sweat and tears, and most importantly you have to love what you do. It is also extremely important that my girls have good support from their family as I was so fortunate to have in my career. I love creating new drills for my girls as well as pushing my own teaching boundaries."

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Check-in takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm on Monday at the Sierra College Dorms. 


There will be a brief award ceremony at 1:30pm. Camp concludes on Thursday at 2:00pm. 


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


Includes all softball and night activities, dinner on Monday, lunch and dinner Tuesday-Wednesday. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm each day aside from Thursday when camp ends at 2:00pm.


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.​


Opened in 1962, the 311-acre Rocklin Campus is nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills minutes from Sacramento along Interstate 80. The campus is located in South Placer County, one of the most rapidly growing areas in California.

More than fifty buildings dot the campus, ranging from classrooms to technology laboratories to student centers. The four-story Learning Resources Center is the most visible structure.

Excellent athletic facilities, including a twisting cross country course and the new Ostrom Football Stadium, ring the campus. The campus is beautifully landscaped and the fall colors are unforgettable. 

Campers attending this camp will reside in the dorms on campus, eat their meals at the school's cafeteria and train on their state of the art softball field.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:15 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
  • 7:45 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 8:50 a.m. Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 a.m. Warm Up
  • 9:30 a.m. Hitting Circuits/Drills
  • 10:30 a.m. Baserunning Drills
  • 11:45 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Warm Up-Stretch/Throwing Drills
  • 2:15 p.m. Position Work
  • 3:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
  • 3:45 p.m. Supervised Free Time
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening Activities/Games
  • 10:00 p.m. To Rooms/Lights Out

Camper Reviews


  • 5/5.
Focused on being a student athlete

"My daughter loved the fact that they were so positive about being a student athlete and keeping your grades up at an early age. She loved every minute of the camp and she has played travel for 5 years. She will be back."

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Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Debbie was amazing and extremely helpful on getting me to realize my own talent

"Debbie was amazing and extremely helpful on getting me to realize my own talent and to not give up on myself as a player. Before coming to camp I was in a slump and was questioning if I was good enough to continue with this sport. She also helped renew my love for the sport."


  • 5/5.
My daughter is more confident

"My daughter said she 'loved it',  was a great experience, learned a lot, and feels a lot more confident in her mental ability."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Looking forward to returning for my 3rd year of camp!

"I had a great time at camp this year. It was nice to be back again for my second year. I love how coaching staff helps you with whatever problems you have. I hope to come back next year for my third year!!!"

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!"

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!"


  • 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."

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.