Nike Softball Camp                       Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts

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Join the 2013 Division III National Champions along with their New England Region and National Coaching Staff of the Year for four days of intensive softball training this summer in Massachusetts!

Head Coach, Cheryl Milligan and her staff look forward to sharing what it takes to be a National Champion at this summer's NIKE Softball Camp at Tufts University. Coaches will be working with each and every camper this summer to ensure they are working towards their goals pushing to be better softball players and individuals.

Highlights Include

  • 2013 New England Region and National Coaching Staff of the Year
  • 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

Tufts University - Division III National Champions!!!

The Tufts University softball team (46-3) completed an undefeated run through the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship by winning 6-5 over Cortland to earn the Jumbo program's first national championship at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire's Gelein Field.  Tufts is the first New England team to win the NCAA Softball Championship since Eastern Connecticut State University in 1990.

Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and is committed to providing students with a personal experience. Tufts is a blend of both a research university and a liberal arts college, a unique combination that attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.

2013 New England Region and National Coaching Staff of the Year

Tufts University softball head coach Cheryl Milligan and her staff were named as both the New England Region and National Coaching Staff of the Year at the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) convention.

Coach Milligan, assistant coach Melissa Myers and assistant coach Jodie Moreau guided the Jumbos to the 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championship and were honored at the convention during a brunch on Saturday (Dec. 7).

Tufts also won its fourth NCAA Regional title in 2013 with a 4-0 record at Babson College.

Coach Milligan's squad also swept through the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship to capture their eighth league title. Milligan was named NESCAC Coach of the Year for the second year in a row and for the sixth time of her career.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Cheryl Milligan

The Tufts University Softball program is one of the best in New England under the direction of head coach Cheryl Milligan, now in her ninth season with the Jumbos. A 1995 Tufts graduate, Milligan has guided the Jumbos to three New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) titles and three NCAA Tournament berths. Her teams have a combined record of 221-98 for an excellent .693 winning percentage.

Tufts enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in NCAA Division III history in 2009. Their 44-3 final record is the eighth-best winning percentage (.936) since official NCAA softball records began with the 1982 season. The Jumbos won their third straight NESCAC title and captured the program's second NCAA New England Region crown that season. They finished fourth in the nation at the NCAA Championship in Montclair, New Jersey, and were ranked fourth in the final National Fast-pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll.

In 2009, Milligan was voted by her peers as the conference's Coach of the Year for the third straight year and for the fourth time in five years. Among the players Milligan recruited to the program, right fielder Maya Ripecky and designated player Lena Cantone were selected NFCA All-Americans, Lauren Gelmetti was voted NESCAC Pitcher of the Year, and center fielder Laura Chapman was selected NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year for 2009. Twelve individual and 11 team single-season records were tied or broken. In addition to being voted the conference's coach of the year, Milligan was also awarded New England Coach of the Year from the ECAC for 2009.

Six Jumbos have earned All-American honors during Milligan's tenure. She has also coached six NESCAC Players of the Year. Her 2005 Tufts team led the nation in home runs per game with a 1.20 average, currently the 13th-best single-season mark NCAA Div. III history.

A four-year starter at shortstop and an assistant coach for six years at Tufts, Milligan was promoted to head coach of the Jumbos in July 2003. She played every inning of the 120 games during her Tufts softball career. Her .377 career batting average is fifth all-time, and she is fifth on the team’s career runs scored list with 119. Milligan was a member of the class that vaulted the softball program into annual post-season contention. The 1995 team hosted and won the ECAC North Championship, finishing 31 wins.

Learn more about Nike Softball Camp                       Tufts University
Camp Code: SBGRTT

Check In:
Monday, 2:00 p.m. – All campers
Check in takes place TBD.  (Extended Day and Day Campers will depart that evening at 9 p.m.)

Check Out:
Graduation will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday at the softball field.


For players ages 8-15 looking for lodging nearby, the Nike Softball Camp at Tufts University has secured the following hotels for your convenience.  Please contact one of the following to inquire about rates and availabity...

Hyatt Place – Medford Square, Medford, MA (781) 395-8500
Best Western Hotel Tria, Cambridge, MA (617) 491-8000
Marriott Boston/Cambridge, Cambridge (617) 494-6600
La Quinta Inn and Suites, Somerville, MA (617) 625-5300

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 9:00 a.m. Extended Day/Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:15 a.m. Offensive Station Training
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Defensive Station and Position Training
  • 3:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
  • 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
  • 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Campers to Rooms
  • 11:00 p.m. Lights Out
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Creative Drills

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

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"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!"

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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!"

Nike Softball Camp                       Tufts University Cheryl Milligan, Camp Director Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center
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Nike Softball Camp                       Tufts University
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Camp Schedule & Fees

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