Nike Softball Camp Southeastern University Lakeland, Florida
Nike Softball Camps totally immerses you in the sport, giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential for improvement - no matter what your ability level. Every facet of the game is covered - hitting, fielding, base running, team play and more. 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.
NIKE Softball camps is pleased to announce that Southeastern's head coach, Anna Welsh will be directing camp this year. Coach Welsh has ran over 60 camps and clinics and knows how to make camp competitive, educational and fun. She guarantees players will leave camp as more of a student of the game then can ever be imagined.
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
- NIKE Camp Lanyard
- Great NIKE prizes
- NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
- Camp Playbook
Campers train at the Southeastern University softball field, located on campus at 1000 Longfellow Blvd in Lakeland. This field is less than a year old and has new batting cages as well.
Southeastern University is the beautiful Mediterranian-style campus and setting for this summer’s NIKE Softball Camp in Lakeland, Florida where students enjoy a year-round average temperature of 72 degrees. Situated between two lakes on more than 87 acres, this location is nearby Tampa, Orlando and the Florida Sun Coast.Meet your coaching staff
Anna Welsh became the first softball coach in Southeastern University history on July 1, 2012. She comes to the Fire with an impressive resume, and the experience of building a nationally recognized women’s softball program. Anna came to Southeastern after serving as the head coach at Bethel College (Mishawaka, Ind.) for eight years. In her eight years at the helm of the Pilots, Anna compiled a record of 330-95-1 with six Mid-Central Conference regular season titles and five consecutive trips to the NAIA National Tournament. During her time at Bethel, she has coached 11 NAIA All-Americans, 37 MCC All-Conference winners, four MCC Players of the Year, five MCC Pitchers of the Year, and the NAIA all-time homerun leader, Katie Boocher, who blasted 58 career round trippers.Read Full Bio
Day Camp (June 23-26) will focus on the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, baserunning and hitting along with game situations, tactics and mentality. Drills along with competitions will help your child learn the game and be able to compete at their next level. Coach Welsh makes camp fun, exciting all while learning a ton about the game of softball. Camp hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday, 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, 3:00 p.m.
Elite Overnight Camp will focus on getting the campers to the next level in every area of the game. Advanced tecniques will be taught daily, along with ensuring the proper fundamentals are mastered. College recruiting will be covered along with emphasis in academics, ACT/SAT, how to get recruited, what coaches look for, etc. This camp will prepare each player to elevate their games in all capacities. Coach Welsh loves teaching the details of the game to allow people to reach their full potential.
Sunday, 1:00-2:00 p.m. – All campers
Student Activities Center
Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 9 p.m.
Day Campers are invited to stay until 9 p.m. on the first day. Dinner will be provided.
Thursday, 12:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony at the Student Activities Center. Check-out to immediately follow.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake up
- 7:15 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Day and Extended Day Campers Arrive/Warm-up/throwing and fielding mechanics
- 9:30 a.m. Group Training Drills and Contests
- 10:15 a.m. Defensive Position Training
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch
- 1:15 p.m. Warm-up/running drills and contests
- 2:15 p.m. Offensive and Skill Station Circuit Training
- 3:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
- 3:15 p.m. Team Organization
- 3:45 p.m. Free Time
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Warm Up/Stretch
- 6:30 p.m. Games
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. To Rooms/Lights out
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.