Nike Softball Camp Southeastern University

Nike Softball Camp Southeastern University
Nike Softball Camp Southeastern University

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.

Highlights Include

  • 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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Anna Welsh
Camp Director

Anna Welsh

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...

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Originally from Bradley, Illinois, Anna graduated in 2001 from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Speech Communication. She excelled at Olivet as a two-sport athlete, playing both softball and basketball. While at Olivet she earned numerous awards as a shortstop and a catcher. Those awards include NAIA National Player of the Week, All-Conference, All-Region, NCCAA All-American, and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. She was also a member of the 2000 NCCAA National Championship softball team.

At just 22 years old, she landed her first head coaching job with Saint Mary's College (NCAA D-III) in Notre Dame, Indiana, becoming one of the youngest head coaches in the NCAA. In her second season at Saint Mary's, she led the Belles to their first conference tournament championship in program history while also producing the 2004 MIAA Offensive Player of the Year, MIAA Defensive Player of the Year, and the MIAA batting champion. Anna and her coaching staff were also named the 2004 MIAA Coaching Staff of the Year.

Anna was named the head coach at Bethel in 2004, and helped rebuild the program into a national contender almost immediately. In 2005, Bethel went 33-21 and earned a trip to the NAIA Regional Tournament. The following season, Bethel won the MCC Conference title with a 14-2 record, and ended their season with a 37-23 overall mark. In 2007, the Pilots made their first ever trip to the NAIA National Championship while tying the school mark for wins with a 45-10 record. From 2008-2009, she once again led the Pilots to the NAIA National Tournament, finishing with records of 51-6 and 52-7 respectively. In 2010, Anna once again took her program to new heights, leading the Pilots to a No. 3 ranking nationally, which is the highest ranking in program history. That season the Pilots made their fourth consecutive trip to the NAIA National Championship, while advancing to the final eight for the first time in school history. 2011 was perhaps her best recruiting and coaching season to date, as the Pilots advanced to the NAIA National Championship for the fifth consecutive season, despite key losses at nearly every position. Despite what appeared to be a rebuilding season, the Pilots went 38-8 overall, won their respective conference championship, and returned to the NAIA National Championship for the fifth straight year. 2012 proved to be an up and down year as the Pilots entered the season ranked No. 12 in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll. After a slow and injury filled start, the Pilots rebounded to reel off a perfect 18-0 conference record to win thier sixth title under Welsh. Despite the perfect conference regular season, the Pilots failed to win the confernce tournament and were shutout of making their sixth trip to the NAIA National Tournament. During the Pilots' run to becoming a national power, Anna has placed Bethel in the NAIA Top 25, 38 out of the 39 national polls, dating back to their first appearance on April 18, 2007. She is the all-time leader in wins for softball in Bethel history, with a career record of 365-134-2 including two years at Saint Mary's. Anna has also held high standards in the classroom for her teams. Since taking over the Bethel program, 17 of her players have been named NAIA Scholar Athletes. In 2009, the Pilots were awarded the Girls Got Game NAIA All-Academic Award, an award given to the No. 1 overall team G.P.A in the NAIA. The Pilots registered a 3.54 G.P.A. for the 2008-2009 academic school year. Also during her tenure at Bethel, she served the Pilots as an assistant athletic director, a responsibility that she will carry over to Southeastern.

Camp Details

Camp Code: SBGRSU
Camp Programs

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.
Check In:
Monday, 9:00 a.m.
Check Out:
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.
Check In:
Sunday, 1:00-2:00 p.m. – All campers
Student Activities Center
Overnight Campers stay in the Bethany Dorms. Rooms are air conditioned.
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.
Check Out:
Thursday, 12:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony at the Student Activities Center. Check-out to immediately follow.


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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.



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.

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

Camper Reviews

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks for teaching me ways to improve my game

"I wanted to personally thank Coach Welsh for all the time and instruction she provided me at camp this past week! I learned so much and I am excited to apply my new knowledge to the field. I love her coaching style and the attention she gives each and every player. Thanks for teaching me ways to improve my game, as well as ways to improve my life and relationships with others."

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Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
I love Coach Welsh's coaching style

"Camp this past week was great and I love Coach Welsh's coaching style! I've learned so much over the camp and I'm so blessed I got to be apart of it as well."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Coach Welsh impacted my life

"I appreciated how Coach Welsh came to watch my team and other players as well.  I also wanted to thank her for her time at camp and how she helped me grow not only as a player but as an individual as well. The reason I smile so much is because I always have something to be thankful for and I am continued to be blessed everyday so why not enjoy this precious life and express my gratefulness through a smile smile. Also, one thing that really stood out to me about Coach Welsh was that she treated everyone as a person first, then an athlete and she was "all there" whether it was engaging in a conversation or running a drill which lead me to grow a lot of respect for her. Although I was only with her for a few days I could already tell that she was a one of a kind coach and was going to positively impact her players' performance on the field but also off the field as a student, daughter, sister, and individual and when you go, "you go all out." So I just wanted to thank her and tell her that I appreciate how she continue to impact players lives. smile"


  • 5/5.
Coach Welsh has taken the time to stay in touch with her campers

"Coach Welsh has even taken the time to stay in touch with her campers and likes to receive updates it is a great camp!!"


  • 5/5.
Honest assessments of my skills

"I've been playing competitive travel softball for five years now yet I felt the coaches at this camp helped me improve my game in many ways. They showed me where I needed improvement and were very honest in their assessments of my skills. They recommended coaches to help me continue to improve after the camp - and I really appreciate that."


  • 5/5.
The Nike Softball Camp at Southeastern University was most fun I've ever had!

"The NIKE Softball Camp at Southeastern University was most fun I've ever had! The instructors were extremely helpful and I never once saw one of them get down. They were always willing to be there for any extra help. I will most definitely be back next year!


  • 5/5.
Thanks for 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."


  • 5/5.
By the end of the camp my daughter didn’t want to come home.

"This was my daughter’s first overnight camp. So she was a little home sick her first night. The camp counselors/coaches made her feel at home. They allowed her to call us at anytime. Needless to say by the end of the camp she didn’t want to come home. She is looking forward to next year with all her friends she made at the camp. Thank you for everything."

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: High Potential
Age Group: 13 - 18
Gender: Girls
Overnight $535.00
Availability: Open

Extended $435.00
Availability: Open

Day $325.00
Availability: Open

Half Day $295.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 8 - 13
Gender: Girls
Day 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $295.00
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.