Nike Softball Camp UC Santa Barbara

Nike Softball Camp UC Santa Barbara
Nike Softball Camp UC Santa Barbara

Nike Softball Camps is proud to once again have Debbie Nelson directing camp at UC Santa Barbara. Nelson emphasizes hard work and the importance of being a team player. She provides each camper with new softball skills and the inspiration and self confidence to continue improving after camp.

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
  • Great NIKE prizes
  • NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
  • SPARQ Training Program (Speed, Agility, Quickness)
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Debbie Nelson
Camp Director

Debbie Nelson

Coach Nelson's training and coaching experience (over 24 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!


Camp Details

This camp is for any softball player looking to enhance their game. Coach Nelson provides prospect campers the opportunity to participate in SPARQ training and chalk talks on what it takes to make it to the collegiate level.

More Important Camp Details


Check-in time and place Tropicana Gardens Dorms between 12-1 p.m. on Sunday. 


There will be a brief award ceremony at 12:00 pm. Camp concludes on Thursday at 12:30 pm. 


Includes all softball and night activities, all meals from dinner on Sunday to breakfast on Thursday.


Includes all softball and night activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch and dinner Monday-Wednesday. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00 pm each day aside from Thursday when camp ends at 12:30 pm.


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.


UC Santa Barbara once again hosts the NIKE Softball Camp! Known all over the world for its exceptional beauty, Santa Barbara boasts stunning scenery and glistening, palm-lined beaches. UCSB, with low humidity and mild, sunny weather, sits at the ocean’s edge and looks out on the Pacific Ocean.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 8:50 a.m. Extended Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 a.m. Warm up
  • 9:30 a.m. Hitting Circuits/Drills
  • 10:30 a.m. Baserunning Drills
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Warm up, Stretch, Throwing Drills
  • 2:15 p.m. Position Work
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:15 p.m. Warm Up
  • 6:30 p.m. Games/Evening Activities
  • 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Campers to their rooms/Lights Out

Camper Reviews


  • 5/5.
Coach Debbie and her staff were a first rate coaching staff across the board.

"Coach Debbie and her staff were a first rate coaching staff across the board. Thanks a million!"

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  • 5/5.
Thank you for loving the game and passing it on to your campers

"My daughter is a very talented and shy softball player. This is only her 2nd year playing but because of all the pressure people put on her and the attention she gets she lost the love for softball a few months back and said she didn't want to play anymore because its not fun anymore!! I can't thank you and your staff at the camp enough because now she has that love and excitement to play again!! I'm super excited and we will be attending every year and hopefully bring more teammates with us!! Thank you for loving the game and passing it on to your campers!!"

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
A lot of people have told me I improved significantly

"I really liked this softball camp - a lot of people have told me I improved significantly and my batting skills have really improved. I also know more than one position now. I had a great time and made many new friends. I really recommend this camp and look foward to coming next 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.
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 my second time doing the camp and I would do it again. Thanks for another great experience and great memories." 


  • 5/5.
My daughter learned a lot of new ways to help improve her softball skills.

"My Daughter had a great time at camp. She was really impressed with all the coaches. Coach Debbie was really great on keeping up with the kids. My daughter learned a lot of new ways to help improve her softball skills. She was extemely happy with the delayed steal she showed. She has many memories that she will always keep with her and she has met many new friends. Great experience! Great job to all the coaches. Continue all the great support. Once again thank you!

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Honest assessment 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."

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!"


  • 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 learn  the correct techniques. We will definitely be sending her back to this camp next year." 

Camp Dates & Prices

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