UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California
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.
- 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)
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.
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.Read Full Bio
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!
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