University of San Diego San Diego, California
NIKE Softball Camps is excited to be offering our second year of summer camp at the University of San Diego. With its premier field and beautiful campus, the University of San Diego makes for a perfect location where campers can receive great instruction, train hard, and meet new friends! At camp all facets of the game will be covered including hitting, fielding, base running, and game like situations. Join the fun and get better at softball this summer!
Directing the camp is long time Nike Softball Camp instructor and Head Softball Coach at San Diego City College, LeeAnn Taylor.
- 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
This NIKE Softball Camp in San Diego takes place on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego. Campers stay two per room in air-conditioned dormitories with practices and scrimmages taking place on the home field of the USD Torreros.
The playing surface is "Bullseye" Bermuda grass, with the facility also including two batting cages that allow players to work on their hitting skills. A lighted LED Daktronics scoreboard sits over the right field fence and allows fans to be kept updated on game stats. Dimensions are 210 feet down the left field line, 225 feet to straightaway center, and 210 feet to right field. The fence is 10 feet high. Stadium seating capacity is 325, and spectators are also comforted by a full-service concessions stand, and public facilities. The stadium is also lighted enabling night games.
In addition, a new public address system has been added, replacing the out-dated sound system that had been in place since its opening.
With 17 Division I teams, a wide variety of club sports and some of the best facilities in the nation, the University of San Diego provides the ideal environment for all types of athletes to take their game to the next level.Meet your coaching staff
LeeAnn Taylor, two-time PCC Coach of the Year (2006 & 2007), is currently in her eighth season as the Head Softball Coach at San Diego City College and her 13th season at the collegiate level. Taylor led the Knights to consecutive postseason appearances in 2007 and 2008. In 2007, she led the Knights to their best record in school history (31-10-1, 11-4 PCC) and a share of the Pacific Coast Conference championship.
Prior to City, she was an assistant coach at Cal State Northridge in 2003 and 2004 where she helped lead CSUN to consecutive NCAA regional play-off appearances. Taylor was the Assistant Softball Coach at Point Loma Nazarene University from 1998-2002 and was honored to be a part of the 2002 NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year. During those five years, PLNU qualified for consecutive postseasons and made two trips to the College World Series, finishing runner-up in 2002.
Taylor is a native San Diegan. She attended San Diego Mesa College and was named an All-State Second Baseman her freshman year. She earned a full scholarship to Cal State Northridge and, as a junior, helped her team finish as the National Runner-Up.
Taylor earned a B.A. in Child Development from CSUN in 1995 and earned her Master's of Science degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University in 2006. She is currently working towards her Ph.D.
Joining LeeAnn on staff will be Cheryl Schaefer. Cheryl joins the San Diego City Staff after serving as Head Coach at Point Loma which recently dropped their top-ranked softball program. Following a stellar playing career, Schaefer joined the PLNU coaching staff in 2004 and served as associate head coach for the last two seasons. During those six years, the Sea Lions have compiled a 271-86 overall record (.759 winning percentage) and qualified for the NAIA National Championship Tournament each season. PLNU was national runner up in 2007 and finished third at nationals on two occasions (2006, 2008). Schaefer has also helped mentor 28 All-GSAC players and 13 All-Americans.
Schaefer (then Bolding) was a dominating player for PLNU from 2000-03. She was a three-time first-team All-American, a three-time GSAC Player of the Year (2001-03) and a two-time NAIA Player of the Year (2001, 2002).She still ranks in the NAIA top-10 in numerous offensive categories and her name is in the PLNU university career and single season record book in 17 places. She was inducted into the PLNU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
In addition to her collegiate career, Schaefer played for Arizona Heat, a professional softball franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League, for two years (2004-05).
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 9:00 a.m. Arrival All Campers/Softball Drills/Practice
- 11:00 a.m. Rest/Free Time
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Chalk Talks/Team Defense and Offensive Situation Drills
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:00 p.m. Rest/Free Time
- 7:00 p.m. Games/Evening Activities
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Campers to their rooms/Lights Out
Between 3:00-4:00 p.m. for Extended Day and Day campers