Nike Softball Camp Willamette University

Nike Softball Camp Willamette University
Nike Softball Camp Willamette University

NIKE Softball Camps will be back at Willamette for another week of great instruction, superior competition, and fun times! At camp, campers will have the opportunity to train like a college athlete and gain insight to what it takes to play at the collegiate level!

Longtime NIKE Camp Director, Damian Williams is in his 16th season as the head softball coach at Willamette University. 

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

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

Camp Code: SBGROR
Check In:
All campers check in between 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Check in takes place at the SPARKS CENTER.
(Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 9:00 p.m. after softball, dinner and orientation.)
Check Out: 
All campers check out at 11:30 a.m.
Come learn what it takes to play at the next level.
Campers in the High Potential Camp will be taught advanced skills and strategies of the game of softball.  The campers will get a feel of what it is like to play softball at the next level.  Camp week includes:  advanced field work, advanced hitting sessons, NIKE SPARQ training, weight room sessions, classroom sessions, and video analysis.
Whichever program you do decide on, each Nike Softball Camp staff member is ready to work with you and provide the best possible softball experience while you train and strive to be a better softball player.

More Details
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.


Located in Salem, Oregon, Willamette is a beautiful setting for softball players of all abilities to come train. Campers stay in campus dorms and practice each day on the Bearcat's home field.

To the east of campus, near the Tokyo International University of America (TIUA), is the Willamette softball complex, which was completed in the summer of 1999. The stadium features covered dugouts, batting cages, bleachers and an electronic scoreboard.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 9:00 a.m. Extended Day Campers Arrive/Drills/Practice
  • 11:00 a.m. Rest/Free Time
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m Chalk Talks/Team Defense and Offense/Situation Drills
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Rest/Free Time
  • 7:00 p.m. Games/Gym/Camp Fire
  • 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Campers to Rooms/Lights Out

Meet Camp Coaches

Damian Williams
Camp Director

Damian Williams

Damian Williams is in his 16th season as the head softball coach at Willamette University in 2013-14. He has achieved a 302-243 overall record at WU and has led the Bearcats to a 223-157 mark in the Northwest Conference. During the 2012 season, Willamette achieved a 21-15 overall record and went 19-9 in the NWC and played three games at the NWC Softball Tournament. The Bearcats...

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Williams was selected NWC Coach of the Year in 2000, after leading Willamette to a 25-10 overall record and a second place tie in the NWC at 15-6. The 2000 team led the nation with an impressive 0.76 team earned run average and was ranked #5 in the West Region. In 2005, Williams helped the Bearcats achieve a 21-11 overall record, while finishing the year with a 19-7 mark in the NWC (2nd place).

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Sami Strinz brings a multitude of experience from both an outstanding playing career at LMU and Division I head coaching experience and looks to help lead Saint Mary's back to the NCAA Tournament.  Strinz spent the past four seasons as the head coach at the University of North Dakota where she led the Fighting Sioux to their first conference championship in program history in 2010. In her time at UND, Strinz helped the Fighting Sioux put up all-time offensive numbers in runs scored, hits, home runs, stolen bases and walks.

Prior to her time at North Dakota, Strinz served as the head coach at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. for two seasons. After inheriting a program that had averaged five wins over the previous five seasons, Strinz engineered a two-year turnaround that saw the Tigers win a school-record 17 games in 2007.

Her first stint in the coaching world was in 2005 when she spent the season as an assistant at Lousiana Tech. Strinz served as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator and helped the Bulldogs set school records for home runs and doubles.

Strinz returns to the Pacific Coast Softball Conference after having left her mark as a player at Loyola Marymount. With the Lions, Strinz was a member of the first-ever PCSC Championship team and was named the conference's first PCSC Player of the Year as a junior in 2003. Strinz was a four-year letterwinner and three-year all-conference performer as a pitcher and designated player.

Camper Reviews

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
The high potential camp challenged me

"Although the conditioning, speed, and agility drills were tough, they are memorable and I would recommend them to my high school and travel ball teams."

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Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
I hope to come 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.
The NIKE camp at Willamette was amazing!

"The NIKE camp at Willamette 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.
Taught my daughter more softball & being a young lady

"I cannot put into words the experience my daughter gained from going to the camp. She not only learned skills in softball but how to be a better young lady. The morals and values the staff brought to the camp were extraordinary. We looked at sending her to another camp and decided on the NIKE Camp for convenience and I am so glad we did. She was going to be a day camper but when we got there she saw some friends and we were able to change her to be an overnight camper. I will highly recommend this camp to anyone who is interested in gaining skills and personal growth. We look forward to next year!!"

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to bring my teammates!

"I had such a good time at camp that this year I'm bringing some of my teammates! They saw how much I improved and want to improve as well!"


  • 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."

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