Cal Softball Camps
Improve Your Skills And Have Fun
at Cal Softball Camp
Join Head Coach and former National Champion, Chelsea Spencer, at the Cal Softball Camps and take your game to the next level! Campers will get the opportunity to play at Levine-Fricke Field in Berkeley, California. The Golden Bears are one of the winningest and most successful softball programs in the nation. Take this opportunity to attend Cal Softball Camps to improve your skills and make friends!
All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development.
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- Superior instruction from the UC Berkeley Coaching Staff & Players
- Low Camp/Staff Ratio
- Opportunity to Play on Levine-Fricke Field
- Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
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Head Coach Chelsea Spencer
Chelsea Spencer, who won an NCAA title during an All-American career at Cal before embarking on a coaching career, agreed to become the next softball head coach for the Golden Bears on May 20, 2020.View Chelsea's Bio ⟩
Entering her third season with the Golden Bears in 2023, Spencer is coming off a 28-27-1 campaign in 2022 which included series wins over No. 7 Washington, No. 24 Stanford and No. 25 Arizona. Cal's offense put up program Top-10 marks with 57 home runs (third-best in history) and a .291 team batting average (seventh-best in history) under the tutelage of Spencer.
As a shortstop, Spencer was part of four straight Women's College World Series teams with the Golden Bears, including the 2002 NCAA championship squad. She returns to Cal after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas and the 2013-18 seasons at Oregon.
Spencer was born in Oakland and attended Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo. Since earning her Cal degree in American studies in 2006, she has remained entrenched in softball as both a player and a coach. She played professional softball through 2010, while her coaching career began at Chabot College in 2007. She moved to the Division I ranks in 2011 as an assistant at Michigan State before her stints at Oregon and Texas.
While at Texas in 2019, Spencer helped the Longhorns to a final No. 9 national ranking from Softball America, as the team reached the NCAA Super Regionals for the first time since 2013. Her efforts helped produce five All Big-12 honorees, three all-region selections and two NFCA All-Americans.
During Spencer's time at Oregon, the Ducks produced five 50-win campaigns, five regular-season conference championships and four appearances in the WCWS. In addition, the Oregon coaching staff won the 2016 Pac-12 Coaching Staff of the Year award. Spencer mentored 17 All-Americans, four Academic All-Americans and a Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Before heading to Eugene, Spencer completed two seasons as an assistant coach at Michigan State, guiding Spartans shortstop Lindsey Hansen to All-America honors in 2011.
At Chabot, Spencer was tabbed the Coast Conference North Division Coach of the Year in 2009, and eight of her players transferred to upper division programs.
While donning the Blue and Gold, Spencer started 277 consecutive games at shortstop. In addition to being on the 2002 national championship team, she was also part of two consecutive national runner-up finishes in 2003 and 2004, as well as the 2005 Pac-10 championship squad. Spencer was named to the WCWS All-Tournament team twice (2002, 2003) and an NFCA All-American as a junior when she batted .326 with eight home runs and 17 stolen bases.
Highlighting an impressive professional playing career from 2005-10, Spencer was a four-time All-National Pro Fastpitch selection. She was part of the 2009 league champion Rockford Thunder squad and served as team captain for the Philadelphia Force in 2007.
Assistant Coach Brandon Telesco
Telesco spent the 2023 season as head coach at Park University Gilbert, leading the Buccaneers to a 36-14 record and 22-6 mark in California Pacific Conference play. The Buccaneers staff was recognized with the ATEC/NFCA NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year Award.View Brandon's Bio ⟩
Telesco, a San Jose native, will begin working with the Bears as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator.
"I'm honored to bring San Jose native Brandon Telesco back to The Bay," Spencer said. "He is a rising star in the coaching community with experience at multiple levels. I'm confident that he will help get us back to the place where we strive to be - the Women's College World Series. Brandon's drive to be the best, paired with his competitive nature, set him apart from most."
The 36 wins at Park University Gilbert set a school record and surpassed the number of wins the program had accumulated in its first three seasons of competition. Telesco was selected as the Cal Pac Coach of the Year and the Bucs had two First Team all-conference selections, honorable mention all-conference honorees and two student-athletes recognized on the All-Defensive team.
"I am extremely honored and humbled to receive the opportunity to coach at such a prestigious university," Telesco said. "I'm thrilled to return to the Bay Area with my family and I want to thank Coach Spencer for this opportunity. I can't wait to help Cal return to the pinnacle of our sport."
As a team in 2023, the Buccaneers set school records in just about every offensive category, including runs (287), hits (425), doubles (75), triples (13), home runs (22), RBI (250), walks (120), sacrifice bunts (32) and stolen bases (103).
Prior to Park University Gilbert, Telesco spent three seasons as the associate head coach, recruiting coordinator and hitting coach for the softball program at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Ariz. While at SMCC, Telesco helped turn around a program that had finished last in its conference (ACCAC) prior to his arrival into a nationally ranked NJCAA program.
The Cougars set a school record for winning percentage with a 25-9 record (.735) in his second season before posting program bests in home runs, hits and runs scored in his third year. South Mountain batted .406 as a team in 2021 and swiped 142 bases to lead all ACCAC teams.
Telesco is a 2018 graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in organizational leadership and is currently working towards a master's degree in organizational leadership from Park
Pitching Coach Danielle O'Toole-Trejo
O'Toole-Trejo spent the last three seasons as the pitching coach at Cal State Fullerton, where she led the staff to a 1.87 team ERA in 366.2 innings pitched in 2023. The Titans' 98 earned runs allowed as a team were 12th in the NCAA last season.View Danielle's Bio ⟩
CSUF's pitching staff excelled under the tutelage of O'Toole-Trejo in 2023, led by Big West Pitcher of the Year and NFCA All-West Region honoree Myka Sutherlin (1.64 ERA, 272 strikeouts) and Haley Rainey (1.53 ERA, 87 strikeouts).
O'Toole-Trejo participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as a pitcher for the Mexican National Team, making three appearances and pitching 17.0 innings. She allowed three earned runs, 13 hits and two walks for a 1.23 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with seven strikeouts.
A native of Upland and referred to as "Tooly", O'Toole-Trejo retired from playing competitive softball in 2022 while being widely regarded as one of the top pitchers in the world, earning the title of inaugural Athletes Unlimited Softball Champion in the summer of 2022 with 1,436 points. She was selected to Team USA in January of 2017 and helped lead the team to a silver medal at the International Cup and a gold medal at the World Cup of Softball.
Prior to Cal State Fullerton, she spent two seasons (2018 and 2019) as the pitching coach for the San Diego Toreros softball program. In addition, O'Toole-Trejo conducts instructional clinics that cover both mental and physical training.
O'Toole-Trejo boasts a lengthy resume of softball and academic accomplishments during her collegiate career at Arizona and San Diego State. She earned NFCA All-America First Team honors in 2017 and was a three-time NFCA All-West Region selection.
Even with Arizona's rich softball tradition, O'Toole-Trejo goes down as one of the best pitchers in program history. In 2017 she became UA's first NFCA First Team All-American pitcher since Kenzie Fowler in 2010. She was named the 2017 Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year, the first Wildcat to win the award since Alicia Hollowell in 2004, and was selected as one of 10 Finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year. O'Toole-Trejo was a First Team all-conference and all-region performer as well as a member of the All-Defensive team.
She posted a 30-5 record with a Pac-12-best 1.21 ERA and struck out 210 batters in 219.0 innings while allowing two or fewer runs in 29 of her 34 starts on the season. O'Toole-Trejo finished in the top three in the Pac-12 in every major pitching category: 1st with a 1.21 ERA (9th in NCAA), 2nd with 210 strikeouts (28th in NCAA), 2nd with a .184 opponent batting average, 3rd with 219.0 innings pitched, 2nd with 30 victories (5th in NCAA), 2nd with 35 games started and 1st with nine shutouts (17th in NCAA).
O'Toole-Trejo also earned Mountain West Pitcher of the Year honors in 2014 and Mountain West Freshman of the Year recognition in 2013 while with San Diego State. She also excelled in the classroom and was a 2017 Pac-12 All-Academic selection before graduating in the spring of 2017 with a Bachelor's of Science in care, health and society.
Volunteer Assistant Coach Kailee Cuico
Spencer and Cuico worked together on the Oregon softball coaching staff from 2015-18 and at Texas from 2019-20. In her first year on the Texas staff in 2019, Cuico helped the Longhorns register a 46-17 overall record as well as the program's first NCAA Regional title and NCAA Super Regional berth since 2013. Texas batters improved in a number of offensive statistical categories including batting average, extra-base hits, RBI, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.View Kailee's Bio ⟩
Prior to her stint at Texas, Cuico spent four seasons on the coaching staff at Oregon, her alma mater, serving as a volunteer assistant from 2016-18, focusing on hitting and defense. During that span, Duck batters posted the nation's top batting average in 2016 (.353) and the second-best fielding percentage in school history in 2018 (.973) on squads that produced numerous All-Americans.
A standout student-athlete at Oregon from 2011-14, Cuico was a two-time NFCA All-Pacific Region and three-time All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention selection. She is the first Duck to reach a career 40-HR plateau and currently ranks second in the UO record books in both career homers (46) and RBI (180), and also third in walks (100). During her time in Eugene, she propelled the Ducks to 193 wins, two Women's College World Series berths (2012, 2014) and two Pac-12 regular season crowns (2013-14).
Following her collegiate career, Cuico played two seasons with National Pro Fastpitch, highlighted by helping the Chicago Bandits win the 2015 Cowles Cup title.
Internationally, Cuico has been a member of the Philippines National Team. In 2017, she led her squad to a second-place finish at the Asian Women's Championship (highest finish in Philippines softball history), earning the Philippines berths in the 2018 Women's Softball World Championship and the 2018 Asian Games.
Director Of Player Development Marisa Stankiewicz
Stankiewicz spent the 2023 season as assistant coach at Park University Gilbert, helping guide the Buccaneers to a 36-14 campaign and 22-6 record in California Pacific Conference play as the staff earned the ATEC/NFCA NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year Award.View Marisa's Bio ⟩
"We're very excited to add Marisa Stankiewicz to our program," Spencer said. "Marisa is the perfect person for this job as she will step in and help us improve on many levels. Her experience as a successful student-athlete and deep background in the game gives her a foundation on film, analytics and recruiting. Her understanding of the life needs of the players on the field, in the classroom and in the community will help her be the glue between the staff and players."
The Buccaneers' 36 wins set a school record, surpassing the number of wins the program had accumulated in its first three seasons of competition and the Bucs had two first-team all-conference selections, five honorable mention all-conference honorees and two student-athletes recognized on the all-defensive team.
As a team in 2023, the Buccaneers set new school records in just about every offensive category, including runs (287), hits (425), doubles (75), triples (13), home runs (22), RBI (250), walks (120), sacrifice bunts (32) and stolen bases (103).
Prior to Park University Gilbert, Stankiewicz spent two seasons as the assistant coach for the softball program at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix. The Cougars set a school record for winning percentage with a 25-9 record (.735) as Stankiewicz helped lead the team to program bests in home runs, hits and runs scored.
Stankiewicz played softball at Arizona State, where she started each game of her junior and senior seasons at second base. She finished fifth on the team as a senior in 2018 with a .509 slugging percentage and fourth on the squad in on-base percentage (.437).
A native of Gilbert, Arizona, Stankiewicz graduated from ASU with a degree in exercise and wellness in 2017 and a master's in liberal studies and media relations in 2018.
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Levine Fricke Field: at the base of Strawberry Canyon, the field sits high above the Berkeley campus overlooking the San Francisco Bay Area.
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2023 CAMP INFORMATION
WINTER HITTING/DEFENSE CLINIC
- Dates: December 16, 2023
- Session 1: Hitting Clinic for ages 10-13 - 9am-11am
- Session 2: Hitting Clinic for ages 14-18 – 11:45am – 1:45pm
- Session 3: Defensive Clinic for ages 12-18 – 2:30pm-4pm
- Camp Type: Hitting Clinic/Defensive Clinic
- Check-In: Begins 15 minutes prior to the camp start time.
- Meals: No meals included
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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Daily Softball Instruction
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
- Lunch is not provided. Please bring a snack/lunch to camp each day.
INSTRUCTION & FACILITY
Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
Groupings: Campers are initially grouped by age and moved around accordingly based on skill level.
Facility: Outdoor Fields.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
Small gym bag/backpack
Athletic clothing: t-shirt, shorts, softball pants (recommended)
Cleats & sneakers
Note: For the Pitching and Caching Camps- Wear tennis/turf shoes that can get roughed up or plastic cleats. NO METAL CLEATS
Catchers gear (if applicable)
Packed lunch and snacks
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
Cal Softball Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service.
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Cal Softball Highlights
• With its selection to the Ann Arbor Regional, Cal received its 28th consecutive postseason bid -- the longest active postseason streak in the country.
• Five Golden Bears earned NFCA All-Pacific Region honors: Jolene Henderson, Danielle Henderson and Lindsey Ziegenhirt were all awarded first-team selection, and Cheyenne Cordes and Victoria Jones were All-Pacific Second Team members.
• Seven Bears were members of All-Pac-12 teams: Jolene Henderson (first team), Cheyenne Cordes (second team), Lindsey Ziegenhirt (second team), Victoria Jones (HM), Danielle Henderson (HM), Khala Taylor (All-Freshman), and Vanessa Alvarez (All-Freshman HM).
• Lindsey Ziegenhirt was a Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection, and Nikki Owens and Danielle Henderson were named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mentions.
• Lindsey Ziegenhirt was named Pac-12 Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
• Lindsey Ziegenhirt was selected Cal softball's first Capital One Academic All-American for the first time since 2006.
• Jolene Henderson was selected an NFCA Second Team All-American.
• Jolene Henderson became Cal's winningest pitcher, eclipsing Michele Granger's previous record of 119 career wins. Henderson finished her career with 130 wins, pitching a no-hitter in her final collegiate victory at the Ann Arbor Regional.
• Jolene Henderson was a Top 10 finalist for Player of the Year and a Top 10 finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, claiming the fan vote (which is worth 1/3rd of the final ballot).
All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development. All events subject to change based on NCAA and Covid-19 restrictions.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a "City of Learning" — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.
Levine-Fricke Field, home of the 2002 NCAA champions, is the venue for Golden Bear softball on the University of California campus. Nestled at the base of Strawberry Canyon, the field sits high above the Berkeley campus overlooking the San Francisco Bay Area. Built in 1995, Levine-Fricke Field owns a seating capacity of 500, with all of the seats in close proximity to the field. The outfield fences stand 190 feet down the right and left field lines, while it is 220 feet to straight-away center. Cal softball began play in 1972 on Hearst Field in the center of campus. The Bears moved to Strawberry Field, just west of their current location, in the early 1980s and remained there until Levine-Fricke Field was constructed.
Maxwell Family Field
Located just north of Memorial Stadium
The turf is located off one of Berkeley's main streets, College Ave., and with the turf nestled between several campus buildings
August 14, 2022: My daughter went to all sessions & enjoyed them all, but pitching was her favorite! She just turned 11yo & was the youngest in the camp. She has been pitching for just over a year but really lost her confidence when the distance moved back & she lost some speed & control. At camp, she loved talking to the pitching coaches, learning new pitches, and the generous encouragement. She came home excited & inspired.
August 22, 2022: This was a very positive experience and very well run. The drills and the scrimmage games were all fun and helpful. The college players were very friendly and helpful and coach Spencer was fantastic. She was positive, supportive, fun and it was really good for the girls to see such a role model of what a coach can be.
June 21, 2022: Our Makenna met Cal's Makena, our Makenna has been talking non stop about the student athlete's that shared their knowledge and experience.
August 28, 2022: I really loved getting to talk to all of the players and get their perspective and thoughts on the college softball experience at UC Berkeley.
June 16, 2022: Coach Amanda and Coach Zack are great with kids of all abilities. Camp schedule is well organized and activities are fun and balanced.
August 22, 2022: I like the tour Q & A session. It was very insightful and the information my daughter received was very powerful.
June 23, 2022: It was nice seeing the college athletes & coaches interacting & enjoying teaching the next generation of players.
August 22, 2022: I was able to get advise by the players and coaches on making myself a better student athlete and teammate.
July 21, 2022: The girls loved seeing the student athletes there as a visual of what they can accomplish in the future.
July 22, 2022: My daughter just really loved hearing from college players good feedback and constructive feedback.
June 26, 2022: Coaching/teaching from coaches and players. Felt important and felt staff engaged personally.
July 21, 2022: The student athletes helping the kids and the great communication to all ages.
June 23, 2022: Marisa enjoyed meeting the players and staff at Cal. Good experience for her.
August 22, 2022: Getting to meet and work with Coach Spencer and the Cal players was awesome!
August 21, 2023: Getting a chance to work with the coaches and how friendly all the players were. I could tell they enjoy playing softball for Coach Spencer.
Learned a lot at Camp!
The snacks, games, and genuine fun with learning to improve her skills.
— Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022
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