Nike Softball Camp Davenport University
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Nike Softball Camps at Davenport University is excited for another amazing summer camp. Come join the Davenport Panthers as they wrap up another successful season! This camp gives you the kind of focused, intensive training essential for improvement - no matter what your ability level.
Leading instruction is Head Coach, McCall Salmon and her coaching staff as well as members of the Davenport Softball Team.
- 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
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Camp Director McCall Salmon
McCall Salmon is in her fourth season as the head coach for the softball program after five years as the top assistant/associate head coach.View McCall Salmon's Bio ⟩
The Panthers posted a 39-12 record during the 2016 season and captured both the WHAC regular season and tournament titles. The team hosted the NAIA Opening Round but could not advance further in the postseason. Emily Maves earned Honorable Mention All-American, First Team All-Region, First Team All-WHAC and WHAC Pitcher of the Year honors. McKenzie Rowe was named First Team All-Region. Mallory Teunissen was named Second Team All-Region, First Team All-WHAC and WHAC Newcomer of the Year.
In 2015, Salmon guided the Panthers to a 42-10 record and won a share of the WHAC title with a 15-3 conference record. Under her guidance, Davenport won the WHAC Tournament title and made their third straight appearance in the NAIA Opening Round.
She coached the WHAC Player of the Year and NAIA and NFCA 1st Team All-American in KC Dunne, along with WHAC Pitcher of the Year and NAIA Honoranle Mention All-American in Emily Maves during the 2015 season.
In her first season at the helm of the program in 2014, Salmon led the Panthers to a 38-10 overall record including a 16-2 WHAC record to claim the regular season (2011, 2012) and conference (2011, 2013) championship for the third time in program history. Davenport returned to the NAIA National tournament for the third time in four years finishing 2-2 overall and falling in the opening round championship game.
In 2014 she saw one player earn NAIA 2nd Team All-American honors, NFCA 1st Team & 2nd Team All-American, five All-Conference selections, including the WHAC Player of the Year and also Newcomer of the Year along with being named an NAIA Scholar team for a cumulative GPA of 3.463.
A first baseman/utility player for the Saints, McCall led her team to three straight WHAC Championships from 2005-2007 and the team posted a 134-70 overall record during her time there. Individually, Salmon earned All-WHAC honors in 2004, 2006 and 2007 while serving as the Saints team captain during her junior and senior campaigns. She also excelled in the classroom at Aquinas as she was named to the All-WHAC Academic team in 2006 and 2007 and was an NAIA Scholar Athlete in her senior year. At the completion of her senior year, Salmon was also honored with the prestigious Helen Louise Brogger Award which is given to the top female athlete in the graduating class.
Salmon received a Bachelor of Science degree from Aquinas in Business Administration and Sports Management and her Master of Art degree in Sport Administration at Central Michigan.
McCall lives in Grand Ledge, Mich. with her husband Paul and children - Colt and Kayla.
Our goal is that your performance as an overall player will improve, along with your self-confidence but it is up to each player to take what they have learned and apply it to game time situations.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in 1:00pm at Davenport University South Hall
Check-out 12:00pm in South Hall
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. The U.S. Sports Camps Health and Release Forms must filled out and brought on the first day of camp. They do not require a doctor's signature.
Includes all softball and night activities, all meals from dinner on Monday to breakfast on Thursday, and double room occupancy in the dorms.
EXTENDED DAY CAMP
Includes all softball and activities, dinner on Monday, lunch and dinner Tuesday-Thursday. Extended Day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm each day aside from Thursday when camp ends at 11:30am.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 9:00 a.m. Bus Leaves for Fields/Arrival All Campers
- 9:15 a.m. Offensive Station Training
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Defensive Station and Position Training
- 3:30 p.m. Live Hitting/Games
- 5:30 p.m. Dinner
- 7:00 p.m. Evening Activity
- 8:30 p.m. Fitness Center Open/Free Time
- 8:30 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Campers to Rooms
- 11:00 p.m. Lights Out
Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex
Nike Softball camps is excited to announce that for the 2018 summer, campers will get to train on the field where the 6-time WHAC champion softball team plays, at the new Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex. This became the new home of DU's baseball, softball, and tennis programs in the spring of 2013. The complex is located on 68th Street just south of the University's W.A. Lettinga Campus and Farmers Insurance Group offices in Caledonia Township. Artificial turf will be utilized for the entire baseball field and outfield for the softball stadium. The softball stadium seats 200 spectators, while dimensions for the softball field are 200' to left and right, and 210' to center.
- Davenport will enter NCAA Division 2 next season 2018, in the GLIAC.
- 2017 NAIA World Series Participants
- 6x WHAC Champions
- 6x WHAC Tournament Champions
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Great staff and facilities
July 29, 2017: My daughter had a great time and has not stopped talking about much she learned and all the fun she had. The camp really opened her eyes to the next level of softball and she is excited to put what she learned to use on the field! I also appreciated the fact character building was a huge part of the camp and not just an emphasis on the sport. Great staff and Facilities!
— Tony Y. Parent
Totally worth the long drive to get to camp
July 29, 2017: My daughter loved it and can't wait to come back next year. It is worth the five hour drive there! Davenport University has amazing coaches and staff. I greatly appreciated the nightly email updates and pictures from that day. It made me confident that my daughter was in good hands. Wouldn't change a thing. Very organized and cared about the girls. Learned fun new drills and always positive even when correcting mistakes. Loved it!!
— Kristene G. Parent
Great experiences as overnight campers
July 25, 2017: The girls indicated the camp was very organized and food was great! They loved the dorm experience and the staff at camp. They said they were all very encouraging and were not negative! -all 4 of them would love to go again!
— Kim M. Parent
Great facilities and coaches
July 21, 2017: She loved the coaches, activities, dorm and even the food. She is ready for next year. Davenport has a great facility and awesome coaches.
— Drew C. Parent
Great seeing my daughters smile every night at camp over FaceTime
July 21, 2017: My daughter had so much fun! She learned so much, the coaches gave her great feed back and things to work one. She met so many new friends and can't wait to go back! This camp was by far the best, most organized camp my daughter has attended! The coaches were friendly, very encouraging, and my daughter loved them!!! The camp was very well organized, the coaches were wonderful and my daughter learned so much! She had a permanent smile on her face all week when she face timed me and can't wait to go back next year!!!
— Hillary K. Parent
Everything was great
July 21, 2017: Everything about the camp was a fun great experience.
— Jason M. Parent
Looking forward to next year!
July 20, 2017: My daughter really enjoyed her experience and is looking forward to attending again next year!
— April J. Parent
Updates were appreciated!
July 20, 2017: I loved the daily updates as a parent.
— Gerlandina E. Parent
Great camp all around!
July 20, 2017: Very good instruction in a positive atmosphere, great food, incredible accommodations and an engaging staff
— Steve S. Parent
My daughter had a blast and learned new skills in a fun environment
July 20, 2017: Everything was well organized and planned properly. My daughter had a blast and learned new skills in a fun environment.
— Taryn L. Parent
The facilities at the NIKE Softball Camp at Davenport University were fantastic.
"The facilities at the NIKE Softball Camp at Davenport University were fantastic and my daughter enjoyed the potential college experience with busing to fields and staying in dorms. We will be back next year to gain some more knowledge for what it takes to play in college"
NIKE Camp at Davenport was Amazing!
"The NIKE camp at Davenport 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!"
— Day Camper
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!!"
"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."
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!"
— Day Camper
Organized and well run
Camp was run very well.
Overall great experience
Overall, a great experience for my daughter! Thank you everyone involved.
Interesting to learn about the mental side of the game
I thought learning about the mental game of softball was very interseting and good to learn about. I enjoyed talking with the coaches about their softball career
Thank you for the hard work
Coaches/Camp Counselors were amazing. Davenports facilities are amazing and the staff takes pride in their program.
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