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Join Head Coach Diane Ninemire at the Cal Softball Camps and take your game to the next level! NOTE: No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations or missed days during camp for any reason.
Coach Diane Ninemire has continually taken the Golden Bears to new heights as one of the winningest and most successful softball programs in the nation. Take this opportunity to attend her Cal Softball Camp and allow her to help you take your game to the next level.
- Superior instruction from the UC Berkeley softball team
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Prospect camp for high school level players
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official Cal Camp T-Shirt
- Great Cal prizes
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Camp Director Diane Ninemire
Since her first year in the dugout in 1988, Diane Ninemire has continually pushed Cal to new heights as one of the winningest and most successful softball programs in the nation. Now entering her 31st season as head coach of the perennially powerful Golden Bears, the NFCA Hall of Famer is part of an elite group of world-class coaches, approaching her 1,300th career win, boasting a national championship, two national Coach of the Year titles and numerous national and conference honors during her tenure.View Diane's Bio ⟩
In her three decades at the helm of the Cal program, Ninemire has coached 19 players to All-America status for a total of 37 All-America honors and 98 All-Region honorees, plus 163 All-Pac-12 selections. In the classroom, Ninemire’s Bears have excelled at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, combining for four CoSIDA Academic All-America honors and 73 Pac-12 All-Academic selections.
From 1999-2005, Cal made seven consecutive trips to the College World Series with the Bears’ most recent appearances in Oklahoma City coming in 2012 and 2011. With a national championship, 12 Women’s College World Series trips and 26 straight (28 overall) NCAA postseason appearances to her credit, it is no wonder that Cal enters every season as a contender for the national title.
Cal’s most recent campaign ended with the program’s 29th appearance in the postseason under Ninemire, where the Bears saw action at the Auburn Regional hosted by Auburn. With a 32-24 record, the 2017 season concluded with another All-Regional honoree in then junior Jazmyn Jackson and three all-conference nods.
2016 saw the Bears return to the postseason, finishing with a 33-24-1 record and a trip to the Alabama regional. Along the way, All-America pitcher Nisa Ontiveros led the Pac-12 during the regular season with a 1.91 ERA to becoming a NFCA third team All-American, and first team Pac--12 and All-Pacific-Region honoree.
And, 2015 brought another career milestone for Ninemire, with a 7-4 win over Arizona on March 14 representing the 1,200th victory in her coaching career. She enters the 2016 season as one of just 11 coaches with 1,200 career wins.
The 2014 Bears produced strong offensive numbers that saw Cordes lead Cal in nearly every offensive category. Along with Danielle Henderson and Kylie Reed, Cordes was an NFCA All-Region selection. Cal also earned eight All-Conference honors, while four Bears were recognized for their efforts in the classroom as Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selections.
The Golden Bears punched their ticket to a 26th consecutive postseason in 2013, in a season that saw Jolene Henderson break Michele Granger’s career wins record and become the winningest Cal pitcher in program history (130 wins). The team lost to eventual WCWS participant Michigan at the Ann Arbor Regional, failing to advance to Super Regionals for only the second time since the Super Regional format was introduced in 2005. Henderson was named an All-American while Lindsey Ziegenhirt became Cal’s first CoSIDA Academic All-American since 2005, and the 2013 squad raked in an additional five All-Region, seven All-Pac-12 and three Pac-12 All-Academic honors.
Thanks to an 8-1 victory over then-No. 14/18 Oregon on April 20, 2012, Ninemire hit one of the most impressive milestones in coaching history - notching career win No. 1,100.
In 2012, Cal set program single-season records for most runs scored (422), RBI (376), homers (84), total bases (856), and the highest fielding percentage (.979). Not only did the 58 wins set a new team best, but they also topped the previous high of 56, which was set by the 2002 NCAA Title-winning team.
Cal opened the 2012 year on a 23-game winning streak before dropping its sole nonconference loss of the regular season to Hawaii in a 10-inning battle. The Bears won the inaugural Pac-12 title by going 21-3 in the most competitive softball conference in the country, winning every single series and sweeping five of the eight series. Cal claimed the No. 1 spot in at least one of the two national polls 13 times this season, finishing the campaigned third in both rankings. After winning the Berkeley Regional and Berkeley Super Regional, the Bears went 2-2 at the Women’s College World Series, in which they defeated LSU and Oregon but lost to eventual champion Alabama and eventual runner-up Oklahoma.
In 2011, the Golden Bears returned to the hallowed grounds of Oklahoma City for the 11th time in school history for the Women’s College World Series. They got there by notching Cal’s first-ever Super Regional series title over an SEC School - going 2-1 against host Kentucky. On the Regional level, the Bears breezed through the competition in Louisville.
After starting the 2011 campaign ranked 12th in the polls and slated to finish fourth in the Pac-10, Cal ended the year No. 5 in the country and second in the conference. Cal closed out the year at a 45-13 clip with an impressive 15-6 conference record to take second place, marking the best Pac-10 finish since 2005, when the Bears tied for first. The Bears won at least one game in each Pac-10 series and swept three schools - then-No.17 Oregon, Oregon State as well as then-No. 8 and defending national champion UCLA. For their stunning work in 2011, the National Fast Pitch Coaches’ Association lauded the Cal coaching staff as the Pacific Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
In the fall of 2011, Midland University honored Ninemire with induction into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Ninemire began her collegiate playing career at Midland in 1976, lettering in basketball and softball. Ninemire led Midland softball to a state championship in 1977.
Thanks to a 6-0 victory over Sacramento State on April 7, Ninemire became the ninth coach in the history of Division I softball to notch 1,000 wins. Already the winningest coach - male or female - in all of Cal history for any sport, Ninemire now has a career record of 1,059-509 after leading the Bears to the WCWS in 2011. She has accumulated the second-most wins in Pac-10 history (1,059).
In addition to posting their 37th consecutive winning record in 2010, the Bears finished 10-11 in the Pac-10 Conference to tie for fourth, which is the highest conference finish since 2005, when the Bears were third. The Bears were one of the seven Pac-10 teams to earn an at-large bid to the postseason, marking their 25th consecutive trip to NCAA tournament, which is the second-longest streak in the nation. Cal shut out the competition at the Columbus Regional, icing Bucknell, Kentucky and Ohio State to win its fifth Regional title since the format was adopted in 2005, before falling to No. 6-seeded Georgia in Athens, Ga.
In 2009, Ninemire set another career milestone, joining the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame class that year. Ninemire, who joined Frank Cheek of Humboldt State and Bill Edwards of Hofstra, was inducted into the NFCA Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 11 2009, at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
Ninemire helped make Golden Bear history in 2002 when she directed Cal to its first NCAA Championship at the WCWS with a 6-0 win over Arizona, marking the first women’s title in Cal athletic program history. The 2002 team set a school record for wins (56), while Jocelyn Forest claimed the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player honor, and Ninemire was chosen as the NFCA National Coach of the Year. Cal became the first Pac-10 team other than UCLA and Arizona to ever win the softball national title. In the circle, Forest went undefeated in Cal’s postseason run and completed the WCWS with a 4-0 record, 0.50 earned run average and 33 strikeouts in 28.0 innings.
Ninemire has enjoyed plenty of other memorable moments along her career path. In 2005, Cal won a share of the Pac-10 title (a first for a Ninemire squad) and advanced to its seventh consecutive WCWS. The 2004 version of the Bears was one of Ninemire’s most successful and most decorated groups, as four All-Americans and eight All-Pac-10 selections helped drive Cal to its third consecutive WCWS championship game appearance. That same year, her winning reputation was recognized internationally when she was named as an assistant coach to the inaugural Greek Olympic softball team. Two of Ninemire’s former players - Michele Granger and Gillian Boxx - were four-time All-Americans and helped the United States win a gold medal as members of the 1996 Olympic Team in Atlanta. Former California Golden Bear Vicky Galindo, who Ninemire coached, was the most recent Cal softball player named to the 2008 15-member Olympic Team roster. In 2001, Cal began the season 32-0 before finishing fifth at the WCWS.
Prior to becoming head coach, Ninemire served as an assistant for five years at Cal under Donna Terry. Together, the tandem led the Bears to three appearances in the NCAA Tournament, a third-place finish at the 1986 WCWS and the inaugural Pac-10 championship in 1987.
Along with her coaching duties, Ninemire is a member of the NCAA Pacific Region Advisory Committee and a former chair of the All-American Selection Committee.
Ninemire began her collegiate playing career at Midland Lutheran College (Fremont, Neb.), leading the team to a state championship as a freshman. After one season, she transferred to Nebraska-Omaha, where she played on both the softball and basketball teams for three years. A shortstop and left fielder, Ninemire helped UNO win the 1978 championship and make three appearances in the College World Series.
Ninemire graduated from UNO in 1980 and completed her master’s degree in physical education at Texas Woman’s University in 1987. She began her coaching career at TWU in 1980 as Terry’s assistant before heading west to assist Terry and the Golden Bear program in 1983.
Diane Ninemire By the Numbers
- 31 years as head coach
- 1320-651-1 career record (as of Feb. 1, 2019)
- .669 winning percentage (as of May 5, 2018)
- 37 All-America selections (19 All-Americans)
- 199 All-Conference selections
- 4 Academic All-America selections
- 73 Conference All-Academic Selections
- 98 All-Region selections
- Two Conference Coach of the Year honors
- One national title
- Two conference titles
- 29 winning seasons
- 28 years in the postseason
- 12 trips to the Women’s College World Series
- Three WCWS title game appearances
Diane Ninemire Coaching Honors
- 2012 Easton Team of the Year
- 2012 Pac-12 Coach of the Year
- 2011 NFCA Pacific Region Coaching Staff of the Year
- 2011 Midland University Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
- 2009 NFCA Hall of Fame Induction
- 2002 NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year
- 1991 Pac-10 Coach of the Year
Coach Tammy Lohmann
Tammy Lohmann enters her 13th season with the California softball program in 2018.View Tammy Lohmann's Bio ⟩
Under Lohmann’s tutelage, Cal student-athletes have garnered 71 all-conference selections and 11 All-America selections. In 10 of her 11 seasons, Lohmann helped guide the Bears into the postseason, producing six super regional and two Women’s College World Series appearances over that span.
In 2015, Lohmann helped guide a Cal offense that set a school record for team batting average, finishing the season at .334. Cheyenne Cordes set a school record for RBI in a single season with 76 while Jazmyn Jackson ranked second all-time in single season batting average at .446. The Bears landed five players on the Pac-12 All-Conference team and six players were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic team.
With Lohmann’s supervision, the 2014 Bears produced strong offensive numbers that saw Cordes lead Cal in nearly every offensive category. Along with Danielle Henderson and Kylie Reed, Cordes was an NFCA All-Region selection. Cal also earned eight All-Conference honors, while four Bears were recognized for their efforts in the classroom as Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selections.
In 2013, Lohmann helped Cal punched its 26th straight ticket to the postseason, where the team lost to eventual WCWS participant Michigan at the Ann Arbor Regional, failing to advance to Super Regionals for only the second time since the Super Regional format was introduced in 2005. The successful 2013 squad combined for one All-America, one CoSIDA Academic All-America, five All-Region, seven All-Pac-12 and three Pac-12 All-Academic honors.
The 2012 season saw Lohmann and the Bears set program single-season records for most runs scored (422), RBI (376), homers (84), total bases (856) and the highest fielding percentage (.979). Not only do the 58 wins achieved in 2012 set a new team best, but they also top the previous high of 56, which was set by the 2002 NCAA Title-winning team. The Bears won the inaugural Pac-12 title by posting a 21-3 conference record. In 13 of the 2012 season's weeks, Cal was ranked first in at least one national poll and finished the year ranked third after tying ASU for bronze in the Women's College World Series.
In 2011, the Golden Bears returned to the hallowed grounds of Oklahoma City for the 11th time in school history for the Women's College World Series. They got there by notching Cal's first-ever Super Regional series title over an SEC School - going 2-1 against host Kentucky. After starting the 2011 campaign ranked 12th in the polls and slated to finish fourth in the Pac-10, Cal ended the year No. 5 in the country and second in the conference. Cal closed out the year at a 45-13 clip with an impressive 15-6 conference record to take second place, marking the best Pac-10 finish since 2005, when the Bears tied for first. For their stunning work in 2011, the National Fast Pitch Coaches' Association lauded the Cal coaching staff as the Pacific Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
During the 2010 campaign, Lohmann helped direct the Bears to their best Pac-10 Conference finish since 2005 with a 10-11 record in conference play to tie for fourth. Additionally, the Bears were one of the seven Pac-10 teams to earn an at-large bid to the postseason, and shut out the Columbus Regional, sweeping through the three opponents, before falling in Super Regional play to No. 6-seeded Georgia.
In 2009, thanks to Lohmann's assistance in the development of the Cal hitters, the Golden Bears produced team records in home runs (49) and runs (322) in 2007, and RBI (279) in 2008 and broke their home-run record with 55 round-trippers in 2009.
Prior to her arrival in the Bay Area in 2006, Lohmann was an assistant coach at Wisconsin, helping guide the Badgers to a NCAA Regional appearance in 2005. She coached numerous All-Big Ten conference and regional players with the Badgers. Wisconsin hitters posted a record-breaking offensive season in 2005, setting multiple school records.
As a player, Lohmann was a two-time all-conference selection at Arizona State and was team captain for the 1997 season. She was the ASU Freshman of the Year in 1993 and is on ASU's single-season and career record charts in hits, doubles, and stolen bases.
During the summer of 1998, Lohmann was a pitcher and a shortstop for the Arizona Peppers in the Ladies Professional Baseball League. She played the same positions during the 1998 USA Women's Baseball National Tournament, helping the Arizona Angels to a runner-up finish. In 1999, Lohmann played in the Women's Professional Softball League as a member of the North Carolina Diamonds.
She earned her master's degree in human service administration from Bradley in December 2002. Lohmann is also a one-star master coach with the National Fastpitch Coaches College. She was selected as one of 25 coaches to attend the NCAA Women's Coaches Academic Dimension I in Denver, and again for Dimension II in Indianapolis. The Cal Athletic Department recognized her as a Shining Star in January 2009.
Tammy Lohmann By the Numbers (Cal Only)
11 All-American selections
34 All-Region certificates
71 All-Conference selections
2 Conference Pitchers of the Year
1 Conference Player of the Year
27 Academic All-Conference certificates
Two Academic All-Americans
Nine winning seasons
10 trips to the postseason
Two trips to the Women's College World Series
Tammy Lohmann Honors (Cal Only)
2012 Easton Team of the Year
2011 NFCA Pacific Region Coaching Staff of the Year
Assistant Coach Mandy Santos
Mandy Santos joined the Golden Bears in the fall of 2013 as the team’s volunteer assistant coach.View Mandy Santos's Bio ⟩
With a former competitive fastpitch player for a father, Santos was practically born with a softball in her hand. She began playing at five years old, and played competitively through high school as a shortstop and catcher until an injury sidelined her from the game and ended her hopes of pursuing a collegiate softball career.
From 1992 to 2011 Santos enjoyed a successful corporate career where she worked in a number of management positions and oversaw staffing and resources in fields including project and client management, reverse logistics, distribution and service operations.
Despite her prosperous corporate career, Santos always felt that something was missing. In 2004, she formally joined the coaching staff of her alma mater – Archbishop Mitty High School. She attended her first Women’s College World Series in 2008 as a spectator and from then on set her sights on a second career as a coach.
Santos left her corporate career in 2011 to join the staff at Presentation High School in San Jose, where she served as Assistant Athletic Director and head varsity softball coach. She managed 11 sports across 25 teams, and oversaw booster activities and concessions plus coaching staff evaluation. Throughout this time, Santos assisted California head coach Diane Ninemire during summer camps and clinics and helped 12 of her high school athletes, including former Oklahoma standout Keilani Ricketts, to NCAA Division I programs.
Santos is currently pursuing a degree with the University of Phoenix.
Come join the fun and get better this summer at the Cal Softball Camps! This summer, we are excited to offer an ID Prospect Camp, an All Skills Camp and a Elite Skills Camp! Ninemire and her staff will be instructing all programs!Show Less See More Camp Details
FULL DAY CHECK-IN
Check-in time: 8:45- 9 a.m.
FULL DAY CHECK-OUT
Check out time: 3 p.m.
Cal ID Camp
The Elite Prospect Summer Camp is designed to work with advanced softball athletes entering grades 7 through 12. The emphasis will be to prepare athletes for advanced level competition through individual skill development and game strategies in a competitive environment.
AGES: 7 to 12 years old
The All-Skills Summer Camp is designed to help players learn and improve their skills in a fun environment. Campers will have the opportunity to learn and develop their skill sets as they work alongside the Cal Bears staff and players. The emphasis will be on skill development in all parts of the game, including: hitting, fielding, slapping and bunting, pitching, catching, baserunning and MORE!
All-Skills/Elite Camp Combo Camp
AGES: 6-11 is the All Skills Camp
AGES: 12-18 is the Elite Prospect Camp
•Catcher's Gear (if needed)
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. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Payment is due in full at time of registration. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS OF ANY KIND.
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).
Camps are open to any and all entrants and only restricted by age and number of campers.
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.
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This was an excellent camp!
July 24, 2018: It was a such a privilege to work with real softball coaches and players from UC Berkeley and interacting with them as well as playing on their field! The stations include: Batting cage, tee work, bunting, Pitcher/Catcher, infield drills, outfield drills, and scrimmaging game with an umpire and announcer. Coaches and staff were friendly, and my daughter was invited back to next year.
— Chris C. Parent
She had so much fun!
July 20, 2018: My daughter loved the camp and interacting with the players and coaches. Also she was shown positions she has yet to play and came home excited to try them.
— Fawn C. Parent
Amazing atmosphere and experience all around.
July 20, 2018: ALL the coaches - but especially Mandy Santos - were so supportive and encouraging and patient while still managing to instruct and guide not just my daughter but the entire group. Impressed that the Cal Softball Team members working the camp also learned campers' names before the end of the week. (They are at CAL Student Athletes so I guess I shouldn't be surprised). To see the girls play on the actual softball field with a regulation umpire and live announcer introducing them was definitely a highlight for the parents. Even the parents in the stands were so encouraging with their cheers.
— Liz B. Parent
Overall I just had fun!
July 20, 2018: Learning to pitch, learning to slide and dive, and being able to play in a scrimmage with a real ump.
— Jocelyn Parent
Coaches are great!
July 20, 2018: My daughter loves the coaches and the opportunity to practice and play up at Cal. She was able to talk about pointers and tips that the coaches gave her to improve.
— Sarah Parent
So many new skills were taught!
July 20, 2018: Kaya especially enjoyed working with the hitting coach at the whiffle ball station, she has been struggling at the plate. This exercise really helped! She also enjoyed working with the pitching coach. Great experience!
— Nicole R. Parent
This camp was super helpful!
July 20, 2018: The camp offered individual attention and specific skill development through positive encouragement from Cal coaches and players. My daughter significantly enhanced her skills and improved her knowledge of the game. More importantly, she learned a lot about herself and what she truly loves about the sport of softball.
— Chris W. Parent
Coaches were very helpful!
July 20, 2018: Harper was excited to be playing on the Cal Softball field. She was so happy that the Coaches and Players took the time to help her do things better. They also looked at her equipment and suggested some things should be replaced.
— Pamela F. Parent
Welcoming for all ages and skill levels!
July 20, 2018: My daughter had a lot of fun in her first softball team-like experience, which was very important to me. Once the staff understood she'd never played before, they began providing her more relevant and individualized instruction.
— Daniel J. Parent
This camp was great!
June 18, 2018: The coaches were very supportive and encouraging. She learned a lot of new things about softball and life lessons.
— Greg H. Parent
My daughter learned a lot
July 7, 2017: My daughter learned a lot and also thoroughly enjoyed her week of softball camp!
— Lorrelle C. Parent
Already wanting to attend the next camp!
July 20, 2017: My daughter has already said she plans to attend next summer and also wants to attend any other softball camps before next summer!!
— Curtis F. Parent
Stern instruction in a productive way
July 24, 2017: The coaches were firm, but motivating. They really know how to teach them, with them having fun all the way. My daughter was super bummed it was over.
— Valerie P. Parent
Great encouragement from coaches
July 20, 2017: Coaches are always very positive and all the staff. Always encouraging the girls to do better everyday. My daughter learned new skills from her coaches and other campers.
— Maria S. Parent
Excellent camp ran by excellent coaches
July 2, 2017: The energy was great. Learned so much and felt grateful to be coached by experienced players and coaches. Excellent camp! Would do again for sure!
— Kathleen G. Parent
Great time playing softball and interacting with coaches and players
July 20, 2017: Not only did my daughter improve her game, but she had so much fun and contacted well with coaches and the other players.
— Kate C. Parent
Enthusiastic and encouraging coaches made the experience great
July 20, 2017: My daughter loved that she got to wear the number of a Cal player and the position that she wants to play. The players and coaches were so enthusiastic and encouraging.
— Sarah C. Parent
Great opportunity to showcase and improve skills
July 21, 2017: Great opportunity for my daughter to showcase her skills. We had a great experience and noticed all the other attendees had a great time. Thank you for having us.
— Ana R. Parent
Repeat camper pleased to be remembered
July 2, 2017: My child enjoyed the staff. She is a repeat camper - it was huge for her that staff she'd previously worked with remembered her. The games are well organized and well run.
— Lyn B. Parent
Positive experience for campers
June 30, 2017: Great coaching staff and very positive for the girls.
— Rick J. Parent
Great first experience at an Elite camp
July 18, 2017: This was our first time doing an Elite College camp as my daughter is just going into the 7th grade. It was a great experience. Extremely well run, organized and great coaching staff. Will definitely be back next year and would highly recommend to others looking for similar camps. Thank you CAL softball coaches and staff!
— Beth C. Parent
So much more than just softball
June 30, 2017: meeting players from all over california & even other states!! also getting the chance to practice & play alongside some of the cal players & alumni, displaying skills in front of the cal coaching staff and learning coach tammys fun fact of loving to dance & wanting to become a background dancer.
— Michelle H. Parent
Great opportunity for the campers
July 20, 2017: Opportunity for girls to play on great field w game jerseys, excellent coaching, new drills, overall great experience.
— Joel B. Parent
Coaches provided instruction and encouragement
July 4, 2017: My daughter had a GREAT time at the camp. She really liked how not only did the coaches help her to correct things she was doing wrong, they also really encouraged her and praised thnigs she did well. Being at the camp for 4 days really helped her get a good understanding about what is expected from a college athlete. The camp overall was great. I feel if campers were able to stay on campus in the dorms over the 4 days it would give them an even better understaning of what is means to be a student/athelete on the college level.
— Denise W. Parent
Pitching coach blown away after my daughter attended camp!
This was my daughters first experience with softball camp. She was very hesitant at first. She ended up LOVING the camp!! She thought it was very beneficial and she learned a lot. The most AMAZING thing to me was her pitching skills improved GREATLY !! Her pitching coach was truly blown away at her skill level after attending Cal Softball camp!! She attended the July session only. We really wish she would've done BOTH sessions Thanks again!!! See you next year!
Such a great week, should be 5 days
Coach Ninemire was so friendly and approachable to all the girls and the parents! Thank you for such a great week. I wish is was 5 days long instead of only 4.
Needs to be on the calendar every summer!
My girls loved working with players and coaches alike and have not stopped talking about camp and their desire to play for Cal some day! They have both informed us that this needs to be on the calendar every summer! Thank you!!
Definitely returning next year
Great Coaches, Great overall experience. will definitely be back for next years camp.
A lot to learn and look up to
My daughter enjoyed the camp. She felt she learned from her instructors. I was happy to see that there were many other softball players who she could look up to. I also appreciated the women umpires who worked the scrimmages.
Great, great, great!
Coach, staff, and players were GREAT!!!!!
Thank you for the individual attention!
Great camp, great staff. Seriously did not expect the attention given to the individuals. This camp is not a money grab like people try to make you think. They truly care about improving your game and we will return next year. Thank you!
This camp helped me and my teammates with our tournament
Can't wait until next year. Five of my teammates and I attended the camp, and played a lot better at our next tournament.
Great instruction from coaches, could use more attention on pitching
The instructors were very nice an informative. My only suggestion would be to have a little more instruction while scrimmaging especially with pitching
Cal staff spent a lot of time with campers
It was great seeing how much time the coaching staff spent at the camp.
Thank you for a great camp
My daughter enjoyed attending this camp with three of her teammates. They had fun. Thank you.
Wonderful experience for my daughters
Both of my daughter's had a wonderful experience at CAL softball camp!
"Great camp. Everything was well run and the instruction was professional. Perfect. Can't wait to go to Cal in 2015. Go Bears!"
Great athletes coaching the girls
"This is an exemplary program. Thank you for having such dedication to the sport and modeling such good behavior in the student athletes that were coaching the girls."
"Great opportunity to compete with and against other athletes in a similar skill level. The scrimmages were great. I appreciated that athletes were placed and moved based on skill level."
Loved the camp
Loved the Camp. Still early to determine how much it helped, but believed it did.
Worth every penny
This camp was worth every penny. The formative instruction and drills were superior, and the feedback was specific and helpful. The setting at UC Berkeley was inspiring and goal-worthy.
Overall, great camp
Great camp overall. Game to end each day was very disappointing. Skill levels for the prospects scrimmage were too wide and we're not challenging. 18 players per team made it where many players only played 2 innings in the field and batted a single time each game. Possibly could have staggered the lunch between little girls and older girls and it would have allowed 30 addition minutes of field time and the little girls could have watched the older girls play some. Max out at teams of 10-12 and have a 3rd older team if needed. For the older girls, scrimmage time is the most fun unless they are sitting 4 innings and batting one time each game. Pace was great until the game at end of the day and then half of the girls were not involved in each inning. Fine for a travel team. Not so great for a camp you are paying to participate in. Teams of 10-12 girls would have doubled the at bats and tripled the playing time.
My daughter had a great time while learning from Cal players
This was the first time we have ever attended a camp. My daughter had a fantastic time with interacting with the Cal players and meeting other girls who attended the camp. She learned a lot of new skills and drills that will enhance her skills. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone! I would really like to see an overnight camp in this area!