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Join Cal Softball 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. 

Highlights Include
  • 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 Coaches

  • Ninemire

    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. 

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  • Tammy

    Coach Tammy Lohmann

    Tammy Lohmann enters her 12th season with the California softball program in 2017, helping to guide the Golden Bears to the NCAA Softball Tournament in 10 of her 11 previous seasons with the

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  • Chuck

    Coach Chuck D'Arcy

    Renowned softball pitcher and coach Chuck D’Arcy joined the Bears in July of 2014 following a successful four-year tenure in Tempe in which he helped the Sun Devils to one national championship

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  • Mandy Santos

    Assistant Coach Mandy Santos

    Mandy Santos joined the Golden Bears in the fall of 2013 as the team’s volunteer assistant coach. With a former competitive fastpitch player for a father, Santos was practically born with a

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Camp Details

Come join the fun and get better this summer at the Cal Softball Camps! This summer, we are excited to offer an Elite Prospect Camp, an All Skills Camp and a Combo Elite/All Skills Camp! Ninemire and her staff will be instructing all programs!

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FULL DAY CHECK-IN

Check-in time and place TBD.

FULL DAY CHECK-OUT

Check out time and place TBD.

Elite Prospect Camp

AGES: 12-18

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.

All-Skills Camp

AGES: 6 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

Please Bring

•Glove
•Bat
•Helmet
•Cleats
•Visor/Hat
•Catcher's Gear (if needed)
•Sunscreen
•Water

REGISTRATION PACKET

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.

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.

Nike Softball Berkeley Facility

UC Berkeley

Cal_Swim_Campus.jpgThe 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

levine-fricke-field_nike_softball_camps.jpgLevine-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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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.73 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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.

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    • 5/5.
    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.

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    Positive experience for campers

    June 30, 2017: Great coaching staff and very positive for the girls.

    — Rick J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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! 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    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. 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    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!! 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Definitely returning next year

    Great Coaches, Great overall experience. will definitely be back for next years camp.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    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. 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great, great, great!

    Coach, staff, and players were GREAT!!!!! 

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    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! 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    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.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    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 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Cal staff spent a lot of time with campers

    It was great seeing how much time the coaching staff spent at the camp.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you for a great camp

    My daughter enjoyed attending this camp with three of her teammates. They had fun. Thank you. 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Wonderful experience for my daughters

    Both of my daughter's had a wonderful experience at CAL softball camp! 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Perfect!

    "Great camp. Everything was well run and the instruction was professional. Perfect. Can't wait to go to Cal in 2015. Go Bears!"

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    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."

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great competition

    "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."

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Loved the camp

    Loved the Camp. Still early to determine how much it helped, but believed it did. 

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    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. 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    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. 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    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!

    — Parent

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Cal Softball Camps

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Diane Ninemire, Camp Director
2200 University Ave
Berkeley, California 94704

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