Nike Softball Camp California Lutheran University
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Immerse yourself in a week of softball at the Nike Softball Camp at Cal Lutheran University. This camp, located in Thousand Oaks, CA, provides softball players the opportunity to refine their hitting, fielding, pitching and base-running skills as well as learn new techniques on these fundamentals!
Cal Lutheran is a premier location for a Nike Softball Camp.The great weather, coaching and excellent facilities make this camp a favorite for many young athletes.
- Professional instruction from college coaches and college-aged instructors
- Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
- Low camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official Nike Camp T-Shirt and prizes!
- Nike Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
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Camp Director LeeAnn Taylor
LeeAnn Taylor, two-time PCC Coach of the Year (2006 & 2007), is currently in her 12th season as the Head Softball Coach at San Diego City College and her 15th season at the collegiate level.View LeeAnn Taylor's Bio ⟩
Taylor led the Knights to consecutive postseason appearances in 2007 and 2008. In 2007, she led the Knights to their best record in school history (31-10-1, 11-4 PCC) and a share of the Pacific Coast Conference championship.
Prior to City, she was an assistant coach at Cal State Northridge in 2003 and 2004 where she helped lead CSUN to consecutive NCAA regional play-off appearances. Taylor was the Assistant Softball Coach at Point Loma Nazarene University from 1998-2002 and was honored to be a part of the 2002 NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year. During those five years, PLNU qualified for consecutive postseasons and made two trips to the College World Series, finishing runner-up in 2002.
Taylor is a native San Diegan. She attended San Diego Mesa College and was named an All-State Second Baseman her freshman year. She earned a full scholarship to Cal State Northridge and, as a junior, helped her team finish as the National Runner-Up.
Taylor earned a B.A. in Child Development from CSUN in 1995 and earned her Master's of Science degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University in 2006. She is currently working towards her Ph.D.
Assistant Coach Cheryl Schaefer
Joining LeeAnn on staff will be Cheryl Schaefer. Cheryl joins the San Diego City Staff after serving as Head Coach at Point Loma which recently dropped their top-ranked softball program. Following aView Cheryl Schaefer's Bio ⟩
Joining LeeAnn on staff will be Cheryl Schaefer. Cheryl joins the San Diego City Staff after serving as Head Coach at Point Loma which recently dropped their top-ranked softball program. Following a stellar playing career, Schaefer joined the PLNU coaching staff in 2004 and served as associate head coach for the last two seasons. During those six years, the Sea Lions have compiled a 271-86 overall record (.759 winning percentage) and qualified for the NAIA National Championship Tournament each season. PLNU was national runner up in 2007 and finished third at nationals on two occasions (2006, 2008). Schaefer has also helped mentor 28 All-GSAC players and 13 All-Americans.
Schaefer (then Bolding) was a dominating player for PLNU from 2000-03. She was a three-time first-team All-American, a three-time GSAC Player of the Year (2001-03) and a two-time NAIA Player of the Year (2001, 2002).She still ranks in the NAIA top-10 in numerous offensive categories and her name is in the PLNU university career and single season record book in 17 places. She was inducted into the PLNU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
In addition to her collegiate career, Schaefer played for Arizona Heat, a professional softball franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League, for two years (2004-05).
This camp is for softball players of all abilities ages 8-18. Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, specific position fielding, base-running, and game situations. In addition, pitchers will have the opportunity to work with pitching instructors. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2018 Camp Dates
- July 8-11 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2018 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: JULY 8-11 (SUN-WED)
- Check-in: Overnight campers 2:30-4:00 p.m. and Extended Day Campers 3:30-4:00 p.m. on Sunday. See registration packet for specific location.
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday: 3:30-9:00 p.m., Monday-Tuesday: 9:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
What's included in the fee?
- Daily softball instruction
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
- Supervision:Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision, and participate in all activities.
- Camp T-shirt & Nike Lanyard: All campers receive a Nike Softball Camp t-shirt and Nike Lanyard.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Players Grouped by: age and ability
- Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own glove, cleats, bat and a helmet and wear softball attire (softball pants recommended)
- Facility: Outdoor Fields
- Medical Protocol: In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
- Dorm: See registration packet for specific on-campus dorm.
- Campers Per Room: 2 (unless otherwise noted in registration packet)
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
- Linens: Not included. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
- Air Conditioning: No, campers are encouraged to bring a fan.
Nike 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.
If you have a group of campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
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 in the Spring. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 9:00 a.m. Arrival All Campers/Softball Drills/Practice
- 11:00 a.m. Rest/Free Time
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Chalk Talks/Team Defense and Offensive Situation Drills
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:00 p.m. Rest/Free Time
- 7:00 p.m. Games/Evening Activities
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Campers to their rooms/Lights Out
Located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Cal Lutheran's main 225-acre Thousand Oaks campus is complemented by two satellite locations in nearby Woodland Hills and Oxnard. Together, they are home to a dynamic liberal arts and science programs, with more than 2,700 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students.
Campers will train at Hutton Field, home to the Regals softball team. This field is fully groomed, has home and away bullpens, covered dugouts, and a batting cage.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Well Rounded Camp!
July 16, 2018: Coach Taylor was well organized and prepared. Each coach was friendly and outgoing, and made the girls feel welcome.
— Jay G
Nike SB CLU hats off to you for an outstanding camp.
July 12, 2018: Excellent camp not only did they teach my daughter new skills but her confidence is now threw the roof. She thoroughly enjoyed the instructors and was so excited to tell me all the things she learned each day.
— Terry K.
Thank you for providing my daughter with this amazing experience.
July 12, 2018: My daughter loved this camp. She really enjoyed learning all the new tips and put her evaluation in her room to practice at least one tip in front of the mirror each night.
She had so much fun!
July 12, 2018: Sidney learned life lessons in addition to softball skills
— John J.
Loved every second of camp!
July 12, 2018: She worked hard and was pushed every day to get better. The coaches are so positive and encouraging but tough and set clear expectations at the same time. Siena pushed herself and became a better player and a stronger leader because of camp!
— Lisa G.
It was so much fun!
July 12, 2018: She liked the dance party, and swimming. It was her first camp, so she didn’t know what to expect but came home feeling more confident in her softball skills
— Martha S.
July 12, 2018: My daughter had tons of fun. She came home excited to practice what she had learned and meet a lot of new friends.
— Paloma A.
I loved it!
July 12, 2018: All the tips and skills I learned was amazing! I had a great time and love coach carley!
— Selyna V.
Great exposure to instruction and new techniques
July 16, 2017: Daughter loved the coaches. She likes learning new skills and really had gotten burnt out between travel ball, etc. getting exposed to new techniques from coaches that are able to communicate and break it down, explaining the why behind the what (often overlooked), was much appreciated
— Jim K.
Will continue to attend this camp
July 14, 2017: This is my daughters 2nd year attending & wenwoukd do it again next year. Staff is amazing & knowledgeable!
— Mary L.
Great energy made this camp great
July 14, 2017: The energy and positiveness from all the coaches was off the chart. Especially Coach Taylor and Coach Coco
— Ron A.
Nothing could make this camp better
July 18, 2017: Positive atmosphere, enthusiastic coaches. Character development came before softball. Coaches focused on how to be a good teammate. Olympics were a hit. End of camp evaluation was helpful. My daughter has nothing that could make Camp better.
— Jay G.
Great having current players as staff
July 18, 2017: My daughter had a great time, loved meeting new girls. She especially liked having a current player as part of the coaching staff, she said that it was good to have a current players perspective. She was also excited to see the returning coaches and was really cool that they remembered them from the year before.
— Daphne L.
Leeann & her staff were fantastic. They made my daughter feel very comfortable & secure in her first time away from home. My daughter’s main coach Jo (Jessica) was a tremendous influence on her & helped her with confidence & skills building. I can't wait to have her go again. Dorm accommodations were nice & clean & campus was easy to navigate
Definitely returning next summer
My daughter was very happy to participate in Nike Camp. We will most definitely be returning next summer! Coach Taylor and staff were amazing! My daughters confidence is stronger and her skill set has improved! Thank you!!
Energetic and helpful staff
My daughter was in the oldest group and really enjoyed having her little buddy. Over all had a great time, coaches and staff were very energetic, helpful and focused on safety. I would definitely send my child again.
Our daughter could not stop talking about camp
This was my daughter's first sleep over camp. When we went to pick her up she was sad it was over and asked if she could attend next year. She talked a lot about what she learned and showed us at the same time
My Confidence & Swing Are Better Than Ever!
"I want to say THANK YOU to both Coach LeeAnn and Cheryl for improving my swing! After attending their camp, my swing has become more consistent and my confidence is better than ever. My tryouts went so well that I secured a spot on the 18U team, after playing 14U last year. Thank you so much! I know I wouldn't have been able to accomplish that, had it not been for the training with you guys this summer. I can't wait to come back next year!"
— Day Camper
The NIKE Softball Camp gave my daughter a passion for life!
"This was our daughter's first Nike camp experience and we can't begin to tell you how pleased we are and how much she enjoyed herself. We had a two and a half drive home in which her camp experience was the conversation all the way home. Her first practice with her team after camp showed a noticeable improvement. It wasn't just an improvement of skills, but of attitude, a passion and desire to "Be That Girl". I think this has given her something that will grow with her in life as her life's motto. She can't wait for her next camp experience. Thank you for an amazing staff and the readiness you all showed to teach our young the love of a game that translates into a passion for life!"
— Overnight Camper
Coach Taylor's Positive Energy, Leadership, Strength, and Character are an Inspiration to our Daughters
"My daughter, learned a lot from the NIKE Softball Camp Director, LeeAnn Taylor and her coaches - not just softball skills, but life skills and how to think like a winner. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. Coach Taylor's positive energy, leadership, strength, and character are an inspiration to our daughters and to us parents, too. I hope she goes on coaching for a long time. She makes this world a better, brighter place. We appreciate her and all she does! Hope to see you next summer!"
The NIKE Camp was Amazing!
"The NIKE camp 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!"
— Overnight Camper
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
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