Nike Softball Camp Rainbow Sports Complex
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Nike Softball Camps is proud to once again have Debbie Nelson directing camp at the Rainbow Sports Complex. Nelson emphasizes hard work and the importance of being a team player. She provides each camper with new softball skills and the inspiration and self confidence to continue improving after camp.
Director Debbie Nelson is recognized as one of the top private teaching instructors in the business and is the owner of All American Sports Academy in Tracy, CA. The Academy was established in 1997 and has trained over 400 all league, all conference and all star student athletes.
- Professional instruction from college coaches and college-aged instructors
- Low camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- SPARQ Training Program (Speed, Agility, Quickness)
- Official Nike Camp T-Shirt and prizes!
- Nike Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
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Camp Director Debbie Nelson
Coach Nelson's training and coaching experience (over 25 years) began in Sacramento. After spending one year at St Francis High School where the team finished as CIF Champions, she spent the next six years at Sacramento State University. Coach Nelson has coached as a Nike Camps director for 20 years and as a college coach for 10 years.View Debbie Nelson's Bio ⟩
As the Assistant and Head Coach for the Sacramento State Hornets, coach Nelson's team competed in Regional and College World Series competitions. Coach Nelson also spent four years as the Head coach for the San Jose State Spartans. During Debbie's 10 years of coaching at the college level she has produced talented and top ranked teams as well as All Conference, All State, and NCAA All Americans players. Debbie also coached an 18 and under USA Team in Europe in 2001 which won the Silver Medal that year. Debbie has been a Director for the US Sports Nike Softball Camp since 1996. In 2004, Debbie joined the National Pro Fastpitch league as an assistant coach for the California Sunbirds.
As a college player, Debbie achieved All Region, All State, and NCAA All American honors while earning her Bachelors degree at Sacramento State University. In 2008, Antioch High School retired Nelson's jersey and just one year later, Nelson was inducted into the Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame.
Debbie enjoys coaching and teaching athletes at all levels. Debbie loves to see the self-esteem, confidence and competitive skills her students athletes achieve through participation in sports!
Debbie Nelson, owner of All American Sports Academy will return to direct a camp in Modesto! This camp is for any softball player ages 9-18 looking to enhance their game. 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. Prospect campers will participate in SPARQ training and chalk talks on what it takes to make it to the collegiate level. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2018 Camp Dates
- July 09-12 (Monday-Thursday)
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2018 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: JULY 09-12 (mon-THURS)
- Check-in: 8:45-9:00 a.m. on Monday for all campers. See registration packet for specific location.
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Day Camper Schedule: Monday-Thursday: 9:00-3:00 p.m.
What's included in the fee?
- Daily softball instruction
- Supervision: Staff members participate in all activities.
- Camp T-shirt: All campers receive a Nike Softball Camp t-shirt.
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.
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
- 8:45 a.m. Check in, warm-up/throwing mechanics/fielding
- 9:15 a.m. Group Training Drills/Contests
- 10:30 a.m. Circuit Training/Position Stategy
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch
- 12:30 p.m. Warm Up/Running Drills and Contests
- 1:45 p.m. Offensive and Skill Station Circuit Training
- 2:15 p.m. Team Organization
- 3:00 p.m. Campers Depart
Rainbow Fields is a privately owned sports complex located in the central valley of California, in the city of Modesto. The facility offers four lighted softball fields with 300 foot fences and two un-lighted youth fields. There is also a 6,000 sq. ft. air conditioned clubhouse, Indoor snack bar with TV's, video games, and table seating along with a large children's playground area. Rainbow Fields is located at 3800 Claribel Rd, in the northeast corner of Modesto, at the corner of Claribel Road and Claus Road.
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A great camp. She can’t wait to go back next year.
July 17, 2018: My daughter loves this camp. It pushes her to increase her softball skills, but more importantly it teaches her to be a better athlete.
— Stacey B.
July 13, 2018: Debbie Nelson is the consummate professional and teaches lessons that go beyond softball. The coaches were exceptional players, coaches and mentors for the girls. The coaches were always patient. The camp was filled with fun activities and the girls were always smiling. I was utterly impressed with this camp and how professionally it was organized. Thank you Nike, Debbie and your awesome staff.
— Mike B.
Debbie and staff did a great job with the girls!!
July 13, 2018: Having a College coach come in and talk to the girls was great for Karlie she really talked about that part of camp.
— Kirk S.
I would recommend to everyone!
July 13, 2018: My daughter valued the skills taught and especially her videotaped batting session. My daughter loved this program and has developed a love for softball.
— Nina H.
Coming back next year!
July 13, 2018: My daughter loved the coaches and the skills they were teaching her. The coaches were patient and encouraging. She was so excited to learn how to slide, steal, and bunt. I loved how the players were broken up into age group and skill level. It was a great experience.
July 13, 2018: My daughter really enjoyed camp! It was her first time attending and I’m sure it won’t be the last! It was very organized! Staff was always positive and encouraging. She not only learned softball skills but also life Lessons that will help her be a successful person.
— Elaiza D
July 13, 2018: My daughter really enjoyed the constant encouragement. She was able to work on things she believes will make her a better player and teammate
— Andrea P.
July 30, 2017: providing confidence in capability
— Jennifer D. Parent
July 21, 2017: My daughter had a great time and learned a lot.she can't wait till next year.
— Selena D. Parent
Debbie Nelson is amazing
July 21, 2017: My daughters discovered new positions and love and learned new techniques and applied them. It doesn't matter if you kid is brandnew to the sport or going to college this camp is perfect and motivating on every level. Debbie Nelson is amazing!
— Jamie M. Parent
Couldn't be happier
July 20, 2017: The inspiration this camp gave to my daughter was great. The college level girls were great role models for the girls. I couldn't be happier with our experience.
— Monica H. Parent
Making new friends
July 20, 2017: Meeting and practicing with famous softball players. Choosing where you want to play on the field and getting to work at it. Making new friends. etc.
— Kris L. Parent
Money well spent!
July 20, 2017: And the end of each day, my daughter came home exhausted but so excited to share everything she did! We thought that she would be miserable because it was so hot but she endured and loved coming back every single day. On the way home from the last day of camp she stated that she really felt like she learned a lot during the week. This is the first Nike Softball camp that we have sent any of our children to and do not regret it one bit. I expressed to Coach Debbie, how fortunate we were in Modesto to be able to participate in a camp that is lead by someone with amazing credentials AND to have the college kids playing the sport as part of the staff. I loved that fact that everyone was accomplished and such great role models. The fact that the coaching staff were women made the experience all the more empowering. Whether it's recreational or competitive sports, these girls spend most of their lives being coached by men. Not that it's a bad thing, but there is definitely something a bit more special about them being coached by women. As a parent, there is nothing more rewarding than spending your hard earned money on an activity that your children work hard at, look forward to, thoroughly enjoy, and most importantly recognizes and feels like they have learned from the experience. This camp was worth every penny and we hope to see you next year!
— Leilani G. Parent
This camp was one of the best experiences my daughter has had
"This camp was one of the best experiences my daughter has had. Not only in skill and instruction but also in the awesome feeling of sisterhood felt between the players and staff. I cannot say enough about the experience. Thank you"
Well worth the money!
"I enjoyed to listen to all the Coaches talk and explain drills and the reasoning behind them to the girls in a manner which to campers stayed focused and eager to jump into the drills. My daughter loves to know the right way and I love the fact that the coaches here were willing to share all and any knowledge they could to make these campers the best they can be. Thanks so much for a positive clinic experience, well worth the money."
Gave me a vision of what my future would be as a softball player.
"I loved the camp. It really gave me a vision of what my future would be as a softball player. I got a lot out of it. I'm gonna use the skills I got at Softball camp all throughout my entire life of softball."
— Day Camper
Thank you Debbie Nelson and Nike Staff.
"My daughter greatly enjoyed camp and worked hard. Every day she came home exhausted with a smile on her face. She learned a lot, loved camp and wants to go back. Thank you Debbie Nelson and Nike Staff!"
Honest Assessment of my skils
"I've been playing competitive travel softball for five years now yet I felt the coaches at this camp helped me improve my game in many ways. They showed me where I needed improvement and were very honest in their assessments of my skills. They recommended coaches to help me continue to improve after the camp - and I really appreciate that."
— Day Camper
I hope to go to all of Debbie's Camps!
"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!"
— Day Camper
My daughter was amazed and loved every bit of camp. This was her first time at camp and it was an amazing experience for her . Your camp was helpful in many ways for her . She is 10 playing 12 U . She works hard and is eager to learn she truly loves the game . Thank you again for such a wonderful experience
The chalk talk was the best for me as a parent. She had so much fun the first day back to her tournament team she showed them a proper bunt. Than she laid down a text book bunt during the game and she felt great. Debbi and her staff made my daughters cofidence grow and my knowledge a lot better. Thanks so much and I look forward to next year.
Coach Debbie is amazing!
Coach Debbie is amazing with the kids
My daughter loves going to the Nike Camps with Debbie Nelson as the head coach. She says she learns so much from her and wants to come back again next year.
No other camp compares!!
Amazing!! No other camp compares!! Can't wait til next year!! She learned so much & had a blast!!
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