Nike Softball Camp Tour Australia
PLAY AGAINST THE BEST IN AUSTRALIA
Back by popular demand is the Nike Softball Camp Tour of Australia for Summer 2019. Bring the whole family and join Nike Camp Tour Coach Rob Diggle as we travel and play in and around Sydney, for what's sure to be an unforgettable experience. Recognized as a top private teaching instructor in the business working for All American Sports Academy in Tracy, CA, Coach Diggle has assembled an incredible staff to accompany our teams. Check out what players and parents had to say about last years tour in our reviews below!
- Elite Training & Competition
- 4 Star resort accomodations
- Stunning Site Seeing & Tourism
- Breakfast and (Lunch or Dinner) Daily Included
- 2 Practices and 5 Games
- Player Uniform Package
- All Transportation for Scheduled Events
- All taxes & fees included
Tour Director Rob Diggle
Rob Diggle has been involved in coaching for the past 40+ years.View Rob's Bio ⟩
He has a Master’s degree Kinesiology from San Jose State University and uses his understanding of biomechanics in his coaching. Coach Diggle gives private hitting and defensive lessons. He has assisted over 100 student/athletes achieve their goal of playing collegiate softball.
Originally, Rob coached baseball (high school, 2 years at Stanford, and 3 years at University of Washington) until his daughter started playing softball. The past 25 years it’s been all softball. He has had the privilege to coach with All American Sports Academy 18 Gold, a nationally recognized team since 2003. Some of the athletes he has worked with include Courtney Ceo (Oregon), Ali Aguilar (Univ. of Washington and current USA National Team member) and Bubba Nichols (UCLA and National Elite Team member)! The past 3 seasons All American Sports Academy has placed in the top 15 at the PGF National Championships, 13th in 2017, 5th in 2016, and 7th in 2015.
Coach Bryan Merrida
Coach Bryan Merrida has been coaching since 1978, when he coached for his then company team, Wells Fargo Mortgage Company. It was that introduction that encouraged him to continue coaching.View Bryan's Bio ⟩
In 1984 he guided his Mr. A's Express Women's team, to a A.S.A. National Championship, in Midland, Texas. In 1997 it was another A.S.A. National Championship; this time in Stockton, Ca. 2001 began a brief four year ride with Nor Cal Lite.
Since 2005 All American Sports Academy has been home. Merrida has been the head coach of AASA 18 Gold since that time. The relationship has been rich, as the 18U team has blossomed to become one of the top teams in Northern California and nationally recognized by way of several top ten finishes at PGF Nationals and the prestigious IDT, in Boulder, Colorado. Merrida has overseen the development and advancement of over 100 players, who have gone on to play softball at the collegiate level.
Ali Aguilar, USA Softball National Team, University of Washington and NPF Scrap Yard Dog; Courtney Ceo, University of Oregon and NPF USSSA Pride; Bubba Nickles and Holly Azevedo, UCLA, Frankie Hammoude, USA Junior National Team member and Oregon State University, all played for Coach Bryan with AASA 18U/Gold.
Merrida is assistant coach at Pioneer High School in Woodland, Ca., with his wife Linda, who is the head coach. The duo has produced three high school section championships. ( 2006, 2013 & 2014 ) There has also been 11 league titles since 2006.
Coach Bryan is married to Linda and has a daughter Christina, who resides in Austin, Texas. After a successful softball career at East Carolina University, she moved to the coaching ranks as an assistant coach at the University North Texas for four years, until her retirement in 2018.
Coach Dre Padilla
Assistant Coach Bubba NicklesView Bubba's Bio ⟩
Nickles wore the Red, White and Blue last summer, competing at the USA Softball International Cup in July ... hit .353 (6-for-17) with three runs batted in, a double, a triple and three runs scored in seven games ... also played in the Japan All-Star Series.
Earned NFCA All-Region First Team and All-Pac-12 Conference Second Team honors ... led the team with seven sacrifice hits, was second with a .413 batting average, 14 doubles, a .674 slugging, a .479 on base percentage, 124 total bases and six hit by pitches, third with 10 home runs and 52 runs batted in and tied for third with two triples, adding 36 runs scored and 19 walks ... ranked tied for 20th in the nation with 76 hits, tied for 33rd in average and tied for 47th in total bases ... was second among Pac-12 players in average, third in on base percentage, tied for third in sacrifices, fourth in slugging, tied for fourth in hits, fifth in total bases, sixth in RBI and tied for sixth in doubles ... was third on the team with 14 multiple-RBI games, adding 18 multi-hit contests ... had four hitting streaks of at least eight games ... posted a 15-game streak from April 13 to May 10, hitting .442 (19-for-43) with a homer, 18 RBI, five doubles and five walks ... ended the season on an 11-game hitting streak (May 18-June 3), batting .533 (16-for-30) with four homers, 11 RBI and nine runs ... recorded a 10-game streak from Feb. 9-23, batting .593 (16-for-27) with two homers, seven RBI, eight runs and four walks ... had an eight-game hitting streak (Feb. 25-March 10), batting .520 (13-for-25) with a homer, eight RBI, five doubles and nine runs ... had a team-best .533 average (16-for-30), four homers, 11 RBI and nine runs during the NCAA Tournament ... was named to the All-Women's College World Series Team, batting .545 (6-for-11) with two homers, three RBI and five runs ... was a triple short of the cycle with a solo homer, double and single on June 3 (Game 2) against #6 Florida State, singling in the first contest that day ... belted a solo homer and walked with the bases loaded, scoring twice, versus #2 Florida (June 1) ... singled and walked against FSU on May 31 ... was 4-for-7 (.571) in the Los Angeles Super Regional against #14 Arizona, singling and scoring in game one (May 24) and collecting three singles and a walk in game two (May 25) ... hit .500 (6-for-12) at the Los Angeles Regional (May 18-20) with two homers and seven RBI ... in a May 20 doubleheader against Cal State Fullerton, had a two-run double in game one and added a solo homer and an RBI single in game two ... in a May 19 twinbill, singled versus CS Fullerton and hit a three-run homer against Texas State ... singled against Sacramento State (May 18) ... was 4-for-9 (.444) in the series at #24 California (May 4-6), tallying two-run singles in the first and last contests ... notched a pair of two-hit games on April 28 against South Dakota and #21 Oklahoma State, including a two-run single versus OSU ... had two doubles, including one to clear the bases, versus South Dakota (April 27) ... was 3-for-8 (.375) in the series against #1 Washington (April 20-22), driving in runs on singles in the first and last contests ... had RBI in all three games at #11 Arizona (April 13-15), hitting a two-run homer in the middle contest ... posted three RBI in the series opener versus Stanford (April 6), hitting a solo homer and a two-run single to go with a walk ... hit a three-run homer at Utah on March 30, adding two hits, including an RBI double, on March 31 ... was 4-for-5 in a March 9 doubleheader, driving in two against Michigan State and launching a three-run homer versus San Jose State ... was 3-for-3 with two doubles and three runs at San Diego (March 3) ... had four singles against Grand Canyon on Feb. 19 ... hit a solo homer and added a single on Feb. 18 versus Syracuse ... posted a solo homer and an RBI triple against Middle Tennessee (Feb. 9).
Won gold at the WBSC Junior Women's World Championship for the USA Softball Junior Women's National Team ... set tournament records for home runs with six and runs batted in with 30, recording 20 hits in 29 at-bats for a .690 batting average ... drove in runs in all nine games, including six in the gold medal contest against Japan ... finished fifth with the JWNT at the World Cup of Softball, leading the team with a .550 average (11-for-20), two homers, 10 RBI and four doubles, adding four runs ... had hits in all six of her games, including a 4-for-4, two-RBI effort against Canada.
Was named All-Pac-12 Second Team and All-Pac-12 Freshman Team ... was third on the team with 36 runs scored, batting .282 with 10 home runs, 35 runs batted in, 10 doubles, 10 walks and four stolen bases ... first on the team with six hit by pitches and tied for second with two sacrifice flies ... tied for ninth among Pac-12 players in hit by pitches ... had 14 multiple-hit games and 10 multi-RBI contests ... reached base in her first 14 career contests and had a 12-game hitting streak (team longest) from Feb. 11-24, batting .447 (17-for-38) with two homers, 10 RBI and 12 runs ... was 2-for-9 (.222) at the WCWS, recording a single against #13-seed LSU (June 1) and a single and run versus #9-seed Texas A&M (June 3) ... was 2-for-8 (.250) in the L.A. Super Regional (May 25-26) against Ole Miss, recording two hits in game one, including a game-tying, two-run double in the 10th inning ... went 4-for-8 (.500) with three RBI at the L.A. Regional, posting a sacrifice fly against Lehigh (May 19), a single, a double and a run versus San Jose State (May 20) and a two-run double, a single and a walk against Cal State Fullerton (May 21) ... had hits in all three games at #22 Arizona State (May 11-13), going 5-for-10 (.500) ... had three hits, including a solo homer, on May 12 ... hit a three-run homer to end the May 5 win against #3 Arizona ... went 4-for-9 (.444) with five RBI and four runs in the series against #22 California (April 21-23) ... drove in a pair on a single in game one and hit a pair of homers for the first time in her career in game three, driving in three ... had three hits in the Oregon State series (April 14-15), going 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the final contest ... recorded two-hit contests in the last two games of the series at #8 Washington (March 31-April 2), scoring at least one run in all three matchups ... had two doubles in game two ... posted three RBI on a two-run homer and an RBI double in game three ... hit a solo homer on March 12 against Texas ... had a two-run homer versus Boston University (March 11) ... had a pair of singles, a walk and a run at Cal State Fullerton (March 4) ... was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored against #22 Notre Dame (Feb. 12) ... was 4-for-6 in a doubleheader against Weber State on Feb. 11, posting two hits, a homer, two RBI and two runs in game one and two hits, a homer, three RBI and three runs in game two.
Spent the summer of 2015 with the U.S. Junior Women's National Team and the summer of 2016 with the USA Elite Team ... in '15, played in 14 games at the World Cup of Softball and World Championships, posting a homer, 14 RBI and six walks and winning gold at the World Championships ... in 2016, finished fourth at the World Cup, going 3-for-6 (.500) with a homer and three RBI.
MERCED HIGH SCHOOL
Nickles was a four-year starter at pitcher and shortstop at Merced High School in Merced, Calif. ... was named the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year and Gatorade California State POY as a senior ... was also named a First Team All-American by MaxPreps, USA Today and FloSoftball ... earned Cal-Hi Sports Large School and Merced Sun-Star POY honors and was the Central California Conference Most Valuable Player for the third time (also as a freshman and sophomore) ... hit .552 with eight home runs, 27 runs batted in, 20 doubles, seven stolen bases and zero strikeouts, while going 19-5 with a 0.50 earned run average, nine shutouts, three no-hitters, one perfect game and 308 strikeouts (third in the state of California) in 167 1/3 innings ... helped the Bears to their fourth-straight league title in 2016 and a semifinal showing in the SacJoaquin Section playoffs ... as a junior, was a First Team FloSoftball All-American and a Second Team MaxPreps and USA Today All-American, as well as CCC Pitcher of the Year ... hit .526 with eight homers, 46 RBI and 16 doubles, while going 22-6 in the circle with a 1.18 ERA, 11 shutouts, five no-hitters and 287 strikeouts in 178 2/3 innings ... was a four-time CCC All-Academic selection, Merced Sun-Star POY and team MVP, as well as a three-time Modesto Bee All-District honoree ... career hitting stats: .487 average, 25 homers, 134 RBI, 56 doubles ... career pitching stats: 67-12, 1.05 ERA, 31 shutouts, 11 no-hitters, 809 strikeouts, 524 2/3 innings ... coached by Bart McAfee ... played travel ball with All-American Sports Academy under coaches Bryan Merrida, Greg Howard and Rob Diggle ... was a PGF High School All-American as a senior ... helped AASA to a fifth-place showing at the 2016 PGF National Championship and titles in the '14 and '15 PGF NorCal Challenge.
Born Madilyn Ida-Marie Nickles in Merced, Calif. ... parents are Natalie and Ted Nickles ... has an older sister, Breanna ... chose to attend UCLA because of how prestigious the academic and athletic programs are ... says the number one reason she competes in softball is the adrenaline rush she gets when the sport puts her in very intense situations ... favorites include the TV show "The Middle", track star Lolo Jones, singer Kenny Chesney and actor Tom Hanks ... biggest athletic thrill was winning gold with Team USA as a member of the 2015 JWNT ... hobbies include working out and napping ... majoring in sociology.
This thrilling tour of Australia is designed to take your baseball game to the next level while exposing you to new culture in beautiful Sydney. We encourage you to bring the whole family!
2019 Tour Dates: August 8th - 18th
Girls 14U & 16U/18U
Nike Softball Camps and Legacy Global Sports have teamed up to offer an amazing softball and cultural experience. A tour of Sydney, Australia, that will help take your players game to the next level. (Parents are welcome to come as well!)
We will be taking two teams. One 14U team, one 16U/18U combo team. There are only 14 spots available per team, and space will be filled by position. Act now as spots are already starting to fill!
P.S. Once registration has been submitted, Coach Diggle will be contacting you within 24 hours of your submission to interview you before acceptance.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS BY POSITION PER TEAM (14)
First Base: 1
Second Base: 1
Third Base: 1
- Sydney City Tour
- Kangaroo Farm Tour
- Sydney Harbour Cruise
- Manly Beach Day
$2,295 per person (For Campers and Guests, Excluding Airfare)
Price does not include airfare. Participants have the option to purchase a group flight during registration or arrange for their own flights. Our dedicated travel agent will assist you in finding the most convenient and economical options to work with the group itinerary on the ground.
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If you have very specific questions regarding the logistics of the tour (hotels, flights, sightseeing activities, daily schedule etc.) please call 1-800-645-3226
- Out of pocket expenses
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Please note all cancellations must be received in writing to the Event Manager listed. Cancellations made later than 180 days prior to departure are subject to the following scales of charges payable by the customer:
- Cancellation 120 to 91 days of event departure: $500.00 USD non-refundable (per person).
- Cancellation at/inside of 90 to 61 days of event departure: $1000.00 USD non-refundable (per person).
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Taught my daughter what it’d be like to complete like an Olympian
Australia, taught my daughter what it’d be like to complete like an Olympian. Her experience was so inspiring, incredible, and truly reinforced how the sport of softball empowers young women. Maybe ESPN or a US based media channel would be interested in covering this history making event. Most never will become Olympians, but there will always be one that was inspired to try. There will always be some that make it! Thanks for inspiring players to do their best and for paving the way to play on the world stage for these girls! Can’t wait to go again!
— J. Sherman, Parent
Great combo of tourism and softball
August 28, 2018: Loved the the fact that Nike incorporated touring the country combined with softball
— Laura S. Parent
Great staff that enhanced an awesome experience
August 27, 2018: Awesome trip for softball, educational experience, meeting new people, different cultures and all around great encouraging staff.
— Romilie P. Parent
Exceeded expectations, great job to Nike Sports Camps and Legacy Sports
August 27, 2018: Highlights were: John & Paddy! hotel was absolutely perfect!!! breakfast daily FRESH JUICE MACHINE, timeliness of the bus, everything we saw & learned, location of hotel, new friendships, keeping busy, COACHES!!!! we had the best time! everyone has been asking how was the trip, my response has been, "it was perfection!" the only 1 thing i have mentioned is that only once we waited for the bus at night and we were cold. this was the best trip. honestly, i could say it over and over again, it was perfection. thank you Legacy sports, you know what you are doing!!! if there were hiccups, we never knew. the excursions and activities were amazing. cheers to a fabulous trip!!! honestly, it exceeded my expectations, it was flawless. i loved staying on the go and being busy.
— Lisa M. Parent
Well planned and organized from top to bottom
August 22, 2018: Excellent organisation, well balanced mix of sport camp and social activities. High calibre and excellent coaching group. Global Legacy sports staff were first class in organising and maintaining the discipline of the programme and group logistics
— Graham K.
Sport and activity was balanced perfectly
August 23, 2018: Excellent organisation, well balanced mix of sport camp and social activities. High calibre and excellent coaching group. Global Legacy sports staff were first class in organising and maintaining the discipline of the programme and group logistics
— Graham K. Parent
Great softball and cultural experience
August 22, 2018: Seeing Australia and all the phenomenal tours etc. Manly Beach. The great people. Wonderful coaches and families. Life long friendships made. Great softball and learning from all the talent(i.e. coaches and players). John and Paddy and all of the staff were the best(I want to meet Dumoulin)!!!
— Doug S.
The best trip ever
August 21, 2018: My daughter said this was the trip of her life. Had a blast not only playing softball, but also doing tours, hanging with fellow players as well as meeting new friends. Very well organized. I am sure there was a lot of behind the scenes work, but to the players and parents, didn't have to stress about anything. Paddy, John and Debbie made this trip a complete success.
— Cheryl M.
Great staff ensured a great experience
August 21, 2018: Paddy and John form legacy were the absolute best you could ask for. They set out to make sure each and every player had an Awesome experience. And words can't Express how great it was for the girls to get to work with awesome coaching staff on the trip.
— Delvin L.
Everything went smoothly
August 21, 2018: Well organized, safe, GREAT coaches.
— Steph O.
The entire tour was a highlight
August 21, 2018: I don't think there was any specific highlights as everything was wonderful. Everything seemed to be perfectly planned out, if there were any hiccups- we never knew.
— Ingrid and Greg A
Tour Dates & Prices
Please note you will be taken to a 3rd party site (Legacy Global Sports) to complete your registration. If you get stuck at anytime you can email email@example.com or call us at 1-800-645-3226. The first step will be to create a new account as “New Player” after that follow all the prompted steps.
Player: $2,295 Adult/Guest: $2,295 (Airfare not included)