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With its premier field and beautiful campus, the University of San Diego makes for a perfect location where campers can receive great instruction, train hard, and meet new friends. Campers attending the University of San Diego Nike Softball Camp are guaranteed to leave camp with new hitting and fielding tools! Coach MJ Knighten and the USD coaching staff are excited to see you this summer as you continue to prepare and train for your upcoming softball seasons!

Highlights Include
  • Nike Softball Camp T-Shirt, Cinch Sack, Wristband, Sticker, Lanyard, and potentially other prizes!
  • Professional Instruction from USD Coaching Staff
  • Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
  • Players Grouped by Age and Ability
  • Excellent Residential, Dining and Training Facilities
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Camp Coaches

  • MJ Knighten

    Head Coach MJ Knighten

    A fast-rising coach with an All-American pedigree and program-building leadership abilities, MJ Knighten is entering her second season as the head coach of San Diego Softball. The sixth head coach in program history, Knighten is the first Black female head coach of any program at USD Athletics and the youngest active softball head coach in NCAA Division I. She was an assistant coach for the Toreros in 2019-20.During her first season at the helm, the Toreros generated one of their strongest seasons in the circle as the pitching staff recorded the lowest team ERA since 2014 (2.95). The pitchers garnered multiple conference honors with two earning All-WCC second team honors and two WCC Pitcher of the Week Awards.

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  • Shay Knighten

    Assistant Coach Shay Knighten

    Shay Knighten joined San Diego softball as an assistant coach in October 2020 and is entering her second season with the Toreros.The two-time national champion and former All-American will work with San Diego's hitters and infielders, while being tasked with recruiting, scheduling and assisting with fundraising. Knighten adds to the wealth of elite softball experience on the San Diego staff after helping lead the Sooners to back-to-back national titles in 2016 and 2017 in her freshman and sophomore seasons, respectively. The Buena Park, Calif. native was known for her bat during her collegiate career after hitting .360 over four seasons and tallying 247 hits and 42 home runs. In the memorable 2017 postseason run for the Sooners, she had a career-best 12-game hitting streak that covered every game of the postseason and multiple game-defining moments at the plate during the Women’s College World Series.

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  • Hanah Bowen

    Assistant Coach Hanah Bowen

Camp Details

Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, fielding, base-running, and game situations. You can expect high demand for these first come first serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

Please note: The following information may be subject to change.


  • Dates: June 12-13, 2024
  • Age Group: 7-14
  • Camp Type: Day Camp
  • Schedule: Wednesday-Thursday | 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Check-In: Begins 30 minutes prior to the camp start time.
  • Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a snack/lunch to camp each day.


  • Dates: June 17-19, 2024
  • Check-in: 8:30am on Monday
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp
  • Check-out: 5pm on Wednesday
  • Day Camper Schedule: Monday-Wednesday | 9am-5pm
  • Age Group: 7-14
  • Meals: Day campers will receive Lunch Monday-Wednesday. Overnight campers will receive Lunch/Dinner on Monday, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner on Tuesday, and Breakfast/Lunch on Wednesday.


  • Dorm: Valley A Dorms

  • Campers Per Room: TBD

  • 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: A/C is not provided


  • Daily Softball Instruction
  • Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
  • Nike Softball Camp T-Shirt, Cinch Sack, Wristband, Sticker, Lanyard, and potentially other prizes!


  • Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio

  • Groupings: Campers are initially grouped by age and moved around accordingly based on skill level.

  • Facility: Outdoor Fields. Indoor facilities are available during inclement weather conditions.


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.

All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

  • Small gym bag/backpack

  • Athletic clothing: t-shirt, shorts, softball pants (recommended)

  • Warm-up jacket

  • Hat

  • Cleats & sneakers

  • Softball glove

  • Softball bat

  • Helmet

  • Catchers gear (if applicable)

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle

  • Packed lunch and snacks


  • Athletic clothing mentioned above

  • Comfortable off-field clothing: pants, shorts, shirts, sweatshirts

  • Undergarments

  • Pajamas

  • Flip flops

  • Toiletries

  • Personal items & medications

  • Washcloth and bath towel

  • Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter or sleeping bag

  • Fan (optional)

  • Additional snacks/drink


Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. 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 checkout. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our softball camps please see our FAQ page.

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Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake Up/Shower
  • 7:30am Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 9:00am Arrival All Campers/Softball Drills/Practice
  • 11:00am Rest/Free Time
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Chalk Talks/Team Defense and Offensive Situation Drills
  • 4:00pm Day Campers Depart
  • 5:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm Rest/Free Time
  • 7:00pm Games/Evening Activities
  • 10:00pm Campers to their rooms/Lights Out

Softball Field

The playing surface is "Bullseye" Bermuda grass, with the facility also including two batting cages that allow players to work on their hitting skills. A lighted LED Daktronics scoreboard sits over the right field fence and allows fans to be kept updated on game stats. Dimensions are 210 feet down the left field line, 225 feet to straightaway center, and 210 feet to right field. The fence is 10 feet high. Stadium seating capacity is 325, and spectators are also comforted by a full-service concessions stand, and public facilities. The stadium is also lighted enabling night games.

In addition, a new public address system has been added, replacing the out-dated sound system that had been in place since its opening.

With 17 Division I teams, a wide variety of club sports and some of the best facilities in the nation, the University of San Diego provides the ideal environment for all types of athletes to take their game to the next level.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    June 26, 2023: The coaches were very involved to the personal level and very experienced. They taught not only softball skills, but importance of team work and sportsmanship

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 19, 2023: My daughter's first experience at overnight camp (in fact first sleep away ever). She cried when we left wanting so badly for more time at camp.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 19, 2023: Fun, lots of training, meeting new coaches that made some pitching techniques click with my daughter

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    July 19, 2023: Variety of learning opportunities and experiences (parent point of view) My child loved the food.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 23, 2022: She made new friends, loved staying overnight and built her confidence and fun in softball!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 23, 2022: Softball training, bonding, staying overnight and learning to be independent.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 28, 2022: Meeting people from other teams and working with so many great coaches was amazing.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 20, 2022: The friends made, and spending more time practicing her position was the highlight of this camp experience!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 1, 2022: The great staff, very friendly. Coach Jo & Taylor & other coaches were just amazing.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 20, 2022: My daughter had a lot of practice catching and learned so much!!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 26, 2023: Excellent coaching, fun drills, and overall superb experience

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 27, 2022: Learning new drills, having a knowledgeable coaches made this a highly fun experience.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 16, 2023: A highlight of this camp for my daughter was that she felt comfortable in the environment, there was a sense of community, and overall the staff and their skill set, and the information that was provided to the campers really enhance their skills for the game.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    I learned how to shoot from the three point line.

    The amount of time, attention, and training provided for softball techniques, and the opportunity for bonding and meeting new friends.

    — Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022

Nike Softball Camp University of San Diego

MJ Knighten, Head Coach
USD Softball Complex- 5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, California 92110
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

San Diego
Nike Softball Camp University of San Diego
Nike Softball Camp University of San Diego
Jun 12-Jun 13, 2024
Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 7 - 14
Gender: Girls
Day Camp 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $325.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Nike Softball Camp University of San Diego (SOLD OUT)
Jun 17-Jun 19, 2024
Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 7 - 14
Gender: Girls
Overnight $695.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

Day Camp 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $475.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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