Nike Softball Camp University of San Diego
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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!
Directing the camp is long time Nike Softball Camp instructor and Head Softball Coach at San Diego City College, LeeAnn Taylor.
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
- Great NIKE 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 eighth season as the Head Softball Coach at San Diego City College and her 18th 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 provides softball campers of all abilities, ages 8-18 to receive premier instruction. Campers will be grouped by age and ability on the first day of camp.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in time and place TBD.
Check-out time and place TBD.
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. The state of Massachusetts requires a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Includes all softball and night activities, all meals from dinner on Sunday to breakfast on Wednesday, and double room occupancy in the dorms.
EXTENDED DAY CAMP
Includes all softball and activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch Monday-Tuesday. Extended Day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm each day aside from Wednesday when camp ends at 12:00pm.
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
This NIKE Softball Camp in San Diego takes place on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego. Campers stay two per room in air-conditioned dormitories with practices and scrimmages taking place on the home field of the USD Torreros.
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.
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Improved her catching catching
August 31, 2017: My daughter favorite thing was improving her catching skills and participate in scrimmage.
— Omar B. Parent
Enjoyed meeting new people and staying in a college dorm
August 29, 2017: My daughter loved meeting her new coach and teammates, and learning practical, fun ways to improve her softball skills. She also enjoyed the dorm experience.
— Meiko W. Parent
Start to finish my daughter had a blast!
August 16, 2017: Start to finish my daughter had a blast! At the end of the camp period, she couldn't stop talking about what she had done and how much fun she had.
— Andrew M. Parent
August 11, 2017: This was my daughter's second year attending this camp and she's already waiting to go back next year. Amazing camp. Coach Coco was the best and all she talked about.
— Jennifer O. Parent
Coaches were super encouraging
August 10, 2017: Now that she has had a week away, the softball drills were great. She said the coaches were super encouraging. She had a rough go at the start, being homesick. But overall she liked it. The camp was very well done. I appreciated the fact that Coach Taylor stressed "strong independent women". Something I want my daughter to be. Not to mention, to be around so many great athletes who have a passion for the sport she loved, was great. I have every intention of having her go back next year, as well as recruiting her friends.
— Joe L. Parent
Fun all around
August 9, 2017: My daughter had a great time with all of the encouraging girls and coaches. It was just fun all around.
— Frank W. Parent
August 7, 2017: The softball knowledge, great coaches, and the balance between free time and activities.
— Rich G. Parent
Recognized hard work
August 7, 2017: My daughter met some new friends and learned some new softball terminology and drills. Also, the coaches really appreciated and recognized girls who listen well and work hard which is important to me since I am a teacher and coach.
— Louis K. Parent
August 7, 2017: My daughter loved the friends she made and interaction with the other girls. She was just a day camper but would like to stay next year.
— Galen O. Parent
August 7, 2017: Great experience. I really liked what the coaches and staff stood for. I would recommend this camp to everyone. Looking forward to next year
— Isabel P. Parent
See you next year
Coach Taylor and all the coaches were absolutely amazing. See you all next camp here in SD!
My daughter loved the energy and positive attitude by all the coaches
Hands Down THE Best Camp
“My daughter attended last year in San Diego. It was hands down THE best camp she has been to and she has attended quite a few. She has been looking forward to the next one since the day camp ended.”
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 at University of San Diego 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!"
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
Honest Assessment of My Skills
"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."
— Extended Day Camper
Taught My Daughter More Softball & Being A Young Lady
"I cannot put into words the experience my daughter gained from going to the camp. She not only learned skills in softball but how to be a better young lady. The morals and values the staff brought to the camp were extraordinary. We looked at sending her to another camp and decided on the NIKE Camp for convenience and I am so glad we did. She was going to be a day camper but when we got there she saw some friends and we were able to change her to be an overnight camper. I will highly recommend this camp to anyone who is interested in gaining skills and personal growth. We look forward to next year!!"
Another Great Experience
"The director and her staff were very positive and seemed to make all the girls love to play. This is our second time doing the camp and I would do it again. Thanks for another great experience and great memories."
— Extended Day Camper