Nike Softball Camp Marymoor Park
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NIKE Softball Camps are thrilled to hold a camp at the beautiful Marymoor Park, in Redmond WA. This camp offers an amazing opportunity to improve skills, make new friends and create a memorable summer all while getting ready for your next season!
This Nike Softball Camp will be run by Damian Willimas, Head Coach at Williamette University. The 2000 NWC Coach of the year, Williams will be entering his 17th season as the Head Coach of the Williamette Bearcats.
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
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Camp Director Damian Williams
Damian Williams enters his 17th season as the head softball coach at Willamette University in 2016 after being on a leave of absence in the spring of 2015. He has achieved a 320-265 overall record at WU (.547) and has led the Bearcats to an even better Northwest Conference mark of 237-171 (.580)View Damian Williams's Bio ⟩
In 2014, Williams coached Willamette to an 18-22 overall record. The team's 14-14 NWC record placed fourth in the conference and clinched a bid to the NWC Tournament.
During the 2012 season, Willamette achieved a 21-15 overall record and went 19-9 in the NWC and played three games at the NWC Softball Tournament. The Bearcats were in a rebuilding year in 2013 and finished 14-24 on the season, 10-18 in the NWC.
In 2011, the Bearcats went 16-9 in the final 25 games to overcome a slow start and finish the season at 19-19. Willamette went 16-12 in the NWC and qualified for the NWC Tournament.
Williams led the Bearcats to six straight 20-win seasons from 2005-10. WU has achieved a record of 217-155 over the past ten years.
Williams was selected NWC Coach of the Year in 2000, after leading the Bearcats to a 25-10 overall record and a second place tie in the NWC at 15-6. The 2000 team led the nation with an impressive 0.76 earned run average and was ranked #5 in the West Region.
The success of the 2000 team shows how much the team improved after Williams arrived. In 1998, the year before he took over, the Bearcats were 5-33. Two seasons later, WU was the most-improved squad in NCAA Division III in 2000, up 16 games from 1999 and 21.5 games from 1998.
Prior to joining the Willamette coaching staff for the 1999 season, Williams was the head coach at Shoreline Community College in Seattle for four years. Williams gradually improved the team, which went 25-12 in 1998 on its way to qualifying for the NWAACC Tournament.
Williams graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sports Administration. He earned a master's degree in Sports Administration from the Concordia University, Irvine in 2013. Williams resides in Salem with his wife, Genesis, and his two-year-old son, Everson.
regular_coach Kellyn Tate
Kellyn Tate enters her fifth season at the helm of the Puget Sound softball program in 2017. Over the last four years she has instilled a sense of accountability and hard work in the program, seeing a...View Kellyn Tate's Bio ⟩
Kellyn Tate enters her fifth season at the helm of the Puget Sound softball program in 2017. Over the last four years she has instilled a sense of accountability and hard work in the program, seeing a dramatic improvement in the squad’s on-field play. This culminated in the Loggers ending the 2013 season with a victory at Pacific Lutheran, the Loggers’ first victory in four years over their cross-town rival.
The Loggers in 2016 took strides to progress in multiple categories. The team recorded the most wins (10) since 2011. Puget Sound was 6-0 in the team's six games in its Spring Break trip to Arizona. At the end of the season, Kayla Andrus garnered an All-NWC honor. The senior was named to the Second Team after leading the Loggers in hitting (.339), on-base percentage (.388), and slugging (.492),
In 2015, the Loggers rattled off three wins in six games during their trip to Arizona. By the end of the season, five Loggers hit multiple home runs and they had 12 as a team - the most since 2011. The youthful 2015 squad was led by Erica Gott, who was named an All-Northwest Conference Honorable mention.
Tate comes to Puget Sound with a wealth of experience and a track record for success. Her 14 years of coaching experience include stops at Portland State, Miami (Ohio), Texas Tech and Penn State. As an assistant coach, Tate has helped lead five of her teams to the NCAA Tournament and mentored several All-Region and All-America players.
Most recently, Tate helped the Portland State Vikings to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012. She served as the recruiting coordinator for the Vikings in addition to working primarily with the outfielders and hitters while in Portland.
While at Miami (Ohio), Tate also worked with the hitters and outfielders while helping the team to and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009. In 2000, she also helped the Nittany Lions of Penn State to an NCAA Tournament appearance.
Tate's record of success reaches back to her days as a player at the University of Michigan. As a player, she led Michigan to four appearances in the Women's College World Series (1995-98) and three Big Ten Championships (1995-96, 98). She was a three-time All-Great Lakes Region and All-Big Ten selection.
After completing her bachelor's degree at Michigan, Tate went on to play professionally from 1998 to 2004 in the Women's Professional Softball League. She played for the Orlando Wahoos, Akron Racers and the WPF Sacramento Sunbirds.
Tate completed her Master's of Higher Education at Texas Tech where she coached from 2003-06.
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Willamette UniversityView Chelsea Qualls's Bio ⟩
The Nike Softball Camp at Marymoor Park is for softball players of all abilities, ages 9 - 18. Campers will be grouped by age and ability on the first day of camp to ensure the best setting to improve in!Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in time and place TBD.
Camp concludes on Friday at 4:00 p.m.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
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. Games
- 3:00 p.m. Campers Depart
Marymoor Bellevue Ballfield Complex Field #8
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My daughter enjoyed improving and meeting new friends
August 16, 2017: My daughter enjoyed meeting new friends and improving new skills!
— Laura H. Parent
The small groups were great to learn one on one
I loved the small groups so that my child was able to have a lot of one on one time to improve her skills.