Athletic Clinics

Adventures for the Independent Spirit

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Week 7: July 24-28 Grades 3-8 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm | $375/week

Come join in the fun at Agnes Irwin for our basketball camp! Campers will expand their skill sets and knowledge of the game through proven techniques and fundamental training. Games will be a part of camp as well as instruction in team concepts and individual development.

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ ROWING

Week 1: June 12-16 Grades 6-8 | 12:30 – 3:30 pm | $250/week

In this exciting co-ed clinic, AIS Varsity Crew Assistant Coach Janet Fry leads campers in learning the fundamentals of rowing both on and off the water! Campers will learn the basics of the rowing stroke by utilizing the rowing tank and ergometers in the state-of the-art Sonnenfeld Rowing Center at AIS. They will also travel to the PGRC boathouse to see it all in action! For campers new to rowing as well as those with experience, this clinic has something to offer all levels. Maximum: 8 participants

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ SQUASH

Week 4: July 3-7 Grades 3-6 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm | $130/week

Alex Stait, AIS Director of Squash and former world No. 52-ranked player, will be leading Summer Squash Clinics, designed to help the beginner/intermediate player get a firm grasp of the techniques needed to reach a high level of play. Each session will focus on technique and hand/eye coordination, which will give your child a great start in the sport. Spaces are limited and we look forward to seeing you on the court! Racquets, goggles and balls will be provided. Please wear clean non-skid shoes. Maximum: 12 participants

GIRLS’ LACROSSE CLINIC WITH MESA LACROSSE

Week 5: July 11-13 (Tuesday-Thursday) Grades 4-8 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | $250/week

Mesa’s 4th to 8th grade clinic, led by John Nostrant and Molly Scudder (see bios below), builds on individual skills (ground balls, cradling, catching, throwing, shooting, dodging, defense) while introducing more advanced team concepts such as sliding, settled offense, cutting and team defense. Players get multiple repetitions through fun drills and small area games. This is a great tune-up for Mesa tryouts on July 17th and 18th. Click HERE to learn more about the Mesa Futures curriculum and HERE to register for tryouts.

John Nostrant
John Nostrant is the Athletic Director and Head Coach at The Haverford School. As a player, John was a 3-time All-American midfielder at Washington College and a 2-time All-Pro player for the Philadelphia Wings and the Baltimore Thunder. Coach Nostrant has served as the Head Coach of The Haverford School since 1991, winning more than 300 games. Coach Nostrant has coached 36 high school All-Americans, 13 Inter-Ac title teams, 4 Inter-Ac tournament title teams, 2 state championship teams (2000 and 2005), and 2 undefeated national championship teams in 2011 and 2015. He also served as an assistant coach for the USA U-19 world team which won the gold medal in 2008.

Molly Scudder
Molly Scudder graduated from The Agnes Irwin School in 2002 where she served as team captain and was First Team All-Main Line during her junior and senior years. Upon graduation, Coach Scudder attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she was recruited to play lacrosse. After graduation and living in Manhattan, she gave her time to CityLax, a charitable organization set out to expand and develop lacrosse throughout New York City’s public schools. Coach Scudder currently serves as the Middle School Lacrosse and Soccer coach at The Agnes Irwin School.

Needed: Sneakers, turf shoes, lacrosse stick, eye wear, mouth guard, and water bottle.

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ FCUSA SOCCER

Week 5: July 10-14 Grades 3-8 | 12:30 – 3:30 pm | $250/week

Join AIS Varsity Soccer Head Coach Mike Welsh and FCUSA for this new co-ed soccer clinic. This clinic offers a curriculum designed to develop players technically and tactically depending on their specific age group. Every camp program retains a “Long Term Player Development” focus that directly reflects the general club ethos of nurturing creative, talented, and knowledgeable soccer players. At all age groups, FCUSA strives to encourage players to have fun and develop their LOVE of the sport!

The Football Club USA Camp System

Level 2 Objectives | 8-10 years

  • Ball mastery and foot communication
  • Body mechanics and motor skills
  • Speed and agility training
  • Technical proficiency
  • Develop a competitive attitude
  • Introduction to small group tactics
  • Daily skills challenge / scrimmages

Level 3 Objectives | 11-14 years

  • Ball mastery and foot communication
  • Body mechanics and motor skills
  • Speed and agility training
  • Technical proficiency
  • Develop a competitive attitude
  • Team and small group tactics
  • Individual functional / position develop