Philadelphia Area Softball Camp at Haverford College in Haverford, PA
Haverford, PA 19041
Haverford, one of America's leading liberal arts colleges, offers a one-of-a-kind education and has amazing athletic facilities. Downtown Philadelphia is just 8 miles from our stunningly beautiful campus. Campers will train with some of the top coaches in college softball and have the opportunity to play each day on one of the most premier fields in Pennsylvania.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to take your game to the next level at Haverford College!
About Our Coaches
Melissa Finley, who is the head coach at Swarthmore College, joined to lead the Garnet prior to the 2017-18 school year. In five seasons with the Garnet, Finley has posted a record of 78-37 (.678 win percentage).
In 2022 she led the team to their first ever Regular Season Centennial Conference Championship with a 29-6 record which included an impressive 14 game win streak. Finley coached the Player of the Year (Gwen Glatz), Pitcher of the Year (Meg Ozawa) and Rookie of the Year (Alex Simon) while having 3 more additions to the all-conference team. She was also named Coach of the Year for the Centennial Conference
The 2020 Swarthmore team was off to a remarkable 10-3 start (.769 win percentage) before the 2020 season was cut short. The team had been batting .315 with an OPS of .799 while holding opponents to a .259 average and a .689 OPS.
In 2019, Finley led the Garnet back to the postseason for the first time since 2010 with a 22-15 overall record and a 9-7 record in Centennial Conference action in 2019. The fourth-seeded Garnet lasted three games in the double elimination tournament, winning the second game 6-5 over Ursinus College in dramatic fashion. Two student-athletes earned all-conference honors, with Maddie Bowe being named to the All-CC Second Team and freshman Gwen Glatz making the All-CC First Team and being named the Rookie of the Year.
During her first season as head coach of the Garnet, Finley led the Garnet to a 17-13 record, the program's first winning season since 2008. The Garnet just missed qualifying for the Centennial tournament, but had two named all-conference, Elizabeth Curcio and Kennedy Kings, the Defensive Player of the Year.
She worked as the head coach of NCAA Division I Colgate University for five seasons and advanced to the Patriot League Tournament in 2013 and 2015, and prior to that, she coached at the University of Pennsylvania for four seasons as an assistant coach.
Finley also coaches Team Canada's Elite Team at the Canada Cup and was a member of the national team for several years as an athlete, winning the silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games.
Finley played at Princeton University and graduated as the school's all-time leader in home runs with 37 in her career. Her 14 home runs in 2003 led her to earning Ivy League Player of the Year honors. The collegiate power-hitter could also get the job done in the circle, winning 22 games as a pitcher.
Overnight: Check in will be from 12pm-1PM on Monday July 22nd at the dorm.
Extended Day: Check in will be from 12:30pm-1PM on Monday July 22nd at the dorm. Campers should be dropped off at 9am and picked up at 8:00pm each day except on Thursday at 12pm.
Day: Check in will be from 12:30pm-1PM on Monday July 22nd at the dorm. Campers should be dropped off at 9am and picked up at 4pm each day except on Thursday at 12pm.
Check Out: All Campers will check out at 12 PM Thursday July 25th at the Softball Field.
Monday: check in 12-1pm and goes until 4pm (1 softball session)
Tuesday: 9am-4pm (2 softball sessions, lunch included)
Wednesday: 9am-4pm (2 softball sessions, lunch included)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (1 softball session, lunch included)
Monday: check in 12-1pm and goes until 8pm (2 softball session, dinner included)
Tuesday: 9am-8pm (2-3 softball sessions, with evening activities, lunch and dinner included)
Wednesday: 9am-8pm (2-3 softball sessions, with evening activities, lunch and dinner included)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (1 softball sessions, lunch included)
*number of sessions and typical drills/schedule for the day depends on staff/director of camp.
My daughter Avery and 4 of her teammates attended this camp last year and had an absolute blast! The staff was so fun and engaging with each camper and they provided such great instruction and feedback day in and day out. My daughter and her teammates have not stopped talking about camp and are already looking forward to next year.