Preparing Boys for Life

Announcing Sports Academy at The Haverford School

Sports Academy at The Haverford School is a summer program designed to provide boys with an opportunity to learn technical skills and gain personal growth through athletic instruction. The one-week sessions in football, lacrosse, and basketball and is open to boys in kindergarten through eighth grade, depending on the sport. 

“The Haverford School’s athletic philosophy and belief in the multi-sport approach has helped lead us to the winningest record in the Inter-Ac League,” said Haverford School Director of Athletics Michael Murphy. “We look forward to bringing this level of excellence in instruction to a new generation of boys and young men, while ensuring they find fun and fulfillment in an active lifestyle.”

In addition to learning the fundamentals of each sport, participants will learn the lifelong skills of teamwork, confidence, leadership, accountability, discipline, and respect. 

Sessions are taught by highly accomplished Haverford School varsity coaches and program directors, with a support team of assistant coaches and current and former Haverford School players.

Bernie Rogers has coached basketball at The Haverford School since 2015, achieving a perfect 28-0 season in 2019 and capturing an Inter-Ac title and a Pennsylvania Independent School State Championship. He spent 15 years at Archbishop Ryan High School and holds the record for most wins in the school’s history.

Brian Martin has coached football at The Haverford School since 2003, including the most successful run in School history from 2009-2015. During that time, the Fords captured five Inter-Ac titles.

Brendan Dawson is the head varsity lacrosse coach and assistant athletic director. He was previously the men’s lacrosse head coach at Haverford College, where he was the 2018 Centennial Conference Coach of the Year. 

Sports Academy is powered by ESF, founded in 1982 by Haverford alumni Bill '89 and Michael '85 Rouse. “I’m very excited about the launch of Sports Academy at The Haverford School, where campers will be able to receive top-notch instruction from varsity coaches, participate in daily marquee competitions, and learn life-skill traditions on Haverford’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities,” said Michael Rouse ’85.

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