Francis Parker coach offers local softball camp


For the past eight years, Jenny Schafran has been an integral part of the North Shore Girls Softball League’s coaching staff. This summer, the former University of Albany softball athlete and Francis Parker School varsity softball coach is heading up a softball camp for girls.

The Performance Athletics Softball Camp provides skills and athletic training on the campus of Francis Parker in Linda Vista.

“Having coached in San Diego for almost 10 years, it was clear to me that there weren’t many options for girls looking to improve their softball skills,” Schafran says. “Our aim is to break down and simplify the game and to teach fundamentals necessary to compete at the top level.”

Schafran has assembled a coaching staff made up of coaches and players who have played at that level and know what it takes to get there. Victoria Jones is a former UC Berkeley softball player and a Pac 12 Champion, who played in the Women’s College World Series in 2011 and 2012. Victoria Bretz is a softball player at Niagara University.

Also joining the staff is Dan Hark, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, who will go through specific training routines to help eliminate injury and build proper muscles.

The 10U camp will run July 6-17 and the combined 12U and 14U session will take place July 20-31. Girls are welcome to attend one-week or two-week sessions. For information, visit