Year Round Lessons

Kate Thompson: Over the course of her softball career, Katie has been a pitcher, outfielder, utility infielder, Assistant High School Varsity Coach, Private Pitching and Batting Instructor, and Head High School Varsity Coach. She has also directed softball clinics for various little leagues, including one sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies. Katie started playing little league softball at the age of eight and went on to play in All-Star games, on travel teams, and on NSA, ASA, and PONY tournament teams. At her high school, she was a four-year varsity starting pitcher and pitched in every varsity game during those years. She was the team's captain, earned All-Central League honors, and was named the team's MVP multiple times. She then played for West Chester University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and recently earned her Master's Degree in Literacy as a Reading Specialist. As a lifelong learner and teacher, Katie still has many dreams and passions. She achieved one of her dreams in 2009 and 2010, when she worked for the Philadelphia Phillies as a Ballgirl. She continues to pursue one of her other dreams, instructing softball, which has been an enduring passion and one of her most rewarding ventures.

Diana Shortall: Diane played softball for Central Bucks West High School. Diana was also a member of the Philadelphia Spirit Softball Team. After high school, Diana attended The University of Delaware where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Education and also earned a Master of Arts Degree in Foreign Languages and Pedagogy. After completing her Masters Program, Diana moved to Philadelphia, where she currently resides and works as a high school Spanish teacher in the Philadelphia School District. Diana currently holds a highly qualified coaches degree in the School District. Diana also works part time at AFC Fitness. Diana has assisted Baseball Director Pete Filson with camps and clinics. Diana will also be integral in all softball programs at AFC. Most of all, Diana loves spending time with her family, friends and cheering on all of the Philly Sports Teams!