Shipley's innovative approach to athletic performance and training builds a solid foundation for success both on and off the field or court. The staff works with each student-athlete to develop individual goals to achieve personal success in athletic performance and wellness and ultimately help achieve the team's goals and expectations.

Shipley's philosophy guides us to use meaningful exercise experiences as a catalyst to help student-athletes learn the priority of health and wellness. We use athletics to create environments for students to compete with their teammates and learn lessons that last a lifetime.
Our performance program is specifically designed to provide opportunities for our teams to train for their sports in the off-season, and to prioritize active recovery and performance maintenance in-season. 

Our programs are based on consistent and robust instruction from our Director of Athletic Performance, Sergio Jackson. Jackson is Certified in Strength and Conditioning, Corrective Exercise, and Personal Training. Sergio also holds a BA in Communications from Delaware State University and a Master’s in Exercise Science with a focus on Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention.

Key Components

Shipley's Athletic Performance Program’s key components are:
  • Injury Reduction and Rehabilitation
  • Functional Strength Training
  • Movement Efficiency Training
  • Linear and Lateral Speed Techniques
  • Foot Speed and Agility
  • Explosive Power Development
  • Energy System Conditioning

For Middle School Students

Middle School students are taught the fundamentals of strength and conditioning in a safe learning environment through instructor-led classes focused on basic movement patterns. The opportunities for learning are granted both in of our newly-enhanced fitness center and our outdoor facilities through specific-sport training.  

For Upper School Students

Upper School students are trained to feel stronger, faster, and more powerful than their opponents, thus giving them an edge and confidence to compete at a high level.   


Shipley's Rapoport-Trippley Fitness Center
Students and faculty are welcome to use the Fitness Center from 8:20 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. They may work out on their own or work with a certified personal trainer to develop a personalized program.

Meet the Team

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    Sergio Jackson 

    Director of Athletic Performance and Phys Ed Teacher
    Phone/Extension: 4698
    Delaware State University - BA
    California University of Pennsylvania - MA
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.