Lilly, a former member of the U.S. women’s soccer team, joins former U.S. women’s hockey star Angela Ruggiero and squash standout Natalie Grainger on the summer camp team at the new facility, which is scheduled to open in June.
Lilly brings the Kristine Lilly Soccer Academy (KLSA) for a one-week camp from Aug. 6-10. The full-day camp will be open to boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Sessions will focus on skill development, field awareness and team play. The players will be divided into two groups to maximize learning time.
Former Olympian Ruggiero will kick off Chelsea Piers Connecticut summer camp with a week-long ice hockey session July 9-13. The full-day camp will be open to girls ages 6 to 14. Each player will be exposed to the different aspects of their respective positions and will be encouraged to incorporate the skills learned into their own style of play.
Grainger will run weekly racquet camps in addition to elite and high performance squash camps. Players who have a U.S. Squash national ranking or play on their school squash teams can register for intensive one-week sessions designed to help players improve their game through basic technique and drilling skills, fitness development and match play.
“This collection of female athletes – Kristine, Angela and Natalie – is some of the very best their sports have ever seen,” said Mollie Marcoux, the club’s executive director. “We could not be more excited to offer local female athletes this truly unique camp opportunity. All three women are not only among the world’s most talented, but they are all ambassadors for their respective sports and, most importantly, they are ideal role models for young athletes.
”To learn more about the club and registration, visit the Chelsea Piers Connecticut website.