CLC: Team Philosophy

CENTERCOURT LACROSSE CLUB (CLC)

CLC is a year-round training lacrosse club for girls established in 2016 by former collegiate player & coach, Kim Christos. Coach Christos has recruited a phenomenal team of directors and coaches who reflect the level of play and passion for the game that she embodies. CLC is one club family and is operated by a Board of Directors across multiple locations across New Jersey. Centercourt is unique to other clubs by offering their athletes experiences across six indoor/outdoor training facilities. The directors at each location collaborate to provide amazing playing and training opportunities for our club members. Each location is led by established professionals who bring their own style and culture to their respective teams. Our shared philosophy is to teach and mentor our athletes in the sport of lacrosse while also empowering them to be confident, to develop leadership skills and to establish strong character. Within this structure, each club member receives the attention and feedback they need to grow and develop into an elite player.

CLC Club Teams, Location & Directors:
CLC PRIDE Morristown, Director Crysti Foote
CLC BOLD Gillette, Director Laura Brand Sias
CLC RISE Montclair, Director Beth Larkin
CLC GRIT Lawrence, Director Betsy Dougherty
CLC FORCE Marlboro, Director Patra Acquaviva

“CLC athletes are confident, driven and dedicated to the sport of lacrosse. We provide a positive and encouraging coaching environment where our athletes develop a true understanding and love for the game.”

- Kim Christos, Founder & Managing Director

WHY JOIN CLC?

COACHES

KNOWLEDGE - Our directors have coached at 15 universities & colleges combined & the top High Schools in NJ!

PASSION - Coaching is our career; We Mentor our athletes from 3rd grade throughout their HS & collegiate careers!

CARE - We truly care about our athletes dreams and are committed to helping them set & reach their goals!

TRAINING

FOCUS - We focus on each athlete's development to help them improve & conquer the skills & concepts of the game. With our holistic approach to training, we focus on the physical, mental and emotional well being of the athlete with a true mentoring relationship with our players.

CHALLENGE - We challenge our athletes at every training session to push themselves & their teammates. By establishing a supportive and encouraging training environment, our athletes are not afraid to make mistakes. Our “Go for it” approach to training, players are rewarded for trying new things and different positions. In this atmosphere, players develop confidence in themselves and their teammates and become tenacious and aggressive on the field.

SKILL - Our coaches have the expertise to increase the athlete's skill set at every ability level. Four of our directors are former World Cup Players! The best high school coaches want to come to Centercourt to learn & grow from them. Players from all clubs come to Centercourt for high level training. The reason is clear, our knowledge of the game and the way we teach it to our players cannot compare elsewhere.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

EXPERIENCE - Our directors have over 50 years combined of college coaching where we have established relationships and connections with college coaches across the nation. Our directors have coached and played at the top universities in the country including Boston College, Notre Dame, Penn, Florida, William & Mary, Brown, Louisville, Rutgers, Fairfield, Columbia, Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State, Loyola.

TRUST - We listen to our athletes and help them navigate the ever-changing recruitment process. Now, more than ever, the high school athlete needs guidance and mentoring to find the “Perfect fit” for each unique athlete.

SPORTS RECRUITS - Each athlete receives a Sports Recruits membership where they create their own personalized academic & athletic profile. Our directors & coaches aid in helping each athlete create their profile and highlight reels.

TESTIMONIALS

“We heard your daughter is at Centercourt... why?” I smile every time and respond: Centercourt Girls Lacrosse is run by women who are respected in the lacrosse world. They get lacrosse is great but understand the process of inspiring and empowering girls lasts years after they put their sticks away. They are the real deal! Thank you for what you do and being the real deal. You inspire our girls! - CLC 2020 Parent

“I just wanted to thank you for a really great summer lax experience. Your decisions to keep us in state and at our own facilities was the PERFECT decision during a very difficult time. It made for a very positive and smooth experience. My husband attended today’s event and was really impressed with how everything was run from temperature checks, to facilities, to one heck of an awesome 2022 team (had to give that crew a shout out). He said several opponents’ parents were talking about what an impressive facility we have! I know it probably was a very hectic season for all of you, but I have to say it was a very “chill” season for us and we loved it as did our girls! We feel very lucky to be at CLC! - CLC 2022 Parent

For more information, contact us at girlslacrosse@centercourtclub.com.