Chelsea Piers Connecticut Scores Chace Calkin for New Lacrosse Head Coach

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Chelsea Piers Connecticut announced on Tuesday that Chace Calkin has joined the staff at Chelsea Piers Connecticut.  Calkin comes to Chelsea Piers after playing in college for DI powerhouse University of Denver.

Calkin was recruited out of high school to play at Manhattan College, in Riverdale, NY.  After one year there, the University of Denver recruited him to join their roster as a mid-fielder and face-off specialist.  Calkin went on to two NCAA Final Four teams with the University of Denver.  They won the 2011 ECAC regular-season Championship as well as the 2011 and 2013 ECAC Tournament Championship.

Since graduating from college, Calkin has worked with Tierney Lacrosse which is one of the top travel programs out of the West Coast, and Fundamental Lacrosse, out of Fairfield, on their youth travel programs.  Additionally, he served as an assistant coach at Sacred Heart University (DI).  Prior to that, Calkin worked with offensive and face-off players at John Carroll University where he helped lead them to a 13-4 season and a first-ever berth at the conference championships.

The goal of Chelsea Piers Connecticut’s lacrosse programming is to strengthen the skills of beginner, intermediate and advanced players in a fun and supportive athletic environment. A variety of age-appropriate programs, ranging from Little Athletes to Elite travel teams, ensure that all players, whether they are new to the sport or a college-bound athlete, progressively improve both individual and team skills.

“Chace is a wonderful addition to the Chelsea Piers team of accomplished coaches and program directors,” said Greta Wagner, Executive Director of Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “Chace’s playing experience is some of the best you can find competing at the highest level of the sport at the collegiate level.  This, combined with his experience coaching children on travel programs, make him a well-rounded coaching asset to our team.”

About Chelsea Piers Connecticut

Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) is a 465,000-square-foot state-of-the-art sports and recreation facility located in Stamford, CT, just off I-95 at Exit 9. Opened in July 2012, CPCT features two indoor ice rinks, an Olympic pool and adjacent 6,000-sq.-ft. Splash Zone indoor water park, a 14,000-sq.-ft. gymnastics training center, 11 singles and one hardball doubles squash court, seven indoor hard court tennis courts, an indoor turf baseball/softball training facility and five batting cages, a 12,000-sq.-ft. Adventure Center featuring a recreational trampoline center, a 24-foot high rock wall and a Little Athletes gym for children six months to five years, and a Field House with a 100-yard turf field, four hardwood basketball/volleyball courts and a 1/5-mile track.

In December 2014, Chelsea Piers Connecticut opened a world-class 65,000 square-foot health & fitness facility and clubhouse called “CP-AC Fitness.” The members-only fitness facility features 25,000 square feet of strength and cardio equipment, a dedicated mind/body center for Pilates Reformer classes, multi-disciplinary and hot yoga, as well as traditional group fitness studios and dedicated space for triathlon and competitive cycling training. There are more than 110 weekly fitness classes and programs. Additionally, there is a custom Queenax Bridge studio creating endless possibilities for suspension, boxing and functional training.

Like Chelsea Piers New York, Chelsea Piers Connecticut combines world-class athletic facilities with an extensive array of professional instructors and year-round sports programming for children and adults of all ages. There are more than 10 teams competing under the Chelsea Piers Athletic Club umbrella. CPCT is also home to a childcare facility and preschool, THE LOFT, a 4,000 square foot event space, a grab-and-go café, sports bar, Stamford Hospital’s 18,500-sq.-ft. Orthopedic and Spine Institute, CrossFit S-Town and a BlueStreak Sports athletic training center.