Cape Gazette

Former Olympian Carrie Lingo leads Elite Club 2013 at Cape High

By Dan Cook | Jun 18, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Former Oylmpian Carrie Lingo demonstrates a control drill during the Friday morning hockey skills portion of the Elite Connection Summer Club 2013.

Former United States Olympian Carrie Lingo has brought her Elite Connection Summer Club 2013 to Cape Henlopen's second turf field Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to help athletes get the most out of their summer workouts and become stronger and well-rounded.

"I'm using everything that I used to get me ready for the Olympics," said the 1997 Cape grad who played for the U.S. Hockey squad in the 2012 Beijing Olympics.

The club workouts take place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and also focus on injury prevention by using stretching, running on turf and the beach as well as the Lazy River at Jungle Jim's Water Park.

"We track their heart rate as well as their water weight loss during the sessions," says Lingo. "This helps them keep their hydration at the proper level."

The Tuesday workouts focus is on endurance where Thursday's aim is to increase the athletes speed. Fridays are used to advance the hockey skills of the athlete.

"The whole Olympic team dropped their 40-yard dash time using our beach workout," said the 2002 UNC graduate. "Then the Jungle Jim's Lazy River workout takes the pressure off the legs.

"It's so much fun to work with the girls," smiled Lingo. "We have girls from many different schools."

Athletes from Cape, Milford, Sussex Tech, Worcester and others are advancing their skills while attending the camp. The camp is open to all athletes who want to increase their strength and conditioning.

"I really like the camp," says rising eighth-grader Cassidy Best from Mariner Middle. "It's getting me in great shape for the upcoming hockey season."

"The Friday workouts are helping to improve my stick skills," said rising Cape senior Lindsey Voss. I'm learning a lot about the game and I'm getting me in shape."

"I've been playing hockey since kindergarten," says Cape's Sydney Smyk. "And I've learned so much from Carrie in just a few sessions. I love the camp."

The Summer Club 2013 is a part of the Elite Connection Hockey Camp that will take place July 9-12. For more information about the Elite Connection Club 2013 or the Elite Connection Hockey Camp go to or call Carrie Lingo at 302-344-9188.

Athletes work out on Cape's second turf field at the Elite Summer Club 2013. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Carrie Lingo leads a group in knee raises and butt kickers. Shown are (l-r) Maci Long, Cassidy Best, Lingo and Camryn Bernheimer. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alex Yockley moves through the cones during a stick-handling drill as Carrie Lingo looks on.  Yockley is off to play at Cal Berkeley in the fall, where Lingo coached for a season. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rising Cape senior Sydney Smyk dribbles through the cone drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jazmyne Marino of Milford sets up to drive during a passing and shooting drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Carrie Lingo leads a lunge stretch with Maci Long, left, and Cassidy Best. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Carrie Lingo demonstrates a lunge stretch. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Lindsey Voss works on her stick skills during the Friday class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Carrie Lingo stresses the importance of being hydrated during the athletes' workout. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Carrie Lingo leads a running drill during the Tuesday morning session. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape rising senior Lindsey Voss slams a shot on the cage. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alex Yockley moves through the cones during a stick-handling drill.  Yockley is off to play at Cal Berkeley in the fall where Carrie Lingo coached for a season. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Carrie Lingo prepares to time a run during the Tuesday workout. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Melanie McCloy of Beacon Middle School prepares to shoot on goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Payton Medd works on her stick skills. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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