Chrissy Lewis Summers
Founder and Director
Summer Elite Camp Coach
Chrissy (Lewis) Summers is the founder and director of Beyond Sticks and Play Beyond the Game, the non-profit that our programs now run under. As Beyond Sticks has grown, Chrissy's focus has shifted from coaching to growing organizational impact, although she still sneaks onto the field to coach when she can. Over the past 8 years, Chrissy has worked primarily in high schools, head coaching for 5 years. During her pregnancies, she volunteered with Columbia and Vassar, gaining valuable experience working with Division I and III programs. In 2015, Chrissy and Beyond Sticks was awarded the Toyota and ESPNW Everyday Hero Award on behalf of the work of Beyond Sticks and the non-profit, Play Beyond the Game. In 2018 she was award the NFHCA Junior Coaches award for her impact on the growth of the game.
In college, she played at Vassar College were she was a 4X NCAA All-Academic honors recipient and two year co-captain.
Chrissy has a Masters degree in sports business management from Georgetown University. She is a level 2 coach through USA Field Hockey and attended several NFHCA Coaching Seminars.
Beyond Sticks was founded upon Chrissy's belief that sport is about so much more than what happens on the field. Since the addition of her own 3 kids, she is more committed than ever to keeping kids in the game by building joy and self confidence.