Aim Field Hockey is dedicated to training high school and youth field hockey athletes to achieve goals both as individuals as well as team members. Through its club teams, camps, leagues, clinics, lessons, college placement and more, Aim offers St. Louis field hockey players the opportunity to raise the mental and physical aspects of their game.
At all events, athletes are taught techniques that are being coached to the USA Women’s National Team. We bring out the physical strength and the mental fortitude needed to be a successful athlete. As we teach tactics of the game, our athletes are learning to become better decision makers on the field.
At Aim, we cultivate an atmosphere where teaching the sport of field hockey becomes an avenue for teaching life lessons. We are dedicated to each and every athlete that comes through our program. At each event, we train athletes to overcome limitations, improve leadership, illustrate discipline, value teamwork, and understand commitment through our own demonstration, expectation, and encouragement. By being a part of Aim, it is our hope that you will become a better field hockey player and that you will exude self-confidence, perseverance, and respect for others in all arenas of your life.
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Lauren Cornthwaite, Director
Lauren Cornthwaite, founder and director of Aim Field Hockey, has been coaching field hockey at various levels for the past 13 years. From 2001-2004, Lauren served as the Assistant Field Hockey Coach at the University of Pennsylvania and then as the Head Field Hockey Coach at Lindenwood University. Throughout the years, Lauren has coached at numerous camps and events around the country, including Junior Olympics, Duke University, University of New Hampshire, and William & Mary.
Cornthwaite has been actively involved with the United States Field Hockey Olympic Developmental Program, serving as the Regional Coaching Director for 3 years and coaching the top teams in Region 10 at the National Futures Championship Tournament. Cornthwaite remains involved with USA Field Hockey, now serving as a coach at the St. Louis site. Lauren has received her USA Field Hockey Level II Accreditation.
A four-year starter at Dartmouth College, Lauren was selected as a Regional All-American, a two-time All-Ivy Team Member, and a team captain.
Julie Janes, Club Coordinator & Coach
Julie Janes joined the full time staff in May of 2011 after coaching for Aim part time since 2006. She now serves as our full time Club Coordinator, Goalkeeping Specialist and Coach for our various teams and programs. She has received her USA Field Hockey Level II Coaching Accreditation & is a coach for the USAFH Futures program. She has coached the Regional Futures Tournament, National Futures Tournament as well as various Division I college camps around the country.
Julie graduated from St. Louis University in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. She was a 4 year NCAA Division I goalkeeper and team captain.
Lynsey Porter, Tournament Director & Coach
Lynsey joined the full time staff in June of 2013 and serves as our Tournament Director and coach for various age levels. She has received her USA Field Hockey Level I Coaching Accreditation. Porter is a native of Wales and is a recent graduate of Lindenwood University where she completed her Masters of Arts and Teaching (MAT) Physical Education.
Aim hires people who are dedicated to teaching athletes to become strong field hockey players as well as courageous leaders, selfless teammates, disciplined athletes, and compassionate people. Former and current Aim staff members consist of local college coaches, high school coaches, area coaches, and current college athletes. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining our coaching staff.
At the end of 2005, Aim was founded in order to help continue the growth of field hockey in St. Louis by offering an array of playing and learning opportunities. The founder, Lauren Cornthwaite, was raised in St. Louis when only 16 area schools offered field hockey as a sport. It is exciting to witness the growth of the sport, as there are now close to 30 high schools in the St. Louis area running field hockey programs. Aim continues to offer more opportunities for athletes in grade school, junior high, and high school throughout the year.