The mission of LX Sports is to combine intensive individualized training with a focus on building a proud team identity.
LX sports is committed to excellence in athletics both on an individual level and on a team-level. The guiding principle behind our athletic division is that sports provide the opportunity for individualism and team identity through focused individualized intensive fundamental training.
Members of LX sports are encouraged to reach and surpass their personal best in every session while encouraging one another to do the same. By providing a predictable session pattern, athletes come to LX sports with an understanding of what is expected. This predictable pattern provides comfort to athletes of all ages and skill levels while giving them the tools necessary for rapid improvement.
LX Sports Staff promote character traits of high value to personal development and pride in the “Team”; this foundation is essential to success in all areas of life. While winning is not an end in itself, LX sports promotes the life experience gained from both winning and losing.
LX Sports Camps Head Soccer Coach
Waldo is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Clark University. Prior to coming to Clark, "Waldo" was involved at the Boys and Girls Club and local Parks and Recreation while at Arizona State University. Waldo has many years of experience working with children in recreation, such as coaching at different levels (e.g. recreation and club level sports in various age divisions), officiating high school varsity sports, working as a league administrator, and system operations assistant for youth and adult sports, among other positions. Although Waldo's PhD program keeps him preoccupied through a time restraint, he finds that working with children serves as a time to do what he loves and get himself out of the books and academia. Since his time at Clark, Waldo has had the opportunity to be a part of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, Boys and Girls Club of America and Big Brother Big Sister. Overall, Waldo has a passion for soccer. He has played soccer since the age of 4 and has over 10 years of experience coaching the sport to many children and adolescents in the state of Arizona and Massachusetts.
This is the 5th year for LINX fan favorite Mr. Chris! You can see him in the Science Center and Sports Zone and on the LX Sports fields. Chris has a professional teaching license from Framingham State University. He has taught at Assabet Valley High School and Mesivta High School of Greater Boston. He currently works at Wayland High School in the Special Education Department and is getting his Masters degree in Special Education.
LX Sports Camps Basketball Coach
Sam was born and raised in Brookline, MA, and has been playing basketball since he was in elementary school. As a senior in high school, Sam's Varsity squad proceeded to the State finals at the Boston Garden. Sam was also awarded the 2004 "Coaches Award" for his positive role on the basketball team. Sam received a scholarship to Drew University in Madison, NJ, where he was a starter for the men's basketball team for two seasons, before transferring to the University of Massachusetts/Amherst to focus on his degree in Social Research and Data Analysis. Sam has returned to the Boston area and is currently applying to graduate school programs in physical education and sports leadership. He has more than four seasons of coaching experience, with kids from grades 4 to 12. While in California, Sam coached an 8th grade Boys Varsity Basketball team to an undefeated season and the 2012 Athletic League championship title. Sam has also participated in coaches' clinics featuring top NCAA Division 1 Men's basketball coaches and played semi-professional basketball for the Boston Basketball Exposure League.
Zach attended Wheaton College where he played Rugby and received a degree in International Relations. He is currently furthering his education by pursuing his MBA at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson. Zach spent the last two years working as a Teach For America Corps member in Phoenix, Arizona where he had the privilege of instructing students with a variety of special academic needs. While in the Corps, he also enjoyed coaching middle school football and basketball programs. Whether in the classroom or on the sports field, Zach emphasizes hard work and accountability, while making learning fun and meaningful.
Joe Kahn is the Founder and Owner of The LINX Enrichment Club for Kids. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and has his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y. Joe believes that he has found a way to bring together his passion for teaching and desire to help children expand their interests. Through LINX, Joe has created an innovative enrichment environment in which children explore and experience new things and learn along the way. He has proven that children learn and retain experiences most notably in a fun based environment, which is the hallmark of LINX.
BS in Economics and Business
Josh Schiering serves as the Vice President of LINX and the Executive Director of LINX and LX Summer Camps. Josh has 20 years of experience managing and directing programs designed to help children thrive. He is responsible for the day to day operations of a varied program that serves over 1000 children in our community and close to 700 families. Josh leads his team as a professional, while always seeing things through the eyes of a father, as he has four children who also enjoy the many services provided by LINX. Josh is also a former Health and Fitness Director and brings his proven track record of successful program design and development, staff recruiting and training and marketing concepts to LINX.
Josh prides himself on his ability to assemble a team that puts children first. His personal motto as it relates to staff recruiting is, "We find the best of the best and then train them to be even better!" His staff training and character development programs have received national recognition. Josh's bullying prevention programs have been featured in the American Camp Association's national publication and been used in college courses throughout the country. His unique Same Team approach to staff management fosters an environment in which staff put children first as they work together to help children excel, while pursuing their passions and becoming a part of the larger community.
BS in Business and Marketing
Melissa Habersaat is the Vice President of Operations for LINX and skillfully handles many of the day-to-day operations. Melissa has her BS from Babson College in Business and Marketing. She has spent the past 7 years developing programs and systems to help staff and children succeed. Along with her unmatched attention to detail, Melissa has led the G.I.R.L. Power and Entrepreneurs Club, two classes that teach children how to become more confident leaders.