Colorado Rising Stars Lacrosse, LLC

Our Mission:

Colorado Rising Stars Lacrosse, LLC (CRS LAX, LLC) is devoted to bringing athletes to a higher level on and off the field through professional lacrosse camps, tournaments, and events. We create a platform for all players to gain necessary life skills through the median of sport. Skills such as: commitment, team work, leadership, confidence, and many more. Our lacrosse practice field is a perfect place to develop for life’s playing field.  

We aim to bring lacrosse participation to new heights locally, nationally, and internationally; sharing and growing the sport we love so much. CRS LAX, LLC is a family run organization that has built a reputation of excellence on the foundation of providing leading year round lacrosse events and programs to all players. We are committed to continuing our tradition of expanding and developing the lacrosse environment in such a way to cultivate a positive athletic and life experience for all, and for many years to come.

Translation:  Continue our working efforts to master the ever important balance between work and play. 

CRS LAX Staff…

The CRS Lax team lives lax! Each summer we gather a stellar group of lax coaches and coordinators to staff our
summer lax events. CRS Lax directors, coordinators, supervisors, and coaches are experienced and knowledgeable
in the game and world of lacrosse.  Our experienced staff features NCAA collegiate players and coaches as well as
current professional lacrosse players.

Founders and Full Timers…

Kristen Olson (Founder and Senior Director)


As Colorado native and standout high school lacrosse player, Kristen traveled across the country to join the George
Mason University (GMU) Women’s NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse program in Fairfax, Virginia .

Since 1999, GMU has consistently been ranked among the nations top Division 1 teams.  Kristen graduated in 2004
from GMU with a degree in communications.  She was a co-captain for two years and was quoted as “a tough and
aggressive player…excellent leader…very confident athlete…a hard worker.”

Kristen has competed in international competition at the 2000 and 2007 Japanese Friendship Games and the 2004
Prague Cup (including competitions in London).  She is a member of the CWLA and continues to compete in post-
collegiate tournaments, most recently in the Women’s Elite division of the Vail Shootout. Team CRSLAX.com has ranked in the Top 5 Team in the Women’s Elite Tourney for the past 5 years (won it in 2010!)

Kristen was also the Girl’s Varsity Head Lacrosse Coach at Grandview High School for 9 seasons! She continues to play on the women’s adult elite team, Team CRSLAX.com every spring!

CrossFit has become a staple in the Olson Family and the CRS LAX events/ training. Kristen has crossfitting for over 5 years now and has competed at the CrossFit Games since 2009 on the Font Range CrossFit Affiliate Cup team. FRCF has ranked in the top 10 since 2009 and was 2nd in 2011.

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Todd Olson (Senior Director)


As mentioned before, Todd began his lacrosse career at Eaglecrest High School where he received conference
honors, was a senior captain, and member of the National Honor Roll.

Todd went on to play lacrosse at Herkimer Community College, the #1 Junior College in 2005, appearing in the 2005
NJCAA National Championship.

After receiving All-American honors and other accolades at Herkimer, Todd continued his career at #1 ranked Cornell
University in New York. In 2007, the Cornell lacrosse team went on to the Final Four and Todd graduated with a
degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. Todd also co-coached the first ever competitive 8th grade team for the
Spartans Youth Sports Organization. He is currently serving in the Army, Special Forces.

Todd has been a key member of the CRS Lax team.  He is part of our success—directing and coaching at all camps,
clinics, and tournaments we provide.

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Contact Us

Email: info@crslax.com
Phone: (720) 274-1985