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Emerald Coast Lightning Lacrosse is a NOT-FOR-PROFIT Lacrosse organization focused on growing lacrosse for the ALL youth along the Emerald Coast. We are currently focused on Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties in North West Florida, but assist with programs and players in southern Alabama, as well.

FALL BALL REGISTRATION is currently open for all boy's and girl's of all ages. Fort Walton Beach HS students are able to particpate in Okaloosa county's first HS club lacrosse program (CLICK HERE for FWBHS LACROSSE).  All others are encouraged to register HERE for several Fall lacrosse opportunities (Sunday's at Lewis Middle School and Helen McCall for all ages, and HS ages on Saturday's at Twin Oaks and Destin Elementary..please register and you will be contacted by email). 

2016 Destin SURF-n-TURF...TEAM's REGISTER HERE

Our summer season has ended and we currently are in between seasons, there are however clinics and other events being held.  If you are interested in information about lacrosse events please sign up for our info only registration, by clicking on the PROGRAM REGISTRATION button (above club news).

Emerald Coast Lightning Lacrosse Summer Select Teams

2016 Tournament #4
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Steel City Showcase

All 4 Lightning teams had a very good showing against some of the best talent we have seen all season in Birmingham. All 4 teams advanced to the playoff quarter finals playing in their respective top divisions! 

 

Outstanding Summer Lightning Season!!!

 

Thanks to all the coaches and assistants and congratulations to players, coaches and parents for a watershed summer season of tournament championships!

2016 Tournament #3:
Big Easy Classic
CONGRATULATIONS to our U13 and HS Champions!!!
U13 Coaches...great job fellas!     
 
2016 Tournament #2:
Palm Coast Father's Day
CONGRATULATION'S to our Champions: U15B & U17
2016 Tournament #1:
FOLEY LAX BLAST
 
 

 


NICEVILLE EAGLES LACROSSE CLUB

 

Lacrosse is exploding in our area and all over the country.  Come be a part of the fastest growing youth sport in the nation!

The 2016 Summer Select Season is beginning. However, if you are just looking for more information or updates you can register for free using the "REGISTRATION" button in the upper right corner of our website and select information only registration.  You will then start to receive updates on all the lacrosse events happening in our area!  Additionally, you can email me at ECLightningLacrosse@gmail.com if you have any questions.

If you are interested in Men's lacrosse, there are opportunities to play at that level too, with the Pensacola Riptide...email me at ECLightningLacrosse@gmail.com for more info our local men's team.

 

Honor the Game,

-Coach Duke Pope

Executive Director & Head Coach

Emerald Coast Lightning Lacrosse

Co-Founder Destin Rockets Lacrosse

 

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APRIL 9-10, 2016 

Morgan Sports Complex

CONGRATULATIONS
TO OUR
INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!

 

HS DIVISION: UMS-WRIGHT BULLDOGS

U15 Division: Pensacola Patriots

 

U13 Division: Tallahassee Terror

U11 Division: Gulf Breeze Dolphins

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CONGRATULATIONS

to our

2015 CHAMPIONS!!!

U11: PARALLAX

U13: TALLAHASSEE TERROR

U15/HS-B: EMERALD COAST LIGHTNING

HS-A: SOUTHERN ELITE OCEAN SPRINGS

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Dixie Top 200

THIS IS A WELL RUN PROGRAM...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR OUR BEST AREA PLAYERS!!!

 

Dixie Top 200 Past Participants --

 
I am reaching out to let each of you who attended last year know that the event is nearly sold out. We have just twenty spots remaining. There are just a handful of spots in our 2017-18 age group and about 15 spots left to fill in the 2019-20 age group.
 
The goalie position is currently on a waiting list for the 2017-18 and 2019-20 age groups. The attack for 2017-18 is also on a waiting list at this time. 
 
If you have not yet completed registration, I would recommend checking out the details for this year's event and finish that process as soon as you can. The coaching staff is set and it is even better than last year in Birmingham with top coaches from all over the country in attendance and coaching you. 
 
There is no Friday night session so some of you should even be able to drive in Saturday morning for check-in prior to the start of the first session that morning. 
 
Check out all the details at www.dixietop200.com. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!
 
-- 
Josh Scouten
Managing Director
No-Excuse Nashville
@NoExcuseNash

by posted 09/29/2016
Local USL Coaching Clinics Nov 5-6, 2016 in Orange Beach

GREAT LOCAL OPPORTUNITY for USL Level I & II Men's and Women's Coaching Certification!

 

Lower Alabama Lacrosse will be hosting a US Lacrosse Coaches Clinic November 5 – 6, 2016 at Columbia Southern University, 21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, AL, 36561. It is our hope that we will be able to offer both Men’s and Women’s Level 1 and 2 clinics. Registration is open on www.uslacrosse.org website. If you would like to register a group of coaches from your league call Dara Robbins, Manager, Coaching education Programs US Lacrosse,  at 410-235-6882 ext. #191, 

 

The Columbia Southern University campus provides plenty of class space as well as an outdoor field. In case of inclement weather, there will be in indoor space used for field instruction. All participants will be required to check in daily and obtain a security badge that will be turned in at the end of the day.  There are a few large events going on in the area during this weekend so please get hotels reserved as soon as possible. The SEC Women’s Soccer Championship and The 9th Annual Oyster Cook-off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout.

 

Level 1 clinic will begin Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:30 AM and will run for 7 Hrs. The cost of the Level 1 clinic is $75 in advance or $90 within 10 days prior to clinic and includes lunch. This clinic is rain or shine.

 

Level 2 coaches clinic will begin Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 8:30 AM and will run for 7 hrs. The cost of the Level 2 clinic is $95 in advance or $110 within 10 days of a clinic and includes lunch. This clinic is rain or shine.

 

A block of rooms has been placed on hold under US Lacrosse Clinic at:

Comfort Suites Foley – North Gulf Shores, 150 West Riviera Blvd., Foley, AL 36535, (251) 923-2610

Call hotel directly. Rooms will be held until Oct. 15. The Room rate available is $159.99 a night plus tax.

 

 Holiday Inn Express Gulf Shores - 160 West Commerce Ave., Gulf Shores, AL 36542, 251-948-6191

Call hotel directly. Rooms will be held until Friday, October 21, 2016. The group rate is $74.00 a night plus tax.

 

Some Other Hotels in the Area:

Quality Inn – 2441 S. McKenzie St., Foley, AL choicehotels.com

(251) 943-6100

 

Holiday Inn Express - 3155 Abbey Lane, Foley, AL 36535 (251) 971-1700  ihg.com

 

Staybridge Suites - 3947 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 975-1030

Ihg.com

 

Econo Lodge - 2682 S McKenzie St, Foley, AL 36535 (251) 943-9100

Choicehotels.com

 

 

by posted 09/29/2016
Up coming Lacrosse Events

ECLL Lacrosse Community,

 

1.) Announcing a FREE LACROSSE CLINIC for all in Niceville, FL

Wed 28, Sep 4:30-6:00

Twin Oaks Rec Complex (north side, closest to the Mullet Festival grounds)

This is a great opportunity to encourage a friend to come out and try the sport 

 

2.) Ladies and Gentlemen, we need coaches for our growing community of girls wanting to play lacrosse. Please seriously consider attending the US Lacrosse Level I Women's Game Coach's Clinic. Info below and on the USLacrosse.org site.

Upcoming Women's Game Coach Development Clinic
We are pleased to announce a Women's Game Level 1 Coach Development Program (CDP) Clinic being held in Gulf Breeze. The instructional clinic is one of several components to obtain Level 1 Certification. The Level 1 clinic will also include a PCA Double Goal Coach 1 Workshop, a separate component of Level 1 Certification.

Level 1 Clinic
October 8, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Gulf Breeze High School
Cost: $75 - includes lunch and clinic materials
Registration: Women's Game

by posted 09/26/2016
FALL BALL and Destin 7v7

 

Laxers,

Fall ball is almost upon us, get registered to play!

If you are in Okaloosa county or Walton county, we have two fall programs geared for you...the NEW NICEVILLE EAGLES LACROSSE CLUB and the 30A LACROSSE CLUB.

Go get registered for fall ball, ASAP (we need to order uniforms)! 

 

REGISTER at ECLIGHTNING.COM

           

 

If you are not in Okaloosa or Walton counties in Florida, you are welcome to join us. If you are already playing fall lacrosse for your local fall ball program, please ask your coach if they have registered your team for THE 2nd Annual DESTIN SURF-N-TURF 7v7 TOURNAMENT!

 

TEAM REGISTRATIONS are at ECLIGHTNING.COM

 

PLAY BALL!!!

-Coach Duke


by posted 09/19/2016
2nd ANNUAL DESTIN 7v7 SURF-n-TURF Lacrosse Tournament

 

GET YOUR 7v7 TEAM TOGETHER for the best FALL TOURNEY along the BEACH!!!

Boy's and Men's teams will compete for championship hardware!

FORT WALTON BEACH/NICEVILLE/DESTIN Laxers,

Fall registration will open at the end of the month!


by posted 08/16/2016
BOX LACROSSE IN P'COLA!!!

FALL BOX LACROSSE (Sep-Nov)


by posted 07/17/2016
All 4 Lightning Teams advance to Quarter Finals

 

2016 Steel City Showcase

tournament-logo

All 4 Lightning teams had a very good showing against some of the best talent we have seen all season in Birmingham. All 4 teams advanced to the playoff quarter finals playing in their respective top divisions! 

 

Outstanding Summer Lightning Season!!!

 

Thanks to all the coaches and assistants and congratulations to players, coaches and parents for a watershed summer season of tournament championships!

 

 

Have a great rest of your summer, and hope to see you this fall!

-Coach Duke

 

 


by posted 07/11/2016
All 4 Lightning Teams advance to Quarter Finals

 

2016 Steel City Showcase

tournament-logo

All 4 Lightning teams had a very good showing against some of the best talent we have seen all season in Birmingham. All 4 teams advanced to the playoff quarter finals playing in their respective top divisions! 

 

Outstanding Summer Lightning Season!!!

 

Thanks to all the coaches and assistants and congratulations to players, coaches and parents for a watershed summer season of tournament championships!

 

 

Have a great rest of your summer, and hope to see you this fall!

-Coach Duke

 

 


by posted 07/11/2016
2016 Big Easy Classic Champions!!!
Lightning Teams Win at Big Easy Classic!
After some intense competition and even more intense HEAT, all 4 Lightning teams progressed to their respective playoff quarter finals.  That is another TREMENDOUS showing for our NWFL and So AL/MS group of players....GREAT JOB!!! After some blood, sweat and tears two ECLL teams emerged victorious.  The HS team won their THIRD STRAIGHT SUMMER TOURNAMENT and the U13s went undefeated in U13B tournament play!  WAY TO GO LIGHTNING!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to our U13 and HS Champions!!!
U13 Coaches...great job fellas!     

by posted 06/27/2016
2016 Palm Coast Champions!!!

Congratulations to the U17's and U15's

for winning it all in Palm Coast Father's Day Lacrosse Invitational!!! 

There were over 140 teams in attendance and some great competition.

 

U17 Champions

 

 

U15B Champions

 

Good Luck to all our Lightning Teams going to the BIG EASY CLASSIC this weekend...GO LIGHTNING!!!

 

Honor the game,

-Coach Duke


by posted 06/22/2016
Lightning Lacrosse sweeps Foley Lax Blast

 

Congratulations to ALL FOUR of our Lightning Teams
(U11, U13, U15 and HS) on winning EVERY SINGLE DIVISION!!!  

Absolutely amazing feat players and coaches!!!

GREAT JOB!!!

U13 DIVISION WINNERS

U15 DIVISION WINNERS

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION WINNERS

*U11 team escaped without getting their photo.*


by posted 06/05/2016
SURF -n- TURF 2015 FINAL RESULTS!!!

SURF-n-TURF Laxers,
Awesome weekend of lacrosse in Destin...thanks to all who participated!!!  Here are pictures of our Champions and Final Results.  


CONGRATULATIONS 

to our

2015 CHAMPIONS!!!

U11: PARALLAX

U13: TALLAHASSEE TERROR

U15/HS-B: EMERALD COAST LIGHTNING

HS-A: SOUTHERN ELITE OCEAN SPRINGS



 


by posted 11/15/2015
Lightning Laxers in Charlotte Fall Classic

Congrats to Cayman Wagner and Reece Pope!  They played with the Tournament winning Team Florida "Rising HS Stars" in Charlotte Fall Lacrosse Classic. Way to Go Boys!!!

 


by posted 10/25/2015
Panama City TV News link

Check out the TV coverage... http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Programs-Promoting-Growth-of-Lacrosse-in-Panhandle-333966871.html?device=phone&c=y


by posted 10/19/2015
Oct 9: Lacrosse Game-Choctaw HS Stadium: FSU vs. P'Cola Ript


by posted 09/15/2015