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****UPDATED NOV 30th, 2017****


2018 Emerald Coast Lightning Lacrosse Summer Select Program

Tentative Summer SELECT Season 
Tryouts in Early May & 1-2 Practices/week in May
June 8,9,10 - Foley College Showcase and Tournament
June 16-17 - Palm Coast Father's Day Tournament
*Lightning Players will be mostly composed of youth and HSers from Okaloosa and Walton County
REGISTRATION FEES will be $375 for the first 2 players and $75 off for each additional player from the same family.
Registration will open in May of 2018.
*****Historical 2017 INFO BELOW*****


ALL LIGHTNING EAST teams will begin practice this week. Most (U13/12U, U15/14U, HS GIRLS) will begin tomorrow, May 2nd at the Fort Walton Beach Preston Hood Athletic Complex  (132 Jet Dr NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548). HS BOYS will begin practices on May 4th there as well. Our U15/14U EAST team will practice tomorrow at FWB fields and at Twin Oaks in Niceville for most other practices. Please contact your head coach if you have any questions.

U13/12U Lightning EAST: Jamie Hansen, 

U15/14U Lightning EAST: Lou Albiero, 


Boys HS Lightning EAST: Riley Cocks, 

Girls HS Lightning EAST: Kelly Reece, 


ALL LIGHTNING WEST teams will begin practice on May 9th, 6-8pm. Those WEST teams will be alternating between Sage Park and Daphne Middle School. Please contact our Lightning WEST Director Dennis Dowd with questions. 

Boys HS Lightning WEST & Director of Lightning WEST: Dennis Dowd,



May and June Practice schedule & locations will be announced by your coaches

June 3-4: Atlanta Invitational for the BOYS (Gainesville, GA)

June 3-4: STX Southern Alliance Tournament 2017 for the GIRLS (Peach Tree City, GA)


June 10-11: Foley Beach Expressway Lax Blast (Foley, AL)  BOYS & GIRLS


June 17-18: Father's Day Invitational (Palm Coast, FL)  BOYS & GIRLS


It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you seek hotel/lodging reservations ASAP at our tournament locations, as hotels fill up fast nearest the fields.

Good Luck and GO LIGHTNING!!!

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EC Lightning 2016 Summer Select teams

2016 Summer Tournament Schedule
                               1. June 4: Foley Beach Express Lacrosse Blast, Foley AL.
                               2. June 18-19: Father's Day Classic, Palm Coast, FL 
                               3. June 25-26: BIG EASY Lacrosse Classic, Mandaville, LA
                               4. July 9-10: Birmingham Steel City Showcase

2016 Teams Coaching Staff

At this time, we are planning 4 Lightning teams (18-22 travel players per team) this summer, we will be flexible based on demand:


             U11  (Coaching Staff: John Willis, Garrett Purcell, Joe Eisensee)


             U13  (Coaching Staff: Lou Albeiro, Dave Cook)

             U15  (Coaching Staff: Josh Shingleton, Tim Mixon)

             HS   (Coaching Staff: Riley Cocks, Dennis Dowd)


We have seen huge growth in our high schools and youth programs and we expect to have some tremendous talent in this year's program. Because of that growth, talent and need to continue to develop players in the area we are doing two things.  First, we are going to consolidate into one area, Pensacola/Gulf Breeze, in order to build the BEST teams in the NWFL, AL & MS areas.  Second, we are going to stratified talent into A and B level teams in all four age groups, if tryout numbers reach 36 in a given age group.


COACHING/Learn the game OPPORTUNITIES: Because of the rapid growth of lacrosse in our area there is a need for everything from coaches to officials and one way that EC Lightning Lacrosse would like to assist with this issue is by offering assistant coaching opportunities.  If you are interested in learning more about the sport and trying you hand as an assistant coach please contact me.  We are only looking for aspiring coaches that have a high interested in helping to provide a positive lacrosse experience for player growth. Drop me an email at if you are interested.

FULL TRAVEL TEAM Cost will be $450. This includes full uniform, practices and tournament play. Lodging, transportation and travel costs are not included and each player must provide their own equipment.
PRACTICE SQUAD cost will be $200This includes full uniform and practices. Given coach's discretion a practice squad play may  be asked to attend one of our tournaments. Lodging, transportation and travel costs are not included and each player must provide their own equipment.





5 Lightning Teams competed in the 1st Annual Destin SURF-n-TURF on Nov 14-15th, 2015



June 13-14: Father's Day Invitational in Palm Coast, FL
 July 11-12: Steel City Showcase Birmingham, AL
Aug 1-2: End of Summer Classic in Foley/Gulf Shores, AL