2017-2018 Player Winter Training

to the public!!

Anyone can play soccer indoors over the winter!!

Under the guidance of Lightning Soccer's Director of Coaching, Charles Mhlauri, LSC is offering Winter Training from December through February. All sessions will take place in the Barn, an indoor turf field at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH. Keep your game sharp through the winter by scrimmaging in small-sided games on regular basis. This is a fantastic opportunity for continued development and is highly recommended for all current Lightning travel team players. And to p
romote high level soccer in the greater Upper Valley, we also welcome Guest players ages 11-19 (players who are not on a LSC travel team this year) to take advantage of this great indoor soccer training opportunity. Training sessions will be offered on an alternating day schedule this winter, which we hope will facilitate the participation of as many winter sport athletes as possible.

Goalkeeper Training:  Winter Training is predominantly geared toward field players, but we do plan to offer several goalkeeper specific training sessions throughout the winter.
If you are interested in attending goalkeeper training sessions, please contact the LSC Office to discuss the possibility.

2017-2018 Winter Training Schedule

LSC is offering a "snaking schedule" format of training this winter - training on different days of the week. Age group training sessions will be offered roughly one session per week. Click on one of the links below to see the Winter Training schedule for your age group.

Current Travel Team Players:
If you are enrolled 2017-2018 LSC travel team, and your account is in good standing, you qualify to participate in Winter Training at no additional cost!! Winter training is an inclusive benefit of your competitive league fees. And even better, there is no additional online registration required - if you are on a travel team this year, then you're already signed up!!

Simply go to the Winter Training Shutterfly site for your age group (the link to which we will have emailed you) to view your schedule and submit your availability for each session. Current travel team players should wear their training kit (gray training jersey, black shorts & black socks) to all Winter Training sessions. Wear street shoes/boots to the Barn and change into your cleats inside to avoid tracking in dirt, wet snow, salt, etc.

Guest Players: U11-U19 Players
COST = $190

GUEST players are defined as participants NOT on either a Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 Lightning travel team.
Guest players who wish to participate in Winter Training are more than welcome to participate in our Winter Training program. We'd love to have you join us!!
There is a $190 fee for Winter Training and all Guest players must submit the Winter Training Online Registration Form to register (link is below). Guest players should wear a plain gray t-shirt, black shorts, and black socks for training sessions.
Wear street shoes/boots to the Barn and change into your cleats inside to avoid tracking in dirt, wet snow, salt, etc.

Other Players:

  • U10 & Under Players:  If you are not on a travel team this year, the Winter Advantage Program will be your best fit for winter training. Exceptions may include intermediate level players who want to tryout this winter for a spring travel team. Please contact the office by either phone or email to ask about the best placement for your son/daughter.
  • ADULT Players:  Parents... you too have an opportunity to play soccer indoor over the winter months!! Consider our Adult Pick Up sessions, Thursday nights this winter, with a nominal drop-in fee. Click here for more info.... Adult Pick Up.

Schedule & Attendance Notification: All currently registered travel team players and all registered guest players will be automatically added to a Winter Training Shutterfly site that's specific to the age groups that have the same session schedule. (Guest players must register online first to be added to the Winter Training sites.) These websites will provide your training session schedule, an attendance/availability form that you need to keep up-to-date (indicate attendance for each session), and a carpool helper page that will assist in organizing carpools for each training session.

(ONLY Guest players must submit a winter registration form!!)

REQUIRED FORM: Print the Printable Registration Form in the last step of the online registration and either scan and email it to us, send it by mail or bring to your first session.


Register online. Click the green link below to register.

* If you are a RETURNING
Winter Training guest player, you MAY already have an account in GotSoccer that you should use to register. (LSC is now using GotSoccer for all program registrations, but not all returning players are necessarily in the system yet.)
To check if you already have a GotSoccer account, follow these RETURNING player instructions to request/lookup your Player Password. If GotSoccer emails you a username & password, then please use this account to register. If you do not have an account, then follow the instructions for a NEW player.
>> Click here for instructions for RETURNING players.

* NEW players must create a new player account in GotSoccer in their first program registration.
>> Click here for instructions for NEW players.

Directions: The Barn (Indoor Field)
Kimball Union Academy, 40 Main Street, Meriden, NH 03770

Want to Try Out for a Spring Team? Players interested in trying out for a spring team are encouraged to arrange a tryout at one of our Winter Training sessions. Contact the office via email or phone to make arrangements for your tryout date.

What to Bring – All GUEST players MUST bring the Printable Registration Form for this clinic registration (see above) to the first session (or have sent it to the LSC office prior). In addition, ALL players should bring a labeled water bottle to each session filled with water only (no juice, Gatorade or food allowed inside the soccer facility). Wear/bring layers as the temperature in the Barn can fluctuate and sometimes be unpredictable. LSC will provide a ball at training.

Policies on Pricing There is no pro-rating of the Guest player winter training fee. Payment is for the entire session, regardless of the number of days a player attends.

Cancellations – This is an indoor soccer program and therefore not often subject to cancellation. However, in the event of severe road and/or weather conditions or an unforeseen closure of the facility, then we may need to cancel a session. Our aim is to make a cancellation decision by 2pm each day. Should there be a cancellation, Lightning Soccer Club will email all participants using the email addresses provided in the player's online registration form. For Guest players, due to facility availability and pre-scheduling requirements, LSC will make up only one day of cancellations in a given session (regardless of the number of cancelled days.)

Withdrawals & Refunds Please see the Camp, Clinic & Program Withdrawal/Refund Policy, which also applies to Winter Training for Guest players.

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