Winter Program Overview
All indoor winter programs take place in The Barn, a 50 x 80 yard indoor turf field at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH.
Grasshopper Preschool Clinic: Lightning's Grasshopper Preschool Clinic is an indoor introductory soccer clinic for all players ages 3 to 5 years old. Two five-week sessions are offered over the winter.
Winter Advantage Program: For players ages 6 to 10 years, we run the Lightning Advantage Program, a play-based introduction to the game for beginning players as well as those who might be considering the Lightning travel team experience. Two sessions are offered; the first starts mid-November and the second in mid-January.
Player Winter Training: For Lightning travel team players ages 7 to 19 years, we offer Winter Training from December through mid February. Winter Training is a way for travel team players to keep a foot on the ball and brush up on their technical skills without the pressure of preparing for games each week. We welcome guest players ages 11 and up to join our Winter Training. (Note: We may adjust a guest player's training group if the coaches think that a different session will better serve that player.)