Player of the Month Video - HANK SNYDER
Coach of the Month Video - MIKE MEZEY
Formed in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit public benefit corporation, Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club is committed to providing the highest quality soccer program to all San Diego North County youth.
The mission of Lightning Soccer is to provide all children in North County the opportunity to develop their love of soccer through an exceptional skill development program that emphasizes sportsmanship, personal development, and team work at all levels of the game.
The vision of Lighting Soccer is to inspire in all players a lifelong passion for soccer.
While Carlsbad Lightning Soccer offers one of the strongest competitive programs for youth in the North County area, our club does not focus solely on the elite or premier player, but recognizes that the joy and love of the sport should be available to all children regardless of their skill level or financial ability. Towards that end, we offer outstanding programs for all children using hundreds of volunteers in our Recreational and Challenger programs. An exceptional professional coaching staff supports the Competitive program.
Lightning Soccer also offers a scholarship program for players needing financial assistance to participate in the club. Each year, the board approves over $40,000 in financial assistance to deserving players. For more information about our financial aid program, contact the Lightning office at 760-632-6966. If you would like to contribute to our financial aid fund, please go the Sponsor page for more information.
Code of Conduct
Players, coaches, parents, and spectators will demonstrate sportsmanship, fair play, and mutual respect at all times. The Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club (CLSC) as a member of the CalSouth Association adheres to the Code of Conduct of the Association. Important points of the CalSouth Code of Conduct are:
- Know the official laws of the game of soccer and of CalSouth and abide by them
- Respect game officials at all times. Refrain from addressing them or commenting on their decisions during or after the game.
- Control your emotions, do not use abusive or profane language, avoid taunting or humiliating comments or gestures, and never physically assault.
- Remember that soccer is a game. Treat opposing players and coaches as opponents, not as enemies.
Parents of recreational and competitive players will read and acknowledge the Parent Guideline [CLICK HERE to download the Parent Guideline] by their signature. Parents will retain a copy of the signed guideline.
Coaches will read and acknowledge the Coach's Guideline [CLICK HERE to download the Coaches Guideline] by their signature. Coaches will retain a copy of the signed Coach's Guideline.