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Carlsbad Elite FAQs

Carlsbad Elite - Coast Program FAQs

Carlsbad Elite is a new program for players whose objectives are to participate in a very competitive atmosphere, be challenged in practices advancing their skills, play for coaches that respect the individuals, have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in college showcases, and ultimately, play soccer at the collegiate level.

The affiliation with the Carlsbad Lightning club gives the Carlsbad Elite program a mature soccer organization from which to draw upon and access to numerous and extremely state-of-the-art lighted turf fields.

What is the Carlsbad Elite Program?
It’s competitive soccer program that will enhance and expand the Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club to a whole new level. The Elite Program will specifically target Boys & Girls U14 to U18 age groups.  It offers a comprehensive and progressive path of long-term player growth and premier team development. It will also offer exposure, connection and placement of Elite Players into colleges and universities through participation in Coast Soccer League, National Cup, College Showcases, WCDA, Far West Regional League, etc.

Why does the Elite program make sense?
The Elite program allows the Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club to retain, extend, and expand the Lightning training program as the players enter and compete into high school, with a special focus on college development.  The player and team development infrastructure is one of the best in San Diego County. 

Elite level players have the opportunity to compete and be exposed to the highest levels of competition in Southern California via the Coast Soccer League (The # 1 youth league in the USA as well as being the # 1 college recruited league in the US). Teams will compete in Silver Elite, Gold and Premier divisions for both Boys and Girls.

Our prrgram incorporates a proven College Visibility Program with attendance at the top College Showcase tourneys, College Coach Clinics and Tours, Team Live-In Camp, etc.

Access to state-of the-art lighted turf fields in San Diego County: Aviara Soccer Park, Poinsettia Park, Stagecoach Park, etc.  In addition, the program has strength and proximity to the Coast Soccer League Footprint.

What age group ranges are included in the Carlsbad Elite Program
2011 will see the Elite Program expand to U14 and up thru U18 for a total of ten teams.


Will the Carlsbad Elite Program teams solely play in the Coast League?
Yes, all players that tryout and make the Elite Program will compete in the Coast Soccer League.  The season typically starts the week after Labor Day and thee are twelve teams per bracket for an eleven game schedule that runs about 8 weeks. 

Since most Coast Teams are based in Orange County and LA, etc., where will Home Games be played
Our home games will be in Carlsbad as well as Oaks Polo Fields in San Juan Capistrano, CA in Southern Orange County.  During 2010, CSL Officials scheduled 8 home games in Carlsbad across all our teams.  We are the only CSL club from San Diego that has home games in San Diego County. 


What happens if a player from the Lightning Soccer Club or one that attends a tryout is not interested to play in the Elite Program at U14 through U18?
Players from outside the club and within the Lightning Soccer Club will have the option to play in the regular program and in Presidio League if a team can be fielded at that age and skill level.


What tournaments will we Carlsbad Elite Teams participate in?
Carlsbad Elite Teams will apply and participate in college showcase and premier tournaments across the country as well as Far West Regional League, depending on the team’s level.   The Elite Boys Program is a charter member of the Western College Development Academy (WCDA). 


What about training fields?
Carlsbad Elite teams will have access to Aviara Soccer Park, Poinsettia Park and Stagecoach Park. All lighted turf fields.

Current CLSC Events

Below is a list of current CLSC events/camps/clinics:
- Lightning Little Rascals
Lightning Little Rookies
Friday Night Lights
Rec Holiday Soccer Camps

Players Needed

Competitive Team Openings
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