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About Us - New Hampshire Lightning

The NH Lightning USA Softball Club is based out of Concord, NH. The NH Lightning Softball Club offers players an opportunity to play softball at a highly competitive level at various tournaments around New England and beyond at the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U & 18 + levels.

In 2004, the families of Opie Pratt and Brett Houston were sitting around the Houston’s backyard fireplace one summer evening and the idea of putting together an ASA(now USA) softball team sparked to life.  Thousands of players and families later, the league is thriving and growing every day!

We are especially proud of our mission statement: To promote competitive softball for girls in New Hampshire through the development of skills, discipline, and sportsmanship. NH Lightning Softball Club offers players a year round opportunity to play softball at a highly competitive level at various tournaments around New England and beyond at the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U & 18+levels.

Email president@nhlightning.org to learn more about us!

***NH LIGHTNING 2020/2021 FREE TRYOUT REGISTRATION- REGISTER HERE***

Great news. The NH Lightning 2020/21 tryout schedule has been announced. Like in past years, tryouts are free. Due to large expected turnout and to make check in smooth in the COVID era, we have an easy to use online tryout pre-registration form we are having players/families complete soon so that we can make the in person tryout process quick and smooth for all attendees. Just click the link. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about NH Lightning, cannot make these times, or needs help pre-registering, email: president@nhlightning.org or call Liz Purdy at 603-731-2200. NH Lightning is a highly competitive travel USA softball club that plays throughout NH and the northeast in the 10, 12,14,16,18 and 18+ divisions. Established for 17 years, we are a year-round program with designated indoor facilities at Concord Sports Center. We are committed to delivering great value with high quality softball skills development for our players through clinics, practices, highly competitive tourney play, and professional pitching and catching instruction throughout the year.

NH LIGHTNING TRYOUT INFORMATION 

 

Greetings,

We  are including important information to make the registration and tryout experience for your player and family easy! 

For those in age categories with two nights of tryouts, we STRONGLY encourage you to attend the first session.  If you cannot attend the first session, please contact us to let us know that you will be at the second night only.  It's not required to attend both, but you are welcome to do so.  Please contact us at president@nhlightning.org.

Attached are two standard waivers we are required to have filled out. If you can print them, sign them and bring with you, you will not have any paperwork to sign when you arrive for tryout!  We will have copies available in the event you forget. 

We look forward to seeing you at Martin Field, 40 Iron Works Road, Concord next week!

Thank you,

NH Lightning Coaches and Board Members

 

 

COVID WAIVER FOR DOWLOAD AND PRINTING

 

 

STANDARD CONSENT TO TREAT FORM

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please have your athlete arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of the tryout, and be prepared with the following items:

- glove, face mask, bat, helmet, cleats

- plenty of drinking water

- face covering 

- hand sanitizer

 

All players and parents/guardians will be asked to adhere to the following while at the tryout:

  • Athletes must bring facial coverings and have them on hand, in case they are needed.
  • Athletes must social distance while not on the field of play, or wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible.
  • Family members accompanying athletes must remain in their vehicles during the tryout or strictly adhere to the social distance standard of staying 6' apart from any non-family members. You must also bring a face covering with you to the tryout and you are required to wear it under the rare circumstance where you are not able to social distance. Any family members who are not practicing sensible social distancing, as advised, will be asked to return to their vehicle until the tryout concludes.
  • Athletes should wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer. Some sanitizer will be provided at the fields, but your athlete must also be prepared with their own.
  • Athletes and family members are asked to follow the recommendations on the COVID-19 signage at the fields.

Liz Purdy

President, NH Lightning Softball Club

Phone: 6037312200

NH LIGHTNING 12 U FALL THRILLER TOURNEY REGISTRATION

SIgn up here for the NH Lightning 12 U tourney at Martin Field in Concord on Saturday October 17 & 18. It's a 3 game Pool/Single Elimination Tournament and one of the most fun tourneys of the year! For questions, email keeffe00@icloud.com or call Matt Keeffe at 6033965812.

PURCHASE LIMITED EDITION OPERATION HAT TRICK/NH LIGHTNING CAPS HERE!

Operation Hat Trick NH Lightning camo hats are in and supplies are limited. These are part of a fundraiser and community service project that NH Lightning participates in to generate awareness and support of wounded service members and veterans. We have a limited supply of hats left, they are $20 each(or pay online with transaction fees). Cash or checks may be made payable to NH Lightning. Contact president@nhlightning.org if you would like to purchase one and help a great cause and we will coordinate payment and pickup!

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Sanctioned USA Softball League

The NH Lightning seeks to field competitive teams, but insists on doing so in a family friendly environment where players can grow and mature on and off the field. We intend on fielding teams at the 10U, U12, U14, U16, U18 and 18+ age divisions. We are a USA Junior Olympic Softball sanctioned organization (formerly ASA), but also take part in NSA and PONY events from time to time. We are a not for profit and will not stretch to create teams for the sake of doing so – we wish to maintain our organizational heart and soul, but we also compete to win.

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CONCORD SPORTS CENTER IS A GREAT SUPPORTER AND SPONSOR OF NH LIGHTNING