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Carlsbad United's Carl Higham on Player Development | Carlsbad United F.C., Carl Higham, Michael Duggan, Glenn Malone, Steve Cowell, Wigan Athletic, Skelmersdale United, Carlsbad Lightning SC
Carlsbad United's Carl Higham on Player Development

Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad United F.C. Director of Girls Program Carl Higham shares his accumulated wisdom and experience gained over a lifetime of involvement in the beautiful game.

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America Needs More Female Soccer Coaches | Carlsbad United F.C., Michael Duggan, Steve Cowell, U.S. Women's National Team, Tom Sermanni, Jill Ellis, April Heinrichs, Corrie Samaniego, Courtney Drummond, Heather Hilliard, Lauren Miszkletitz, Michele Ramirez, Natalie Elkind, Female Coaches
America Needs More Female Soccer Coaches

Youth Soccer News: The dismissal of U.S. Women's National Team coach Tom Sermanni and appointment of Jill Ellis as interim head coach has again brought to light the question of the place of female coaches in soccer. What is the state of female coaches in youth soccer today? Carlsbad United F.C. is a leader in hiring female coaches, and Directors Michael Duggan and Steve Cowell are focused on finding the best coaches, regardless of gender. Their coaches Corrie Samaniego, Heather Hilliard, Natalie Elkind, Marisa Zambetti Courtney Drummond, Lauren Miszklevitz and Michelle Ramirez speak out.

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The Carlsbad Elite Players' Edge On The Field And Off | Carlsbad United F.C., CUFC, Carlsbad Elite Program, Michael Duggan, Steve Cowell, Ron Pulvers, Adam Skumawitz, November Nights College Showcase,
The Carlsbad Elite Players' Edge On The Field And Off

Youth Soccer News: Through the highly successful Carlsbad Elite Program, young athletes at Carlsbad United F.C. have access to unique support, training and facilities to help them reach their dreams of playing in a top university program.

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Carlsbad United's Glenn Malone on Developing Youth Soccer Players | Carlsbad United F.C., Glenn Malone, Wigan Athletic, Carlsbad Lightning, Carlsbad Wave, Carlsbad High School
Carlsbad United's Glenn Malone on Developing Youth Soccer Players

Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad United F.C. Boys Director of Coaching Glenn Malone shares the wisdom he has gained over the years as a player and a coach.

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Heather Hilliard on the Importance of Female Coaches | Female Coaches, Carlsbad United F.C., Heather Hilliard, UC San Diego
Heather Hilliard on the Importance of Female Coaches

Youth Soccer News: What does it take to be a successful female coach in youth soccer? SoccerNation talks with Carlsbad United F.C. Youth Soccer Director Heather Hilliard on what makes female coaches special.

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Great Recreational Soccer | Carlsbad United F.C., Michael Duggan, Heather Hilliard, Brad Green, Recreational Soccer, Steve Cowell
Great Recreational Soccer

Brad Green and Heather Hiliard from Carlsbad United F.C.

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Carlsbad United's Steve Cowell | Carlsbad United F.C., Steve Cowell, Carlsbad Wave, Carlsbad Lightning, Michael Duggan, Manchester City FC, Player Development, Winning vs Developmen
Carlsbad United's Steve Cowell

Youth Soccer News: SoccerNation get up-close with Steve Cowell, former Director of Coaching at Carlsbad Wave FC and now Technical Director of the newly-created Carlsbad United F.C.

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The Importance of Female Coaches in Youth Soccer | Carlsbad United F.C., Michael Duggan, Steve Cowell, Heather Hilliard, Michele Ramierez, Courtney Drummond, Lauren Miszklevitz, Emily Tapert, Corrie Samaniego, Natalie Elkind, Pamela Kalinoski
The Importance of Female Coaches in Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer News: Although men traditionally dominate the field as coaches in soccer, more women are joining their ranks. Carlsbad United F.C. is a leader in giving female soccer coaches opportunities on the pitch. Michael Duggan and Steve Cowell on the importance of female coaches. 

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Rodriguez on Goalkeeper Training  | Carlsbad United F.C., Guillermo Rodriguez, Nenad "Ziggy" Zigante, Niagara University, University of San Diego, Toreros, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, MAAC
Rodriguez on Goalkeeper Training

Youth Soccer News: Goalies; the Unsung Heroes of the Soccer Field Series: After more than ten years as goalkeeper coach, Guillermo Rodriguez, a student of former MLS coach Ziggy Zigante and the head goalkeeper coach at Carlsbad United F.C., shares his advice for successful player development working with youth soccer goalkeepers.

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Carlsbad United - The Right Decision | Carlsbad United F.C., Carlsbad Lightning, Carlsbad Wave, Michael Duggan, Steve Cowell, youth soccer players, youth soccer news, player development, why two clubs merge,
Carlsbad United - The Right Decision

Michael Duggan and Steve Cowell Joined Forces

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Carlsbad United State Champions | Carlsbad United F.C., Carlsbad Lightning, Carlsbad Wave, Wave GU11 Black, Courtney Drummond, Cal South State Cup, Steve Cowell, Michael Duggan, Carlsbad United
Carlsbad United State Champions

Youth Soccer News: Barely two months after the merger of Carlsbad Lightning and Carlsbad Wave to form Carlsbad United F.C., Courtney Drummond's Wave GU11 Black has won Cal South State Cup Governors Division.

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Carlsbad's Coach Andrew Lissner Retires | Carlsbad United FC, Carlsbad Lightning SC, Carlsbad Wave, Michael Duggan, Andrew Lissner, Cyndy's Angels, The Angles girls soccer team,
Carlsbad's Coach Andrew Lissner Retires

"We play for the fun of it and it has never been about the wins," said Lissner.  It is virtually unheard of to be with the same club for more than a decade and Andrew Lissner has now retired after twenty years of developing players in the Carlsbad area.

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Carlsbad United F.C. New Look | Carlsbad United FC, Carlsbad Lightning SC, Carlsbad Wave, Michael Duggan, Steve Cowell, Glen Malone, CARLSBAD UNITED, Carlsbad Wave, Carlsbad Lightning, Carlsbad Elite, Tawnya Clark, Jerry Straw, Michelle Totoris, Skye O’Grady, Lisa Quade, Julie Niendorf, Gill Asperin, Tony Selinka, Michael Duggan, Steve Cowell, Glenn Malone, Carl Higham, Brad Green, Heather Hilliard
Carlsbad United F.C. New Look

Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad Lightning and Carlsbad Wave merged to create Carlsbad United F.C. - Just before tryouts it is time for a new look for the new youth soccer club in San Diego.

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Carlsbad United For Aaron Loy | Carlsbad United FC, Carlsbad Lightning SC, Carlsbad Wave, Michael Duggan, Aaron Loy, Kristine Loy, Steve Cowell, Glen Malone, CARLSBAD UNITED, Carlsbad Wave, Carlsbad Lightning, Carlsbad Elite, Tawnya Clark, Jerry Straw, Michelle Totoris, Skye O’Grady, Lisa Quade, Julie Niendorf, Gill Asperin, Tony Selinka, Michael Duggan, Steve Cowell, Glenn Malone, Carl Higham, Brad Green, Heather Hilliard
Carlsbad United For Aaron Loy

Youth Soccer News:Last month, Carlsbad United FC (Carlsbad Lightning and Carlsbad Wave clubs merged) helped one of their own - Aaron Loy - in a major fundraiser "PLAY FOR AARON". An avid soccer player from Southern California, Loy was tragically and suddenly struck with Neisseria meningitides and had both his lower legs amputated to save his life.

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Carlsbad Lightning and Carlsbad Wave Merge to Form Carlsbad United F.C. | Carlsbad United FC, Carlsbad Lightning SC, Carlsbad Wave, Michael Duggan, Steve Cowell, Glen Malone, CARLSBAD UNITED, Carlsbad Wave, Carlsbad Lightning, Carlsbad Elite, Tawnya Clark, Jerry Straw, Michelle Totoris, Skye O’Grady, Lisa Quade, Julie Niendorf, Gill Asperin, Tony Selinka, Michael Duggan, Steve Cowell, Glenn Malone, Carl Higham, Brad Green, Heather Hilliard
Carlsbad Lightning and Carlsbad Wave Merge to Form Carlsbad United F.C.

Youth Soccer News: In a major move in San Diego area youth soccer, Carlsbad Lightning and Carlsbad Wave have announced a merger to create Carlsbad United F.C.

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Carlsbad Lightning Success at National Leagues | US Youth Soccer National League, Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, CLSC, Carlsbad Elite, Michael Duggan, Patrick Trolan
Carlsbad Lightning Success at National Leagues

Carlsbad Lightning SC's Carlsbad Elite girls finished the US Youth Soccer National League opening week competition with 11 wins in 12 matches.

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Carlsbad Lightning Strikes & Wins | Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, CLSC, Surf Thanksgiving Tournament, Michael Duggan, Marisa Zambetti, youth soccer news, soccer news, tournament news, Surf Thanksgiving Cup News,
Carlsbad Lightning Strikes & Wins

Youth Soccer News: Four teams from Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club reached their championship matches at the 2013 Surf Thanksgiving Tournament, with the CLSC GU15 Elite bringing home a trophy.

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Carlsbad Lightning's Palau United | Carlsbad Lightning, Palau United, Republic of Palau, Julian Padilla, Michael Duggan, Edward Borlenghi
Carlsbad Lightning's Palau United

San Diego Rec Soccer Scores Big

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Carlsbad Lightning GU14 | Carlsbad Lightning, Pegasus Cup, Youth Soccer News, Soccer Tournament, Pegasus Cup
Carlsbad Lightning GU14
Pegasus Cup 2013 Champions Read More...
 
Carlsbad Elite Win Far West Regionals | Far West Regionals, Pateadores, FC Golden State, Cal-South, Legends FC
Carlsbad Elite Win Far West Regionals
Michael Duggan, Director of Coaching for Carlsbad Elite Read More...
 
Carlsbad Elite B96 and GU14 Reach League Finals | Carlsbad Lightning SC, Carlsbad Elite B96, Carlsbad Elite GU14, Western College Development Association, WCDA, Southern California National Premier League, SCNPL
Carlsbad Elite B96 and GU14 Reach League Finals
Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad Lightning SC will see two teams advancing to finals over the coming weeks as the Elite B96 team head to Washington for the WCDA finals and the Elite GU14 compete for the SCNPL title. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Elite @ Far West Regional  | Carlsbad Lightning SC, Carlsbad Elite, US Youth Soccer, Far West Regional League
Carlsbad Elite @ Far West Regional
Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad Lightning SC will be well represented in Round 2 of the Far West Regional League as three Carlsbad Elite teams win their groups to advance. Read More...
 
Bobby Renneisen Joins Carlsbad  | Carlsbad Lightning SC, CLSC, Carlsbad Elite, Cal State San Marcos, CSUSM, Michael Duggan, Bobby Renneisen, Ron Pulvers
Bobby Renneisen Joins Carlsbad
Youth Soccer News: Cal State San Marcos Associate Head Coach Bobby Renneisen has joined Carlsbad Lightning SC's Carlsbad Elite Program coaching staff. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Elite at National League | US Youth Soccer National League, Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, Carlsbad Elite GU15, Michael Duggan
Carlsbad Elite at National League
Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad Elite GU15 won the US Youth Soccer National League Red Division with three victories over tough opponents in Las Vegas. The team will now prepare to compete in the US Youth Soccer National Championships in July. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lightning U9s Make Strong Showing in State Cup | Carlsbad Lightning SC, CLSC, BU9 Black, GU9 Black, Cal South State Cup, Governors Division
Carlsbad Lightning U9s Make Strong Showing in State Cup
Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad Lightning SC BU9 Black and GU9 Black teams put in strong showings in the 2013 Cal South State Cup Governors Division, with the boys reaching the semifinals and the girls finishing as Finalists. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lightning SC's Rey Ortiz Is Cal South Player of the Year | Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, CLSC, Rey Ortiz, Cal South Sports Authority Player of the Year, Mike Duggan, Paul Holohan
Carlsbad Lightning SC's Rey Ortiz Is Cal South Player of the Year
Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club's Rey Ortiz has been named the 2013 Cal South Sports Authority Player of the Year. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club Unveils New UNITED Shield | Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, CLSC, UNITED Shield
Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club Unveils New UNITED Shield
Youth Soccer News: To better promote club unity, Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club (CLSC) has unveiled a new UNITED shield that combines symbolic elements of the club's Recreational, Competitive and Elite programs. Read More...
 
Carlsbad BU10 Wins | Carlsbad Lightning BU10 Red, Pauly Dolinsky, Legends Cup, Billy Garton, CV Manchester
Carlsbad BU10 Wins
Youth Soccer News: San Diego's Carlsbad Lightning BU10 Red, coached by Paul Dolinsky, defeated Billy Garton's CV Manchester BU10 Elite 4-3 to take the 2013 BU10 Gold Legends Cup title. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Win Legends  | Carlsbad Lightning BU12 Red, Legends Cup, Jay Amin,SoccerNation News, Youth Soccer News, Soccer News, San Diego Soccer
Carlsbad Win Legends
Carlsbad Lightning BU12 Red  Starts 2013 with Legends Cup Win Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Team Wins Legends Cup | Carlsbad Lightning BU12 Red, Legends Cup, Jay Amin,SoccerNation News, Youth Soccer News, Soccer News, San Diego Soccer
Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Team Wins Legends Cup
Youth Soccer News: San Diego's youth soccer club Carlsbad Lightning BU12 Red opened 2013 by winning Legends Cup, their sixth tournament championship this season. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Elite GU15 Youth Soccer News | Michael Duggan, Youth Soccer, Cal South Soccer News, Carlsbad Lightning, National League
Carlsbad Elite GU15 Youth Soccer News
Michael Duggan's Carlsbad Lightning's GU15 Elite team traveled to North Carolina to compete in the National League. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lightning BU12 Red Show Strength | Carlsbad Lightning BU12 Red, Jay Amin, Surf Thanksgiving Tournament, Coast Soccer League
Carlsbad Lightning BU12 Red Show Strength
Youth Soccer News: San Diego's Carlsbad Lightning's youth soccer club's BU12 Red have been impressing at all levels, earning several tournament titles and taking first place in their Coast Soccer League division. Read More...
 
Elite GU15 Rising | Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, Carlsbad Elite GU15, Michael Duggan, Marisa Zambetti
Elite GU15 Rising
Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad Elite GU15, coached by Carlsbad Lightning DOC Michael Duggan, have amassed an impressive record of 72-12-11 (W-T-L) over the past two seasons, including a National State Cup championship and a Far West Region Finalist finish. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lightning Strikes Hot in Summer Tournaments | Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, Carlsbad Elite, Cal South, National Cup, Arsenal Cup, WCDA National Finals, Manchester Cup, Poway Classic, Notts Forest Summer Classic, Pegasus Cup, Kick for Hope, Albion National Showcase, Crusaders Cup, LA Premier Cup, Carlsbad Cup, Carlsbad Coastal Classic, La Jolla Labor Day Showcase
Carlsbad Lightning Strikes Hot in Summer Tournaments
Youth Soccer News: Winning Championship after Championship, Carlsbad Lightning Strikes Hot in Summer Tournament Season. From the National Cup, Arsenal Cup, WCDA National Finals, Manchester Cup, Poway Classic, Notts Forest Summer Classic, Pegasus Cup, Kick for Hope, Albion National Showcase, Crusaders Cup, LA Premier Cup, Carlsbad Cup, Carlsbad Coastal Classic, to the La Jolla Labor Day Showcase Carlsbad Lightning teams performed exceptionally well. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lighting on Development vs Winning | Winning versus Development, Directors of Coaching, Todd Saldana, Bert Leonard, Paul Holohan, South Bay Force SC, Roswell Soccer Club, Carlsbad Lightning SC
Carlsbad Lighting on Development vs Winning
Paul Holohan of Carlsbad Lightning SC, Todd Saldana of South Bay Force, and Bert Leonard of Georgia's Roswell Soccer Club on Player Development vs. Winning at All Costs Read More...
 
Lightning GU13  | Carlsbad Lightning GU13 Black, La Jolla Labor Day Classic
Lightning GU13
Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad Lightning GU13 Black took the GU13 Bronze Division at the La Jolla Labor Day Classic, going 4-0 overall with 12 goals scored and only two allowed. Read More...
 
Lightning's Elite  | Carlsbad Elite B96, Paul Holohan, Carlsbad Lightning
Lightning's Elite
San Diego Youth Soccer News: Carlbad Elite's B96 team has shown great growth and development under the leadership of coach Paul Holohan. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Wave | Carlsbad Wave GU9, Coastal Classic
Carlsbad Wave

Youth Soccer: Carlsbad Wave GU9 Black defeated Carlsbad Lightning G09 White to win the Coastal Classic on Sunday, August 12.

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Carlsbad GU14 Win National Cup | Carlsbad Lightning GU14 WIn, Michael Duggan, State Cup, National Cup, Southern California Youth Soccer, Youth Soccer
Carlsbad GU14 Win National Cup
Michael Duggan's Carlsbad Lightning GU14 Elite Team Read More...
 
Adam Skumawitz | Adam Skumawitz, Carlsbad Lightning, Michael Duggan
Adam Skumawitz
Youth Soccer News: Southern California soccer standout Adam Skumawitz has joined Carlsbad Lightning as a college liaison and coach with Carlsbad Elite. Skumawitz first starred with San Diego Surf before playing at Cornell University and the German Verbandsliga and the Norwegian Tippeligaen Read More...
 
Carlsbad BU10 Win | Presidio Cup Tournament, Carlsbad Lightning BU10 Red
Carlsbad BU10 Win
Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad Lightning BU10 Red took on the field in the Presidio Cup AA-A bracket and came away winners against the odds. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lightning's Soccer Tournament: November Nights | November Nights Girls College Showcase, Carlsbad Elite
Carlsbad Lightning's Soccer Tournament: November Nights
Youth Soccer News: Carlsbad Elite hosted the second annual November Nights Girls College Showcase over the Thanksgiving weekend. The tournament welcomed 72 teams and 178 college coaches. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lightning Victory | SoccerNation Youth Soccer News Carlsbad Lightning, David Rath
Carlsbad Lightning Victory
David Rath's /97/98s Win West Coast Futbol Classic Read More...
 
Elite GU14 Champs | Michael Duggan, Carlsbad Lightning, GU14
Elite GU14 Champs
Club Soccer News Spotlight: Carlsbad Elite GU14 Win Slammers Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lightning | Club Soccer, Youth Soccer, Carlsbad Lightning, Lee Bennett, Paul Holohan,
Carlsbad Lightning
Carlsbad Lightning's director of coaching is a well known for his outspoken voice in the youth soccer world. Read More...
 
Carlsbad & Bolton | Club Soccer, Youth Soccer, Carlsbad Lightning, Lee Bennett, Paul Holohan,
Carlsbad & Bolton
Carlsbad Lightning looks to expand the horizon of its players and looks to partner with the Bolton Wanderers to help identify players for their year long academy. Read More...
 
Carlsbad's Duggan | Club Soccer, Youth Soccer, Carlsbad Lightning, Lee Bennett, Paul Holohan,
Carlsbad's Duggan
The Power Behind Carlsbad Lightning - the Director of Coaching, Michael Duggan Read More...
 
Carlsbad Elite vs Chivas USA | Carlsbad Lightning, Mike Duggan, Paul Holohan, Carlsbad Elite Boys, Chivas USA U15
Carlsbad Elite vs Chivas USA
Youth Soccer News: U14 Friendly Read More...
 
Carlsbad GU13 | Michael Duggan, Carlsbad Lightning, GU13, Carlsbad Premier Cup
Carlsbad GU13
Club Soccer News Spotlight: Carlsbad Lightning - The Winning Tradition Continues with GU13 Red Read More...
 
Elite BU14 Win | Paul Holohan, Coach Holohan, Rey Ortiz, Leo Olmedo, Issac Arenas, Jonathan Velela, Carlsbad Elite, Edgar Hernandez, Esai Agula, Arturo Fernandez, Jordy Lozada, David Loya
Elite BU14 Win
The Winning Tradition Continues with the Carlbad Lightning Elite BU14s Read More...
 
Paul Holohan Joins | Holohan, Paul Holohan, Carlsbad Lightning, Elite Program, Boy's Elite program, College soccer program, Michael Duggan
Paul Holohan Joins
Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club has hired Paul Holohan as Director of their Carlsbad Elite Boys Soccer Program. The boy’s Elite program focuses on college bound soccer players. Read More...
 
Carlsbad Elite G93 Play Coast League  | Carlsbad Elite, GU93, Coast League, Dee Mata, Jazmin Aguas, Ally Anderson, Ally Hailey, Charlotte Brutten, Ellie Tvedt, Alexis Hogan, Andrea Leano, Megan Wagner, Allyssa Kenney, Monique Purner, Hannah Riegler, Katie Ross, Mikayla Siegel, Alana Torres, Maddie Phillips, Victoria Vargas, Bella Vidana, Hayley Wirth.
Carlsbad Elite G93 Play Coast League
Youth Soccer News: Prestigious Coast Soccer League comes to Carlsbad and Carlsbad Elite GU93 are Victorious, winning their bracket for the second straight year. Read More...
 
Lightning Strikes  | Club Soccer, Youth Soccer, Carlsbad Lightning, CSC, Brian Quinn FC SD Sockers
Lightning Strikes
Carlsbad Lightning GU14 are Pegasus Cup Champions Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lightning GU14 | Youth Soccer, Carlsbad Soccer, San Diego Soccer, Irvine Soccer Summer Classic, Carlsbad Lighting
Carlsbad Lightning GU14
Irvine Summer Classic Soccer Tournament Champions Read More...
 
Carlsbad Lightning Offers Elite Program | Carlsbad Lightning Socccer Club, Coast Soccer League, Jimmy Murphy, Rancho Santa Fe Attack, Michael Duggan, Judith LaBounty, Carl Higham, Glenn Malone, Karen Sparks
Carlsbad Lightning Offers Elite Program
The Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club now offers an Elite program, giving college bound soccer players an opportunity to compete in the prestigious Coast Soccer League. Read More...
 
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