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  • How can I join NY Lightning?
    You can become a member by one or two ways: (1) being recruited by one of our coaches or scouts or (2) going through our tryout process.
  • When are tryouts?
    High school tryouts are in February. Middle school tryouts are in September.
  • Is NY Lightning a sponsored program?
    Yes, NY Lightning is a NIKE sponsored EYBL program.
  • Do you run camps?
    Yes, we do organize camps during the summer. We usually have camps in July or August.
  • How many teams are in your organization?
    We have multiple teams in our program consisting of EYBL and Select teams (5 EYBL teams, 6 Select teams).
  • Does your organization scout High School games?
    Yes, our staff frequently attend various High School games across the tri-state searching for new talent.
  • Does NY Lightning offer skill development?
    Yes, we specialize in skill development. We have staff throughout NYC and Connecticut who conduct individual training with our players.
  • Can I join NY Lightning if I live in a different state?
    Yes, the bordering state rule allows up to 3 players who live in neighboring states to play. However, states must border New York State, such NJ, CT, PA, MA and VT.
  • Can I become a part of NY Lightning as a non-player?
    Yes, we offer opportunities for non-athletes such as photographers, videographers and administrative roles. If interested, please email your resume to or
  • How can I make a donation?
    Yes, contributions can be made through traditional methods of checks. Also, contributions can be made via our donations tab. All donations are tax-deductible as we are a non-profit 501-c3 organization.
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