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Welcome to the Long Island Lightning
The Long Island Lightning are one of the youth premier basketball associations in the country!
Lightning Mission Statement
Lightning Basketball is an independent nonprofit that was founded in 1992 to offer young athletes in the New York City metropolitan area an opportunity to work with top coaching staff, compete in the highest-level tournaments, and improve their athletic skills to prepare them to play both high school and college-level basketball. The skills developed through Lightning Basketball, such as personal accountability, time management, communication, leadership, dedication, the ability to perform under pressure and loyalty, transfer naturally off the court to other areas of the athletes’ lives, meaning that the Lightning teams are not only developing the great competitors of tomorrow, but great people as well.
Our teams are focused on player and personal development through their formative years as they approach high school and high-level AAU ball.
Our goal is to prepare them for the experiences that they will face in high school, college and beyond.
Skills developed through Lightning Basketball:
Ability to perform under pressure