Lightning Athletic Club


Normal Park participates in the Independent School Conference.

Mission Statement:

From its founding in 2014, the Lightning Athletic Club (LAC) leaders have believed that physical activity complements academic development and personal growth. It is the mission of the LAC to offer a wide range of quality programs which will encourage and facilitate all participants to realize opportunities for championship athletic participation, physical fitness and well being.

The LAC works to:
Increase the quality of athletics
Generate community involvement
Provide structure and manage resources effectively
Fundraise to support athletic programs
Increase participation in athletics
 
Lightning Athletic Club Fee Policy
 

Student Athlete Fees and Lightning Pass

Middle School Sports (checks made payable to NPMM)

$50.00 per individual sport (facilities fee, insurance, refs/umpire fees, uniforms). A LAC Lightning Season Pass will also be given to the immediate family of all student athletes who pay sports fees prior to the first home game. This pass will provide immediate families with free admission to HOME ball games during that specific sport. (tournaments excluded).

Shooter shirts, extra equipment, camps, and warm up's may result in an extra fees. 

Fall Sports

Cheerleading (May Tryouts)          Coach Batts

Football* (July Tryouts)                  Coach Cowell, Coach Jorgenson, and CSAS Staff

Cross Country (August Tryouts)    Coach Moore and Hannigan

Soccer (Sept. Tryouts)                   Coach Andrews, Hoeswicher, Brune, and Nye

Late Fall/Winter Sports

Cheerleading (May Tryouts)           Coach Batts

Basketball (October Tryouts)          Coach Knowles and Coach Hoewischer

Swimming*                                      Coach Clardy and Myers (practices with Clubs)

Climbing (with Red Bank)               Coach Kerns and Nye (practices begin in late Sept.)  

Spring Sports

Track and Field (March Tryouts)    Coach Cowell and Coach Budd

Tennis                                            TBD

Baseball (February Tryouts)          Coach Porter and Coach Brune

Volleyball                                       Coach Parton

Golf *                                             Coach Hoewischer (season begins in March)

Spring Club Sports (various fees apply)

Boys Lacrosse (March Tryouts)    TBD

Girls Lacrosse (March Tryouts)     Coach Julie Hammond

Mountain Bike (Bolts Mountain Bike) www.facebook.com/NPMMSbolts. Eric Pullen (sponsor)

 *Partner with CSAS

Elementary School Sports (checks made payable to LAC)

$50.00 per individual sport (facilities fee, insurance, refs/umpire fees, uniforms). A LAC Lightning Season Pass will also be given to the immediate family of all student athletes who pay sports fees prior to the first home game. This pass will provide immediate families with free admission to HOME ball games during that specific sport. (tournaments excluded).Shooter shirts, extra equipment, camps, and warm up's may result in an extra fees. 

Fall Sports

3rd-5th Grade Cross Country            Coach Cox and FastBreak Athletics (Tryouts in August)

Late Fall/Winter Sports

4th and 5th Grade Co Ed Soccer      TBD (Tryouts in Late September)

4th and 5th Grade Basketball            TBD (Tryouts in October) 

Spring Sports

4th and 5th Grade Track and Field    TBD (Tryouts in March) 

Spring Club Sports

Lacrosse                                           TBD

 

A Premium LAC Lightning Pass may be purchased for $75.00. This is great gift or pass for grandparents or extended family that plan to attend home games throughout the school year.

NPMM/LAC Home Gate Fees

Adults              $5.00

Students          FREE

Seniors (65+)  $3.00

Parking            FREE

ISC and Other School Gate Fee vary and other schools may have a parking fee.

Adults            $4.00 to $6.00

Students        $2.00 to $4.00

 
SPIRIT SWAG 
Purchases can be made in the offices on either campus daily during regular school hours 8-3.
Tervis, Camelback waterbottles, Cooler totes, hats, bucket hats, blankets, knit beanie hats, tshirts, tanks, sweatshirts, shorts, car magnets, stickers, pencils, koozies, and more!!!
Questions? Contact Dawn Mazurek dawnmazurek23@gmail.com

FILL THE FENCE for ATHLETICS
Fence Signs are available for advertising along the Market Street fence.
Cost is $600 for first 12 months (LAC provides sign)
Annual renewal is $500.
AMAZING price for a business advertising opportunity!
Contact Candida Combs for more information.
candidamanuseto@yahoo.com

FAQ's

FEE: There is a $50 fee to participate in EACH sport at NPMM.
Exceptions-fees may vary for our club sports: Climbing, Swimming, Lacrosse

REQUIRMENTS: Every athlete must have a completed TSSAA physical form and signed concussion form on file prior to trying out for a sport.

COACHES: Each NPMM coach must complete a background check.

VOLUNTEERS: Complete your volunteer hours with the LAC.
Watch for opportunities or let us know what your interested in!
Coach, feed athletes, help with events, join a committee...and more.

GET INVOLVED WITH SPORTS!
STAY UP TO DATE! SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIGHTING ATHLETIC CLUB EMAIL LIST
JOIN the LIGHTNING ATHLETIC CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE (request to join)
Contact us at : lightningathleticclub@gmail.com
 
LAC Events

Sports Activity Court at Normalpalooza
The Showdown*
*Includes- Lightning Dash Family 1 Mile Run/Walk,
Spaghetti Dinner hosted by NorthShore Fellowship,
Student/Teacher Basketball Game
Fall and Spring Sports Award Banquets: To Honor Coaches and Student-Athletes
 
Lightning Athletic Club Board
Heather Cockerham- Chair
Emily Goolsby-Treasurer and Upper School Sports Representative
Marcy Kelch - Concessions
Nicole DiStasio - Hospitality/Banquet
Paul Hoewischer- Faculty Athletic Director
Candida Combs- Fence Sign Chair
Rebecca Wykle-Health and Wellness
TBD: Elementary Sport Representative 
Brad Cowell- Coaches Representative
Chris Varner and Alan Outlaw- Member at Large
Missy Elliott-Past Chair/Advocacy

Interested in joining one of these committees? Email Heather at lightningathleticclub@gmail.com