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Lightning Announces new DOC, Michael Cockroft!


Many exciting changes are happening at the Lincolnshire Lightning Soccer Club, starting with a brand new leader for the future.

We are proud to announce that Michael Cockroft has been named Director of Coaching (DOC), supervising coaching and player development for all girls and boys teams. Cockroft was selected following a lengthy interview process by the Board of Directors that involved many qualified candidates. He brings a wealth of experience to Lincolnshire from across the country and overseas.

“Coming to Lincolnshire is a tremendous opportunity for me to work with a well-established, community-based soccer club that emphasizes player development at all levels,” he said. “There is huge potential in growing the Lightning program for girls and boys throughout our surrounding community and preparing them to shine at the high school level for Stevenson, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove or wherever they continue playing while with our club.”

Cockroft’s impressive coaching background is highlighted by achieving a USSF A National License – a prestigious and rare accomplishment for a community club director. He has combined coaching and club business experience into his own company called Midwest Soccer Coaching, where he trains other coaches to bring out the best in their players at all age levels and offers professional training services throughout the Midwest.  He and his coaching staff will also operate new speed, skill and agility camps that will be coming to North Park, home of all Lightning teams, beginning in June.

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Board of Directors
Jeff Ralston - President (

Michael Cockroft - Director of Coaching 
Kristin Keevins - Club Manager
Steve Cynor - Tryouts Director
Dan Petrich - Director of High School Program and Sponsorships
Eric Scott - Marketing Director
Scott Harper - Director of Recreational Soccer
Carolyn Terwilliger - VP/Website
OPEN - Finance

Members at Large
Tania Surane - Uniforms and Spirit Wear
OPEN - Tournament Coordinator

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