Maine Lightning Program Info

What you need to know!  Maine Lightning Q&A

What is the commitment level for Maine Lightning?

 High commitment level on the weekends. Winter training from Nov-Mar 1 on Sundays.   Games early spring through the summer on Saturdays and Sundays. Mostly on Sundays. 

What is the cost?

8U = $900.00, 9 and 10U = $1325.00 11 and 12U = $1625.00 13-15U $1,875.00, Showcase Teams $2900.00 

Can I make payments?

Yes, we will coordinate an automatic monthly deduction after a $500.00 deposit. 

Do you offer financial assistance?

Not presently, but we will provide some fundraising opportunities

What do I get for becoming a member of the Maine Lightning Baseball program?

A competitive game schedule, top level coaching, winter training, opportunity to develop skill levels, become part of a team with other dedicated players who are serious about the game, and all needed apparel (2 uniforms, hat, pullover BP top, and a tee-shirt). You become a member of our facility, which gives you discounted rates on lessons and clinics. You also get free cage rentals for the season. 

Where are games played?

They are played mostly in Northern New England. Travel rarely exceeds a 2 hr drive. Half of our games are at home in Southern Maine. 

Will Maine Lightning conflict with Little League, Babe Ruth, JR Legion, and Legion?

YES! It will occasionally conflict. We shut our schedule down from mid June to mid July at the 10,11,12U levels to eliminate conflicts during all-stars. We are also going to do our best not to schedule Saturday games until Little league is over. Lightning will break during Babe Ruth all-stars for the same reasons. We will also conflict with Legion ball and recommend you communicate with your Legion coach alerting them of your commitment to Maine Lightning Baseball on the weekends. 

Why play Maine Lightning vs town ball?

The travel baseball we provide will give your boy the best instruction in Maine, the most competitive competition, and unmatched training facilities. 

Can we miss some workouts during winter training?

Yes, but we recommend that you get your boy into the Training Center for some work during the week. We will provide the instruction, and training that all of our players should be receiving. We also understand that families have other things going on throughout the year and will certainly work with them. 

How is playing time handled? Is it equal for all players?

NO! Playing time is not equal. That being said, we will provide playing time for all rostered players every weekend. We believe in giving each player a full game during double headers, and not just two innings innings in the field and one at bat! This may change during the play-offs and outside tournaments. 

Do Dad's coach? Will there be favoritism?

Yes, dads who are qualified coaches.  We will only hire professional qualified coaches. The coaches in our program share our mission: To develop skill levels, and incorporate team play as well. Favoritism will not happen! Our dad coaches are well aware that favoritism will not be tolerated. 

Will there be more charges tacked on during the season?

No. Your tuition covers everything. Some teams may want more games or tournaments? If that is the case, then the additional monies will have to be provided by that team. Money can be raised or paid by each player if that family wants to participate in the extra event(s). 

Can I volunteer to help with this team?

Absolutely. We will ask for volunteers based on what the particular coach is looking for. Volunteers will be given assignments, and are asked not to instruct players. We appreciate the extra help, it will make the overall experience that much better! 

Can I approach the coach with problems or concerns?

Yes, but it needs to be done away from the field, or hotel. We will instruct our coaches NOT to communicate with parents during games for anything other than injuries or illness. Please wait at least 24 hours and contact your coach directly. 

Can I order additional apparel?

Absolutely. We will make the apparel available to each family. Ordering is done through the Edge Academy.

MAINE LIGHTNING REFUND/ROSTER POLICY

AT EVERY LEVEL

Due to limited roster spots, once an offer has been accepted and a deposit has been paid, NO REFUNDS or CREDITS will be processed under any circumstances. The Maine Lightning program reserves the right to switch players on different rosters when applicable.  Maine Lightning is committed to developing elite level players and we expect the same commitment in return from players and families. We thank you for your understanding.