Lightning Basketball College Showcase &  Youth Challenge


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 4th Grade Schedule Click Here


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10th Grade Schedule Click Here

11/12th Grade Schedule Click Here


Hi Coaches,

Lightning basketball has contacted various streaming services so that spectators can watch the games online in venues where no fans are permitted.  Any questions about the particular streaming service please contact that service. 


LIU POST   &   Garden City Recreation Center Streaming 

To parents and spectators: we are happy to stream the games that will be held at LIU Post and Garden City Recreation Center this weekend 4.17.21-4.18.21. We ask for a small fee of $10 each to account for time, effort and service in giving everyone the ability to watch our athletes. Please contact for more details in advance of the game to be set up.
Ralph Fornoles     516.538.1644




Elmont Streaming (UPDATED 4-17):

1)Go to    The link will not be active until the day of the event.  

2) create a login for the event

3)Pay "Day pass" rate of $10   (day passes expire at midnight)

4)Once you pay you will enter the channel

5)there will be three video players - CT 1,  CT 2 and CT 3    jump in and out of games all day



Juan Castro





Island Garden Streaming:  go to Playsight website:

Watch unlimited live streaming and On Demand video content from Island Garden for the Lightning Challenge this coming weekend.  The link below takes you to the website and provides you with streaming options.   Click on the subscribe button in the top right corner and you will see the live streaming options available to you. Playsight charges the following for their streaming services:


Single day - $14.99   (register on the DAY of the event)

Weekend pass - $29.99 (one week of rental from day of registration) 



Covid Regulations: 

The 10 players on the court are encouraged to wear a mask but are not required to.


Everyone else in the building must wear a mask at all times. This includes coaches and players on the bench.


There will be a staff member on-site enforcing protocols and guidelines regarding masks and social distancing. 

Venue information:  

There is a maximum of 1 coach, 1 assistant coach, and 1 table representative per team at every venue. Each of these individuals must be listed on the team roster.   Some of the venues allow 1 spectator per player while others do not allow any spectators. The rules for spectators restrictions are listed on the game schedule.  At venues that allow one spectator the price of admission is $10/day 




The following sites allow 1 spectator per player:


Island Garden- 45 Cherry Valley Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552

Chabad of Port Washington- 80 Shore Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050

SPN Sports Center- 575 Merrick Rd, Westbury, NY 11790

New Hyde Park PAL- 375 Denton Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Next Level- 156 Railroad Ave, Huntington Station, NY 11746

SUSA Sports Center- 114 Parkway Dr South, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Northsport- 469 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768

St. Ignatius- 30 East Cherry St, Hicksville, NY 11801


The following sites DO NOT allow any spectators:


LIU Post- 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548

Elmont High School- 555 Ridge Rd, Elmont, NY 11003

St. Dominic's High School- 93 Anstice St, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Oyster Bay Boys & Girls Club- 1 Pine Hollow Rd, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Garden City Rec Center- 108 Rockaway Ave   Garden City, NY



College Coaches Information:


Register Today for roster book ($25)  to be emailed to you 3 days before the event.  (rosters for 70+ teams grades 9-12)  



Day pass - $14.99 Register the day of 

Week long pass - $29.99

**On demand games will be available after event

If you purchase the week long pass ($29.99) you will get to view live streaming and have the week to view all recordings via OnDemand.   If you need to view games after that week then you can purchase those games as well.  


ON Friday or Saturday morning you will need to SUBSCRIBE (green button in top right) to one of the streaming options (day pass or week pass) if you click on the following link:


Or if you are in your Playsite account that you already set up then go to LIVE & ON DEMAND towards top left.  it will ask for location of games: 






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Team Coaches/Managers


College Coaches



April 17-18, 2021



Headquarters: Island Garden 
45 Cherry Valley Ave
West Hempstead, NY 11552 USA






Jon Lawniczak 315-945-9091


 Tom Sclafani 732-501-4155


 Myndi Hill 917-608-7801

Our policy:  Scheduling requests will be guaranteed when submitted 30 days prior to the event.  If a request is submitted within 29 days of the event, there is a possibility that we will not be able to accommodate the request.  Refunds on team entry fees will be given up to 21 days prior to the event.  Credits to attend another event will be extended from 10 days to 21 days before the event.   No refunds or credits will be issued to a team that pulls out of an event 9 days before the event is scheduled.