Learn to Play & Rookie League - TBL Alumni and other Lightning Made coaches
TBSA/CIA -Morgan Phelps & Lee Zerfass
Lee started his hockey experience playing in youth recreational, travel, High School, Division 3 Club college Hockey, and still competes today . He has been teaching rec league hockey for the past 4 yrs for ages 8U, 10U, 12U, 14 U and 16U. This past year he joined the Lightning Made girls program as an assistant coach instructing 10U, 12U and most recently a 10U coed tournament team. He is currently certified by USA Hockey as a Level 2 coach. He continues to develop his coaching experience and sharing his passion with the kids to drive sportsmanship, position play, performance while having fun playing this great game.
Morgan, a Florida Native who began her hockey career at 15, Morgan captained a U19 USA Hockey Nationals qualifying team, played in the FHSHL, the NEWJL, and DIII hockey in Minnesota. For the last several years, Morgan has worked on and off the ice coaching various ages and skill ranges through Lightning Made Programs. Prior to this, she volunteered her time with several local travel teams and in-house programs. As a Level 4 coach she understands the unique struggles facing Florida players and has a deep understanding of coaching both the individual and team to maximize their potential.
Brandon ISF - Kristin Folch
Kristin was first introduced to hockey at the age of 9 in West Palm Beach, FL as a roller hockey player. Soon after she moved on to playing ice. She played on a few co-ed teams before moving to all girls travel teams in the southeast. At the age of fifteen she decided to go up north and play prep school hockey. She landed in Tilton, New Hampshire at the Tilton School. It was in her senior year at a college showcase in Prince Edward Island, Canada that she met the coach of the University of Southern Maine's Women's team. The school and the program stood out to her and she decided she would play hockey there major in Business. After graduating from college she found her way back to Florida and started focusing on hockey as a career.
She is currently the co- publisher of Florida Hockey Life Magazine as well as a hockey trainer which includes camps, clinics and private lessons. She has a passion for hockey and working with kids to help grow the sport. "Hockey has been a big part of my life and helping others enjoy the sport is very rewarding".
FHCI - TBD
Ellenton - Alli Murdoch
Alli started skating at three years old. She played for the Team Florida Girls for three years which included two trips to Tier 1 USA Hockey National Championship tournaments. Alli played two years for the TPH Thunder in the Midwest Elite Hockey League and also played two years for the St. Louis Lady Blues in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League. Alli has helped Lightning Made with various camps and clinics and is on the Lightning Ice Crew full time while working at the Ellenton Ice and Sports complex.
12U SFHL - Sara Bustad
16U Tournament team - Jennifer Danowitz
Jennifer is a USFSA, ISI, ProSkaters, and USA Hockey member. She has 20 years of skating experience in both ice hockey and figure skating. She skated professionally with the internationally touring show Disney On Ice for four years, and she was also Captain of the University of Connecticut ACHA Division I/II ice hockey team. At UConn, Jennifer was nominated to the All-American Team (2010), and additionally received the ACHA National MVP Award (2010), UConn Outstanding Athlete Leader Award (2009), and Academic All-American Awards (2009, 2010). Previous to UConn, Jennifer played on the Chelmsford Girls hockey team in Massachusetts. Jennifer has coached figure skaters, as well as hockey players of all ages and abilities-from beginners to camps for high school and Junior's level players. Jennifer has a Master's in Education and Curriculum Design from Boston University, is a Teach for America alum, and is currently a high school English teacher in Hillsborough County. Jennifer also helped to coach the Durant high school hockey team last season.
Head goalie coach - Chelsea Love