Welcome! If you have reached this page, then your child's school has been scheduled for a visit from the Tampa Bay Lightning Street Team!
Started in 2015, the Tampa Bay Lightning established the Equip the Thunder initiative and set out on a mission to grow the sport of hockey amongst kids in the Tampa area. As part of the “Equip the Thunder” program, our Lightning Made Street Team visit Tampa area Elementary schools and take over the P.E. classes for the day. During this time, we teach the children how to play street hockey by running them through various “skills stations” and then having them play a timed scrimmage at the end of class. The drills consist of learning how to stick handle the ball, learning how to angle a bank pass, and how to pass and shoot. The instruction is provided by members of our Tampa Bay Lightning “Street Team” and is led by one of our former Lightning hockey players.
Each student who participates will receive his or her own Lightning-logoed street hockey stick and ball to take home. In addition, each student will receive an autographed player card from a Lightning Alumni serving as the lead instructor that day.
In addition, we donate a complete set of street hockey gear to the school, including: 38-sticks, 2-goal nets, a case of 38-balls, 2-sets of protective goalie equipment (2-Adult size and 2-Youth size), and 38-reversible Lightning pinnies. This is a FREE Community outreach program offered by the Lightning organization.
Thank you for your time and we will see you soon!