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Promoting equality in athletics for all.


Bolt of Lightning is committed to unleashing the full potential of individuals through innovation, inspiration, and electrifying energy. Our mission is to empower people to break through barriers, ignite their passions, and achieve unprecedented success. We strive to be a catalyst for positive change, sparking a transformative journey that leaves a lasting impact on lives. With unwavering dedication to excellence and a relentless pursuit of innovation, Bolt of Lightning aims to illuminate the path to greatness, guiding individuals to reach new heights and shine brightly in their pursuits.

Bolt of Lightning is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, or scientific purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code, or corresponding section of a future tax code. This organization shall not be operated for profit, but rather shall be operated exclusively  for charitable purposes.

The purpose of Bolt of Lightning is to empower and educate youth up to 18 years of age, fostering integrity and promoting a sense of community through competitive sports and sportsmanship.


We are dedicated to providing mentorship and promoting equality in athletics by offering opportunities for competitive play, along with increasing access to sports and training for youth in the Twin Cities metro and surrounding communities.


Through our competitive sports training, Bolt of Lightning teaches proper and safe techniques. We've experienced tremendous success in nurturing youth who have gone on to compete at the collegiate level. Additionally, we focus on helping young people build self-esteem, develop effective communication skills, and recognize the value of choosing an environment where learning, inclusiveness, accountability, and respect are highly valued.


Engaging in sports can positively influence various aspects of a child's life beyond physical fitness and athleticism. 

Academic Performance: Participation in sports can teach time management, discipline, and the importance of setting and achieving goals, contributing to improved academic performance.

Social Skills:

Interacting with teammates, coaches, and competitors in sports helps develop social skills and the ability to communicate effectively, crucial in various aspects of life.

Discipline and Work Ethic:

Sports require dedication, practice, and consistency, fostering valuable qualities applicable to academics, careers, and personal development.

Teamwork and Leadership:

In sports, children learn collaboration, teamwork, and leadership skills, which are transferrable to school and later in professional life.

Overall, participating in sports can be a valuable tool for personal growth and development that extends well beyond the playing field, contributing positively to various areas of a child's life. 

"Coach Jon is a great coach. He pushes me in practice because he wants me to be the best I can be. His workouts are hard but they are worth it in the end."

Ryan Bottema,
Maple Grove High School


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