About North Coast STORM

You are being coached by some of the best.

We apply the same three principles to the STORM system that we apply to ourselves, and our own family: Be a contributor; Build Confidence; have FUN!  Check the pedigrees of Storm coaches and you’ll find top-ranked CIF High School Coaches, CIF Championship Coaches, former Division I players, committed parents, collegiate captains from all levels, US Lacrosse All-Americans, even a WDIA National Championship MVP. But pedigree alone only goes so far.  What they are most excited about is not only teaching great lacrosse, but also the leadership, teamwork, strength and confidence you need for a lifetime.

Suzanne Campaigne | Founder and League Director

North Coast STORM began with a single Carlsbad team and just fourteen girls.

Today, the program has evolved into North County’s largest and fastest growing program, including kids throughout North Coast San Diego.

From the beginning, the STORM mission has been to empower youth to succeed. North Coast STORM in uniquely capable to combine top-tier skills, and the confidence and personal strength to be successful anywhere in life. We are big believers in being proactively involved in enhancing the community where we live.

From our neighborhood, to our church and schools, we have always played a hands-on role in not only the development of our own children’s lives, but also those around us.  Lacrosse is our way of doing that.  We apply the same three principles to the STORM that we apply to ourselves and our own family: Be a Contributor; Build Confidence; have FUN!

Suzanne Campaigne

Founder and League Director

Suzanne founded North Coast Storm with her husband, Dann, and serves as Senior Director and Lead Coach.  She was deeply ingrained in the early development of lacrosse in San Diego and today sits on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Girls Youth Lacrosse Association (SDGLA).  Suzanne coached Poway High School to multiple CIF Championships and started the Santa Fe Christian (her alma-mater) program from scratch, before shifting to focus solely to the North  Coast STORM.

A gifted mentor and teacher, Suzanne is sought-after for guidance by start-up programs, coaches, and families making college and high-school life-choices.  Former players of hers have gone on to play collegiate lacrosse at ALL levels, and many have returned to coach and mentor current STORM members.  She’s an awesome wife and the mother of three.

Dann Campaigne

Co-Founder and Board Member

In 2009 Dann and Suzanne looked at the frantic pace of youth sports and said, “We could do this differently.”  They methodically developed a program with a single guiding mantra: Do what’s in the best interest of the children and their families.  Success will follow.

An accomplished athlete and leader, Dann has the unique strength of breaking things down to their simplest form to build cohesive teams and programs.  Fully committed to his family, community, and career with Abbott, Dann plays an active role in program development, and mentoring coaches and parent volunteers.

"An amazing experience for our daughter."

The STORM lacrosse program has been an amazing experience for our daughter. Four years ago she joined the program and was new to the sport, so we had no idea if she would stick with it. She is now in love with lacrosse and we owe it to the STORM program and coaching. She will start her high school lacrosse career this Spring as a goalie and the STORM program has given her the skills, game strategy knowledge, and team play experience to help her prepare for the next level.

Corey Avilla | Parent

"Quality that starts from the top down."

When we moved our daughter to North Coast STORM, we knew we were getting quality instruction and a well managed league. What we didn't expect was how much her character would improve as her skills increased. Her coaches poured their knowledge and heart out on a weekly basis, and this has become the difference maker for us and why we keep coming back every season to play on their elite D1 competitive team. 

Russ Cantu | Parent and Registered US Lacrosse Coach

"They continue to guide, mentor, and be friends ..."

Coach Suzanne and Dann played a big role in my life and shaping me to be the woman, wife and soon-to-be parent I am today.  I had always looked up to Suzanne and Dann, whether it was how they treated each other, how they encouraged and guided the team, taking clear interest in each girl's welfare as a whole, not just a player, or how they lead their growing family, but it took until I had graduated and was halfway through college to realize how truly impactful they'd been in my life.  I was blessed enough to have the opportunity to stay in touch with the Campaignes and watch them raise their three beautiful kids; watching them raise their family has, once again, played a huge role in shaping me, and now my husband, into the parents we hope to be someday.  In everything they do, Suzanne and Dann pour their hearts into the lives of the kids on their teams, but it doesn't stop there; they continue to guide, mentor and be friends long after playing days are over.

Megan Nelson | Former Player

"Selected as a High School All American."

My daughter started out playing boys lacrosse when she was 11 and was adamant that she would never play girls. When we met Dann and Suzanne, they talked her into trying it. Immediately we felt like family. It's safe to say she had a little trouble with penalty's during the  transition, but Dann, Suzanne and all their amazing coaches were extremely patient, supportive, and knowledgeable. Tanner continued to enjoy girls lacrosse all through her high school years!  She was selected as a high-school All American, 1st Team All San Diego, and chosen for the Under Armour All American Tournament.  

Dannette Gates | Parent

"STORM is just different."

The STORM is just different.  Better.  My oldest daughter was on the very first STORM team and gained incredible confidence. She's now a leader on her college team, and coaches STORM when she is home. My youngest has played four years with STORM, just entered high school, and is fully prepared the experience — both on the field and off.  This is the program you wish all your kids’ programs could be like.

Jonathan Loeffler | Parent