The Lower Merion Soccer Club (LMSC) is a not-for-profit youth soccer organization that sponsors a wide range of youth soccer programs for
over 2800 youngsters each year between the ages of 4-18.
Each year, LMSC offers the following programs:
Fall Intramural Program (ages 4-14)
Spring Intramural Program (ages 5-12)
Travel Team Program (Under 8 up through Under 19)
Summer Tournament Team Program (travel team players)
Pre-Travel Developmental Academy
Special Needs Program for children with physical, mental and emotional limitations
A wide range of Training Programs offered throughout the year for children of all ages and levels
The 2016 - 2017 season is our 49th season.
Our club is about diversity. While our Travel Team Program competes against some of the top teams in the region (LMSC travel teams
won three state championships in 2014 and again in 2016), we
also offer a wide range of programs for novice players of all ages, regardless of athletic ability and soccer background.
Our club offers a wide range of programs for children, based on age, gender, athletic ability, previous experience and desired competitive level.
Our Travel Team Program offers up to four different teams in many age groups. The Travel Team Program is not just for the superstar.
The Travel Team Program also offers teams for players looking to play at more competitive levels who are not super athletes.
Our intramural program offers soccer for children ages 4-14. Our younger age groups all play in smaller numbers and on smaller fields than
the older age groups. This philosophy enables players to be more involved with the play and develop at a much faster rate.
The ultimate objective of all LMSC programs is "to provide each and every youngster with a fun filled experience in a soccer environment."
This philosophy applies to the highest level travel team player down to the least experienced intramural players and everyone in between.
LMSC is affiliated with the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
LMSC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Lower Merion Soccer Club
Box 360 Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
LMSC SABERTOOTH RATS 2016 Under 15 Region I USA Champions 2016 Under 15 State Champions 2016 Under 15 Indoor State Champions 2015 Under 14 Indoor State Champions 2014 Under 13 Indoor State Champions 2013 Under 12 Indoor State Champions 2012 Under 11 Indoor State Champions 2011 Under 10 Indoor State Champions 2010 Under 9 State Champions 2010 Under 9 Indoor State Champions
LMSC STORM 2016 Under 15 State Champions 2016 Under 15 Indoor State Champions 2014 Under 13 Indoor State Champions 2013 Under 12 Indoor State Champions
LMSC DING 2016 Under 11 State Champions 2016 Under 11 Indoor State Champions 2015 Under 10 Indoor State Champions 2014 Under 9 State Champions 2014 Under 9 Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC FENIX 2015 Under 11 State Champions 2013 Under 9 State Champions
LMSC MAGIC 2014 Under 16 State Champions 2014 Under 16 Indoor State Champions 2013 Under 15 Indoor State Champions 2012 Under 14 Indoor State Champions 2009 Under 11 State Champions 2008 Under 10 State Champions
LMSC LEGENDS 2016 Under 12 Indoor State Champions 2014 Under 10 State Champions 2013 Under 9 Indoor State Champions
LMSC BALOS 2016 Under 10 Indoor State Champions 2015 Under 9 Boys Indoor State Champions
LMSC FIRE 2016 Under 13 Indoor State Champions
LMSC HERRICANES 2015 Under 13 Girls Indoor State Champions
LMSC AZTECS 2015 Under 13 Boys Indoor State Champions
LMSC BOCA 2014 Under 14 Indoor State Champions
LMSC LIGHTNING 2013 Under 16 Indoor State Champions 2012 Under 15 Indoor State Champions
LMSC VELEZ 2011 Under 19 State Champions 2008 Under 16 State Champions 2004 Under 12 State Champions
LMSC HEART 2009 Under 14 Girls State Champions 2008 Under 13 Girls State Champions
SPRING INTRAMURAL PROGRAM
Our 2017 Spring Intramural Program will start on April 9. Divisions will be formed for children born between 2005 and 2012.
The program will run primarily on Sundays.
SPRING TRAINING PROGRAMS
LMSC will offer three different training programs for younger players who are considering trying out for the LMSC Developmental
Academy or the LMSC Travel Team Program.
TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
Tryouts for our 2017-2018 travel teams will take place in late April and May. LMSC will again offer teams for ages Under 19 (1999 births)
through Under 8 (2010 births). Tryouts for our Developmental Academy (2010 and 2011 births) will take place in May.
We plan to post our tryout schedule in early March.
SUMMER TOURNAMENT TEAM PROGRAM
LMSC will again be organizing tournament teams during the summer months to compete in high level tournaments.
The program is for travel team players born between 2004 and 2009.
SECOND WINTER TRAINING PROGRAMS
Our second winter session training programs started the weekend of January 14-15.
LMSC LOOKING TO HIRE EXPERIENCED COACHES
LMSC is looking to hire experienced coaches for their Travel Team Program. If you are interested in coaching, please contact LMSC President
Biff Sturla. Please include a
soccer resume or brief letter listing your soccer background and credentials.
2016 COACHES OF THE YEAR AWARDS
LMSC has announced the club's 2016 Coach Of The Year Award Winner. Congratulations to the following coaches:
The LMSC Invictus (U-13A boys) won the prestigious Atlantic Premier League's first division.
LMSC ALUMS PLAYING IN COLLEGE
At least 56 LMSC alums played in college this past fall. See a list of these players and they schools they are playing for.
STORM AND SABERTOOTH RATS BOTH QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL LEAGUE
Congratulations to the LMSC Sabertooth Rats (U-17 Boys) and LMSC Storm (U-17 Girls) on being accepted into the National League. This is the highest level
of league play offered by U.S. Youth Soccer with only the very best teams in the nation being accepted.
SABERTOOTH RATS WIN REGIONALS, ADVANCE TO NATIONALS
Congratulations to the LMSC Sabertooth Rats on winning the Region I Championship. Regionals is a tournament involving all the state champions from Maine
through West Virginia. The Sabertooth Rats were one of eight teams to qualify for Nationals.
ALEX AND EVAN'S JOURNEY FROM U-10D TRAVEL TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Five years ago, Alex Kades and Evan Tracy were playing on the LMSC Force, our U-10D team. Their team lost in the Delco League Division 6 championship game.
Now they are on the LMSC Sabertooth Rats, our U-15A team, State Champions, Region I Champions and heading to Texas to compete in the National Championships. Do people
selected for 'D' teams ever move up to higher level teams? Ask Alex and Evan.
THREE LMSC TEAMS WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Storm, our U-15A girls travel team, defeated Lehigh Valley on a last second shot to win their state championship.
The Sabertooth Rats, our U-15A boys travel team, defeated Penn Fusion on a goal by Jared Dillon with three minutes left to win their state championship.
The Storm and the Sabertooth Rats both advanced to the Regional Championships, comprised of the state champions from Maine through West Virginia. Regional
competition is for age groups Under 12 and older.
The LMSC Ding won the Under 11 boys state championship, defeating PA Classics from Lancaster, 4-1. This is the second
state championship for the Ding in their three years of state cups.
FORMER LMSC PLAYER MATTHEW REAL INVITED TO U-18 NATIONAL TEAM CAMP
Former LMSC travel team player Matthew Real has been called into the USA Under 18 National Team camp.
DRIBBLING AND 1v1 ATTACKING VIDEO
LMSC has put together a 20 minute video showing basic dribbling skills taught in training sessions and practices.
This video can be enjoyed by players, parents and coaches.
LMSC NEWS ITEMS
February 4, 2017 Storm (U-17 girls) repeat as Indoor State Champions
January 22, 2017 Force (U-12 girls) crowned Indoor State Champions
January 9, 2017 LaFuria (U-10 girls) win YSC U-11 Indoor League
December 10, 2016 Zion Georges (U-13A boys) Invited To Train With Tottenham Hotspurs Youth Academy in London
December 5, 2016 LMSC Alum Kevin Lawson Leads Tufts University To NCAA Division 3 National Championship
December 4, 2016 Boca (U-18 Boys) Win PA Classic Showcase Tournament
November 27, 2016 Magicians (U-8 Boys) Take Second At Parkwood Thanksgiving Tournament
November 20, 2016 Invictus (U-13A Boys) Win Top Flight At Bethesda Tournament
November 20, 2016 Boca (U-18A Boys) Win Bracket At Bethesda Tournament
November 20, 2016 Tik Tak (U-11A Boys) Win CRUSA Tournament Playing Up A Year
November 20, 2016 Chaos (U-16 Boys) Win CRUSA Fall Tournament
November 20, 2016 Ambush (U-13 Boys) Win CRUSA Fall Tournament
November 20, 2016 Masters (U-10 Boys) Win Hempfield Tournament
November 20, 2016 Boys Developmental Academy Red Team Wins Bracket At Welsh Cup
November 19, 2016 U-10 La Furia Win U-11 Bracket At Welsh Cup
November 19, 2016 Lightning (U-14 Girls) Crowned Champions At Welsh Cup
November 19, 2016 Monstars (U-9 Girls) Go 3-0 At Welsh Cup
November 19, 2016 Fury (U-9 Girls) Go 3-0 At Welsh Cup
November 13, 2016 Invictus (U-13A Boys) Win Atlantic Premier League
November 13, 2016 Cosmos (U-14B Boys) Crowned Delco League co-champions
November 13, 2016 Colts Win Majors Division Championship