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 2015 - 2016 season is our 48th 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), 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 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 DING 2016 Under 11 Indoor State Champions 2015 Under 10 Indoor State Champions 2014 Under 9 Outdoor State Champions 2014 Under 9 Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC SABERTOOTH RATS 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 Boys State Champions 2010 Under 9 Indoor State Champions
LMSC STORM 2016 Under 15 Indoor State Champions 2014 Under 13 Indoor State Champions 2013 Under 12 Indoor 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 Spring Intramural Program will be open to players born between 2004 and 2011. The program will run
primarily on Sundays and will start on April 10.
SPRING BREAK CAMPS
Our spring break camps will run March 23-25 in the morning. These camps are geared
for players who are considering trying out for the Travel Team Program or the
SPRING TRAINING PROGRAMS
We will be running advanced training programs for players wishing to work with our
staff in advance of travel team tryouts.
SUMMER TOURNAMENT TEAM PROGRAM
LMSC will again be organizing tournament teams during the summer months to compete in high level tournaments.
Tryouts will take place Saturday, March 12.
SABERTOOTH RATS WIN SEVENTH STRAIGHT INDOOR STATE CUP CHAMPINSHIP
The LMSC Sabertooth Rats won the U-15 Boys Indoor State Cups. This is the seventh straight year that
the team has won the indoor state cups. The Sabertooth Rats were outdoor state finalists in the spring.
STORM WIN INDOOR STATE CUPS
The LMSC Storm won the U-15 Girls Indoor State Cups. The Storm were outdoor state finalists the past two years.
LEGENDS DEFEAT RED DEVILS IN BOYS U-12 INDOOR STATE CUP CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
The LMSC Legends won the U-12 Boys Indoor State Cups, defeating the LMSC Red Devils in the championship game.
DING WIN THIRD STRAIGHT INDOOR STATE CUP
For the second straight year, LMSC Ding defeated LMSC Swarm in the U-11 Boys Indoor State Cup finals.
FIRE WIN EPYSA INDOOR STATE CUPS
The LMSC Fire won the U-13 EPYSA Indoor State Cups.
BALOS REPEAT AS INDOOR STATE CHAMPIONS
The LMSC Balos (U-10A Boys) win the EPYSA Indoor State Cups for the second straight year.
LITTLE LIVERPOOL WIN INDOOR STATE CUP 'B' FLIGHT
The LMSC Little Liverpool team won the U-12 Boys Indoor State Cups 'B' flight.
US SOCCER ANNOUNCES MAJOR CHANGES
US Soccer will be instituting MANY significant changes to youth soccer beginning in the 2016-2017 season.
Also, our 'A' and 'B' team coaches for next year's travel teams are now posted.
WINTER 2 TRAINING PROGRAMS
Our second winter session training programs will start the weekend of January 30-31.
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.
DING, SWARM, BALOS ALL WIN ATLANTIC PREMIER LEAGUE
Three boys teams won championships in the highly competitive
Atlantic Premier League with another team taking second place.
LMSC Ding: U-11 APL Champions LMSC Balos: U-10 APL Champions LMSC Swarm: U-11 Second Division Champions LMSC Legends: U-12 APL Finalists
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.
57 LMSC ALUMNI PLAYING IN COLLEGE IN 2015
There are at least 57 LMSC alumni who are playing at the college level in the fall of 2015.
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.
SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM FEATURED ON TV
Our thanks to Fox News for their excellent coverage of our Special Needs Program which runs in the
fall on Sunday mornings.
LMSC FENIX CROWNED STATE CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to the LMSC Fenix, our U-11A girls on winning their second state championship
in the last three years. Two other teams, Storm (U-14 girls) and Sabertooth Rats (U-14 boys) also reached the state cup finals.
DALE HAINES GOES TO THE WORLD CUP
LMSC Officer and staff coach Dale Haines spent 16 days in Brazil at the world cup. Read Dale's
World Cup diary and see his 90+ pictures from Brazil.
LMSC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Each week, LMSC awards two player of the week awards, one to a male travel team player and one to
a female travel team player.
November 14-15: Maya Johnson, Thomas Kaplan
November 7-8: Aine McCann, Grisha Fast
October 31-1: Jenna Ufberg, Jason Ren
October 24-25: Sarah Nelson, Valentin Yotov
October 17-18: Grace Downey, Max Keefe
LMSC NEWS ITEMS
February 6, 2016 Fire Win U-13 Boys Indoor State Cups
January 30, 2016 Sabertooth Rats (U-15 Boys) Win Seventh Straight Indoor State Cup Championship
January 30, 2016 Storm Win U-15 Girls Indoor State Cups
January 30, 2016 Legends Defeat Red Devils In Boys U-12 Indoor State Cup Final
January 30, 2016 Little Liverpool Win Boys U-12 Indoor State Cup 'B' Flight
January 17, 2016 LMSC 2008 Boys Win Disney, Florida 3v3 Championship
January 15, 2016 Former LMSC Player Matthew Real Training Called Into USA Men's U-18 National Team Camp
January 10, 2016 LMSC Balos (U-10A Boys) Win Indoor State Cups For Second Straight Year
January 9, 2016 LMSC Ding (U-11A Boys) Defeat LMSC Swarm in U-11 Indoor State Cup Final
January 9, 2016 LMSC Venom (U-14B Boys) Are semifinalists of Indoor State Cup 'B' Flight
January 3, 2016 LMSC Storm (U-15A Girls) Are Finalists In Disney Showcase In Florida
December 26, 2015 LMSC Gorillas Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of State Championships
December 10, 2015 Three LMSC Alums Lead Amherst College To NCAA Division 3 National Championships
December 6, 2015 LMSC Swarm (U-11B Boys) Win Top Flight Of Tottenham America Cup
December 6, 2015 LMSC Storm (U-15A Girls) Go Undefeated, Unscored On at CASL Tournament Showcase in North Carolina
November 29, 2015 LMSC Xtreme (U-9A Girls) Unbeaten in Cinnaminson Thanksgiving Tournament
November 22, 2015 LMSC Swarm (U-11B Boys) Win Second Flight Of Bethesda Tournament
November 22, 2015 LMSC United (U-12D Boys) Win Welsh Cup
November 22, 2015 LMSC Little Liverpool (U-12C Boys) Win Silver Division of Welsh Cup
November 22, 2015 LMSC Los Toros (U-11C Boys) Win Top Flight Division of Welsh Cup
November 22, 2015 LMSC Under 7 Boys Academy Gold Team Goes 3-0 In Welsh Cup At U-8
November 15, 2015 LMSC Ding (U-11A Boys) Repeat As APL Champions
November 15, 2015 LMSC Balos (U-10A Boys) Crowned APL Champions
November 15, 2015 LMSC Swarm (U-11B Boys) Win APL Second Flight
November 15, 2015 LMSC Legends (U-12A Boys) Take Second In Atlantic Premier League
November 14, 2015 LMSC Elem-Messi Red (U-8A Boys) Finish Undefeated (8-0-1) In Top U-9 Flight Of Central League
November 8, 2015 LMSC Red Devils (U-12B Boys) Are Co-Champions Of Delco League's Top Division
November 7, 2015 LMSC Los Toros (U-11C Boys) Are Finalists In Delco League
November 1, 2015 LMSC 2009 Birth Boys Go Undefeated At Upper Moreland Tournament
October 11, 2015 LMSC Herricanes (U-14A Girls) Win Top Flight Of Parsippany Columbus Day Tournament
October 11, 2015 LMSC Ginga (U-9A Boys) Win Top Flight Of Explorer Cup
October 11, 2015 LMSC Revolution (U-16 Boys) Win Western Lehigh Columbus Day Tournament
October 11, 2015 LMSC Storm (U-15A Girls) Take Second At Prestigous WAGS Tournament in Virginia
October 11, 2015 LMSC Balos (U-10A Boys) Take Second in Explorer Cup Tournament
October 11, 2015 LMSC Devils (U-13B Girls) Take Second in Ukrainian Nationals Columbus Day Tournament
October 11, 2015 LMSC Fire (U-13A Boys) Take Second at Parsippany Pride Columbus Day Tournament
September 6, 2015 LMSC Smash (U-10A Girls) Are Perfect In TBAA Pre-Season Tournament
September 6, 2015 LMSC Epic (U-11B Girls) Win Deep Run Labor Day Tournament
September 6, 2015 LMSC Ginga (U-9 Boys) Take Second At Lou Ramos Classic
September 5, 2015 Elem-Messi Navy (U-8 Boys) Are Champions At Al Perlini Tournament
August 30, 2015 Xtreme (U-9A Girls) Are Champions At Gettysburg Battlefield Blast Tournament
August 24, 2015 Rocco Garzia Of Special Needs Program featured in Philadelphia Union article
August 23, 2015 LMSC Smash (U-10A Girls) Win Elite Division of Spirit United Kickoff Classic
August 23, 2015 LMSC Herricanes (U-14A Girls) Finish Second In Spirit United Kickoff Classic
August 23, 2015 LMSC Balos (U-10A Boys) Win Top Flight Of Battle Of Hilltop Tournament
August 23, 2015 LMSC Swarm (U-11B Boys) Win Top Flight Of Battle Of Hilltop Tournament
August 16, 2015 LMSC Xtreme (U-9A Girls) Take Second At Battle Of Hilltop
August 2, 2015 LMSC Under 10 Summer Team Takes First At West Chester Summer Classic
August 2, 2015 LMSC Under 12 Summer Team Takes First At West Chester Summer Classic
August 2, 2015 LMSC Under 8 Summer Team Takes Second At West Chester Summer Classic, playing up a year
July 24, 2015 Delco Times Article On LMSC Head Coach Jeremiah White
July 11, 2015 LMSC Elem-Messi (U-7 Boys) Take 1st And 2nd In Northeast Philadelphia 3v3 Tournamentt
June 28, 2015 LMSC Fire (U-12A Boys) Win PA Classics Tournament
June 28, 2015 Special Needs Program Featured on Fox News
June 21, 2015 LMSC Xtreme (U-8A Girls) Take Second At 3v3 Tournament Playing Up A Year
June 14, 2015 Heat (U-9B Boys) Win Kirkwood Tournament
June 13, 2015 LMSC Elem-Messi Take Second in 3v3 Tournament
May 16, 2015 Fenix (U-11A Girls) Win State Championship
May 15, 2015 Los Toros (U-10C Boys) Win March Into Cups Tournament
April 26, 2015 Revolution (U-15B Boys) Win Quakertown Tournament
April 20, 2015 Great Sign On Display At Bryn Mawr Hospital
April 10, 2015 Will Pitonyak featured on front of Touchline Magazine
April 6, 2015 LMSC coach Geroge Severini Makes a Soccer Video
April 4, 2015 Liberty Win Nether United Tournament
March 29, 2015 Storm Take Second At Jefferson Cup in Richmond
March 28, 2015 LMSC Rage Win YSC Under 10 Boys Indoor League
February 22, 2015 LMSC 24/7 Crowned Boys Under 9 Indoor State Champions
February 22, 2015 LMSC Boom Crowned Boys Under 9 B Flight Indoor State Champions
February 17, 2015 Youth Football In Today's World
February 12, 2015 LMSC's Kyle Gaeffke Wins Rotary Club High School Player Of The Year Award
February 6, 2015 Jaclyn McGlone Returns To Coaching. Yeah!!!!!!
January 31, 2015 Herricanes (U-13A Girls Crowned Indoor State Cup Champsions
January 31, 2015 Aztecs (U-13A Boys Crowned Indoor State Cup Champsions
January 18, 2015 Smash (U-9A Girls Win Quakertown Futsal Tournament
January 10, 2015 Sabertooth Rats (U-14A Boys) Win YSC Sports High School J.V. League
January 8, 2015 LMSC 24/7 (U-9A Boys) Win YSC Sports U-10 League
January 5, 2015 Epic Win U-10 Girls League At YSC Sports
January 3, 2015 Ding, Swarm Meet In All-LMSC Indoor State Cup Final
January 3, 2015 Sabertooth Rats Win Sixth Straight Indoor State Cup