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)
Under 8 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 2014 - 2015 season is our 47th 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 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 MOTOR MOUTHS 2014 Under 10 State Champions 2013 Under 9 Indoor State Champions
LMSC DING 2015 Under 10 Indoor State Champions 2014 Under 9 Outdoor State Champions 2014 Under 9 Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC FENIX 2013 Under 9 State Champions
LMSC SABERTOOTH RATS 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 HERRICANES 2015 Under 13 Girls Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC AZTECS 2015 Under 13 Boys Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC 24 / 7 2015 Under 9 Boys Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC STORM 2014 Under 13 Indoor State Cup Champions 2013 Under 12 Indoor State Champions
LMSC BOCA 2014 Under 14 Indoor State Cup 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
The Spring Intramural Program will be for players born between 2003 and 2010. The program
will start on April 12. No prior soccer experience is needed.
TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUT INFORMATION
Tryouts for our 2015-2016 travel teams will run in late April and early May. LMSC will field up to
four teams in age groups Under 8 and older.
SPRING TRAINING PROGRAMS
LMSC will run several different training programs in the spring, including programs for players who
are considering trying out for our travel team program.
SPRING BREAK CAMPS
LMSC will host two spring break camps on April 1, 2 and 3. One camp will be for U6 & U7 age
players who are considering trying out for our Under 8 Program. The other camp will be for intramural
players ages U-8 through U-12.
SUMMER TOURNAMENT TEAM PROGRAM
LMSC will be organizing tournament teams during the summer months to compete in high level tournaments. The program
will run for six weeks and include a minimum of three tournaments. The program will be run by our most experienced
We will have one additional tryout for this program. This will be held on Sunday, March 29.
SIX LMSC TEAMS CROWNED INDOOR STATE CHAMPIONS
This winter, LMSC had a record six travel teams win their age group's Indoor State Cup Championships.
The LMSC Sabertooth Rats won their sixth straight indoor state cup championship.
The LMSC Ding won their second straight indoor state cup championship, defeating the LMSC Swarm in the
Every Tuesday, LMSC honors two travel team players as "LMSC Players Of The Week"
65 LMSC ALUMNI PLAYED IN COLLEGE IN 2014
There were at least 65 LMSC alumni who are playing at the college level in the fall of 2014. This count includes
travel team players from the following former LMSC teams:
Anarchy, Arsenal, Barcelona, Cannibals, Comets, Flame, Heart, Mini-Madrid, Mustangs, Nimrods, Panthers, Pink Panthers, Red Devils, Roadkill, Shock and Velez
FORMER LMSC PLAYER MATTHEW REAL PLAYING ON U-16 NATIONAL TEAM
Former LMSC travel team player Matthew Real competed with the USA U-16 National Team, playing games
against Paris Saint-Germain and the France U-16 National Team.
LMSC COACH 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.
MAGIC, MOTOR MOUTHS, DING WIN 2014 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to our three LMSC teams who were crowned state champions in 2014.
In other state cup action, the LMSC Storm (U-13 girls) were runners-up in their state cups, as were
LMSC Barcelona who took second in the Boys Under 12 B flight.
Three other teams reached the semifinals of their state cups: Boca (U-14 boys), Sabertooth Rats (U-13 boys)
and Swarm (U-9 boys).
LMSC NEWS ITEMS
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
November 30, 2014 LMSC Hammerheads Have Thanksgiving Reunion Game
November 30, 2014 Venom Win West Deptford, NJ Thanksgiving Tournament
November 23, 2014 Wildcats Take Second Place At Hempfield Tournament
November 23, 2014 Former LMSC playear Matthew Real represents USA against France U-16 National Team
November 23, 2014 LMSC Barcelona (U-8 Boys) Crowned Welsh Cup Champions
November 23, 2014 LMSC Liberty (U-11B Girls) Win Top Flight at Welsh Cup
November 23, 2014 Herricanes (U-13A Girls) Are Finalists in MAPS Tournament
November 23, 2014 LosToros (U-10B Boys) Are Champions At Welsh Cup Tournament
November 23, 2014 Warriors (U-9D Boys) Take Second Place at Council Rock Tournament
November 23, 2014 Lightning (U-18A Boys) Champions at Bethesda Tournament
November 23, 2014 Boca (U-15A Boys) Champions at Bethesda Tournament
November 16, 2014 Revolution (U-15B Boys) Are Co-Champions In Delco League
November 16, 2014 Thomas Hoy of the Sabertooth Rats Selected To USA Region I Team
November 9, 2014 Long Time LMSC Player Matthew Real Playing On USA U-16 National Team
November 9, 2014 Ding (U-10A Boys) Win Atlantic Premier League
November 9, 2014 LMSC Italy (U-8 Boys Developmental Academy) Win Roger Erb Tournament
October 25, 2014 Storm (U-14A Girls) Players Train with Mexico's Women's National Team
October 12, 2014 Legends (U-11A Boys) Win Predator Cup Columbus Day Weekend Tournament
October 12, 2014 Ding (U-10A Boys) Win Predator Cup Columbus Day Weekend Tournament
October 12, 2014 Invincible 11 (U-12A Boys) Win Top Flight of EDP Cup
October 12, 2014 24/7 (U-9A Boys) Win Yardley-Makefield Columbus Cup Tournament
October 12, 2014 Chaos (U-14C Boys) Win Western Lehigh Columbus Day Weekend Tournament
October 12, 2014 Force (U-10B Boys) Win Delco Columbus Day Weekend Tournament
October 12, 2014 Little Liverpool (U-11C Boys) Win Predator Cup Columbus Day Weekend Tournament
September 21, 2014 Bryn Mawr College Women's Team Does Clinic For LMSC Special Needs Program
September 1, 2014 Epic (U-10B Girls) Win Ross-Haney Labor Day Weekend Tournament
September 1, 2014 Ginga (U-8A Boys) Win Ross-Haney Labor Day Weekend Tournament
August 31, 2014 Los Toros (U-10C Boys) Go 4-0 in Al Perlini Labor Day Weekend Tournament
August 31, 2014 Limitless (U-12C Boys) Win Bracket In Deep Run Labor Day Weekend Tournament
August 31, 2014 Liberty (U-11B Girls) Win Al Perlini Labor Day Weekend Tournament
August 24, 2014 Venom (U-13B Boys) Finish First in Bracket in Delaware Union Tournament
August 24, 2014 Fenix (U-11A Girls) Win Spirit United Kickoff Classic
August 21, 2014 Boom (U-9C Boys) Win West-Mont Tournament
August 17, 2014 Little Liverpool (U-11C Boys) Win Kids Peace Tournament
August 16, 2014 Thunderbolts Nominate the Herricanes for the Ice Bucket Challenge
August 10, 2014 Liberty (U-11B Girls) Win Ridley Tournament
August 3, 2014 Fenix (U-11A Girls) Win West Chester United Summer Classic Tournament
June 15, 2014 Storm Crowned Champions at Match Fit Tournament
June 1, 2014 Storm Helps Pete Gangl Celebrate 50th Birthday
May 26, 2014 Chaos Win Quakertown Tournament
May 26, 2014 Fenix Win FC Delco Players Cup Top Flight
May 26, 2014 Little Liverpool (U-10C Boys) Win Inagural Hershey Memorial Day Challenge Cup
May 26, 2014 Ding Win FC Delco Players Cup U-9 Top Flight
May 18, 2014 Magic Win Under 16 Boys State Championship
May 18, 2014 Ding Win Under 9 Boys State Championship
May 17, 2014 UnReal Madrid (U-9A Girls) Win March Into Cups Tournament
May 17, 2014 Motor Mouths Win Under 10 Boys State Championship
April 20, 2014 Los Toros Win Under 9 Boys Bracket at Field Of Dreams Tournament
April 12, 2014 U8 Boys Win Under 9 A League Championship At YSC Sports
March 28, 2014 Storm (U-13A Girls) Donate Time And Easter Baskets To The Breathing Room
March 7, 2014 LMSC is sad to announce that former LMSC star Blaine Steinberg passed away, just before her 21st birthday.
February 16, 2014 Thunderbolts (U-11A Girls) Take 2nd Place At Indoor State Cups
February 9, 2014 UnReal Madrid (U-9A Girls) Take 2nd Place At Indoor State Cups
February 8, 2014 Ding (U-9A Boys) Win Indoor State Cup Championship
January 26, 2014 Boca (U-14A Boys) Win Indoor State Cup Championship
January 26, 2014 Storm (U-13A Girls) Win Second Straight Indoor State Cup Championship
January 25, 2014 Sabertooth Rats (U-13A Boys) Win Fifth Straight Indoor State Cup Championship
January 24, 2014 Motor Mouths (U-10A Boys) Win Under 11 YSC Indoor League Championship
January 20, 2014 Storm (U-13A Girls) Win New Jersey State Futsal Championship
January 20, 2014 Under 8 Boys Win YSC Under 9 First Session League Championship
January 12, 2014 Magic (U-16 Boys) Win Third Consecutive Indoor State Cup Championship