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 2-18.
Each year, LMSC offers the following programs:
Travel Team Program (Under 8 up through Under 19)
Fall Intramural Program (ages 4-12)
Spring Intramural Program (ages 4-12)
Winter Intramural Program (ages 7-11)
Winter Training Program (ages 4-6)
Little All-Stars Program (ages 2 & 3)
Pre-Travel Team Developmental Academy
Adult Women's Program
Summer Tournament Team Program (travel team players only)
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 2023 - 2024 season will be our 56th season!
Our club is about diversity. Our Travel Team Program competes against some of the top teams in the region. LMSC travel teams
won three state championships in 2021, 2017, 2016 and 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 THUNDER 2023 National Semifinalists 2023 Region One Finalists 2023 State Cup Finalists 2021 Under 13 Region One Semifinalists 2020 Under 12 Indoor State Finalists 2019 Under 11 State Semifinalists 2019 Under 11 Indoor State Champions 2018 Under 10 Indoor State Finalists 2017 Under 9 State Champions 2017 Under 9 Indoor State Finalists
LMSC CRUSH NAVY 2023 Under 9 State Cup Champions 2023 Under 9 Indoor State Champions 2022 Under 9 Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC WOLVES NAVY 2023 Under 9 State Cup Champions 2023 Under 9 Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC CRUSH RED 2023 Under 9 State Cup Champions (second flight)
LMSC ROVERS RED 2023 Under 11 State Cup Champions (second flight) 2022 Under 10 State Cup Champions (second flight)
LMSC IRMAOS NAVY 2022 Under 11 State Cup Champions
LMSC INVICTUS 2022 Under 18 State Cup Finalists 2021 Under 17 State Cup Champions 2019 Under 15 State Cup Finalists 2018 Under 14 State Finalists 2017 Under 13 Region One Finalists 2017 Under 13 State Champions
LMSC FURIA 2022 Under 15 State Cup Finalists 2019 Under 12 Indoor State Champions 2017 Under 10 Indoor State Champions
LMSC LYNX 2023 Under 14 Indoor State Cup Champions 2022 Under 13 State Cup Finalists 2022 Under 13 Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC ROVERS NAVY 2023 Under 11 Indoor State Cup Champions 2021 Under 9 Outdoor State Finalists
LMSC HEART NAVY 2023 Under 10 Indoor State Cup Champions 2022 Under 9 Outdoor State Semifinalists
LMSC THUNDER 2023 State Cup Finalists 2021 Under 13 Region One Semifinalists 2020 Under 12 Indoor State Finalists 2019 Under 11 State Semifinalists 2019 Under 11 Indoor State Champions 2018 Under 10 Indoor State Finalists 2017 Under 9 State Champions 2017 Under 9 Indoor State Finalists
LMSC IMPACT 2022 Under 16 State Cup Semifinalists 2022 Under 16 Indoor State Champions 2021 Under 15 State Cup Champions 2020 Under 14 Indoor State Champions 2019 Under 13 Indoor State Finalists 2018 Under 12 Indoor State Champions
LMSC REIGN 2021 Under 17 President's State Cup Champions
LMSC SOL 2021 Under 10 Challenge State Cup Champions
LMSC STORM 2019 Under 19 Region One Finalists 2019 Under 19 State Cup Champions 2019 Under 19 Indoor State Cup Champions 2018 Under 18 Region One Semifinalists 2018 Under 18 State Champions 2018 Under 18 Indoor State Cup Champions 2017 Under 17 Region One Semifinalists 2017 Under 17 State Champions 2017 Under 17 Indoor State Champions 2016 Under 15 State Champions 2016 Under 15 Indoor State Champions 2015 Under 14 State Finalists 2015 Under 13 State Finalists 2014 Under 13 Indoor State Champions 2013 Under 12 Indoor State Champions
2019 Under 19 National Semifinalists 2019 Under 19 State Cup Champions 2018 Under 18 Eastern Regional League Champions 2016 Under 15 Region I USA Champions 2016 Under 15 State Champions 2016 Under 15 Indoor State Champions 2015 Under 14 State Finalists 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 STEALTH 2020 Under 11 Indoor State Finalists 2019 Under 10 Indoor State Finalists 2018 Under 9 Indoor State Champions
LMSC CYCLONES 2018 Under 15 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 MOTOR MOUTHS 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
TRAVEL TEAM SKILLS CLINIC
LMSC will be hosting a special advanced skills clinic on Monday, September 25 for travel
team players only, Under 8 through Under 12. The clinic will be held at the Polo
Field in Bryn Mawr from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.
FALL INTRAMURAL PROGRAM
Our Fall Intramural Program is for children born between 2011 and 2019. Games for all
divisions will run on Saturdays, except for the Pee-Wees (2019 births) which will run on Sundays.
The season will start on Saturday, September 9 and run through early November.
No prior soccer experience is needed to participate. Registration is now open.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
Each week, LMSC honors two or more travel team players with our Player Of The Week Award.
Our Little All Stars Program will be back this fall. This program is for our very youngest
players, born in 2020 and 2021. The program runs on Thursdaay mornings in September and October.
ADULT WOMEN'S PROGRAM
The LMSC Adult Women's Program is looking for additional players to join the program. This is NOT a high
level program, but rather a low key program for women (including soccer mom's) who want to play once a week.
HAR ZION TEMPLE MEN'S CLUB TO SPONSOR SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM IN 2023
LMSC would like to thank the Har Zion Temple Men's Club in Narberth for argain fully sponsoring our Special Needs Program.
Their generous donation will enable us to waive the registration fee for the 2023 season, cover the cost of jerseys,
goals, balls, pinnies, etc.
LMSC CROWNS FOUR STATE CHAMPIONS
LMSC crowned four state champions this spring and nine other teams reached the
semifinals of state cup competition. Congratulations to the following teams
on their state championships:
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HOW TO QUICKLY MEASURE A SOCCER FIELD
Find out how to quickly and accurately measure the length and width of an 11v11 soccer field.
ALEX AND EVAN'S JOURNEY FROM U-10D TRAVEL TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
In 2011, 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.
Five years later, they were playing on the LMSC Sabertooth Rats, our U-15A team. The team won the state championship as well as the Region One championship so
the team advanced to the National championships. In 2019, the Rats again were state champions and advanced to the national championship. Alex was a two time all-state
player in high school and was recruited to play Division One soccer at the University of Pennsylvania. Tracy was a two-time first team all Central League selection,
both were captains of their high school team. If anyone wants to know if people on 'D' level travel teams ever move to higher levels of play, just ask Alex or Evan.
FIVE MISTAKES SOCCER PARENTS MAKE WITH THEIR PLAYERS
Please read this interesting article written for parents of youth soccer players.
LMSC DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Please read LMSC's stance regarding LMSC's pledge for social diversity and inclusion in all of
KOBE BRYANT'S 10 RULES
Former Lower Merion Township resident Kobe Bryant left a list of "10 Rules" regarding sports which the Philadelphia Eagles put on a mural
at their practice facility.
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.