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 4-12)
Travel Team Program (Under 8 up through Under 19)
Pre-Travel Developmental Academy
Summer Tournament Team Program (travel team players)
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 2020 - 2021 season is our 53rd 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 2017, 2016 and also 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 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 INVICTUS 2019 Under 15 State Cup Finalists 2018 Under 14 State Finalists 2017 Under 13 Region One Finalists 2017 Under 13 State Champions
LMSC MEGALODONS 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 FURIA 2019 Under 12 Indoor State Champions 2017 Under 10 Indoor State Champions
LMSC STEALTH 2020 Under 11 Indoor State Finalists 2019 Under 10 Indoor State Finalists 2018 Under 9 Indoor State Champions
LMSC IMPACT 2020 Under 14 Indoor State Champions 2019 Under 13 Indoor State Finalists 2018 Under 12 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 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
LMSC FIELD STATUS
WEDNESDAYH, SEPTEMBER 309 UPDATES
The following fields are closed today due to weather issues:
Welsh Valley Middle School
Penn Valley Elemenatry School
Gladwyne Elementary School
All other fields are still open as regularly scheduled.
LMSC HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN
CLICK HERE to review our latest Health & Safety Plan. This safety plan was written (and approved), based on the
mandates from Governor Wolf, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and our governing soccer body, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association.
LMSC DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Please read LMSC's stance regarding LMSC's pledge for social diversity and inclusion in all of
PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
Each week, LMSC honors two travel team players with our Player Of The Week Award.
Ian Heyward, Ellie Wu, Johnny Scallon Gemma Gardner, Ben Bradway
Abigail Furber, Dylan Waller, Gavin McLain
Jacqueline Mascio, Sam Smolen Lauren Dodson, Scott Catterson
LMSC will be running a series of skills clinics for travel team players only during the fall, starting
FALL INTRAMURAL PROGRAM
Our Fall Intramural Program is for children born between 2006 and 2016. No prior soccer experience is necessary. Games for all
divisions will run primarily on Saturdays, except for the 2016 birth division which will run on Sundays. The season will start on
Saturday, September 12 and run through November 15. No prior soccer experience is needed to participate.
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.
PETE GANGL HONORED AS EPYSA TRAVEL TEAM COACH OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to long time LMSC travel team head coach Pete Gangl who was honored as Eastern Pennsylavnia Youth
Soccer Association's (EPYSA) Travel Team Coach Of The Year for 2019.
WAYNE McKINNEY WINS EPYSA EXCELLENCE IN COACHING AWARD FOR 2019
Congratulations to LMSC's Wayne McKinney who won the 2019 EPYSA Excellence In Coaching Award for his many
decades of service to youth soccer.
2019 FALL COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Each year, LMSC honors three coaches as their "Coach Of The Year" award winners at the conclusion of the spring season and again
at the conclusion of the fall season. Congratulations to the following coaches on being
named for this honor in the spring of 2019:
Congratulations to the LMSC Rats, our U-19 boys who took 3rd place at the National Championships
in Kansas. Earlier in the year, the Rats were crowned state champions.
STORM TAKE 2ND AT REGIONALS
The LMSC Storm (U-19 girls) took second at the Region One championships, comprised of the state
champions from Maine through West Virginia. Congrats to the girls on winning the state
championship four years in a row. LMSC would like to wish the best of luck to the players
next year when they begin their college careers.
STORM WIN FOURTH CONSECUTIVE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
The LMSC Storm (U-19 girls) won their fourth straight state championship, defeating West-Mont United 7-0 in the
championship game. This is the sixth straight year that the Storm played in the state championship game.
RATS WIN U-19 BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
The LMSC Rats won the U-19 boys state championship, defeating Lehigh Valley United 3-0 in the state champioship game.
This is the third state championship in the team's history.
INVICTUS TAKES SECOND PLACE IN STATE CUPS
LMSC Invictus (U-15 boys) took second in the state cups for the second year in a row. Invictus were state
champions in 2017.
LMSC ALUM DANIEL LOVITZ MAKES USA MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM DEBUT
Congratulations to long time LMSC player Daniel Lovitz who made his debut with the USA Men's National Team on January 27 when they
defeated Panama 3-0. Lovitz played for the LMSC Velez from U-11 through U-18. USA will also play Costa Rica on February 2nd.
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.
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.