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WELCOME TO LMSC

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 4-12)
  • 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)
  • Travel Team Program (Under 8 up through Under 19)
  • Pre-Travel Team Developmental Academy
  • 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 2022 - 2023 season is our 55th 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 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

soccer@lmsc.net

Facebook: @lmscsoccer

Twitter: @lmscsoccer

Instagram: lowermerion_sc








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
2022 Under 13 State Cup Finalists
2022 Under 13 Indoor State Cup Champions





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 THUNDER
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
2022 Under 9 Indoor State Cup 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





LMSC RATS
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 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 ANNOUNCEMENTS


WINTER INDOOR TRAINING
LMSC will again offer indoor soccer training programs for our younger players, those born between 2016 and 2018. These programs will run on Saturdays in Conshohocken. This program will include 30 minutes of skills training, followed by 30 minutes of small sided games.
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WINTER INTRAMURAL LEAGUES
LMSC will again offer several winter indoor leagues for players born between 2011 and 2015. The leagues will run in Conshohocken. The leagues will be geared for intramural players, though travel team players will also be able to sign up. All games will be played on Sundays with kickoff times between 12:00 and 4:00 PM. The league will only include games, no practices. Due to the program running indoors, LMSC will have to limit the number of teams, and the number of participants.
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LMSC FINZALIZES LONG TERM FIELD DEAL WITH HOLY CHILD SCHOOL AT ROSEMONT
LMSC is proud to announce that they have finalized a 10 year deal to be the exclusive outside group to use the turf field at Rosemont School At Holy Child School. Travel teams will be able to practice there and play games (both 9v9 and 11v11).
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PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
Each week, LMSC honors two or more travel team players with our Player Of The Week Award.

Sept. 25:  
Grace Mellet, Greta Agnew, Cassidy Naughton, Isla McFarlane
Sept. 18:  
Stella Rhinehart, Isabella Fishman, Ella Hornbuckle, Avery Jennings, Samara Manjeshwar
Sept. 11:  
David Gartenberg, Vivienne Zumoff, Shiloh Huff
Yoav Sarfaty, Michelle Han, Harper Grossnickle
Sept. 4:  
Abby Furber, Finley McFarlane, Chase Charleston, Alex Burke
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THE 17 LAWS OF THE GAME
Read about the 17 laws of the game, which are written for adult soccer. LMSC will discuss one law every so often to help players, coaches, parents, intramural referees, etc. better understand these laws.
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HAR ZION TEMPLE MEN'S CLUB TO SPONSOR SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM IN 2022
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 2022 season, cover the cost of jerseys, goals, balls, pinnies, etc.
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IRMAOS NAVY CROWNED STATE CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to the LMSC Irmaos Navy team on winning the 2022 State Championship, defeating the Ukrainian Nationals 3-2 in the championship game. Also crowned state champions were LMSC Victory who won the second flight of the Under 10 boys state cups.

LMSC had three teams take second place in their state cups, LMSC Invictus (U-18 boys), LMSC Furia (U-15 girls) and LMSC Lynx (U-13 girls). Three other teams reached the state cup semifinals: LMSC Impact (U-16 girls), LMSC Swarm (U-11 girls) and LMSC Heart Navy (U-9 girls)
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SPRING COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the following coaches who were selected as our Spring, 2022 Coach Of The Year Award winners:
  • Jesse Zafiratos(girls travel)
  • Sam Lane (boys travel)
  • Katie Bar and Dori Broudy (intramurals)
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SEVEN TEAMS REACH SEMIFINALS OF TOP FLIGHT OF STATE CUPS
LMSC has seven teams which have reached the semifinals of the top flight of their state cup age group. Congratulations to the following teams on reaching this great accomplishment:
  • Invictus: U-17 boys (Sam Lane)
  • Impact: U-16 girls (Pete Gangl)
  • Furia: U-15 girls (Nico Severini)
  • Lynx: U-13 girls (Pete Gangl)
  • Swarm: U-11 girls (Jesse Zafiratos)
  • Irmaos Navy: U-11 boys (Dale Haines)
  • Heart Navy: U-9 girls (Alex Srolis)



ANNOUNCING OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH FC EUROPA FOR BOYS TRAVEL TEAMS
LMSC and FC Europa have announced a partnership regarding boys travel teams for the upcoming season.
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TRAVEL TEAM PROGRAM LOOKING TO HIRE ADDITIONAL COACHES
The LMSC travel team program is looking for experienced adults who are interested in coaching at the travel team level. Coaches must have experience as players and / or coaches. Interested candidates are asked to contact LMSC Vice President Dale Haines



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.
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FIVE MISTAKES SOCCER PARENTS MAKE WITH THEIR PLAYERS
Please read this interesting article written for parents of youth soccer players.
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LMSC DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Please read LMSC's stance regarding LMSC's pledge for social diversity and inclusion in all of our programs.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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