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 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 INVICTUS 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 IMPACT 2021 Under 16 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 THUNDER 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 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 CROWNS FOUR STATE CHAMPIONS
May 22, LMSC had four travel teams claim state championships this spring. Our U-17 boys, LMSC Invictus, won the state championship
in their age group, as did our U-15 girls, LMSC Impact. Also winning a state championship were our U-17 girls, LMSC Reign who won the
state title in the 'B' flight of their state cup as well as our U-10 B LMSC Sol who won the state title in the 'B' flight of their
Invictus is coached by Sam Lane and Dale Haines, Impact is coached by Pete Gangl, Reign is coached by Jeff Rhodes and Sol is
coached by Cali Hutson. Congratulations to all three coaches, and special congratulations to the players on their teams on
DEVELOPMENTAL TRAVEL TEAM PROGRAM
Our Developmental Academy is for advanced, more competitive players who are too young for our Travel Team Program. Our 2021-2022 D.A. will
be for players born in 2015. This is a very advanced program, designed to prepare players for the more competitive Travel Team Program.
TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
Tryout information for our 2021-2022 travel teams is now available. LMSC will again be fielding over 50 teams from age Under 8 (2014 births)
to Under 19 (2003 births).
PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
Each week, LMSC honors two or more travel team players with our Player Of The Week Award.
HAR ZION TEMPLE MEN'S CLUB TO SPONSOR SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM IN 2021
LMSC would like to thank the Har Zion Temple Men's Club in Narberth for fully sponsoring the 2021 Special Needs Program.
Their generous donation will enable us to waive the registration fee for the 2021 season, cover the cost of jerseys,
goals, balls, pinnies, etc., and enable us to play the program on a turf field.
LMSC DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Please read LMSC's stance regarding LMSC's pledge for social diversity and inclusion in all of
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 should contact LMSC at firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 FALL COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Each year, LMSC honors several 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 fall of 2020:
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.
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.