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 5-11)
Travel Team Program (Under 8 up through Under 19)
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 will be 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 2014 Under 9 Outdoor State Champions 2014 Under 9 Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC FENIX 2013 Under 9 State Champions
LMSC SABERTOOTH RATS 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 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
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.
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).
SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAMS
LMSC will again offer several different training programs during the summer months. Some programs are geared for our younger
players, others are geared for travel team players.
There were at least 72 LMSC alumni who played at the college level in the fall of 2013. This count includes
travel team players from the following former LMSC teams:
Arsenal, Cannibals, Chili Peppers, Comets, Flame, Heart, Mustangs, Panthers, Pink Panthers, Red Devils, Roadkill, Shock and Velez
The Thunderbolts (U-11A girls) and UnReal Madrid (U-9A girls) both took second place in their indoor state cups.
The Motor Mouths (U-10A boys) lost in overtime in their championship game while the Red Devils reached the semifinals in the U-10 boys tournament.
The Liberty (U-9B girls) took second place in the B Flight of their age group.
LMSC PRESIDENT LOOKS BACK ON 30 YEARS AT LMSC
This fall marks the start of LMSC President Biff Sturla's 31st year coaching in the club. He also played in the club for many
years as a youngster. During his first 30 years coaching at LMSC, the soccer world has gone through many changes.
Please read Biff's article entitled "30 Years Coaching At LMSC" and see how the soccer world
has changed during that time, as well as
how our society has changed in general with respect to youth sports.