PROGRAMS
TRAINING AND CAMPS
GENERAL INFORMATION
AFFILIATES

                                 


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 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

soccer@lmsc.net

Facebook: @lmscsoccer

Twitter: @lmscsoccer

Instagram: lowermerion_sc








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





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 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
LMSC NEWS AND UPDATES


TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
Tryouts for our travel team program will take place starting in mid-April. Teams will be formed at the Under 8 age group (2017 births) up through the Under 19 age group (2006 births).
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REMEMBERING JOE HOPKINS
LMSC is sad to announce the passing of Joe Hopkins, one of the true giants in the history of LMSC.
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DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMY TRYOUTS
Tryouts for our 2024-2025 Developmental Academy will take place on May 14 and 16. This program is only open to advanced 2018 births, those who are a year too young for our Travel Team Program. This is a very comprehensive, advanced program geared for players who aspire to play in the travel team program when they are old enough.
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PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
Each week, LMSC honors one or more travel team players with our Player Of The Week Award.

April 14:  
Ava Korbel, Grayson Stoltz, Caden Caplan
April 7:  
Ryan Cherkas, Vivienne Zumoff, Audra Weisser, Emma Anderson
March 17:  
Ani Moran, Eveylyn Poor, Miriam Boeckheler, Regan Grim, Joel Montesdeoca & LMSC Heart White
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SPRING INTRAMURAL PROGRAM
Our 2024 Spring Intramural Program is for children born between 2011 and 2019. No prior soccer experience is necessary. The program will run on Sundays, starting April 7
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SKILLS CLINICS FOR 2018 BIRTHS
LMSC will running a fun and advanced skills clinic for 2018 births in March for players who are considering trying out for our Develpmental Academy in the spring. This will be a very advanced program, run by our D.A. staff coaches.
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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



LITTLE ALL STARS
Our Little All Stars Program will be back in the spring. This program is for our very youngest players, born in 2020 and 2021. The program runs on Tuesday mornings, starting April 2.
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SUMMER SELECT PROGRAM
LMSC will again run their Summer Program, for travel team players only, born betweeen 2007 and 2017. Players will be organized into team, train twice a week for six weeks and play in two tournaments. The program will be run by highly experienced travel team coaches.
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LMSC SKILL MOVE OF THE WEEK
Each week, LMSC will post a new skill move for travel team players to work on.
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LMSC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
LMSC will post a new video every Sunday for our players, parents and other guests to enjoy.
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FALL COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the following coaches who were selected as our Fall, 2023 Coach Of The Year Award winners:
  • Ryan Hartzell (girls travel team coach)
  • James Huth (boys travel team coach)
  • Jenna Leonzi (assistant travel team coach)
  • Abby Reger (intramural coach)
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THE 17 LAWS OF THE GAME
Read about each of the 17 laws of the game, as written for adult soccer. Some rules may be modified for youth soccer, senior soccer, etc.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:
  • Crush Navy (Chris Black) U-9 girls
  • Wolves Navy (Sam Lane) U-9 boys
  • Rovers Red (Sam Olyaei) U-11 boys, 2nd flight
  • Crush Red (Justine Davis) U-9 girls, 2nd flight
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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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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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