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 5-12)
Travel Team Program (Under 8 up through Under 19)
Summer Tournament Team Program (travel team players)
Pre-Travel 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 2015 - 2016 season is our 48th 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 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 2014 Under 10 State Champions 2013 Under 9 Indoor State Champions
LMSC DING 2015 Under 10 Indoor State Champions 2014 Under 9 Outdoor State Champions 2014 Under 9 Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC SABERTOOTH RATS 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 Boys State Champions 2010 Under 9 Indoor State Champions
LMSC HERRICANES 2015 Under 13 Girls Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC AZTECS 2015 Under 13 Boys Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC BALOS 2015 Under 9 Boys Indoor State Cup 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
DING, SWARM, BALOS ALL WIN ATLANTIC PREMIER LEAGUE
Three boys teams won championships in the highly competitive
Atlantic Premier League with another team taking second place.
LMSC Ding: U-11 APL Champions LMSC Balos: U-10 APL Champions LMSC Swarm: U-11 Second Division Champions LMSC Legends: U-12 APL Finalists
WINTER TRAINING PROGRAMS
Our winter training programs will start the weekend of November 28-29.
SUMMER TOURNAMENT TEAM PROGRAM
LMSC will again be organizing tournament teams during the summer months to compete in high level tournaments.
Tryouts will be on Saturday, December 5 in the morning.
2016-2017 TRAVEL TEAM PROGRAM
US Soccer will be instituting MANY significant changes to youth soccer beginning in the 2016-2017 season.
We are also in the process of naming our travel team coaches for next year.
LMSC is looking to hire experienced coaches for their Travel Team Program. Coaches need to have played at the college
level or in high level adult leagues for several years and / or have prior coaching experience at the travel team level
or high school level.
If you are interested in coaching, please contact LMSC President
Biff Sturla. Please include a
soccer resume or brief letter listing your soccer background and credentials.
SPRING INTRAMURAL PROGRAM
Our Spring Intramural Program will be open to players born between 2004 and 2011. The program will run
primarily on Sundays and will start on April 10.
LMSC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Each week, LMSC awards two player of the week awards, one to a male travel team player and one to
a female travel team player.
November 14-15: Maya Johnson, Thomas Kaplan
November 7-8: Aine McCann, Grisha Fast
October 31-1: Jenna Ufberg, Jason Ren
October 24-25: Sarah Nelson, Valentin Yotov
October 17-18: Grace Downey, Max Keefe
57 LMSC ALUMNI PLAYING IN COLLEGE IN 2015
There are at least 57 LMSC alumni who are playing at the college level in the fall of 2015.
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.
SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM FEATURED ON FOX NEWS
Our thanks to Fox News for their excellent coverage of our Special Needs Program which runs in the
fall on Sunday mornings.
LMSC FENIX CROWNED STATE CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to the LMSC Fenix, our U-11A girls on winning their second state championship
in the last three years. The Fenix defeated Lower Dauphin (Harrisburg area) 5-1 in the state
Two other teams, Storm (U-14 girls) and Sabertooth Rats (U-14 boys) also reached the state cup finals.
SIX LMSC TEAMS CROWNED INDOOR STATE CHAMPIONS
This winter, LMSC had a record six travel teams win their age group's Indoor State Cup Championships.
The LMSC Sabertooth Rats won their sixth straight indoor state cup championship.
The LMSC Ding won their second straight indoor state cup championship, defeating the LMSC Swarm in the