LMSC NEWS AND UPDATES
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 primarily on Sundays, starting April 7 and running through June 9 except for Easter Weekend and Memorial Day Weekend.
Registration material is now posted.
TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
Tryouts for our travel team program will not take place until mid-April. This will be for the
2024-2025 season which will start in August 2024. Players currently playing travel team soccer for
a club other than LMSC are welcome to attend a training session or two for their age group in
advance of tryouts. This is only for outside travel team players, not intramural players.
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY SKILLS CLINIC
LMSC will run a Martin Luther King Day skills clinic on Monday, Januay 15
for Zone 1 travel team players (U-8 through U-12). Intramural players will NOT
be accepted into this clinic.
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
in the spring. This will
be a very advanced program, run by our D.A. staff coaches.
LMSC SKILL MOVE OF THE WEEK
Each week, LMSC will post a new skill move for travel team players to work on.
LMSC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
LMSC will post a new video every Sunday for our players, parents and other guests to enjoy.
WINTER INTRAMURAL LEAGUES
LMSC will again offer winter indoor intramural soccer leagues for children born between 2012 and 2016.
This year's programs will run on Sundays from December 3 through March 3. All games will be played
at the AFC Fitness
turf field, located in Bala Cynwyd.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
Each week, LMSC honors one or more travel team players with our Player Of The Week Award.
LMSC Reds and LMSC Rams
Naevhen Auriantal, Dylan Barajus-Hu, LMSC Blast
Liv Grutzmacher, Cecilia O'Connor, Mitch Kasmer, Kiran Sankar, Luke MacMullen, Alex Nicholas,
Bradley Cogliano, Gavin Broscious
Emma Anderson, Evan Terr, Olivia van der Kwast
Taylor Krimmel, Leo Newton, Everett Spann
Tenzin Kalzang, Yoav Sarfaty, Sid Adler, Zak Saidi
Jasper Bruno, Graham Griffin, Jude Rabinowitz, Rebecca Savarese, Isabel Aquino
Sienna Laing, Bella Floyd, LMSC Rams
Beau Grainger, Hudson Brooks, Annabella Maggitti
Keira Harshberger, LMSC Adult Women's Team
Greta Agnew, Luca Barrett
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.
HOW TO QUICKLY MEASURE A SOCCER FIELD
Find out how to quickly and accurately measure the length and width of an 11v11 soccer field.
LITTLE ALL STARS
Our Little All Stars Program will be back this fall. This program is for our very youngest
players, born in 2020 and 2021. The program runs on Thursdaay mornings in September and October.
ADULT WOMEN'S PROGRAM
The LMSC Adult Women's Program is looking for additional players to join the program. This is NOT
level program, but rather a low key program for women (including soccer mom's) who want to play once a week.
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.
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
SPRING COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the following coaches who were selected as our Sprign, 2023 Coach Of The Year Award winners:
- Justine Davis (girls travel)
- Sam Olyaei (boys travel)
- Doug Silverman (intramurals)
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.
FIVE MISTAKES SOCCER PARENTS MAKE WITH THEIR PLAYERS
Please read this interesting article written for parents of youth soccer players.
LMSC DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Please read LMSC's stance regarding LMSC's pledge for social diversity and inclusion in all of
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.
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.