FALL INTRAMURAL PROGRAM


OUR YOUNGEST AGE DIVISIONS
2017 & 2018 BIRTHS



PEE-WEES DIVISION
  • 2018 Birth Boys and Girls
  • Players meet on SUNDAYS at Gladwyne Playground
  • Boys sessions are at 9:15, 11:45 and 2:15
  • Girls sessions are at 10:30 and 1:00



ATOMS DIVISION
  • 2017 Birth Boys
  • Players meet on SATURDAYS at Gladwyne Playground
  • Boys sessions are at 11:45 and 2:15



NEUTRONS DIVISION
  • 2017 Birth Girls
  • Players meet on SATURDAYS at Gladwyne Playground
  • Girls sessions are at 10:30 and 1:00 PM


  • The emphasis of our Youngest Age Divisions is on enjoyment of the game and basic skill development.

  • Players meet once a week. They will be led through a 25-30 minute skills clinic. This will be followed by games of 4 vs. 4 on scaled down fields to maximize player participation. Games will last approximately 30 minutes.

  • A size 3 ball is used.

  • These age groups use a "pickup soccer" format where players are randomly placed on different teams each week. This is done in order to minimize the pressures of winning and losing, thereby allowing each child to enjoy the game in a stress-free environment.

  • Heading a ball and slide tackles are illegal in these age groups.

  • Because of the small numbers of players on each team, we need to have a large number of coaches in each division. Over 90 percent of our coaches are parents of the players. Parents are asked to give consideration to volunteering to coach. You do not need to have playing experience to be a coach. At LMSC, we set aside a large percentage of our budget for coaching materials, coaching clinics, etc. We believe that the best way to have a successful program is to have coaches who are enthusiastic and understand their roles and responsibilities.

 



Atoms, Neutrons and Pee-Wees Divisions
At Gladwyne Playground




Our Gladwyne Playground Directors
Franky Carrozza and Henry Farr


CLICK HERE TO SEE A VERY SHORT VIDEO OF OUR PEE-WEES



STAFF COACHES FOR OUR YOUNGEST AGE GROUPS
  • Franky Carrozza - Franky was a full time preschool and kindergarten teacher for 10 years. She played youth soccer for the New-Hope Solebury Soccer Club. She later played field hockey and lacrosse at Lehigh University and has coached soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and floor hockey for a wide range of age groups. Franky also coached in the US Field Hockey Futures Olympic Development Program.

  • Henry Farr - Henry is co-head coach for the LMSC Wolves, our Under 9 boys travel teams. He is also the assistant coach for the Harriton High School Boys Varsity. Henry played high level travel team soccer in Lower Merion Soccer Club for many years, helping lead his team, the LMSC Magic, to two state championships. He was a standout soccer player at The Shipley School and later played soccer at Trinity College. Henry started out at LMSC as one of our youngest players and is now helping lead the Pee-Wees, Atoms and Neutrons Divisions.

  • Art Hernandez - Art joined LMSC as the Director of the club's Developmental Academy. He is also head coach for the LMSC Mayhem, our Under 16 boys team and runs our "Little All-Stars" program for 2 and 3 year olds. Coach Art was raised in Los Angeles, California and has been living in Chester County for over 20 years. He has coached in this area for the past 12 years and has developed under terrific coaches and mentors. He has coached and trained teams that have won State Cups, along with National and Regional competitions and tournaments. Coach Art is very vested in his coaching education and, in addition to being a current A-License candidate, he has all his grassroots licenses through US Soccer. Additionally, he holds his Advanced National, Advanced National Goalkeeper and FUTSAL diplomas from United Soccer Coaches. He has attended courses through ANEFS and TOVO, based out of Spain. In addition to coaching, he currently volunteers his time to collaborate and network with various soccer coaching groups (locally and nationally) to produce and host different online content.

  • Anthony Haines - Anthony is the current head coach for our Under 9 A Rovers and Under 10 B Irmãos Red boys travel teams. He is the head coach for the Harriton High School Boys Junior Varsity team and he also helps coach LMSC summer camps, Developmental Academy, indoor training programs, and our youngest age groups in the fall and spring season. Anthony was named the Boys Travel Team coach of the year in Fall 2019 and Intramural Program coach of the year in 2017. He currently holds his US Soccer D coaching license. Anthony grew up playing for LMSC Magic, helping the team win two outdoor and three indoor State Championships. Anthony played varsity soccer at Lower Merion High School for three years where he was captain his senior year, receiving All Main Line second team and All Central League honors. He played on the Club soccer team at Temple University where he graduated with a BBA in both Economics and Finance at Temple's Fox School of Business. Anthony is the LMSC Director of Operations for LMSC. He primarily acts as travel team registrar, compliance officer, and database manager utilizing Amazon Web Services RDS for PostgreSQL.






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