LMSC does not offer private 1 on 1 training. However, several coaches in our organization offer such training independent of the club. Interested soccer players are welcome to contact any of the following coaches below. Coaches set their own pay rates and payment is made directly to them. Again, this training is NOT offered through LMSC. We are only letting players know of coaches who do offer private training.

Jesse Zafiratos
Jesse is currently the head coach for the Rosemont College Men's team. He is co-head coach for LMSC Invictus, our U-16A boys team. Invictus were state state champions in 2017 and were state finalsists in 2018. He also is head coach for the LMSC Ambush, our boys U-16B travel team. Jesse is also in charge of our summer camps and coaches many our our winter training programs. Before coaching at Rosemont, Jesse was the Head Men's Soccer Coach at Penn State Brandywine where he led the team to the National Championship in 2018. Jesse also led Penn State Brandywine to the PSUAC championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Jesse was voted PSUAC Coach Of The Year. Prior to coaching there, Jesse was the Head Men's Coach at Valley Forge Military College. He started his coaching career at Widener University where he was an assistant for four years on the men's side. Jesse played collegiately at Kutztown University and then finished out at La Roche College where he was a team captain, three year starter, and led the team in goals as a junior. Jesse is his high school team's all time leading points scorer, and was a three time first team all league selection. He coached for five years in the West Chester United Soccer Club before coming to Lower Merion. His teams have won numerous Delco Soccer League Championships and tournaments. In 2014, Jesse was an assistant coach for a team that won the state championship.

Pete Gangl
Pete is currently the head coach for the LMSC Lynx, our Under 11 A girls travel team, and the LMSC Impact, our Under 14 A girls travel team. Pete was the head coach for the LMSC Storm for 10 years. During that time, they were in the state championship game six consecutive years, winning state cups at U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-19. In 2019, the Storm were finalists in the Under 19 Region One championships. Over 20 of the Storm players will be playing at the college level of the fall of 2019. The Impact were state finalists in 2017 and are emerging as one of the top teams in the state. Pete was the recipient of the LMSC Girls Coach Of The Year Award in 2006, 2017 and 2019. Pete has been coaching youth soccer for over 20 years including the last 15 with LMSC. In 2017, Pete led both the Storm and the Impact to EPYSA Indoor State Championships. Pete earned his NFHS/NSCAA Professional Development Certificate as well as his NSCAA Mental/Physical Player Development Diploma. Pete coached our LMSC Stingrays girls team through U-14 and the LMSC Mustangs boys team from U-13 through U-18. Pete was assistant coach for the Valley Forge Military College's Men's team for several years. Pete holds a USSF National License, NSCAA diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma and a USFF Futsal Certification.

Kevin Rhoades
Kevin is currently the head coach for the LMSC Fever, our Under 17 A boys travel team. In 2016, Kevin led the LMSC Fire to the EPYSA Indoor State Championship. Kevin is also very active in LMSC as a staff coach, coaching in our Developmental Academy as well as our many training programs. Kevin earned his 'D' level coaching license from U.S. Soccer. Kevin played four years for the Division One men's team at St. Joseph's University. After graduating, Kevin coached the Rosemont College women's team for two years, leading them to the CSAC conference championship. In 2015, Kevin's LMSC Herricanes team won the Under 13 Girls Indoor State championship. Kevin coached youth soccer for the Ukrainian Nationals club before coming to LMSC where he is a senior staff coach, running numerous training sessions throughout the year. As a youth player, Kevin played in the EPYSA Olympic Development Program. He played club soccer for Super Nova FC under Yugoslavian national player Niki Nikolic.

Alex Srolis
Alex is currently the head coach for u9 Attack and u10 Moxie teams. She currently holds a NSCAA National C coaching license. Alex also coaches in the LMSC Developmental Academy and is a club goalkeeper trainer. She is the assistant coach for the Harriton High School Varsity Boys team and is the program's goalkeeper trainer. Alex was a four year goalkeeper starter for West Chester University 2013-2017 where she set school records for games played (81), wins (61), minutes played (7019) and career shutouts (36). Alex earned PSAC women's conference records for shutouts and was awarded first team ECAC goalkeeper, second team all mid Atlantic region goalkeeper, and first team all region mid Atlantic scholar goalkeeper. Alex was also the goalkeeper for the LMSC Heart, leading the Heart to the EPYSA state championship in 2008 and 2009.

Nico Severini
Nico is the head coach for our Under 13A girls travel team. Nico is the head coach for Lower Merion High School boys varsity, the 2010 District One Champions. In 2013, Nico led Lower Merion to a 16-0-0 record in the regular season, winning 15 of the 16 games by shutout. Before coaching at LMHS, Nico was head coach for the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Boys Varsity. Nico is also a head coach for the EPYSA Olympic Development Program (ODP). In 2013, Niko led the LMSC Fenix U-9A girls team to the EPYSA State Championship. In 2012 and 2013 the Fenix finished with the best record in the PAGS League's top division. Nico was a four year player at the University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League champions). As a youth, Nico was on the Region One USA team and in the National team pool. In high school, Nico was voted the Central League Player Of The Year and was a high school regional All-American and All-State selection. Nico trained internationally in Sevilla (Spain) and Independiente and Liniers (Argentina). As a youth player, his club team qualified for nationals three times.

Jon Balfour
Jon is head coach for our 2008 birth 'A' girls travel team. Jon was a standout player at DeSales University. He was an All-American selection and Freedom Conference Player of the Year. He was twice selected for the NSCAA Regional American team and was selected first or second team all Conference all four years at DeSales. Jon was also voted male athlete of the year at DeSales. Jon finished his college career with 37 goals and 20 assists in 70 games. Before coming to Lower Merion Soccer Club, Jon coached for three years for the FC Premier Academy. Jon was a standout player at Conestoga High School, earning first team All-Central League honors and being voted his team's most valuable offensive player.

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