Sporting Athletic Club is made possible thanks to its founding partnerships. The Sporting Athletic Club Network is a collaborative player pathway relationship formed alongside our founding member clubs FC Europa, Lower Merion SC, Radnor SC and Sporting Delaware (now Sporting AC) for the U13 through U19 age groups. Sporting Athletic Club teams home will be at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. Training sessions and competitions will also be held at WSFS Bank Sportsplex in Chester, Pennsylvania.
FC Europa, Lower Merion SC, and Radnor SC have also formed an independent partnership under the name Sporting PA. Sporting PA will field no more than two teams per age group for both boys and girls from U13 through U19. FC Europa, Lower Merion SC, and Radnor SC will retain their current identities at the intramural, recreational, and U8 through U12 travel teams. Each club will also have their own independent travel teams at the U13-U19 age groups. Sporting PA teams will train and compete at current local fields used by FC Europa, Lower Merion SC, and Radnor SC.
ABOUT FC EUROPA
FC Europa is a premier youth soccer club, based in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Formed in 2008, the club now boasts a roster of over 40 boys and girls teams ranging from U9 to U18.
FC Europa is uniquely committed to the holistic player development—celebrating player accomplishments on and off the field. At FC Europa, we promote leadership, personal discipline, good sportsmanship, and teamwork necessary for academic achievement and good citizenship. Our mission is simple: Provide competitive excellence in soccer development through a balanced approach to skills, fitness, knowledge and leadership, while supporting and enabling college placement, high school participation, and an ongoing love of the game.
FC Europa sets a standard of excellence by providing the highest possible level of professional technical and tactical training in the region for players who could potentially play in High School and/or College. To achieve this goal, our coaching staff are carefully selected and widely regarded as some of the best in their field. All coaches focus on the development of physical, mental and emotional fitness of our athletes.
ABOUT LOWER MERION SC
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 4-12)
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)
Travel Team Program (Under 8 through Under 19)
Pre-Travel Team Developmental Academy
Summer Tournament Team Program (travel team players only)
Special Needs Program for children with physical, mental, and emotional limitations
The 2023 - 2024 season is their 56th season!
Our club is about diversity. 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.
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.
ABOUT RADNOR SC
The mission of the Radnor Soccer Club is to develop young athletes in body and character through the great game of soccer. We are committed to providing safe, positive, fun, and supportive playing environments for house/intramural, developmental and competitive players alike. We strive to instill good sportsmanship, confidence, self-esteem and a passion for the game.
To provide a positive soccer experience for as many of the township’s children as possible – developing technical skills, social skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.
To prepare well rounded athletes for high school.
To provide a level of coaching and competition that allows as many township children as possible to learn the game and compete at the highest possible level within their age group.
To provide coaches with an infrastructure, rules and guidelines within which they can offer a soccer experience to Radnor Soccer Club players that is suited to the team’s goals and the players’ abilities.
To support development of good referees and to foster respect for them.
ABOUT SPORTING DELAWARE
Sporting Delaware is a multifaceted Soccer Club that provides a comprehensive set of resources to provide the best in class soccer experiences powered by BPG|SPORTS. We are not just here to serve the community, but to help build communities, promote overall wellness and encourage sportsmanship through our soccer offerings.
Sporting Delaware provides the most experienced training and coaching staff in the region. Our staff has experience coaching at the highest level, and produced players playing in the top Academies, Collegiate Programs, and at the Professional level.
Sporting Delaware provides the best experience for our players to play in the best leagues and events in the country to promote player growth, and compete on the national stage.