About UMLC

Our Mission

We are a non-profit organization that was formed in 2005 to promote quality lacrosse education to the Upper Merion Township community. The Club aspires to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience to every athlete. It seeks to do this by:

  • Developing its youth athletes by teaching them the skills, tactics and strategies of the game in a fun and positive environment.
  • Encouraging its youth athletes to give back to the community selfless acts of charity and good deeds.
  • Promoting good sportsmanship on the part of its youth athletes, parents, coaches and administrators.
  • Providing its youth athletes with the tools necessary to achieve success in life off the field, by creating an environment that focuses on the fundamentals of team building and sportsmanship.

We invite all members of our community to join us in our endeavor to be the leading youth sports organization in Upper Merion Township. We believe that there is only one way we can accomplish this - together by mentoring players and instilling in them important values that will enable them to experience success.

History

The UMLC was founded in 2005 fielding a high school club team with the hopes of one day getting Boys Lacrosse back into Upper Merion High School. The original founding members were Joe Shannon, John Harris, Bill Bullock and Les Crymes. In 2006, the UMLC recognized the need to create a feeder program, but, unlike most clubs in our area, it was decided to make the Upper Merion Lacrosse Club for both boys and girls. In 2006, the UMLC fielded teams from 5th - 12th grade and the following year, the club began programs for Kindergarten through 12th.

In April, 2007, after meeting with the School Board of the Upper Merion Area School District for over a year, the UMLC's President, John Harris, finally received the news the Club had worked so hard for....beginning in Spring, 2008 - there would be a Varsity and JV boys lacrosse program in the high school.... And in their 2nd season, the High School program made the Playoffs!

What you gain

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ATHLETICISM

Developing youth athletes by teaching the skills, tactics and strategies of the game in a fun and positive environment.
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COMMUNITY

Encouraging youth athletes to give back to the community through kindness, selfless acts of charity and good deeds.
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SPORTSMANSHIP

Promoting good sportsmanship at all times among youth athletes, parents, coaches and administrators.

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