Interestingly, the LMVSC was born at a baseball game. During the summer of 1969, three gentlemen, John Walker from Hybla Valley, Dennis Smith from Hayfield and a mutual baseball friend from Hayfield, Walt Ulica, were discussing the need of youth soccer in our area. A consensus emerged that soccer didn't limit participation for lack of size or height and could be a tool for more participation by individual team players than some other youth sports. With this agreement, the Lee-Mt. Vernon Soccer Association was born.
LMVSC Recreational Soccer and Basketball Programs are unique in that its teams are formed on the basis of neighborhoods and schools. This recognizes the importance of community and school on the social development of children. The spring of 1999 we began fielding of soccer teams in the Old Dominion Soccer League, The Washington Area Girls Soccer (WAGS) League, National Capital Soccer League, and most recently, the prestige Club Champions League. These leagues which will provide a higher level of play for those children who are interested in focusing more on the sport. The tremendous growth and size the Club can be attributed, in part, to the ability to respond to community needs and to the guaranteed participation of every Recreational player among his or her neighbors and friends.
Throughout its history, LMVSC has contracted with independent assignors to obtain professional referee services. LMVSC has developed an in-house program for providing FIFA/USSF certification for adults and youth who are interested in becoming referees. These referees then work with the LMVSC assignor to officiate the Clubs recreational as well as travel games. The funds for the referee pay are derived each year solely from the registration fees and donations paid by the players.