Patriots Boys 2005 Academy

Head Coaches - Alex Pinto (Red / White), Brian O'Dell (Blue), Assistant Coach - Norman Speicher

Team Information

The LMVSC U9 Boys is a travel soccer academy within the Lee Mount Vernon Sports Club with our home field at Lee District Park. Our players train and play year around and our coaches teach the technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills required to improve within a team and as individual players. Currently, we have two teams which play in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL). In the fall, we will be joining the prestigious Club Champions League (CCL) which consists of the top sixteen (16) youth soccer clubs in Virginia, DC and MarylandIf you have an interest in competitive travel soccer, our Academy teams always welcome talented, hard working, and committed players - we encourage your son to try out to be part of this up-and-coming group.


Our TEAM PHILOSOPHY is to foster skill development in a positive atmosphere, with an emphasis on soccer fundamentals, friendship, and fun. We are focused on long-term player development while keeping in mind both the importance of competition as well as enhancing the players' love for the game.

Players must be born between August 1, 2005 - July 31, 2006. If you are within this age range and interested in learning more or trying out, contact Shelly Speicher, Team Manager at or Coach Pinto at

Our Coaches

Alex Pinto (Red / White)

Prior to joining LMVSC, Alex Pinto played with the Salvadorean National Team. From 1996 - 2003, he had a professional career in El Salvador including two championships and two other finals appearances. Coach Pinto is a member of the Virginia Olympic Development Program (ODP) State staff serving as a Virgina Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) ODP State Coach, ODP Academy Coach, and Northern District ODP Coach. Also, Coach Alex has coached at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA and holds his USSF "B" coaching license.

Brian O'Dell (Blue)

Brian O’Dell is a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) “C” licensed coach, who also holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Youth License.  Coach Brian has been with LMVSC coaching at all age-levels for the past 20 years.  He has been an avid soccer player since 1970 and he still competes in adult leagues for fun.  Coach Brian is a member of several soccer associations and maintains a commitment to expanding his soccer knowledge and improving his coaching skills through continuing education programs.