US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family.
The Course will cover the coaching techniques for working with players with special needs and special equipment available.
If your club/league is interested in starting a TOPSoccer Program, please email Jude Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the Class: Email Jude the name of you club/league and the name(s) of all people attending the class.
WVSA will assist your club/league with the equipment needed to start the program.
Jude Greene, WVSA TOPSoccer Chair (email@example.com)
Physician Certification and Assumption of Risk Form
TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a soccer league designed for children with physical and/or mental disabilities who are not able to participate on a typical soccer team. It is an adapted program to give these youngsters an opportunity to enjoy the world’s most popular game!
TOPSoccer promotes a caring and inclusive environment where self-esteem, social skills, overall fitness and participation are emphasized over competition. TOPSoccer gets kids off the sidelines and allows them to participate in the game of soccer. Participants have the opportunity to be paired with a volunteer Buddy. Groups will be formed based on ability, not age. Each session will include fun ball activities and skills followed by small sided games. The TOPSoccer sessions are run Soccer licensed coaches and assisted by volunteers, TOPSoccer Buddies.
- Have Fun
- Build Self-Esteem
- Improve Physical Fitness
- Improve Social Skills
- Build Friendships
- Learning how to Play Soccer
- Learning about Good Sportsmanship
WHAT YOU NEED FOR TRAINING/GAMES:
- Athletic Shorts
- Team Shirt for Weekly Session (provided with registration fee)
- Socks & Shin Guards
- Water or Sports Drink