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Youth Program Details

Activities Offered
  • Soccer
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants:

    0 - 3 years: No

    3 - 5 years: Yes

    6 - 12 years: Yes

    13 - 18 years: Yes

    18 - 21 years: Yes

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The History of TOPSoccer

TOPSoccer began in 1991, designed and administered by US Youth Soccer the nations largest youth sports organization and its volunteer TOPSoccer Committee, to provide meaningful learning, development and physical participation opportunities to these young athletes through the game of soccer. There are thousands of children with disabilities who need, and can be provided the opportunity to play soccer through TOPSoccer. That opportunity exists for these athletes to achieve, develop and compete according to their individual abilities. A whole new world awaits these children by the efforts of people like you, reaching out to bring them into the soccer family.


TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of children with physical and/or mental disabilities. The program is geared toward player participation and development. Players are placed on teams according to ability NOT age. It is open to children ages 4-19.

Why TOPSoccer?

TOPSoccer furthers US Youth Soccers mission of fostering the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels. In short, TOPSoccer takes kids from the sidelines to participating in the game. Ask the parents or participants of TOPSoccer and you will understand why TOPSoccer?

Who can participate?

TOPSoccer is open to any child with a disability including but not limited to: A.D.D., Autism, Hearing Impaired, Sight Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Down's Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorder and Spinal Bifida.

What are the benefits of TOPSoccer for my child?

  • Your child will develop a sense of belonging to a community and will learn the value of being part of a team
  • Improvement in self-esteem, fitness and social skills
  • Success based on ability
  • FUN!

Additional contacts

Mark Abbott, President Genevieve McManus, Buddy Coordinator