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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


Virginia Rush volunteers/employees/mentors organize and run this program. VA Rush players and local high school players act as buddies for the participants. The buddies give each athlete individual attention and are an essential, integral component in making the program a success.

This program, a unique opportunity to learn and play soccer, enables the young people with disabilities in our area to become valued and successful members of the Virginia Rush and US Youth Soccer family. It is our goal to ensure the experience is meaningful for the participating athletes, and one in which they feel they have made a contribution. In this program, everyone is a winner! Currently, the program runs in the fall and spring.

The TOPSoccer program is available on both the Southside and the Peninsula in. For more information on the Southside program, call Sid Wesseldine at 757.636.8539. For more information on the Peninsula program, please call Steve O'Neil at 757.478.2074.

TOPSoccer is an amazing program opening up the game of soccer to any boy or girl who has a mental or physical disability. The TOPSoccer program is endorsed by the US Youth Soccer Association and is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. The program is aligned with US Youth Soccer's mission to foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth and development of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels.

$20 fee covers field usage, VYSA insurance, awards, uniform shirt, and photos.