What is TOPSoccer?
TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of children aged 4-19 years with physical and/or mental disabilities. The program is geared toward player development rather than to competition. Athletes are placed on teams according to ability NOT by age.
TOPSoccer furthers US Youth Soccer's 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'll understand why TOPSoccer?
Who is eligible?
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 Spina Bifida. It may be necessary to provide a doctor's permission slip in order for your child to participate.
What is the TOPSoccer parent's role?
You will need to provide transportation to and from all practices and games ensuring that the player is prompt not only in arriving but also in departure. Please also stay and watch practices and games and lend your support in a positive manner. Always ensure that your child is dressed and brings appropriate equipment to all games and practices. Parents should also provide necessary information to program administrators and coaches that will enhance your child's experience and progression in the program.
What a parent should expect from the program
What are the benfits of TOPSoccer for my child?
TOPSOccer Player Rights
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