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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


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.

Why TOPSoccer?

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

  • It will be a fun and meaningful experience for you and your child
  • The game and activities shall be adapted in ways that will ensure that your child learns at his/her own pace.
  • Practices and games will be organized
  • TOPSoccer will improve the overall fitness, self-esteem, and social skills of your child

What are the benfits 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!

TOPSOccer Player Rights

  • The right to decide when to participate in soccer
  • The right to participate in every game and to play at least 50% of each game
  • The right to participate at a level that corresponds to each child's ability
  • The right to participate in a safe and healthy environment
  • The right to play as a child and enjoy participation in the sport