What is TOPSoccer?
TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based program designed to meet the needs of children and young adults that have physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The program is geared towards player development rather than competition. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to anyone aged 5 and older, who has a intellectual or physical disability.
The basis of TOPSoccer is a modified version of the game of soccer, specifically altered to allow full participation and enjoyment for each athlete.
What are the program’s benefits?
1. Development of motor skills and improved physical fitness.
2. Promotes social skills by teaching teamwork and cooperation
3. Provides safe participation and fair play.
4. Develops positive self-concepts through experiences in discipline, initiative and achievement, which encourage children to fully realize their potential.
5. To have FUN!
Who is eligible for TOPSoccer?
Any player aged 5 and older having a physical or intellectual disability that limits their ability to perform at the level of play they have chosen to participate. The emphasis of this program is on development, training, and providing meaningful participation rather than on competition.
How is TOPSoccer Similar to Typical Soccer Programs?
• Players are coached
• Rewarding to everyone who participates
If you would like to volunteer your team or group with our TOPSoccer program please contact Christina Hughes by email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. There are a few steps that your program would need to take in order to volunteer. If they are 18+ years old then we will need them to go through safesport and fill out a volunteer form. Once we get that taken care of you can then sign up for one of our sessions.
If you are wanting to become a weekly buddy for an entire season we would love to have you apart of our program. Please reach out to Christina Hughes and we can get you set up.
Thank you for your interest in our amazing program.
Meet the Leadership team: in (Yellow) Coach Chris (green)Mckenzie, (purple) Bella, (Pink) Ali and (Blue) Coach Tori
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Please help make a difference in our athletes lives. This is a truly rewarding program that touches all involved! Thank you.
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