US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is an adaptive soccer program for athletes with special needs. TOPSoccer athletes spend time learning both soccer and socialization skills in a safe, accepting environment with the assistance of volunteer buddies and coaches. Each session emphasizes fun and every athlete is challenged to grow and learn within his/her abilities.
Through the assistance of buddies and coaches, the athletes are encouraged to give their best effort, work hard to be the best player he/she can be and join their fellow players to be a great teammate. Anyone apart of the special needs community is welcome to join PTYSC's TOPSoccer program.
Any child with a disability from ages U6 to U15. Click here for the age chart.
One adult must accompany the player & stay at the field, doesn't have to be parent.
Disabilities might include, but not limited too: Autism, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Sight or Hearing Impaired, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Players with Down Syndrome are required to have a current x-ray. If the x-ray is positive for Atlanto-axial Instability, it is strongly recommended that the child does not take part in team play; soccer is a contact sport.
Fees: $15/player for the season.
The fee includes a uniform shirt.
TOPSoccer brings participants with special needs together with trained volunteers. Share your love of the game with some great kids and make a real difference in someone's life. Earn valuable community service hours or valuable experience if you are looking for a career in Special Education or Occupational Therapy. No previous experience required. Contact a local program for more information. Make a difference today!
If you are 18 or older, a background check is required for all adult volunteers, including compliance with Ohio North risk management policies and applicable state laws.
All registered players will recieve a uniform shirt.
Equipment needed: Size 4 ball, shin guards, water bottle, and cleats are optional.
There will be no official referees in the TOP Soccer games. A PTYSC Member will be appointed to oversee the event.