Top Soccer Program
Program for Soccer enables men, women, boys and girls 4 years of age
and over with physical and/or cognitive disabilities to play soccer.
What is TOPSoccer all about?
Our goal is to
provide an opportunity for anyone with a disability, or who does not
fit on a typical team, to play soccer. Some people will not join
typical teams because they are physically, cognitively or behaviorally
unable to keep up or “fit” on a typical team.
TOPSoccer similar to typical soccer and soccer teams?
players are coached and taught soccer skills, activities and the game
to the level of the player’s ability to participate and to understand
the game concept.
They have fun and enjoy the same social and
exercise opportunities through the game and joy of being on a team.
Players are registered just as their piers on typical teams.
TOPSoccer is rewarding to everyone who participates.
How is TOPSoccer unique?
Players are grouped together more
by similar ability than age. The programs may not form teams or play
games but rather, focus on training and skills only. When games are
played, the FIFA laws are modified, to make it work for each player
and to ensure success for everyone.
Non-players may be on the
field during training, scrimmages and games. This includes coaches and
Administrative procedures may be revised for
registration; teams not defined by age and gender, teams may not be
formed at all with players registered as individuals into programs.
There is no upper age limit for participation.
Players develop social and
communication skills and improve coordination and muscle tone.
TOPSoccer has assisted players with making advances in physical
therapy due to exercise and activity.
Who can play?
Our program will be uniquely tailored to meet the needs of children
who have cognitivel or physical disabilities. We expect to have many
children with Down syndrome, Autism, and a variety of other syndromes.
We also will have children who use walkers, canes and even
wheelchairs. We will have children who are visually impaired or
hearing. And we will have children with no physical delays. This is
why placement by ability and age works so well in this program. We
will try our best to accommodate all children with a desire to play.
If there is a doubt as to whether your child can (and should) play
with us, please ask! We also ask that our players wait until the year
they turn 4 years old, and may continue to play through high school
When will the program run?
We will have our TopSoccer games at the same time and location as our
Fall and Spring Recreation games. All games will be at Patton
Middle School on Sunday afternoons.
How can I help?
members run the TOPSoccer sessions and experienced soccer players act
as "buddies" for the disabled TOPS children, providing one-on-one
Soccer players between the ages of 11-19 who are
interested in being buddies, can contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We would welcome anyone with experience
or interest to help us with our program.
How can I read more about TopSoccer?
There is a wealth of information on the US Youth Soccer Top Soccer web
How do I sign up?
If you are interested,
please email the information below to
___________________________ MI ________ Last
City ___________________________ State______________
Home Phone ___________________ Date of
Birth ______________ Age __________
Independence: My child won’t need a “buddy” on the field Y/N
FEES: There is no fee for
My child will be “buddied” by
We would like to have a
volunteer “buddy” assigned to my child
What are your
child’s areas of strength as it pertains to athletics?
In what areas would you like to see improvement?
Does your child need to use a wheelchair or walker? Wheelchair Walker
Briefly describe your child’s physical and medical
What are some motivational techniques that would help your child?
Name _______________________________ Work Phone __________________
______________________________ Work Phone __________________
We will be in contact with everyone that emails
us with more details.