US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training program for all athletes with intellectual, emotional, and or physical disabilities. The program strives to provide soccer opportunities (the opportunity of soccer) for players to develop at their own pace in a safe, fun, and supportive/inclusive environment.
TOPSoccer was formed to perpetuate the US Youth Soccer mission statement which is, in part, “to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.” This Outreach Program for Soccer enables children under 19 with physical and or intellectual disabilities to play the game of soccer.
In partnership with ALL-IN FC TN we will initiate our inaugural season beginning Spring of 2021, lasting 6 weeks. We are currently searching for coaches and volunteers for the upcoming fall season.
Any athlete 18 and under is allowed to participate unless participation would be considered unsafe for the athlete!
Yes, we need Volunteers (or ‘Buddies’), if interested, please register online.
A TOPSoccer Buddy is an invaluable volunteer. The TOPSoccer buddy is not a player and does not score goals. A TOPSoccer Buddy can be a caregiver, aide, family member, same-aged peer, teenager or adult. Whenever possible and appropriate, given the characteristics and limitations of given circumstances, TOPSoccer will do it’s best to provide a buddy to each athlete who needs one. We cannot always guarantee buddy assignment. It is the goal of TOPSoccer to provide the opportunity for participation for each athlete, while ensuring the safety of all athletes, volunteers, parents and spectators.
FREE! The generous donations to the Joseph Warlick Memorial Foundation has allowed us to provide TOPSoccer for free to all participants.