ABOUT

TOPSoccer

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.

Fall 2021 Dates:

We will be kicking off the Fall TopSoccer Season on September 10th.

September 10
September 17
September 24
October 1
October 22
October 29

More dates and information to be announced.
Join the fun at the
Putnam County Sports Complex
5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Volunteers / Buddies are always needed!

Our goal is to have 2 volunteers per player. We prefer that volunteers be 13 years or older, but younger volunteers with a parent volunteer have been allowed.Volunteers need to register through the MSC website and sign all releases and waivers.

*Due to safety distancing guidelines and requirements, we do encourage parent and/or family members to be their child’s buddy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our goal – provide an opportunity for ALL CHILDREN to play soccer
  • Who –
    • Physically unable
    • Learning challenges
    • Administrative challenges- unable to place them on conventional teams
  • Players are coached
  • Taught skills / drills / game
  • Taught to play as a team
  • Have fun through the game and joy of being on a team
  • Players are registered
  • Rewards to everyone who participates
  • Placed on teams by ability (not age)
  • Games may be freely modified
  • FIFA “Laws” are only guidelines
  • Non-players may be on the field (COACH, BUDDIES)
  • Develop social skills
  • Develop better motor coordination
  • Improve communication skills
  • Provide opportunity for exercise

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.