TOPSoccer – what is it?
TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer)
TOPSoccer – also just known as TOPS -- is a community-based opportunity for young athletes with special needs to experience soccer, and an opportunity to get active and have fun.
TOPS was formed by US Youth Soccer to fulfill part of its 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."
The local TOPS team is organized by Pomperaug Soccer Club volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to let athletes with special needs in Southbury and Middlebury to become part of a Pomperaug soccer team.
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How will the program be run?
TOPS will meet once a week on Saturday for 8 weeks each Spring and Fall, at a field in Southbury or Middlebury. Exact dates will be published closer to each season. Children, ages 5 to 18, will be introduced to soccer games, skills, drills and friendly scrimmage with players of similar abilities. Parents will be asked to be available during the sessions to assist our volunteers. Each player will receive a soccer T-shirt.
How do I participate?
TOPS players can be registered online on our Registration page. Parents can register for TOPS during the Pomperaug Soccer Club spring and fall registration periods, which begin several months prior to when the seasons start. TOPS runs concurrently with the In-house schedule.
What can I do to help the program be successful?
Volunteers sign up on the Pomperaug Soccer Club website. If you or your business are interested in sponsoring Pomperaug Soccer Club TOPS, please contact us by selecting - Contact Info - Feedback form in the Upper right or by going HERE. Like us on Facebook .
What is the cost to register?
Cost is $45.