TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) – what is it?
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 area 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 or Sunday 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.
Fall 2021 Schedule: While the goal was to run the TOPSoccer program this fall season, this will not be possible this season due to scheduling conflicts of the volunteers. We hope to offer the program again in the Spring 2022 season.
How do I sign-up?
Registration is during the Spring & Fall periods - TOPS players can be registered on our Registration page - HERE.
** Note players with Downs Syndrome will need a doctors note to participate. **
What can I do to help the program be successful?
Adult Volunteers and 'Buddies' are always needed - if interested please reach out to Anna (email@example.com) and you can register HERE. Select the 'Coaches and Team Managers' section.
If you or your business are interested in sponsoring Pomperaug Soccer Club TOPS, please contact Anna or the club 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.
Please contact Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org).