TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a US Youth Soccer program focused on helping players with special needs enjoy the great game of soccer! TOPSoccer enables children with impairments to play soccer with the support of 'buddies' who work directly with them on their skills. TOPSoccer is a national program that New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSW) has supported throughout Western NY - and they are supporting ISC in offering a TOPSoccer program for children in the Rochester area.
Who can play?
Players from ages 5-15 (born 2003-2013), regardless of where they live or go to school, who have a diagnosed disability who wants to be active and enjoy the most popular sport in the world! Our coaches and 'buddies' will provide 1:1 support (or more) for your child to ensure they get the attention they deserve and have the opportunity to develop skills they can be proud of while they learn at their own pace. Overall physical fitness, self-esteem and social skills will be promoted with each child. Disabilities include (but are not limited to): Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebal Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Visual or Hearing Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury
Who can become a TOPSoccer buddy?
Any player age 13 & older who are currently registered in an Irondequoit Soccer Club program (Travel 2017-18, Futsal 2018, or Rec 2018) or an adult who has registered as a coach can become a TOPSoccer buddy, please contact Josh Phillips at 585-957-2949 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to get involved!