TOPSoccer 2020-07-24T15:49:49+00:00
2020 Season Canceled. For more information please go to: TOPSoccer Program is Canceled for 2020; Programming will Reconvene in 2021

A Special Soccer Event for Kids with Special Abilities

What is TOPSoccer?

TOPSoccer is a community-based play, training and team placement program for young athletes with special needs (abilities). It is run by local volunteers and designed to meet the needs of children with physical and/or other special needs. The program targets those kids ages 4 and up who would like to play soccer, but are challenged by the traditional soccer environment, including those kids with physical supports and wheelchairs.

The program is geared towards player development rather than to competition.

What to expect?

Play Day

TOPSoccer Players learn and practice soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, agility, and shooting as they rotate through skill stations run by registered coaches. Each Player is paired up with a Buddy (typically a developing peer) who can help cheer, model, and encourage participation at each skill station. Players and Buddies are then divided into teams to practice their new skills in small-sided scrimmages.

Mini League

TOPSoccer Players are assigned to a team and coach, for the duration of the season, with whom they will create a team name, practice soccer skills, and play some small-sided scrimmages. Players and Buddy Teams build friendships and a sense of teamwork while learning to play soccer in a fully supportive, non-competitive environment.

2020 TOPSoccer Season Registration

Our goal is to provide soccer opportunities for youth athletes with physical and/or mental disabilities. Prior soccer experience is not necessary. Players will be supervised by a “Buddy”. Experienced FSC coaches will run exercises and games to introduce the game of soccer.

TOPSoccer Player or Coach Registration

Children and Youth with Special Needs (ages 4-21); Coaches* (Ages 21+); Asst. Coaches* (Ages 19+)

*To register as a coach, the adult will need to select the ‘Register Now’ button, create an account, and then will be able to register as a coach.
2020 SEASON CANCELED

TOPSoccer Buddy Registration

Buddies* (Ages 11 to 18)

Buddy’s can sign up as an individual Buddy or as part of a whole Buddy team with their coach.

*All Buddies will need to complete the ‘Minor Team Official Registration and Risk Management Disclosure Form’ prior to helping with any events. This form needs to be completed yearly, and can be downloaded here. The completed form should be submitted prior to the buddy helping at any events.
2020 SEASON CANCELED

For further questions, contact:

TOPSoccer@folsomsoccerclub.org