TOPSoccerUpdated Monday January 30, 2017 by Soccer.
What Is TOPSoccer?
TOPSoccer, or The Outreach Program for Soccer, is a nationally run organization under the U.S. Youth Soccer organization. It helps get soccer programs for children with physical or intellectual disabilities started in communities. This program adapts to the needs of each individual and allows each child to gain experience in a team sport in a non-competitive environment.
The CBAA TOPSoccer program is offered to children from 5 to 19 years of age (exceptions can be made for older children). The program consists of six to eight weekly one-hour sessions that provide a fun learning environment in which the players can develop soccer-related skills, learn how to play within a team, and build self-confidence in a positive and nurturing environment.
CBAA offers two TOPSoccer sessions – Fall and Spring.
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If you believe your child would have an interest in this program, or if you would like to volunteer to help us with this program, please click HERE to register.
Who is eligible?
Any elementary school age child with a disability is eligible to participate in the CBAA TOPSoccer program. Disabilities might include, but not be limited to:
- Down Syndrome
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Sight or Hearing Impaired
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Why should your child participate?
TOPSoccer Buddy Program
Volunteer Buddies are essential to make the CBAA TOPSoccer program work.
Buddies are responsible for leading up to 2 players at a time as they participate in the activities set up by the coaches. You should be at least 14 years of age to be a buddy (exceptions are made for buddies who exhibit the necessary maturity). You do not need to have any soccer experience or experience working with special-needs children. CBAA will provide you with training prior to the start of the season.
If you are 14 years of of age or older and would like to help our players learn to play and enjoy soccer, please click HERE to register and apply to coach / volunteer.
Parents play a vital role in the success of TOPSoccer. Here are some guidelines for parents: