TOPSoccer

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a soccer program for children with special needs. Our goal is to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a disability, in a safe and secure environment.
 
The program is inclusive for kids regardless of disability. TOPSoccer is a recognized program within the US Youth Soccer Association and the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association.

Why do we need TOPSoccer?

  • There are thousands of children with disabilities who need, and can be provided with, the opportunity to play soccer through the TOPSoccer program.
  • Creates lasting memories and forges meaningful community connections.
  • TOPSoccer allows every kid the opportunity to know the rewards of being on a team, trying to score and being in the game!
  • It provides participants with a sense of accomplishment and sheer joy.

When and where will the TOPSoccer program be held?

Fall 2021 TOPSoccer

Where: Saginaw Township Soccer Complex, 3575 McCarty Rd, Saginaw, MI

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Dates: August 17th, 24th, 31st  September 14th, 21st, 28th

Cost: FREE! The Fall 2021 Session is no cost to you thanks to our generous sponsors.

Sessions will be held each fall and spring.

How do I register / participate?

  • Register online at: TOPSoccer Registration
  • Once registered, participants will be emailed an additional form to help us better understand the needs of each player.

How are TOPSoccer Sessions Conducted?

  • There are three key people in a TOPSoccer session:
  1. Coach: Leads activities
  2. Player: Child w/ special needs
  3. Buddy: A person who assists the player with activities as needed
  • Players attend an hour-long session led by coaches from STSA where they work on different soccer skills in a positive and safe environment.
  • Each player is partnered with a buddy who will assist them in following directions and provide positive reinforcement/encouragement.
  • Abilities of players vary widely and drills are modified to match their skills.
  • Session structure will vary. Athletes may participate in skill based activities, small sided games, or a combination of both.

Volunteer Buddies

  • TOPSoccer Buddies are invaluable volunteers.
  • Buddies help the players succeed and keep them safe.
  • Buddies can be same aged peers, teenagers or adults.
  • They DO NOT need soccer experience.
  • Some participate to collect service hours while helping others. While others want the opportunity to help others enjoy soccer.

Questions?

Kelly Heinz
Email: kelly_090782@yahoo.com