The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer)
Ages 4 to 18
AYSC will be providing TWO TOPSoccer seasons for summer 2017!!!
- Who? Children between the ages of 4 and 18 who experience a physical and/or cognitive disability.
- When? Wednesdays from 6-7pm
- Season 1: May 31st-June 28th
- Season 2: July 12th-August 16th
- Where? East High School (4025 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508)
- How much? Season 1 (5-weeks) is $90, and season 2 (6-weeks) is $100
- What do I need to bring? We ask that children wear comfortable athletic clothing, shoes, and shingaurds. Please bring a water bottle and a soccer ball.
Additionally, we need volunteers to be our TOPSoccer buddies for the season and help out! The main goal for buddies is to provide assistance to our TOPSoccer players as needed. Siblings and family members are great helpers during TOPSoccer and if you are interested in being on the field during the season we ask that you register as a TOPSoccer buddy.
To register your player, please click in the Registration tab to the left and choose “TOPSoccer #1 (May-June)” or “TOPSoccer #2 (July-August)”.
To register as a volunteer, please click in the Registration tab to the left and choose “Volunteer TOPSoccer #1 (May-June)” or “Volunteer TOPSoccer #2 (July-August)”
If you have any questions about this TOPSoccer season, please contact Megan Coleman at (907) 529-6039 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Last updated 4/17/2017)
US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer volunteers. The program is design to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a cognitive or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the community.
Each season is organized in a way to bring fun and enjoyment to your child while involve in an athletic activity. Exercise and social awareness are some of the benefits you will see in TOPSoccer programs.
A TOPSoccer Buddy is an invaluable volunteer. The TOPSoccer buddy is not a player and does not score goals. A TOPSoccer Buddy can be a caregiver, aide, family member, same-aged peer, teenager or adult.
The role of the Buddy may include but not be limited to:
Enables player to participate/play
Assists/Creates/Directs/Guides/Teaches in a FUN but learning environment
Continuously monitor/assist the player
Role varies widely depending upon needs of the player
Interact with players, coaches, & parents