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Fall 2014 Registration is OPEN! 

TOPSoccer has its own registration process distinct from the Recreation program and can be found using the link to the right.  Registration for Fall 2014 is open and will remain open through the season as we are always welcoming new players! 

Email topsoccer@loudounsoccer.com with questions. If you are interested to volunteering to be a Buddy, please email our Buddy Coordinator Kristy Apperson at tiggerka@yahoo.com. 

Possible Locations:

      Purcellville
      Ashburn/Brambleton

      South Riding
      Leesburg

UNIFORMS  -  All new players will receive a uniform kit that includes a white & red jersey, socks and shorts. The uniforms should be picked up at the Loudoun Soccer office prior to the start of the season.  Parents will be notified when they are available.

Email topsoccer@loudounsoccer.com with questions.

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TOPSoccer  (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) program for players with special needs.
 
Everybody who wants to play soccer should have an opportunity to do so.  Our TOPSoccer program is just such a place for players with special abilities/needs.  Do you know someone who would like to experience soccer but has not been playing because they have a particular challenge and need a little assistance to play?  Do them a favor and tell them about our program.  Registration never ends and there is no late fee.  We have Buddies who lend a hand to help us enjoy soccer at it's best, play adapted soccer activities, keep the players safe and encourage everyone to have a great time.  Plus, there's always and end of season pot luck/party!  Please email info@loudounsoccer.com with questions or to request a fee waiver.

Are you a student looking for service hours?  Consider being a Buddy.  You will receive community service hours, make new friends and have a great time.  Email tiggerka@yahoo.com for information on becoming a Buddy. 

 

TOPSoccer Buddy

TOPSoccer Buddies are invaluable volunteers who assist the trainer and participate directly with individual players or within a team with several players to enable participation in soccer activities. The Buddies are not players and do not score goals, they help the TOPSoccer player succeed and keep them as safe as possible. Buddies can be a same-aged peer, a teenager or an adult. They can be a soccer player, someone who works with special needs children or someone who has no soccer experience, but a strong desire to enable children to have fun.

Please contact our Soccer Buddy Youth Coordinator, Ms. Kristy Apperson, with questions about becoming a Buddy.

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TOPSoccer Program Overview
Loudoun Soccer supports The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer), a soccer program developed through US Youth Soccer for young athletes with intellectual, developmental or physical special needs. This program provides individuals with the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a safe, nurturing, and self-empowering environment. The goal of the program is to enable these young athletes to grow and develop physically, socially, and emotionally with the assistance of coaches and youth mentoring buddies. TOPSoccer is not for competition. Players are matched up by abilities and not age. TOPSoccer is for all youth ages and ability levels. Players enjoy the fun and excitement of soccer and learn some great skills along the way!

Loudoun Soccer is proud to have offered the TOPSoccer program since the Fall 2003 season.

The Program 
Our goal is to provide all kids a chance to learn basic soccer skills in a relaxed and fun environment. During the session, players will be paired with a volunteer soccer “Buddy” to work through fun games and skill activities under the direction of a professional trainer. There are seven Saturday sessions during the Spring and Fall seasons which last approximately one hour. Players will receive a soccer jersey and an End-of-Season award.  All players should dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, a ball, shin guards and a parent.  The last session will be a Pot-Luck in Leesburg - all programs will meet in Leesburg for a session followed by a pot-luck.

Parent Responsibilities 
Remain on-site at all times – TOPSoccer is not a drop-off program and parents are expected to be in charge of all medical and behavioral issues for their child.  Wear your sneakers! We always try to have buddies for all our participants, but be prepared to assist your child if we do not have enough volunteers or in the event that your child is unable to work with a buddy.  Remember to bring a water bottle for yourself.

Registration
TOPSoccer players use the same registration process as the rest of the league although the fees are greatly reduced. All new players receive a jersey, shorts and socks. We may have locations in Purcellville, Ashburn, South Riding and/or Leesburg depending on enrollment and facilities. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FALL 2014 TOPSOCCER.

Forms
TOPSoccer players do not have special form requirements except for players with Down-Syndrome.
An Atlanto-Axial Instability Certification is required only once for all Down-Syndrome players.  Please bring it to the first session.  Please note that a physical is not required, only a doctor's signature.  If you have any questions please email the , TOPSoccer Director, topsoccer@loudounsoccer.com or call 703-618-6076.