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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Sharon Wells
, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 703-618-6076.