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What is TOPSoccer

US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is an adaptive soccer program for athletes with special needs. TOPSoccer athletes spend time learning both soccer and socialization skills in a safe, accepting environment with the assistance of volunteer buddies and coaches.  Each session emphasizes fun and every athlete is challenged to grow and learn within his/her abilities. 

Through the assistance of buddies and coaches, the athletes are encouraged to give their best effort, work hard to be the best player he/she can be and join their fellow players to be a great teammate.  Anyone apart of the special needs community is welcome to join PTYSC's TOPSoccer program.

Who can participate?

Any child with a disability from ages U6 to U15.  Click here for the age chart.

One adult must accompany the player & stay at the field, doesn't have to be parent.

Disabilities might include, but not limited too: Autism, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Sight or Hearing Impaired, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Players with Down Syndrome are required to have a current x-ray. If the x-ray is positive for Atlanto-axial Instability, it is strongly recommended that the child does not take part in team play; soccer is a contact sport. 

Registration Fees

Fees: $15/player for the season.

The fee includes a uniform shirt.

Volunteer and be a Buddy!

TOPSoccer brings participants with special needs together with trained volunteers. Share your love of the game with some great kids and make a real difference in someone's life.  Earn valuable community service hours or valuable experience if you are looking for a career in Special Education or Occupational Therapy.  No previous experience required.  Contact a local program for more information.  Make a difference today!

If you are 18 or older, a background check is required for all adult volunteers, including compliance with Ohio North risk management policies and applicable state laws.

Equipment and Uniforms

All registered players will recieve a uniform shirt.  

Equipment needed: Size 4 ball, shin guards, water bottle, and cleats are optional. 

General Game Rules

There will be no official referees in the TOP Soccer games.  A PTYSC Member will be appointed to oversee the event.