What Is TOPSoccer?

US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a recreational sports program for children (ages three (3) and over) and adults with intellectual, emotional, or physical disabilities offered only through local US Youth Soccer-affiliated soccer clubs. TOPSoccer provides people with special needs an opportunity to play soccer in a structured environment that is safe, fun, supportive, and inclusive.

Typical diagnoses of TOPSoccer players include autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Down syndrome, ADHD, cerebral palsy (CP), as well as other physical and behavioral conditions. TOPSoccer allows for participation in a community-based sports program without the anxiety of being teased by peers or the uneasiness about a perception of lack of ability.

Unique to TOPSoccer is the pairing up of each players with a volunteer ‘Buddy’ who stays with that player every day, throughout the season, and who supports them and makes sure they are (most of all) safe and having fun!

How Is BRSC Supporting TOPSoccer?

The Winter 2021 season is the 15th year Braden River Soccer Club has offered TOPSoccer. Registration costs $20 for new players, which helps cover the costs of equipment. Each child is provided a soccer ball, water bottle, drawstring backpack, and end-of-season award. Registration fee waivers are provided upon request. There is no fee for returning players.

Where is TOPSoccer Played?

Lakewood Ranch Park (5490 Lakewood Ranch Blvd) soccer fields behind Lakewood Ranch High School, adjacent to the picnic pavilion, playground and restrooms.

When is the next season?

Saturday mornings, from March 27 – May 15 (8 weeks). Elementary school-aged players program runs from 9:30 – 10:15. Older players program runs from 10:30 – 11:30. Volunteers arrive at 9:00. 

REGISTRATION:

RETURNING Players (from the Fall 2020 season):

· Click PLAYER REGISTER to sign up (via SignUp Genius).

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4FAAAA2EA5FD0-braden5

NEW Players (including those returning from previous years):

· Click PLAYER REGISTER to sign up (via GotSoccer).

https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=92405&Type=PLAYER

RETURNING ‘Buddies’:

· Click VOLUNTEER REGISTER to sign up (via SignUp).

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4FAAAA2EA5FD0-winter1

NEW ‘Buddies’ (high school students matched up with the same player 1:1 for the entire season):

· Click VOLUNTEER REGISTER to sign up (via SignUp).

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4FAAAA2EA5FD0-topsoccer1

Please call or text Program Administrator Dave Robinson at mobile 941-704-5470 if you have any questions.

HELP NEEDED! We are always looking for TOPSoccer sponsors to support program costs and allow us to offer the program for minimal cost to players and their families. Please email Program Administrator Dave Robinson at drobinson018@msn.com if interested. Thanks! We could not do it without community support!