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US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a recreational sports program for children 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 uneasiness about a perception of lack of ability.
Unique to TOPSoccer is the pairing up of each player with a volunteer ‘Buddy’ who stays with that player every day, throughout the season, and who supports them and makes sure they are safe and having fun!
The Fall 2022 season is the 16th year Braden River Soccer Club has offered TOPSoccer. Registration costs $10 for new players (who did not play in the Fall 2021 season), which helps cover the costs of equipment. Players returning from the Fall 2021 season do not need to re-register and do not pay a fee. Each child is provided a soccer ball, water bottle, drawstring backpack, cooling towel, and end-of-season award. Registration fee waivers are provided upon request. There is no fee for returning players. Individual and corporate donations are welcome!
Lakewood Ranch Park (5490 Lakewood Ranch Blvd) soccer fields behind Lakewood Ranch High School, adjacent to the picnic pavilion, playground and restrooms.
The Fall 2022 season will take place on Sunday afternoons, starting October 2 and ending on December 11. The younger players program (elementary school and earlier) runs from 12:00 – 1:00. The older players program (middle school and up) runs from 1:15 – 2:30. Below are the specific dates.
Please call or text Program Administrator Dave Robinson at mobile 941-704-5470 if you have any questions.
This award is for extraordinary accomplishments as a TOPSoccer Coach. Coaches must demonstrate patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility, and the ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations.
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 email@example.com if interested. Thanks! We could not do it without community support!