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TOPSoccer

[Updated: 4/20/2015]

TOPSoccer Mission

TOPSoccer is a community-based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of athletes ages eight and older with physical and/or mental disabilities. The program is geared toward player development rather than to competition. Athletes are placed on teams according to ability NOT by age.

Who Plays TOPSoccer?

Any athlete with a disability including but not limited to: A.D.D., Autism, Hearing Impaired, Sight Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Down Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorder and Spinal Bifida. If you have a question about your athlete and whether this program fits their needs, contact the site coordinator nearest you. (See contact information below.)

Player Benefits

  • Sense of belonging, value of being part of a team
  • Improved self-esteem, fitness and social skills
  • Success based upon ability
  • FUN!

In an effort to better explain to our members what TOPSoccer is all about, we encourage you to view the photos above to see our athletes in action.

How can I get involved?

To volunteer as a coach or coach’s helper, contact Iván Woyno, MYSA Director of Member Services, at 952-252-0226 or ivanwoyno@mnyouthsoccer.org. (Letters of recommendation are issued to youth wishing to earn volunteer hours for their resume.)

Registration

Season: May–August

Cost: $25.00

Deadline: June 1, 2015

Questions may be directed to Iván Woyno, MYSA Director of Member Services, at 952-252 0226 or ivanwoyno@mnyouthsoccer.org.


2015 Upcoming Events!

Date Event Location
May 17 Game Day South Eagan: Lexington Diffley
May 24 Off (Holiday weekend)
May 31 Game Day North Roseville: Middle School West
June 7 Game Day South Eagan: Lexington Diffley
June 14 Game Day North Roseville: Middle School West
June 28 Game Day Northfield TBD
July 12 Game Day North Roseville: Middle School West
July 18 TOPSoccer World Games Blaine
July 26 Game Day Northwest Elk River
Aug. 2 Game Day North Roseville: Middle School West
Aug. 9 Year End Celebration Eagan: Lexington Diffley

For directions or additional information, please contact Iván Woyno, MYSA Director of Member Services, at 952-252-0226 or ivanwoyno@mnyouthsoccer.org.

Site Coordinators

Site Contact Phone Email
Metro East: Stillwater/Lakeland Michelle LeMay 651-278-8073 mlemay@tpt.org
Metro North: Coon Rapids Jim Robson 763-458-4708 r2topsoccerchair@hotmail.com
Metro Northwest: Rogers/Elk River Nan Martin &
Cheryl Anderson
763-300-2307 topsoccernw@gmail.com
referee@trsaonline.org
Metro South: Eagan Jeff Pricco 952-890-4679 jpricco@jbglobalco.com
Metro West: Eden Prairie/Shakopee Jeff Mueller 612-823-6645 jeff@floatingheadinc.com
Mankato Kerri Ambrose 507-327-7898 kenker@chartermi.net
Northfield Kira Yoder 517-881-5089 kryoder@gmail.com
Owatonna Dave Furness 507-456-6889 davekfurness@gmail.com

More About TOPSoccer

The Official Program for Youth Athletes with Disabilities

TOPSoccer, created in 1991, is a community-based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of children with physical and/or mental disabilities. The emphasis of this program is on development, training, and meaningful participation rather than on competition.

Athletes are placed on teams according to ability NOT by age. Our goal is to enable youth athletes with disabilities to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage, and self esteem, through the joy and excitement of playing soccer. TOPSoccer fosters the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels. In short, TOPSoccer takes kids from the sidelines to participating in the game.