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.)
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. Questions about TOPSoccer Minnesota can be directed to Iván Woyno, MYSA Director of Member Services, at 952-252-0226 (800-366-6972) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. (Letters of recommendation are issued to youth wishing to earn volunteer hours for their resume.)
Come see the TOPSoccer Program in action at one of the following events:
|May 18||TOPSoccer Games||North metro|
|June 1||TOPSoccer Games||South metro|
|June 8||TOPSoccer Games||North metro|
|June 22||TOPSoccer Games||South metro|
|June 29||TOPSoccer Games||South metro|
|July 12||TOPSoccer Jamboree||Elk River, Minn.|
|July 17||TOPSoccer World Games||Blaine, Minn.|
|July 27||TOPSoccer Games||South metro|
|Aug. 3||TOPSoccer Games||North metro|
|Aug. 10||TOPSoccer Games/End of Season Celebration||South metro|
For directions or additional information, please contact Iván Woyno, MYSA Director of Member Services, at 952-252-0226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Metro East: Stillwater/Lakeland||Michelle LeMayemail@example.com|
|Metro North: Coon Rapids||Jim Robson
|Metro Northwest: Rogers/Elk River||Nan Martin &
|Metro South: Eagan||Jeff Priccofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Metro West: Eden Prairie/Shakopee||Jeff Muelleremail@example.com|
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.