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.
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.)
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Metro East: Stillwater/Lakeland||Michelle LeMayemail@example.com|
|Metro North: Coon Rapids||Jim Robsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Metro Northwest: Rogers/Elk River||Nan Martin &
|Metro South: Eagan||Jeff Priccoemail@example.com|
|Metro West: Eden Prairie/Shakopee||Jeff Muellerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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.