TOPSoccer is a community-based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of athletes ages eight and older with physical and/or developmental 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.)
TOPSoccer programs are run throughout the state by volunteer coordinators, and the program meets Sunday evenings to practice or play other TOPS programs. On game nights, all the programs gather at one location (rotates throughout the season) to play fellow Minnesota TOPSoccer teams.
TOPSoccer Buddies & Coaches
Buddies are assigned to athletes who require one-on-one attention in order to succeed. Typically buddies are current youth soccer players, siblings or friends of the athletes.
Head coaches run practices, coordinate buddies and lead the cheering. Soccer experiences is helpful for head coaches and assistants, but is not a requirement.
Letters of recommendation are issued to youth wishing to earn volunteer hours for their resume. For information on volunteering, contact email@example.com.
What are the costs?
Zero. No fees are charged. Registered athletes receive a uniform, socks, shin guards, TOPSoccer MN backpack and a season of fun. We are a volunteer, non-profit program and would never say "no" to a donation, no matter the amount. If you, a friend, or your company would like to support TOPSoccer MN, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Sunday, May 15||*Team Day|
|Sunday, May 22||*Team Day|
|Sunday, May 29||*Team Day|
|Sunday, June 5||League Match Day||Chaska/Chanhassen||6:00 PM|
|Sunday, June 12||League Match Day||Coon Rapids Soccer Complex||6:00 PM|
|Sunday, June 19||*Team Day|
|Sunday, June 26||League Match Day||Northfield Soccer Complex||6:00 PM|
|Sunday, July 3||*Team Day|
|Sunday, July 10||League Match Day||Owatonna||6:00 PM|
|Sunday, July 17||*Team Day|
|Sunday, July 24||*Team Day|
|Sunday, July 31||League Match Day||Coon Rapids Soccer Complex||6:00 PM|
|Sunday, August 7||*Team Day|
|Sunday, August 14||League Play & Party Day||Chaska/Chanhassen||4:00 PM|
*Individual coaches determine timing/location for Team Days