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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 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 Buddies
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. 

Details
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 their opponents. 

Registration
Registration is open for Summer 2020. 

How can I get involved?
To volunteer as a coach or a buddy, contact Stacy at StacyDally@MNYouthSoccer.org (Letters of recommendation are issued to youth wishing to earn volunteer hours for their resume.)

Site Coordinators

Site Contact Phone/Email
Metro North:
Coon Rapids
Jim Robson 763-458-4708
r2topsoccerchair@hotmail.com
Metro South:
Eagan
Paul Silgen 651-238-1192
paulsilgen@gmail.com
Metro West:
Chaska/Shakopee
Jeff Mueller 612-770-5175
jeff@floatingheadinc.com
Detroit Lakes Nancy Young 760-271-6436
9cyoung@gmail.com
Northfield Kira Yoder 517-881-5089
kryoder@gmail.com
Owatonna Dave Furness 507-456-6889
davekfurness@gmail.com

2020 Tentative Schedule

Date Event Location
5/3/20 Practice Begins Home sites
05/31/20 Game Night #1 TBA
06/07/20 Practice Home sites
06/14/20 Game Night #2 TBA
06/21/20 Practice Home sites
06/28/20 Game Night #3 TBA
07/12/20 Game Night #4 TBA
07/19/20 Game Night #5 TBA
07/26/20 Practice Home sites
08/02/20 Game Night #6 //
End of Season Celebration
TBA