TOPSoccer Looking Forward to Spring

Taking a break for winter, the team will be back at their usual Maplewood field location in the spring.
Taking a break for winter, the team will be back at their usual Maplewood field location in the spring.
This shot on the goal found its way to the back of the net.
This shot on the goal found its way to the back of the net.
Competition between brothers added to the excitement and fun of the day.
Competition between brothers added to the excitement and fun of the day.
Alana Thurer has been enjoying the TOPSoccer team for years and has no problem showing the boys how to move the ball towards the goal.
Alana Thurer has been enjoying the TOPSoccer team for years and has no problem showing the boys how to move the ball towards the goal.

TOPSoccer held their final game of the season at Walt Whitman High School, and the morning was special in many ways. For those who don’t know about this wonderful team, they are part of the St. Elizabeth CYO Soccer Club, and TOPSoccer is a program designed to meet the needs of children with physical and/or mental disabilities.

Parents, student volunteers, coaches, and players enjoyed what has become an increasingly popular team, and the chilly Saturday morning did not dampen the spirits of our players and their guests on this special day. After playing the last game of the season, awards were handed out and coaches and volunteers thanked for their dedication and community spirit. An extra special thanks to the Walt Whitman girl's varsity soccer team for volunteering throughout the season.

TOPSoccer always makes room for more players, so if you think your child would enjoy the camaraderie and fun of this heartwarming program, consider this your invitation to TOPSoccer.

For anyone who would like more information or to help out with the team they should contact Christy Gudaitis at: cgudaitis1@optonline.net 

 

WHAT IS TOPSOCCER?

TOPSoccer (The Outreach program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with special needs. 

The TOPSoccer program is designed and administered by US Youth Soccer, and its volunteer TOPSoccer committee provides meaningful learning, developmental, and physical participation opportunities to these young athletes through the game of soccer. 

TOPSoccer is a modified version of the game of soccer, designed to provide opportunities for special-needs children ages 4-19. It provides a very affordable opportunity for fitness, fun, and building self-esteem.

• Modifications are made to the game to allow full participation and enjoyment to each child.
• One-on-one assistance is available to those who need it.
• It offers a recreational, leisure approach to the game of soccer.
• TOPSoccer is coordinated through your local soccer community organization.