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TOPSoccer General Information

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, development and physical participation opportunities to these young athletes through the game of soccer.

ATHLETES
A TOPSoccer player is defined as any youth player between the ages of 4 and 19 who has a disability that limit their ability to perform at the level of play in which they have chosen to participate.

MISSION
TOPSoccer was formed to perpetuate the US Youth Soccer mission statement, which is, to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.

Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage and self-esteem, through the joy and excitement of playing soccer.

FACTS
Listed below are some amazing facts on the prevalence of disabilities within our society.  These facts are the latest available from the 1990 Census conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • There are 48.9 million people with disabilities.  7 million have mental disabilities
  • 50,000 children a year become disabled through accidents.
  • 150,000 babies are born each year with a birth defect.
VOLUNTEERS
How Can I Help?
There are thousands of children with disabilities who need, and can be provided with the opportunity to play soccer through the TOPSoccer Program.  The TOPSoccer program would not exist without the countless hours donated by dedicated volunteers across the country.  Yet, we need more volunteers to help make this a reality for these children.  If you believe in the statement "the gift of life is the gift of giving," you are on the right track to becoming a volunteer.

AFFILIATED ASSOCIATIONS
US Youth Soccer
National Office 
899 Presidential Drive Office: 
Richardson, TX  75081 
Phone: (800) 4-SOCCER 
http://www.youthsoccer.org

 
PA West TOPSoccer Chairperson Mike Spagnoletti

 
PA WEST SOCCER PROGRAMS
Area Contact Phone
Cecil Don Campbell 724-746-0420
Erie Dan Perritano 814-898-6296
Hempfield Marlene Capretti 724-836-7900 ext 125
Mt. Lebanon Lynda Mallinger 412-561-1524
Natrona Heights Jan McCurdy 724-224-9106
Penn Hills Christine Jenkins 412-330-7645
Penn Trafford Tom Petter  724-733-0975
South Park Monica Maloy 412-835-9204
Squirrel Hill  Ray Lugo 917-826-2625
Washington Peggy Neason 724-379-5386
Norwin     Lou Anne Dawson Not available