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About TOPSoccer

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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.

 

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TOPSoccer Summer Series Registration Link

Click here to visit the registration link.

 

Join us for the PAWEST TOPS Summer Series!

We're excited to announce our TOPSoccer Summer Series, designed to provide a fun and inclusive soccer experience for athletes of all abilities. Our program welcomes participants in two age groups: ages 5- 15 and ages 16+.

Cost: $20 per player for the entire summer (all 8 sessions)!

Session Details:

  • Timing: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Days: Wednesdays
  • Dates: June 19 - August 14
  • Activities: typical sessions will include 1 hour of training and socializing, and 30 minutes of a unique activity

Tentative Host Locations & Dates:

  • Norwin: June 19
  • Deer Lakes: June 26
  • Butler: July 3
  • Shaler: July 17
  • Centre: July 24
  • Highland: July 31
  • Chartiers Valley: August 7
  • Pine Richland: August 14

Go to as many or as few as you would like! 

*the locations are subject to change based on weather, and player & volunteer availability.

 

What to Expect:

  • Engaging soccer activities
  • Experienced and supportive coaches
  • An inclusive environment for athletes of all abilities
  • Opportunities for skill development and social interaction

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to play, learn, and grow with TOPSoccer this summer. Register now to secure your spot and join us for an unforgettable soccer experience!

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Age groups 

  • U5-U15
  • U16+

 

Participation limits

For now, can we cap the younger age group at 50 and the older at 25?  Then if we exceed, I can push for more volunteers.

 

Timing

Sessions will be 6-7:30 Wednesdays beginning June 19 and running through August 14.

 

Cost

$20 per player, may need to set up the zero cost site as well depending on response.

 

Host Locations & Dates

Norwin

19-Jun

Deer Lakes

26-Jun

Butler

3-Jul

Shaler

17-Jul

Centre

24-Jul

Highland

31-Jul

Chartiers Valley

7-Aug

Pine Richland

14-Aug

 

  • New programs are starting every season, if you want to get involved but need a bit of support, PAWEST has you covered.  PAWEST is now offering on-demand Coach and Buddy training at no cost to the volunteer! Email pawesttopsoccer@gmail.com for more information.

 

Programs near you

 

Western PA View

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PA West offers TOPSoccer programs through host community clubs all across Western Pennsylvania.  While most are currently located in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, we are continuing to partner with clubs to offer Soccer programs everywhere!

 

Club Code

PA West Host Club

Program Field Zip Code

District

3

Plum Area Youth Soccer

15239

1

10

Norwin Soccer Club

15642

1

4

Shaler Soccer Club

15209

2

5

Harmar Soccer Club

15049

2

6

Highlands Area Soccer Club

15065

2

8

North Allegheny Soccer Association

15090

2

11

Butler County Soccer Association

16001

3

1

Mt Lebanon Soccer Association

15228

4

7

Moon Area Soccer Association

15108

4

9

Centre Soccer Association

16803

5

23

Penn State Beherend

16563

7

 

 

 

Greater Pittsburgh Area

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More Information

For more information on PA West Soccer TOPSoccer, including how to start a club, please contact:

Nick Druga at pawesttopsoccer@gmail.com 

 

More About TOPSoccer

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.

 

Athletes

A TOPSoccer player is defined as any youth player between the ages of 4 and 19 who has a disability that limits 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 paying soccer.

 

Facts

Listed below are some amazing facts on the prevalence of disabilities within our society.  These facts are the latest from the 2010 Census conducted by the US Census Bureau.

  • There are 56.7 million people with disabilities.
  • Approximately 5.2 million children under the age of 15 have some type of disability.
  • 150,00 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.

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