TOPSoccer at Portsmouth Soccer Club
The Outreach Program for Soccer
TOPSoccer Programs' goal is to enable the hundreds of athletes with mental or physical challenges to become valued members of the US Youth Soccer family.
Our goal is to provide kids a chance to learn basic soccer skills in a relaxed and fun environment. During the session, players will be paired with a volunteer soccer “Buddy” to work through fun games and skill activities under the direction of a professional trainer. There are eight Saturday sessions during the Spring and Fall seasons which last approximately one hour. Players will receive a soccer jersey and an End-of-Season award. All players should dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, a ball, shin guards and a parent.
Remain on-site at all times – TOPSoccer is not a drop-off program and parents are expected to be in charge of all medical and behavioral issues for their child.
Wear your sneakers! We always try to have buddies for all our participants, but be prepared to assist your child if we do not have enough volunteers or in the event that your child is unable to work with a buddy. Bring a water bottle for yourself.
TOPSoccer Buddies are invaluable volunteers who assist the trainer and participate directly with individual players or within a team with several players to enable participation in soccer activities. The Buddies are not players and do not score goals, they help the TOPSoccer player succeed and keep them as safe as possible. Buddies can be a same-aged peer, a teenager or an adult. They can be a soccer player, someone who works with special needs children or someone who has no soccer experience, but a strong desire to enable children to have fun.
TOPSoccer Programs in Virginia are sponsored by Virginia Youth Soccer Association and affiliated with the United States Youth Soccer.
If you would like to volunteer to help with this very rewarding program please contact the TOPSoccer Coordinator at [email protected]