TOPSoccer (Fall & Spring)

Fall 2021 Registration: OPEN
Registration Links below are only live during registration windows.

Dates: Sundays: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24
Time: 4 – 5pm
Location: Defazio Park Turf

All dates/times subject to confirmation of final field permits from Town of Needham

Please note, we are are limited on numbers of volunteers/buddies each season based on player registration (especially during covid-19). Our program coordinators will reach out to you ahead of the season. Upon registering as a ‘buddy’ Please wait to be contacted before attending a session.

The Outreach Program for Soccer is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. The goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family.

TOPSoccer & NSC

Since 2015, NSC is proud to be able to offer this program to Needham athletes from 1st grade and up, making Soccer truly accessible to all Needham children. The program has grown each season and continues to be a fantastic experience for players and volunteers alike.  Participants are paired with local ‘buddies’ who are eligible to receive community service hours for their time if they wish

Click here to read the Hometown Weekly article on our TOPSoccer program

Click the headings below to learn more about TOPSoccer both as a player and volunteer

What are the benefits of TOPSoccer for my child?

  • Your child will develop a strong sense of belonging within the soccer community
  • Learn the value of being part of a team
  • Improve self-esteem, fitness and social skills
  • Learn and develop new soccer skills

What should families expect from the TOPSoccer program?

  • A fun and meaningful experience for your child and your family
  • Games and activities adapted to ensure your child’s participation
  • Sessions/games will be well-staffed and organized
  • Safe and healthy environment
  • Parents will have the opportunity to network with other families for support and information-sharing

Click here to hear from the buddies and parents themselves on the impact TOPSoccer has had on their lives!

Volunteering With TOPSoccer (Buddies)

Needham Soccer Club programs rely on great volunteers for all of our programs. The success of the program lies with the Buddies, who are students in grades 9-12 who demonstrate a real love of helping others and also enjoy the sport of soccer.

If you would like to volunteer for this rewarding program, you must register online. Volunteers of all ages grade 9 and above are welcome to apply.  You must be able to commit to the majority of sessions and attend program orientation.

Please note volunteer opportunities with our TOPSoccer program can be very popular. For that reason we are only able to take a certain number of volunteers each season based on our athlete registration numbers. You will be contacted to confirm your involvement for the upcoming season, and with details of required training for this program.

Buddies may be eligible to receive Community Service credit for this. Be sure to bring the appropriate forms to the last TOPSoccer session of the season to be signed. Questions about volunteering with Needham Soccer TOPSoccer program should be directed to our volunteer/buddy coordinator Michelle Hoffmeister –


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