Registration for Fall 2017 TOPSoccer is currently OPEN!
What is TOPSoccer?
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 in grades 1-8, 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.
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Fall 2017 Program
Weekly clinic format open to boys and girls aged 7-14. Each player is paired with at least one volunteer ‘buddy’ for the season.
Dates: Sundays 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22 & 10/29 (We will not meet on Columbus Day weekend)
Location: DeFazio Park Turf Field*
Times: 4pm – 5pm
Fees: $25 per player, includes Needham Soccer shirt
*Field locations subject to change pending NSC field permits from Park & Rec (around Sep 1st)
In order to participate in TOPSoccer, players must register online via the link below AND complete the medical form and participation waivers. Forms should be sent to program coordinator Stacey Keenan – firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER AN ATHLETE
NOTE: This is for player registration only. If you are looking to register as a volunteer see below.
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 8-12 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 8 and above are welcome. You must be able to commit to the majority of sessions and attend program orientation.
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 Needham Soccer TOPSoccer program should be directed to Stacey Keenan at email@example.com
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