Delaware Youth Soccer Association

TOPSOCCER PROGRAM

What is TOPSoccer?

DYSA's TOPSoccer Program is an innovative Outreach Program for Soccer, is community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, both developmentally or mentally. The program is organized by state youth soccer association volunteers. The Tops program centers around an inclusive environment where all children regardless of physical and cognitive abilities can enjoy the game of soccer, improve communication skills, make new friends, and have FUN. This program is designed to bring out the best in our young athletes in a safe environment. Our coaching staff are well trained in this program to provide a positive learning experience for our TOPS players.

TOPSoccer Programs in Delaware & Contact Info.

DE FC/Hockessin/Union/Kirkwood John Weaver - commissioner@dysa.org

DE FC/Hockessin/Union/Kirkwood Lisa Johanssen - Phone: 302-376-8097

River Soccer Club
Howard Gerkin - Hgerkin@verizon.net

DE FC/Hockessin/Union/Kirkwood

Staff-ksc@kirkwoodsoccer.org

Concord Soccer Club
John Weaver - commissioner@dysa.org

 
History of TopSoccer

The History of TOPSoccer

US Youth Soccer, the nation's largest youth sports organization, started TOPSoccer in 1991 to provide young players with disabilities an environment filled with meaningful learning, developmental and physical participation opportunities through the game of soccer. The volunteer TOPSoccer Committee, representing the 55 State Soccer Associations across the country works to help players develop, compete, and achieve success according to their individual abilities. Through the efforts of people like yourself, a whole new world awaits these children. Reach out to bring them into our soccer family.

What are the benefits of TOPSoccer for my child?

  • * Your child will develop a sense of belonging to a community.

  • * Learn the value of being part of a team.

  • * Improved self-esteem, fitness and social skills.

    What is the role of the TOPSoccer parent? As a TOPSoccer parent you need to:

    *Provide transportation to and from all practices and games, ensuring that the player is prompt.

    *Attend all practices and games.

    *Lend support in a positive manner.

    *Provide any pertinent information about your child to coaches and administrators.