TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) offers soccer for kids with disabilities from age 4 and up.
“We Play Soccer, Because We Can”
The course is for coaching in The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer). The TOPSoccer coaching course is a state association delivered four hour course. The course is three hours of classroom work and one hour on the field. The field session is done with the instructor and candidates, so no players are required for that portion.
There are PowerPoint presentations and group breakout work during the classroom session. Our broad goal with the course is to get more folks involved in coaching TOPSoccer players and to increase the number of participants nationwide in this program.
TOPSoccer Coaching Course:
This National recognized TOPSoccer Coaching Course is a 4-hour introductory course (2.5 hours in classroom and 1 hour of field work) for coaches in TOPSoccer. This course guides both the novice and experienced soccer coach in providing a fun growth experience for soccer players with disabilities.
The course presents information on player characteristics, the qualities of a good coach, how to utilize the TOPSoccer Buddy, and modern coaching methods.
TOPSoccer Buddy Clinic:
This TOPSoccer Buddy Clinic is a 2-hour introductory course (1.5 hours in classroom and 0.5 hour of field work) for buddies in TOPSoccer. This course guides both the novice and experienced buddy with little to no soccer background in providing a fun growth experience for soccer players with disabilities.
The course presents information on player characteristics, the qualities and expectations of a good buddy, and modern methods to assist the players so they may get the most out of their soccer experience.