TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based program that's designed to meet the needs of children and young adults that have physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The focus is player development rather than competition and to give the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to anyone aged 5 and older who has a mental or physical disability.
The basis of TOPSoccer is a modified version of the game of soccer, specifically altered to allow full participation and enjoyment for each athlete. AZSC offers the TOPSoccer program in Gilbert and Queen Creek. Scroll down for more information.
Any player aged 5 and older having a physical or mental disability that limits their ability to perform at the level of play they have chosen to participate. Emphasis of this program is on development, training, and providing meaningful participation rather than on competition.
TOPSoccer buddies are athletes that volunteer to mentor players in the program. As a buddy you will:
Our Buddies are players from AZSC, players from surrounding clubs, and parents. For information about becoming a Buddy contact Jason Hall, program coordinator.
TOPSoccer coaches volunteer time to help players develop motor skill, improve fitness, learn teamwork and cooperation. TOPSoccer coaches:
Coaches must be over 18 years of age and pass a background check. Prior coaching experience isn't required. For details contact Jason Hall.
AZ Sports Talk Radio, 98.7 FM, has a program called Character Counts. The program dives into the lives of AZ high school athletes and how they give back to the community. One of our Thunder players, Naomi Nyboer, was selected as a finalist for a $10,000 college scholarship! She is 1 of 10 to be selected from high school athletes around the state of AZ based upon her involvement in high school athletics and giving back to her community! Congrats Naomi!
Visit the link to read Naomi's interview with AZ Sports Talk Radio!
2019 AZ USYS TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year
Our very own, AZSC TOPSOCCER Buddy, NAOMI NYBOER (04GE) was nominated and selected to receive the 2019 US Youth Soccer AZ TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year Award. She will will receive the award at the ASA Gala Event on Jan. 25, 2020. Her name will be submitted for the USYS Regional TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year Award. Good Luck Naomi!
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