TOPSoccer

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Affiliated with US and Massachusetts Youth Soccer Associations, TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based program that is designed to meet the needs of young athletes that have physical and/or intellectual disabilities. TOPSoccer is geared towards player participation and development rather than competition, with players placed in groups or on teams according to ability and NOT age. This program is designed to improve the overall fitness, self-esteem and social skills of the athletes.

Program details:

  • Program is available in the fall and spring seasons
  • Fall 2014 program will be beginning Sunday, September 21st and ending Sunday, November 2nd (no session on 10/12) – Session dates: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2
  • Session times: 11AM – 12:15PM
  • Location: Natick High School Turf 
  • Open to children in grades K-8 – must be Natick resident
  • Cost: $65 which includes a ball and a Natick Soccer uniform
  • Registration is now available – REGISTER HERE
  • A mandatory waiver form must be completed before participating in the TOPSoccer program – click here to download the form. Completed forms can be emailed to Elizabeth Webber or mailed to the following address:
Elizabeth Webber
189 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760
  • Clinic-style program
  • Each session will include: Group exercises/warm-ups, Game/drill stations, Small-sided games/scrimmages
  • Designed to match needs of each athlete through group activities or if necessary, individualized plans and activities
  • Sessions will be staffed by coaches and community volunteers, also known as Buddies, who will make sure sessions are organized, fun, and ensure participation of all athletes
  • Each child will be matched with a Buddy at the beginning of the season
  • End of season party for the athletes will be held at the field following the last session and each child will be given a participation medal

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

For more information on the Natick TOPSoccer program, contact Program Directors Garrett Mann (gmann@naticksoccer.org) or Mike Maichen (mmaichen@naticksoccer.org).