TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a program for young athletes with cognitive, emotional or physical 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, age 8-19, who has a mental or physical disability.
TOPSoccer was formed in response to the US YOUTH SOCCER mission statement, which is, in part, “to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.” There are many children with disabilities who can be provided with the opportunity to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage and self-esteem by playing soccer through the TOPSoccer program
Atlanta Soccer Association TOPSoccer Mission Statement
NASA’s TOPSoccer Program was developed and implemented for the purpose of providing athletes with special needs, a fun and safe soccer environment focusing on the player’s abilities, not his/her disability. In addition to focusing on the player’s abilities, we find it our priority to build the self-confidence of our special athletes. Through NASA’s TOPSoccer Program, these special young athletes feel that they are an integral part of the North Atlanta Soccer Association. It is very important that our entire membership embrace, and become educated about Athletes with Special Needs, and experience joy that soccer brings to our special players.
If you have a player that would like to participate in TOPSoccer click here to register. If you would like to volunteer to assist in the TOPSoccer program, please contact 770- 926- 4175.