"The best day of the week is TOPSoccer day." TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with 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 who has a mental or physical disability.
This free program pairs athletes with special needs 1-to-1 with a player volunteer for buddy-assisted drills and scrimmages. Players, buddies, and parents alike will all tell you that their favorite day of the week is TOPSoccer day.
We want all youth in the area that have a desire to play soccer the opportunity to play soccer. At times competitive team sports may be challenging for those with physical, cognitive, or emotional special needs. So we seek to provide an inclusive, buddy-assisted program that allows those with special needs the opportunity to play, grow, and have fun with the sport that we all enjoy.
If you are interested in being a buddy to a TOPSoccer athlete, check out the training videos below!
Buddy Course Intro (2:42)
Buddy Roles (7:20)
Buddy Course Conclusion (2:59)
If you have any questions, please contact Allison Blake at email@example.com
1 LUFC Shirt
1 LUFC Soccer Ball
July 29: Open Play
Join us for a fun evening on the pitch! We will divide into teams and play alongside the LUFC Summer League. Buddies will be provided, and families and siblings are also welcome to join in on the fun.
Please sign up in advance.
Horace Mann Soccer Complex
July 29, 6PM-7PM
August 16-20: STARS Camp
This summer we are inviting TOPSoccer participants to join us for STARS Camp in Sheboygan! STARS is a 5-day camp that we offer 4K thru 6th grade players throughout the summer. From August 16-20, we welcome all TOPS athletes (regardless of grade level) and will offer adaptations for all activities as needed. Our TOPS buddies will be available to assist. We hope you can join us!
August 16-20, 9AM-10:30AM