TOPSoccer is a modified version of the game of soccer, designed to provide opportunities for special needs children. It provides an opportunity for fitness, fun and building self-esteem.
- Modifications are made to the game to allow full participation and enjoyment to each child.
- One-on-one assistance is available to those who need it.
- It offers a recreational, leisure approach to the game of soccer.
- TOPSoccer is a program of the Oceanside United Soccer Club.
The program includes more than 20 children and meets on Friday afternoons, 5:30 PM at Oceanside Sch #8. Dates are available on our website, OUSC.com. The group will meet outside and when the weather is unfavorable, we meet in the gym. The children will also have to opportunity to participate in various tournaments as part of the LIJSL TOPSoccer program.
WHAT IS TOPSOCCER?
TOPSoccer (The Outreach program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with special needs. The TOPSoccer program is designed and administered by US Youth Soccer .
A TOPSoccer player is defined as any youth player between the ages of 4 and 19 who has a disability that limits their ability to perform at the level of play in which they have chosen to participate.
TOPSoccer was formed to perpetuate the US Youth Soccer mission statement, which is, to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition. Our goal is to enable the young athletes with disabilities to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage and self-esteem, through the joy and excitement of playing soccer.
How Can I Help?
There are thousands of children with disabilities who need, and can be provided with the opportunity to play soccer through the TOPSoccer Program. The TOPSoccer program would not exist without the many hours donated by dedicated volunteers. We welcome volunteers to help with this valuable program and encourage our OUSC registered players u13-19, to get involved!
To register for Special needs click here.
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Read "Common Goal" , an article on OUSC's Special Needs Program that was published in Spectrum magazine...Click here
The Oceanside STARS pictured with their coaches and volunteer youth helpers, along with Town Councilman Anthony Santino and County Legislator Denise Ford, during award ceremonies at OUSC's annual spring festival.