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Athens United Soccer Association

TOPSoccer

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. Player participation and development are key elements of the program as players are placed on teams according to ability and NOT by age. TOPSoccer is designed to improve the overall fitness, self-esteem and social skills of your child. Our goal is to enable young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of Athens United family.


What to expect:

Each session will be run at Southeast Clarke Park  (Field #1, which the softball field closest to the parking lot). Sessions will focus on movement both with a ball and without as players work on general athletic as well as soccer-specific skills appropriate for the individual player. Each session will have multiple games designed by an experienced soccer coach for each of the participants to play. A coach will be at every TOPSoccer session to coordinate the volunteers as well as monitor the games. Activities will be oriented in fun, and players will find encouragement from the volunteers who are helping to provide this TOPSoccer experience. 

The volunteers who will be “coaching” your child come from the local high schools, churches, and other civic-minded organizations. Most of your player’s “buddies” will be high school students who love to work with children and who have chosen this program as a means of receiving volunteer hours for their high school clubs. Many of the “buddies” have soccer experience to draw from and all of the “buddies” have a great attitude and energy to share with your player.

Who is invited:

Players Aged: 7 - 17, Max of 20 program participants.

When:

Sessions: Each Sunday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30 pm
February 26

March 12, 19, 26

April 2, 9, 23

Rain Date:  April 30

Where:

All sessions will be held at Southeast Clarke Park

What to bring:

Players should bring a water bottle and wear shin guards. Turf shoes are optional (tennis shoes are fine).


Parents:

Parents are asked to stay during each session.


Fees:

$30 Registration (Includes insurance fees and TopSoccer Training Top)

 

Please direct any additional questions or interest in volunteering to Josh Arceneaux at topsoccerathens@gmail.com