Region 1

What is TOPSoccer? #

US Youth Soccer 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. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family. 

TOPSoccer was formed to perpetuate 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 thousands of children with disabilities who need, and can be provided with, the opportunity to play soccer through the TOPSoccer program.

TOPSoccer Coaching Course  #

The TOPSoccer Coaching Course is a four-hour introductory course for coaches in TOPSoccer.  This course guides both the novice and experienced soccer coach in providing a fun growth experience for soccer players with disabilities. The course presents information on player characteristics, the qualities of a good coach, how to utilize the TOPSoccer Buddy and modern coaching methods. 
TOPSoccer Coaching Courses are delivered by the State Associations.  To find out more information on courses in your area, contact your State Association.

TOPSoccer Near You   #

Looking for a TOPSoccer program for your child?  Interested in starting a TOPSoccer Program in your area?  Looking to volunteer?  Contact your the TOPSoccer representative from your Region I State Association.

Region I TOPSoccer Chair

Connecticut Jr.
Soccer Association

Marc Glass (Interim)
Delaware Youth
Soccer Association

John Weaver
Eastern New York Youth
Soccer Association

Peter Bussa
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth
Soccer Association

Diane Spencer
Soccer Maine
Todd Whitcomb
Maryland State Youth
Soccer Association

Pam Yerg
Massachusetts Youth
Soccer Association

Ray Robinson
New Hampshire
Soccer Association

candia campbell
New Jersey Youth
Soccer Association

Troy Memis
New York State West Youth
Soccer Association

Scot Boniface
Pennsylvania West
Soccer Association

Mike Spagnoletti
Soccer Rhode Island
Jim Kelly
Soccer Association

Ed Demulder
Virginia Youth
Soccer Association

Sharon Wells
West Virginia
Soccer Association

Jude Green

Forms & Resources  #