The Wilton Soccer Association is dedicated to providing Wilton children, their families and the community with a positive soccer experience at all skill levels that emphasizes having fun, building character through sportsmanship, coaching excellence, te

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Overview of the TOPSoccer Program

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community based soccer program that provides meaningful learning, development, and physical participation opportunities for young athletes with disabilities. The program is designed to meet the needs of children aged 4-18 years with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

TOPSoccer began in 1991, and was designed and is now administered by US Youth Soccer, the nation’s largest youth sports organization. This program fosters the physical and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels. It takes kids from the sidelines and gets them into the game.

The players will develop a sense of community and will learn what it is like to be a part of a team. The program will improve their social skills, fitness and self-esteem, but most importantly the players will have FUN! Players need to wear sneakers or cleats and bring a soccer ball. T-shirts will be provided.


How Does TOPSoccer Work?

  • Once a week, Saturday/Sunday afternoons at Comstock field in Wilton.
  • 1 hour long, fun games, drills and small sided games.
  • 6-8 sessions a season, Fall and Spring.
  • Teams will be grouped by ability not by age.
  • “Buddies” will be paired up with each child and stay with them on the field.
  • Parents are required to stay at field during entire session.
  • Focus on fun.

Who is Eligible to Play?

  • Any child/young adult with a physical or intellectual disability, ages 4-18.

Additional Websites

If you would like more information on this program or if you have an interest in being a buddy, please contact Sean Dedrick at  .
 

TOPSoccer in the News

Wilton Patch

Soccer Phenom Brothers Kick Off Special Needs Program

April 29, 2011