Wakefield Soccer Association is proud to announce TOPSoccer
TOPSoccer (TOPS) is a free community-based program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by Wakefield Soccer Association (WSA) volunteers. TOPS is designed to provide the opportunity to learn and play the game of soccer to any child with mental and/or physical disabilities.
WSA's TOPS was created for the purpose of supporting the United States Youth Soccer Association's mission statement as it applies to disabled young athletes. In part, that mission statement dictates that we all work together "to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of Americans through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition."
TOPS, overseen by the Board of Directors of WSA, provides soccer training and recreation for children between the ages of five (5) and eighteen (18) years old with a disability that is recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act. For safety reasons, players must be able to participate without the aid of motorized equipment. Players and volunteers must submit all necessary medical forms and waivers as required by WSA in order to participate. There is no cost to participate in the program.
The number of participants will be determined by the number of children registered on-time and the number of volunteers for the TOPS program.
Volunteers to the program are youth volunteers, Middle and/or High School age. These members act as coaches to the players, in a "one to one" model. TOPSoccer Coaches, please click here to register, and download the required medical waiver form here.
Children participating in TOPSoccer are to be registered during WSAs regularly scheduled registration periods. Registration for the Fall 2013 Season is open and closes on 8/30/2013. TOPSoccer Players, please click here to register (make sure to scroll down the web page to the section specifically for TOPS), and download the required medical waiver form here.
All TOPS sessions are held at the Sullivan Field. Field size and activities will be determined based upon the physical and mental abilities of the participants. Sessions cancelled due to weather may or may not be made up at the end of the season.
Venue dates will be September 22, October 6 and October 20, 2013. All events will be held at 2pm, and will last for one hour.
Each child registered to participate in TOPS will receive a T-shirt. A new soccer ball will be given to each first-time participant. Shin pads are required. No jewelry will be allowed with the exception of medic alert tags.