TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) provides children and adults with intellectual, emotional and physical disabilities with an opportunity to play soccer in a structured environment that is safe, fun, supportive and inclusive.
Each TOPSoccer player is assigned a volunteer, a trained "Buddy," who work with the their player and makes sure they are safe, engaged, supported and having fun.
Fall 2022 Season
Registration is open for Players and certified TOPSoccer Buddies.
Player registration: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/336836
Become a Buddy
In TOPSoccer, each participant is assigned a volunteer, a trained “Buddy” who is typically a little older and neurotypical. This Buddy works with their player individually and makes sure they are safe, engaged, supported and having fun. The player-Buddy relationship is maintained throughout the course of a season, resulting in strong interpersonal bonds and an establishment of trust and confidence that allows each player to achieve their full potential.
No soccer experience is needed, just kindness and a desire to be a Buddy to another child in your community. It is a great opportunity for High School Students and parents.
To become a TOPSoccer Buddy, you must take a free, 2-hour course. The next training offered through New Jersey Youth Soccer is on September 12. The registration link and course time is below.
Register for a TOPSoccer Buddy Training Course:
September 12, 2022 Virtual only 7:00 pm-9:00 pm - Register here
After you complete your training, please register to be a Buddy for the Fall Season. Buddy registration: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/311226
Please reach out to Matt Rosenthal at President@SPFSoccer.com with any questions.