Please use this link to register for 2020 Fall TOPSoccer Program (for children with special needs). PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS TO REGISTER FOR RECREATION SOCCER. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD AS A VOLUNTEER BUDDY FOR THE PROGRAM. THIS IS FOR PARTICPANTS ONLY.
This Fall 2020 Chatham United will continues it's TOPSoccer program -- an official US Youth Soccer program enriching the lives of young athletes with special needs through the game of soccer.
About the TOPSoccer program
The Chatham United TOPSoccer program is for Chatham players with special needs and aged 5-15 years of age with a birth date falling between October 1, 2005 and September 30, 2015. The emphasis of this program is on development, training, and meaningful participation rather than competition. TOPSoccer was formed to perpetuate the US Youth Soccer mission statement, which is, “to foster physical, mental, and emotional growth and development through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.” Our goal is to enable our young athletes with disabilities to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage and self esteem, through the joy and excitement of playing soccer.
TOPSoccer is designed to give everyone a chance to play soccer, while providing the experience of working together as a team, achieving individual goals, and, most of all, HAVING FUN!
All TOPSoccer games will be held once a week on Saturdays for 45 minutes. Each session will include a 30-minute practice followed by a 15-minute game. The season will run for 6 weeks starting in September 2020 with specific dates and times to be determined.
Each player will have a TOPSoccer Buddy assigned to provide 1:1 guidance and assistance with practice activities and games. TOPSoccer Buddies will consist primarily of high school-aged students who are willing to commit to the scheduled 6-week season. If you are interested in becoming a buddy, please send us an email at ChathamTOPSoccer@gmail.com. There will be a one day training program scheduled in August 2020 that all Buddies will have to attend in order to volunteer.
Registration fee is $50 per player to cover the cost of uniforms, end of season awards, and end of season celebration. DUE TO COVID-19 WE WILL NOT BE CHARGING PARTICIPANTS AT THIS TIME. AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE SEASON WE WILL CHARGE THOSE REGISTERED IF/WHEN IT BECOMES CLEAR THAT WE CAN RUN THE PROGRAM SAFELY.
Please direct all general questions or comments to ChathamTOPSoccer@gmail.com.
We look forward to a wonderful TOPSoccer season!
Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 10/01/2005 and 09/30/2015