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About TOPSoccer


TOPSoccer is a community based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl with special needs. The New Jersey Youth Soccer / US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer program provides assistance to affiliated organizations with ways to enable players with mental or physical disabilities to play soccer. The emphasis of this program is on development, training, and meaningful participation rather than on competition. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage, and self-esteem, through the joy and excitement of playing soccer. There are thousands of children with disabilities who need, and can be provided the opportunity to play soccer through TOPSoccer. That opportunity exists for these athletes to achieve, develop and participate according to their individual abilities.

Program Education

TOPSoccer Buddy Course: NJYS will offer a free 1.5-hour Virtual TOPSoccer Buddy Clinic for parents and guardians that addresses player characteristics, the role and qualities of a buddy, and how best to assist the TOPSoccer Coach in providing a fun growth experience for soccer players with special needs.

 

  • Click here to register for the TOPSoccer Buddy course offered on Monday, July 27, 2020 (8:00pm-9:30pm).  NJYS is offering a free US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Buddy Course for all parents/siblings/guardians through webinar-based learning.                            

 

TOPSoccer Coach Course: NJ Youth Soccer offers a free 4-hour US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Coaching Course that combines a 3-hour classroom seminar with a 1-hour practical demonstration that is designed to guide both the novice and experienced coach. The course presents player characteristics, the qualities of a good coach, modern coaching methods, and how to collaborate with the TOPSoccer Buddy to provide a fun growth experience for soccer players with special needs.  There is no examination, and a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all participants who complete the course.

TOPSoccer Coaching Certification Course


TOPSoccer Program Registration

Each year TOPSoccer programs are asked to re-register their programs with New Jersey Youth Soccer.

Registration:

To register your program for the 2020-2021 Season please fill out the TOPSoccer NJYS Program Identification Form. This form will register your program as a viable TOPSoccer program meeting all requirements.

  • A NJYS recognized program has a minimum of one (1) TOPSoccer Coach who has completed the TOPSoccer Coaching Course.  All coaches should follow the  minimum guidelines for risk management.  Please see the guidelines for recreation coach and player registration on our register players and coaches page.  
  • A recognized program has at least one (1) TOPSoccer Buddy who has successfully completed the TOPSoccer Buddy Training.  TOPSoccer buddies should be paired up with no more than two (2) Athletes.  In other words, there should be a minimum of two (2) TOPSoccer buddies and one (1) TOPSoccer Coach to train five (5) TOPSoccer Athletes.  The purpose of this standard is for the safety and well-being of all participants.
  • A recognized program has a minimum of five (5) registered players with special needs.
All participants should be reported to NJYS within 1 week to the start of your program.  This will ensure proper insurance coverage for your program.  Please see the guidelines for recreation coach and player registration on our register players and coaches page.

Additional Notes: 

  •  Each season, TOPSoccer coaches will be required to authorize a background check during the registration process.
  • Contact Lindsey Nappi ([email protected] or 609-336-2022) with questions about the coach registration/background checks.
  • Contact Lindsey Nappi ([email protected] or (609)336-2022) with questions about coaches and/or buddy courses.
  • Contact Lorie Hynes ([email protected] or (609)336-2021) with questions about player registration.

 

 

NJ Youth Soccer Hosts TOPSoccer Jamboree in West Orange

TOPSoccer Coach and Buddy Course

NJYS is offering a free US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Buddy Course for all parents/siblings/guardians through webinar-based learning. 

Click here to register for the TOPSoccer Buddy course offered on Monday, July 27, 2020 (8:00 pm-9:30 pm).  
 

2019-2020 TOPSoccer Programs

2019-2020 OrganizationContact
Champions Soccer ClubHector Velasquez
Chatham UnitedJesse Tracey
Club Dreams Matt Abrams
Cranford SCDiane Cruz
East Brunswick SCJim Harmon
Franklin Township Soccer ClubNancy Llanos
Glen Rock Shooting StarsAlison Pappalardo
Harrison SCTroy Memis
Howell Soccer ClubRyan Foley
Maple Shade Soccer - Morrestown Rec  Catherine McCarthy- Devone
Montclair United SCMitch Heisler
Morris UnitedSheila Donovan
Mt Laurel United SoccerNan Sabulsky
Oaklyn Soccer ClubApril Marino
Point Pleasant SCDarryl Monticello
Roselle Park TOPSoccerChris Miller
Teaneck Junior SLKen Hoffman
Toms River FCVincent Guardino
Torpedoes SC Andy Meaney
Watchung Hills SCAntonio Pagkalinawan
West Morris Soccer ClubDoon Wintz
West Orange United FCLouis Mignon

Contact Us

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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