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Canton Soccer Club

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Everything YOU need to KNOW

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a soccer program for children with special needs. Our goal is to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a disability, in a safe and secure environment.

The program is inclusive for kids 5 to 19 regardless of disability. TOPSoccer is a recognized program within the US Youth Soccer Association and the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association.

When / Where?

Fall 2022 TopSoccer 

Canton Soccer Club
Independence Park (MAP)

Day:  Wednesday at Goalkeeper Training Area
Time:  6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Dates:  Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12

What does it cost? / What do I need?
Due to the generosity of our sponsors and generous donors, the session will be conducted FREE OF CHARGE to the players. Each player will be provided with a jersey. Players need to provide their own footwear and socks.

How do I register / participate?
All that is required to participate as a player is to complete the registration below and show up.  If we are currently not registering for a session, please click here and signup for our distribution list so we can contact you when registration opens up again: TOPSoccer Volunteer and Distribution Form.

How are TOPSoccer Sessions Conducted?

There are three key people in a TOPSoccer session:

  • Coach – leads activities
  • Player – child with special needs
  • Buddy – the person who assists the Player with activities as needed

The players come to sessions lead by coaches from the Midland Soccer Club where they work on different soccer skills in a positive and safe environment. The player with disabilities is paired with a buddy who will assist them in following the directions of the coach who is leading the session. As can be imagined, abilities of the players varies widely, and drills are modified to match their skills. Activities are paced to accommodate the players and the emphasis is always on positive reinforcement and encouragement.

Volunteer Buddies

TOPSoccer Buddies are invaluable volunteers who participate directly with individual players or in a team with several players to enable participation in the soccer activities. The buddies help the players succeed and keep them safe. Buddies can be a same-aged peer, a teenager or an adult. They do not have to be a soccer player or have any experience playing soccer; they can be someone who works with special needs children or just wants to help and give to others.

Buddies participate in TOPSoccer for various reasons. Sometimes because they are interested in collecting service hours while helping others and some just for the opportunity to help others enjoy soccer. Buddies receive nothing for their effort except our “Thank You” as they leave each session. However, without them this could not be accomplished nearly as well as it is.

The role of the buddy may include but not be limited to:

  • Interact with players, coaches, parents
  • Provide assistance as needed
  • Assist player to get into position to play
  • Assist player to focus on the activity
  • Use touch/sign language/pictures to direct and guide
  • Direct the ball to the player for touches and contact

If you are interested in participating as a Buddy, please fill out the volunteer form found under the contact section on the right.

Questions?

If you have any questions please contact: Dan McEvilly @ [email protected]

Contact

Dan McEvilly
Dir. of Operations
[email protected]

Interested in volunteering?
Please fill out the form
TOPSoccer Volunteer Form

Registration Listing

TOPSoccer Fall 22

US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family.

General

Registration closes on 10/11/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/14/2022 to 10/12/2022
$0.00

Contact Us

Canton Soccer Club

46245 Michigan Ave. 
Canton, Michigan 48188

Phone: 734-480-7046
Email: [email protected]

Canton Soccer Club

46245 Michigan Ave. 
Canton, Michigan 48188

Phone: 734-480-7046
Email: [email protected]
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