“WILDCATS” - Topsoccer Program
The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer) is our program for players 4 years of age and older who have developmental and/or physical disabilities.
TOPSoccer, is nationally supported through US Youth Soccer, but community-based soccer program for boys and girls, men and women, 4 years old and up who have a cognitive and/or physical disability.
Organized by youth soccer association volunteers, this unique program enables these players to participate at levels consistent with their skills, not necessarily their age. It also allows people with special needs to participate, be included in activities and grow emotionally and physically and where their families, coaches and buddies connect to share in the joy of playing soccer.
In addition to the players, TOPSoccer also has volunteer (“Buddies”) to assist and/or support players on the field. The buddies are typically students who are seeking volunteer opportunities with connection to sports, education, and people with disabilities, and they do not need to be soccer players themselves to help.
In Seattle, the TOPSoccer Wildcats typically practice for 8 to 10 weeks in both the Spring and Fall at Arena Sports in Magnuson Park. This spring, the session times are 3:30-4:30pm for younger and less able-bodied and 4:30-5:30pm for older and more able-bodied players.
For each special needs player the cost is $25 and this covers coach gifts, trophies or other swag, end of year party. There is no charge for coaches, buddies and siblings. Please note that players and buddies can register and play at any point during the season.
If you have questions about the Seattle program, please contact Coach Ken at email@example.com.