The TOPSoccer program was created to provide a caring environment in which to train and coach young people
who are physically or mentally challenged. This creates an opportunity for any boy or girl, regardless of his or her needs, to become a valued member of the US Youth Soccer family.
It is designed not as a competitor to existing sports programs or programs such as Special Olympics, but is designed to work hand-in-hand with those programs and to reach many young athletes who are not served by those programs.
To facilitate the development of TOPSoccer in Arkansas, the Arkansas State Soccer Association will waive the ASSA registration fee for all TOPSoccer players. This will allow associations to offer this program at a reduced fee (or free) to its TOPSoccer players. ASSA will also provide coaching clinics, some equipment, and TOPSoccer camps.
TOPSoccer is an important part of our commitment to help provide an opportunity for ALL children to have a meaningful soccer experience.
Ron Heller TOPSoccer Award
Taylor Bell was recognized for his selfless dedication to provide children with special needs the opportunity to participate in soccer. Taylor single-handedly started the TOPSoccer program at LRFC and has helped other associations establish programs.
TOPSoccer Festival Video (from Massachusetts Youth Soccer)
To find out more about how your association can start a TOPSoccer program, visit the sites below or call the state office at 501-833-0550.
For additional information please visit the US Youth Soccer website