TOPSoccer

What is TopSoccer?

TOPSoccer, a program of US Youth Soccer, is a community-based, modified version of the game of soccer, designed to provide a positive space for all athletes with intellectual, emotional, or physical disabilities to participate in sport. The focus of the program is to encourage the physical and emotional development of every player. 

  • To ensure each child can participate and enjoy playing, with modifications to the game adjusted as needed
  • Each player will have at minimum one-on-one activity support through our “Buddies”
  • This program is based on skill development, fitness, and fun!

The YMCA and Beyond Soccer have partnered alongside Massachusetts Youth Soccer to bring this important program to Lawrence and Merrimack Valley communities and are committed to providing a supportive and motivating soccer experience for all children with mental or physical disabilities.

A Partnership Effort Between

Why bring a TOPSoccer Program to Lawrence? 

  • Children with disabilities are 4.5 times less active and have obesity rates that are 38% higher than their peers 
  • Youth with disabilities still struggle for access despite growth in sports options (Aspen Sports Institute) 

US Youth Soccer developed TOPSoccer to combat these inequities to foster young people’s physical, mental, and emotional growth through soccer at all levels, ages, and competition. By developing a TOPSoccer, the YMCA and Beyond Soccer are also building on their mutually aligned missions to provide opportunities for all youth to reach their full potential, on and off the field and courts, especially expanding those opportunities to individuals who may not have access. 

Program Kick-Off: Saturday, July 10th

Location: Methuen YMCA, 129 Haverhill St, Methuen, MA 01844

Cost: Free

Open To All Youth Starting at Age 4

Questions? Email: [email protected]