TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training program for all athletes with intellectual, emotional, and or physical disabilities. The program strives to provide soccer opportunities for players to develop at their own pace in a safe, fun, and supportive/inclusive environment. West Orange United F.C. and The West Orange Recreation Department's Footsteps program, along with many volunteer coaches and "buddies," have worked together to bring this program to our community since 2014. Our program is designed to accommodate players with disabilities such as down syndrome, autism spectrum, ADHD and cerebral palsy between the ages of 5 and 18. Each player is receives 1:1 instruction and support from his or her TOPSoccer "buddy." Typically, we run a 7-8 season in fall, and then again in the spring. Sadly, COVID interrupted our ability to provide in-person sessions, but some virtual sessions and a virtual Jamboree were held over the past year.
West Orange United FC and The West Orange Recreation Department's Footsteps program are delighted to announce the return of TOPSoccer for Fall 2021!
NEW DAY/NEW PLACE! Sessions will be held on SUNDAYS FROM 5-6 PM AT THE STAGG FIELD TENNIS COURTS. This is an outdoor location. The courts are lit and fully enclosed, and are located on the northwest corner of the park, behind the playground. The program will begin on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, and run for eight consecutive Sundays, ending on Sunday, Nov. 14.
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Sunday, Nov. 7
Sunday, Nov. 14
All sessions will run from 5-6 pm at the Stagg Field Tennis Courts. Sessions will be held outdoors so players should dress for the weather.
The fee for the program is $50, and includes a uniform. Should you have any questions you may contact our Director of Coaching and Player Development, Lou Mignone, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon completion of registration you will receive an email with documents that will need to be completed before the start of the program.
The West Orange United FC TOPSoccer staff of coaches and “buddies” look forward to designing a safe, fun and rewarding soccer experience for all players participating in our first-ever outdoor season! We look forward to working together to make this program a fun and rewarding experience for our players!
Roster space is limited, so please register your player as soon as possible.
To register, click the REGISTER button above!