Soccer Team Gives Back to Community 4/1/03
The Vanderbilt men’s soccer team took some time off
from its off-season training to give back to the local community.
On February 15, several members of the team participated in
the TOPSoccer Program (The Outreach Program for Soccer). Read
below to check out what TOPSoccer has to offer, and click
on the link above to check out photos from the event.
TOPSoccer 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, age 8-19, who has a mental or physical disability.
The goal of the program is to enable the thousands of young
athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful
members of the U.S. Youth Soccer family.
The TOPSoccer Program was formed to perpetuate the U.S. Youth
Soccer mission statement which is, in part, "to foster
the physical, mental and emotional growth and development
of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels
of age and competition." There are thousands of children
with disabilities who need, and can be provided with, the
opportunity to play soccer through the TOPSoccer program.
If your team would like to participate in the TOPSoccer Program,
please contact your local US Youth Soccer State Association
office to find out more about getting involved with a local
US Youth Soccer Uniroyal TOPSoccer program. Simply contact
your respective US Youth Soccer Uniroyal TOPSoccer Committee
member by using the e-mail addresses listed below.
US Youth Soccer
Soccer Start Committee