Men’ Soccer Team Gives Back to Community 4/1/03

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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
Susanne Conlon


Peggy Neason
Region I

John Janasik
Region II

Ray Holloway
Region III

Ray Welch
Region IV



Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
615-322-GOLD (4653)