The Valley Center TOPSOCCER program was created in 2016 and is the first sports program for athletes with special needs in Valley Center. TOPSoccer is a community-based training and team placement program for athletes with any type of disability. TOPSoccer takes children or adults from the sidelines to participating on the field. Athletes will be partnered with a trained buddy who will work with them on soccer skills. All ages are welcome! Valley Center TOPSoccer is one of the largest and most active TOPSoccer programs in San Diego. Training sessions will be grouped by ability, not age, so that all players will be with others who have similar abilities. For More Information about TOPSoccer visit the Athletes Page.
What are the benefits of TOPSoccer for my child?
Your child will develop a sense of belonging to a community.
Learn the value of being part of a team.
Improved self-esteem, fitness and social skills.
Briar Van Slyke is the founder of Valley Center TOPSoccer. Briar currently plays for San Diego Soccer Club in the Southern California Developmental Soccer League. Briar was inspired by the TOPSoccer program at SDSC when her team participated in a training with the TOPS players. Growing the Valley Center program and creating a FUN environment is her goal for the program in Valley Center.
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TOPSoccer Fall Season Registration
The Valley Center TOPSOCCER program is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with Ability. Athletes will be partnered with a trained buddy who will work with them on soccer skills. All ages are welcome! TOPSoccer athletes will participate in soccer skills and games. Both the skills sessions and scrimmages will be grouped by ability, not age, so that all players will be with others who have similar abilities.
TOPSoccer Program Guidelines:
Placement of players by ability not age
Highlight players’ ability rather than their disability
Make players have a meaningful experience, not just a token player
Make players achieve desired goals without assistance
and FUN! FUN! FUN!
September 16, 2018 thru November 4, 2018
Registration Day: Sunday, September 16th, 2:00pm Valley Center Middle School
Trainings and Scrimmages will be held at various locations throughout San Diego. The Fall Season will consist of scrimmages with San Diego based TOPSoccer Teams. Most trainings will be held at the Valley Center Middle School. Gaming will be provided by AYSO VIP.
Home Field: Valley Center Middle School
28102 North Lake Wohlford Road
Valley Center CA 92082.
Fee Includes: Uniform, end-of-season medal, team and individual pictures and an end-of season party. For more information please visit our website. http://www.valleycentertopsoccer.com/
What to Bring: Athletes should wear comfortable running shoes or soccer cleats, shin guards and soccer socks over their shin guards. Players should also bring plenty of drinking water.
Volunteers Needed: Volunteers receive training and community service hours. Training provided, no soccer experience necessary. 12 years old and up. Please email Christine for more information.