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Tolland Soccer Club

TOPS




TOPS SOCCER

OUR AWARD WINNING PROGRAM OFFERING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY SOCCER 

Program Overview

TOP Soccer is a community-based program for young athletes with mental and physical disabilities, organized by US Youth Soccer Association volunteers.   This program is designed to allow these athletes to learn skills and allow participation in recreational soccer, with the emphasis on having fun.  Our TOP soccer players come from Tolland and surrounding communities that do not offer TOPS programs.  The Connecticut Junior Soccer Association, the state-wide governing body for youth club soccer, recognizes the Tolland TOP soccer program as one of the oldest and largest for club play in Connecticut. 

Buddy Volunteers

Middle school age and high school age volunteers have been recruited as "buddies" to work with the players.  Each player is assigned 1 or 2 buddies and the buddies stay with the player on and off the field for the entire practice.  The buddies help the players follow the coaches' directions on an individual basis and help make soccer fun.

If you are interested

At this time we are reaching out to all special needs students in Tolland and nearby towns to let them know about our special team.  We play at Crandall Park on Tuesday evening (5:45 - 7 PM) and Saturday morning (8:45 - 10 AM).  Our season will start in early September.  This is not a formal team and so it is not necessary to attend every session.  We have tremendous coaches who have been with the team for several years.  We also have a very enthusiastic Buddy Coordinator who has recruited buddies to work with the team in the fall.


CONTACT DAVE GIROUX FOR MORE INFORMATION  at girouxs@sbcglobal.net