TOPSoccer was designed not as a competitor to the programs run by other sports organizations for people with disabilities, but rather as a complementary program that works hand in hand with organizations like Special Olympics to expand the overall training and competition opportunities for people with disabilities.
The BSC TOPSoccer Soccer Program has three major Goals:
1. Athletes will have FUN. All athletes should find enjoyment in their sport.
2. Athletes will feel good about themselves, improve soccer skills, develop self-esteem, enhance fitness, and practice social skills; all while playing a meaningful game of soccer.
3. Athletes will have the opportunity to develop a sense of belonging to a community and to learn the value of being part of a team.
Without compromising safety, our programs intends to support TOPSoccer players to be as self-reliant as possible. We strive to have athletes participate and grow in their accomplishments and have fun while they do it!
TOPSoccer not only benefits our players but the whole soccer community. BSC’s TOPSoccer is fortunate to have volunteers of all ages participating as coaches, buddies, team parents, field crew, committee members and fans. These dedicated people attest that in assisting our TOPSoccer players they have experienced true joy and have learned wonderful lessons about themselves and others. They return season after season and are a valued members of the BSC TOPSoccer Family.