TOPSoccer - GENERAL INFORMATION

TOPSoccer

What is TOPSoccer?

TOPSoccer, which is the acronym for "The Opportunity to Play Soccer", is a program that enables youth with disabilities to experience "The Beautiful Game". The Program is designed to bring learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl who has a mental or physical disability.

The TOPSoccer program completed its third season this last October. We had over 45 players and 75 volunteers. The award ceremony was held and players received medals and a drink donated by Jamba Juice. Please join the fun this spring as we start our fourth season of this very rewarding program sponsored by the Edmond Soccer Club.

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PLAYER REGISTRATION (new or returning)

BUDDY COACH REGISTRATION (NEW OR RETURNING)

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2012 League TOPSoccer Photos!!

 

When is the season?

TOPSoccer games are played Sundays in September and October for the Fall Season and Sundays in March and April for the Spring Season at the Edmond Soccer Club. Two rainout dates will be selected and posted soon.

Where are the games played?

The games will be played at the Edmond Soccer Club, which is located at 1502 W. Danforth.  Games will be situated close to the North Concession stand.

What does it cost?

The fee for the TOPSoccer Season is $25.00.  This includes a game T-shirt and a Participation Medal.  Families are responsible for getting black shorts, socks, and shin guards.  Soccer USA, located at 1279 W. Danforth, 216-8989, will carry shorts and socks for $14.00.  You may also purchase shin guards there. Coaches register for free.

  OR Download this REGISTRATION FORM and mail it with your check for $25, payable to ‘Edmond Soccer Club’ to:

Lisa Schritter-Miley

 516 Still Hollow Road

 Edmond OK  73034

Who will be working with my child?

The TOPSoccer Program Director, Lisa Schritter-Miley, is a certified Special Education and P.E. teacher.  She will recruit volunteers to work as “Buddies” to TOPSoccer participants.  These “Buddies” are recruited from local schools and colleges.  

What will be the format of the sessions?

Each Sunday afternoon session begins with soccer games and skills practice.  After a short recess, we will break-out into small-sided games for the balance of the day.  Participants will be placed on teams according to skills, not age.  The game format will be either 3 versus 3 or 8 versus 8.  Modifications to the games will be utilized as necessary.

What do you need from the TOPSoccer families?

A Family member is expected to be present at all games and practices.  It is important to prepare your child for this activity by providing adequate water, nutritional needs, and emotional support.  Providing up to date and information on your application and as the season progresses, updating the staff with any new information will help us to plan for your player’s needs.  Report any concerns promptly to the Program Director. Our endeavor is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

 

US Youth Soccer releases the latest Coaches Manual
Nov 13 2012 -
The USYouth Soccer Coaching Department has introduced the latest coaching resource with 'How to Write a Training Session Plan'.  The manual will help guide coaches in conducting the most efficient and effective training sessions for their team.
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Protect the playing surface in the Penalty Areas
Jul 04 2013 -
ESC requests that we do not conduct a  pregame warm-up in the penalty area or goal area before any match.
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Home Team Wears their Lightest Color
Jan 04 2014 -
To avoid confusion, the home team should always wear white (or their lightest colored uniform.) The visiting team should wear black (or their darkest colored uniform).
Soccer USA has ESC Rec Uniform Kits (U7-U10) Available Now!
Dec 20 2013 -
Rec Uniform Package - 2 Jerseys, 1 pr. Shorts, and 1 pr. Socks - $50 + tax.