Fall 2017 Game Days: Sept. 10th, 17th, 24th Oct. 1st, 8th & 15th
Mail the required 2 forms and registration fee to:
406 Black Forest Dr.
Papillion, NE 68133
Make Checks Payable to: BSC TOPSoccer
Please e-mail questions to: Jeg3@cox.net
Soccer is the world's most popular team sport and among young people it's the fastest growing activity in the United States. Every week a child's life is touched by the camaraderie, competition, and just plain fun that soccer has to offer.
To enrich our lives through teaching soccer BSC started a TOPSoccer Program in the spring of 2003. Until recently, children, teens and young adults with disabilities were limited to the sidelines, watching their brothers or sisters play soccer. Now, thanks to TOPS and their volunteers, players with special needs in this area will have a chance to play.
TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community based training and team placement program for young athletes with special needs. The program, designed and administered by US Youth Soccer and its volunteer TOPSoccer Committee, provides meaningful learning, development and physical participation opportunities to these athletes through the game of soccer. The emphasis of this program is on development, training, and meaningful participation. TOPSoccer was formed to perpetuate the US Youth Soccer mission statement, which is "to foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth and development through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition." Our goal is to enable athletes with differing abilities to become valued and successful members of the Bellevue Soccer Club & US Youth Soccer families.
The TOPSoccer Program has three major Goals:
Without compromising safety, the primary goal is to have TOPS players be as self reliant as possible. The overall goal is to see these athletes participate and grow in their accomplishments and have fun while they do it!
TOPSoccer not only benefits our TOPS players but the whole soccer community. BSC 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 TOPS 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 Tops Family.
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.
A TOPSoccer player is defined as any player age 4yrs through young adult who have a physical, intellectual or social disability that inhibits their ability to play soccer in a recreational or community league.
Bellevue TOPSoccer is a co-ed soccer league for children, teens and adults with special needs. A player does not have to be a resident of Bellevue to play in our league. We have players in our program from all over the Metro area and surrounding Sarpy County, Cass County and Council Bluffs areas.
Our goal is to enable athletes with intellectual and physical disabilities to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage and self-esteem, through the joy and excitement of playing soccer.
TOPSoccer groups players by ability (we are proud to offer a unified league for our more advanced and competitive players ) so that the best possible experience is available for our players. Players wear soccer uniforms, play on soccer fields with nets/goals and Soccer Buddies are available for players that need assistance.
Our League plays in both the Spring and the Fall. We meet one time a week on Sunday afternoon, practice 30 minutes followed by a 30 minute game.
For registration information, questions, or if you would like to be on our e-mail list, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org TOPS registration forms can be found by clicking on the above link "TOPS REGISTRATION FORMS".
Looking forward to a fantastic soccer experience for all!
BSC TOPS Director
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