This Fall 2009, will be our third season of running the TOP Soccer division in SCYSL. TOP Soccer is organized and coached by volunteers in our league and the surrounding community. The TOP Soccer Division provides an opportunity for children with disabilities to get outside and exercise in a fun competitive environment.
TOP Soccer began in our league when Emily Boccignone asked her Mom if she could play soccer like her sister and brother. Between Noelle and Blaine Boccignone, Charlie and Jen Webster and myself the program was up and running in August of 2007. We are able to offer reduced fees to the players because Score donates uniforms each season to the TOP Soccer program.
It has been an enjoyable experience for both the players and their families. The players come to the field to see their friends, have a good time and they get exercise at the same time. Our local junior high school and high school students also have fun helping out with TOP Soccer. They are the children’s Buddies for the season and are able to give them the one on one attention they need out on the field.
This season we will once again be looking for junior high and high school students to participate in the Buddy program. We are also looking for a couple of parents to volunteer to coach in the program. The only pre-requisite to coach is; to fill out a coach’s application and to be life scanned. There is one practice per week and a game every Saturday. Please contact me if you are interested in helping out in any way with TOP Soccer.
We are accepting player registration for this program until the end of August 2009. Our traditional opening season barbecue will be held at the Santa Clara Soccer Park on Friday, August 28th.
Contact me with information on how to register.
SCYSL TOP Soccer Coordinator
TBiocini@aol.com or 408-296-2860