TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program Soccer) is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to children with disabilities.
TOPSoccer Buddies are helpful and energetic volunteers who participate directly with individual players or within a team to enable participation in a soccer activity.
What does a Buddy do?
The TOPSoccer Buddy is not a player and does not score goals. They help the TOPSoccer player succeed and keep them as safe as possible. The role of the TOPSoccer Buddy may include but not be limited to:
- Enables player to participate/play
- Assists/Creates/Directs/Guides/Teaches in a FUN but learning environment
- Continuously monitors/assesses the player
- Role varies widely depending upon needs of the player
- Interacts with players, coaches, parents.
Who is eligible to become a Buddy?
TOPSoccer Buddies can be a peer, a teenager or an adult. They can be a soccer player, someone who has experience working with children with disabilities or someone who has no soccer experience, but a strong desire to enable children to have fun. Must be 14 years of age or older. Training is provided. No experience required; just a desire to make a difference while having fun.
TOPSoccer Buddy Manual
Download The TOPSoccer Buddy Manual.
Interested in becoming a volunteer buddy? Please contact VYS TOPSoccer Buddies Coordinator Phil Kenny at firstname.lastname@example.org.