Wonderfully stated by the late Dave Williams, the first VYSA TOPSoccer Chair:
“It is clear that we all recognize the global impact of soccer, the world’s most popular sport. It is also equally important that we recognize the rich tapestry of people who make up “The Beautiful Game” because soccer is clearly as diverse as the people who play, coach, manage or simply love to watch and enjoy the game.
Our TOPSoccer children are also a part of that very colorful fabric and by working with them, by playing with them, by coming to know them up close and personal, we are able to share in their excitement, their enthusiasm, their energy, their joy.
Our involvement with TOPSoccer allows us to recognize and understand better the richness and strength of fiber that these wonderful children weave into our soccer tapestry – it’s something that just can’t be appreciated from afar.
In the end, we are indeed afforded a unique opportunity to enrich their lives, our lives and ultimately our game, which is, in its most simple and basic form, a child playing with a ball:”