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TOPSoccer Chair: John Schlenker
E-Mail: [email protected]

TOPSoccer Programs in Virginia are sponsored by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association and are affiliated with United States Youth Soccer.  The Outreach Program for Soccer is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities organized by VYSA member clubs and volunteers.
The programs are designed to bring the enjoyment of learning and playing soccer to boys and girls who have a mental or physical disability. 

VYSA is committed to the development of new TOPSoccer programs and the enhancement of current programs.  There are many children who deserve the right to enjoy soccer but are left with no place to play within the traditional system.  It is our mission to help youth of all backgrounds to enjoy the beautiful game!

"Every child who wishes to play soccer deserves the right to participate!"

For resources and to learn more about USYS's
TOPSoccer Program visit US Youth Soccer.

TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year Award




List of Previous Winners
*US Youth Soccer National Buddy of theYear

2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2008
Evan Bauer - Virginia Soccer Association
Jacob Porzeinski - Stafford Soccer Club
Brennan Ebert - Vienna Youth Soccer
Abbey Wills* - Northern Piedmont Soccer Club
Patrick Casey* - Virginia Soccer Association
Virginia Sanford - Virginia Rush Soccer Club
Camille Freeman
Lauren Schlenker - Virginia Soccer Association
Will Olson – McLean Youth Soccer
Lilly Thomas – Loudoun Soccer
Ariel Schwartz - Arlington Soccer Association

Click here to nominate a candidate for the
2021 TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year Award.

Meet Our TOPSoccer Instructors



Beth Brooks:

Beth has been a TOPSoccer volunteer and coach since 2012.  She holds a BS in Developmental Psychology and has over 20 years of professional experience in early childhood education with children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. Beth also has 9 years of management experience at a large nationally accredited childcare center.  Beth is a nationally certified US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Coach and is passionate about meeting every athlete at their level and working with them to develop their skills so they enjoy the sport in an inclusive environment.


Jessica Boss

Jess is completing her BS degree in Special Education at James Madison University and is certified in the adapted curriculum. Jess is currently substitute teaching in Special Education classrooms and also has experience as an English as a Second Language teacher’s assistant. Jess has volunteered for TOPSoccer for over 8 years and was recognized by the Virginia Soccer Association as their TOPSoccer Volunteer of the Year.  She is also a nationally certified US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Coach.

TOPSoccer Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training Courses

VYSA offers the following TOPSoccer courses for our volunteers.  For more information, please contact John Schlenker at [email protected].

  • The US Youth  TOPSoccer Coaching Course is a 4.5 hour course that includes both class room instruction and on-field training.  This course is designed for adult coaches and focuses on how to run a successful TOPSoccer program.
  • TOPSoccer Buddy Course is a 1.5 hour introduction to TOPSoccer for volunteers interested in assisting athletes with developmental and/or physical disabilities.
Schedule

The next TOPSoccer Buddy Course is scheduled for January 22nd, 2022.  Registration is free, but attendance is limited to just 30 volunteers for this virtual Zoom class.

Click here to register for the TOPSoccer Buddy Course. 

2021-2022 TOPSoccer Programs

 ClubContactEmail
 Alexandria Soccer AssociationMatias Hendi[email protected]
Arlington Soccer AssociationGreg Mitchell[email protected]
Blue Ridge United (Winchester)Olivia Elliott[email protected]
 Chesapeake United Soccer ClubTony Crowell[email protected]
Culpeper Soccer ClubBetsy Fry[email protected]
Great Falls Reston Soccer ClubMargaret Perry[email protected]
Gunston Soccer Club (Mt. Vernon)Ted Renaud[email protected]
Herndon Youth SoccerGreg Andrulis[email protected]
Loudoun SoccerDaryn Patricia[email protected]
McLean Youth SoccerLucas Winters[email protected]
Northern Piedmont Soccer Club
(Fauquier County)
John Schlenker[email protected]
Prince William Soccer ClubAlex Silver[email protected]
Stafford SoccerSean Harrigan
[email protected]
 Valley United (Roanoke)Matt Barrette[email protected]
Vienna Youth SoccerBob Zadeh[email protected]
Virginia Legacy Soccer Club
(Williamsburg)
Kendal Pressey[email protected]
Virginia Revolution Soccer Club
(Leesburg)
Niko Eckart[email protected]
Virginia Rush (Peninsula)Steve O'Neil[email protected]
Virginia Rush (Virginia Beach)Matt Mittelstaedt[email protected]
Virginia Soccer Association
(Prince William County)
John Schlenker[email protected]

 



 



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Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408 Phone: 540-693-1430
Email: [email protected]

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