Website Manager

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.

Meet Our TOPSoccer Instructors

  Beth Brooks
[email protected]

Get to know Beth...
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

Get to know Jess...
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 Buddy of the Year Award

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

Aeshan Kapil - Great Falls Reston Soccer Club
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

 Nomination Forms for 2022 Buddy of the Year will be made available here when award nominations open.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

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

US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Coaching Course. This training is a  4.5 hour course that includes both classroom instruction and on-field training.  This course is designed specifically for adult coaches and focuses on how to run a successful TOPSoccer program.

TOPSoccer Buddy Course. This is a 1.5 hour introduction to TOPSoccer for volunteers interested in assisting athletes with developmental and/or physical disabilities.

Upcoming Courses

TOPSoccer Coaching Course
Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 9AM to 12PM
Click to register

TOPSoccer Buddy Course
Date: Saturday, March 4
Time: 10AM to 11AM
Click to register

2021-2022 TOPSoccer Programs

 Alexandria Soccer AssociationWill Sutton [email protected]
 Annandale Boys & Girls ClubKip Germain [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 SoccerTrevor Lamb[email protected]
Northern Piedmont Soccer Club
(Fauquier County)
John Schlenker[email protected]
Orange County
Tim Shuman[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 Skyline Soccer Alex Davis [email protected]
 VIP United FCSteve O'Neil[email protected]
Virginia Legacy Soccer Club
Kendal Pressey[email protected]
Virginia Revolution Soccer Club
Niko Eckart[email protected]
Virginia Rush (Virginia Beach)Harris Titsis[email protected]
Virginia Soccer Association
(Prince William County)
John Schlenker[email protected]


Feature your program

Feature your club's TOPSoccer Program for FREE!

Are you interested in featuring your club's TOPSoccer Program in Touchline,  VYSA's official e-Newsletter? Let us help your club gain exposure for its TOPSoccer program.

Contact VYSA Marketing Department to learn more.
[email protected]

TOPSoccer Featured In Touchline


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