2013 Spring Session
March 20th – May 8th
FREE PROGRAM Sponsored by Sports City and the GOALS Foundation
TOPSoccer is a program that brings children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities off the sidelines and into the game. TOPSoccer promotes personal development in a fun soccer environment designed to improve social skills and overall fitness. TOPSoccer is different from typical soccer as it does not match players by age, but by their cognitive ability and skill. The program is for ages 4 years old to adults. The unique design of our program allows players to achieve personal success using Buddies, who translate each session to the level and ability of their players, allowing them to succeed.
- Non-competitive environment to maximize learning
- Games and activities adapted for each child
- All children can be players, regardless of their ability
- Safe and healthy environment
- Improve self-esteem, social skills and fitness
- A local support network and soccer community for children and their families
4:30PM & 5:30PM (50 min classes)
921 Piner Road, Santa Rosa
Each participant will be placed into one of two groups (listed below) after an initial assessment class. Considerations that will be noted during the initial observation: Age, cognitive ability (social, flexibility, working within a group), following directions (1-3 step directions), personal relations and behavioral observations.
Group 1. Kangaroos
Kangaroos are working on understanding 1-3 step directions, working in a group , structure, umbrella concepts and basic soccer skills.
Group 2. Polar Bears
Polar bears will have an understanding of the Kangaroo concepts and be able to build off those concepts. Polar bears will work on developing soccer skill: dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting and team play.