Since 1996, the Mt. Lebanon Soccer Association has sponsored a TOPSoccer Program. TOPSoccer is a national outreach soccer program for children with special needs. Children from many South Hills communities participate. Disabilities may range from Down Syndrome to Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida. Many of the participants have some degree of motor or coordination difficulties. Play is adapted to meet their level and ensure that challenges are achievable and fun. In addition to its athletic component, the program promotes social interaction and positive self-esteem.
TOPSoccer is organized by volunteers from the Mt. Lebanon Soccer Association and supported by volunteers from South Hills communities. Every player has a "Soccer Buddy" to assist him or her on the field. These buddies have been the driving force in TOPSoccer – they help teach the players the game, provide encouragement, and have fun! The TOPSoccer program has been a win-win experience for players and buddies alike!
TOPSoccer has three seasons: spring, winter and fall. The Fall, 2022 season runs September 11th through October 30th.
The program is open to special needs children and teenagers, ages 6 and up. Sunday afternoon sessions are typically one hour long, beginning with warm-up activities and drills, and concluding with a brief game.
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Time: Typically around 5:30 to 6:30pm start times on Sundays (Subject to field availability)
Location: A Mt. Lebanon Field
Cost: $20 which covers all seasons.
Registration is still open for SPECIAL NEEDS soccer.