The Outreach Program for Soccer
Soccer for Children with Disabilities
Essex County Youth Soccer Association, through our outstanding member organizations, strives to provide safe and fun developmental and playing opportunities for all children in the ECYSA area. There are, however, many thousands of children whose physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities prevent or deter them from participating in our traditional youth soccer activities.
TOPSoccer, established by US Youth Soccer over 30 years ago, is designed to give these children with disabilities the same chance to enjoy the well-documented physical, emotional and social benefits provided by the game we all love that their “normally abled” friends and siblings currently enjoy.
Please take a few minutes to watch this video: TOPSoccer Video
ECYSA has embraced TOPSoccer as part of our core programming and we encourage and support our members in doing the same. Our goal is that every child with a disability will have access to a TOPSoccer program in or near their hometown. Special thanks to the organizations listed below that already offer TOPSoccer as part of their core programs (click on the organization name to see their respective programs):
Cape Ann Mariners TOPS (new for Spring 2024)
For any questions and information about starting or helping a program contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2023 Events held:
October 12 - ECYSA See the Magic Open House Danvers 4pm at Danvers Indoor Sports, 150 Andover Street, Danvers
October 15 - ECYSA See the Magic Open House North Reading 3pm at Maguire Field
October 22 - ECYSA See the Magic Open House Wakefield 2:30pm at Gavin Middle School (Mullin Field- Main Street side)
For more TOPSoccer information and resources: