TOPSoccer- Youth Soccer programs

Head Coach:  Pam Yerg  Email:  director@somdmontgomery.org

Season: September/October

Training: Sundays starting Sept 10,2017 to October 29th,2017. The YAP, Elementary and Middle School groups train at The Potomac Community Center on Falls Road in Potomac. The season culminates with the fabulous TOPS festival TENTATIVELY scheduled for October 29, 2017 . NOTE THAT THE YAP AGE-GROUP (3-6) WILL BEGIN THEIR SEASON ON THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY: SEPTEMBER 17TH FROM 12-1:00 AT POTOMAC COMMUNITY CENTER.  Also see YAP information on the YAP Sports Page.

IMPORTANT NOTE* THIS IS A PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM WITH MSI TOPSoccer PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND YOU MUST REGISTER ON THE MSISOCCER.ORG WEBSITE. THERE IS A SMALL FEE THAT COVERS MSI’s REQUIRED INSURANCE AND FACILITY FEES. IT IS NOT NCESSARY FOR ATHLETES TO SIGN UP ONLINE ON THE SOMDMONTGOMERY.ORG WEBSITE FOR THIS SPORT. REGISTRATION IS VIA MSI WEBSITE ONLY.

Where: See Information sheet below.

* IMPORTANT Schedule change: We will be combining the Middle School and High School Leagues for TOPSoccer into the 1:30-3:00 Training slot in order to provide a large enough group from both age groups to offer great game play opportunities. The “High School Travel Teams”: Coached by Coach Katie and Coach Mike will train in the 3-4:30 time slot. Information for the HS Competitive soccer teams is on this website, and try-outs begin Sunday August 13th, 2017.

Training and Competition:  Sept. 10th through The TOPSoccer Festival onOcotber 29, 2017  at Potomac Community Center.

VOLUNTEERS… Please CLICK HERE to view a fact sheet on volunteering for TOPSoccer.  Click  Here for the required buddy application (indicates 2014 but good for 2017)

Don’t wait until the last-minute as we need to be able to plan for coaches, buddies and uniforms and want you to tell all your friends about MSI TOPSoccer Program for Children with Special Needs.

FOR ATHLETES YOUNGER THAN 6 WE OFFER YAP MSI SOCCER. Click HERE for YAP programs.

FOR ATHLETES AGES 6 THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL (AGE 21)

For athletes ages 6 through High School (age 21) SOMO has developed a partnership with MSI Soccer called TOPSoccer. TOPSoccer is a US Youth Coaches National program designed to proved soccer skills training and game play to people with disabilities. SOMO offers 3 TOPSoccer Leagues: YAP and Elementary League, Combined  Middle School League and High School League. We recruit area MSI youth soccer players as our TOPSoccer Buddies and provide a fun and playful opportunity to learn the game of soccer and prepare for advancement to the Senior Soccer Team Program and competition at the State level.

Go to TOPSoccer for more information and to register for TOPSoccer. Those who will participate in TOPSoccer will need to register online through MSI (click on link above) and sign up online as SOMO TOPSoccer option so that we can have access to contact information and make plans for volunteers.  Because this is a partnership with MSI there is a small fee of $25.00 that is due and payable by credit card. This fee covers the MSI state soccer association insurance and field permitting fees. Players are provided with a  soccer uniform.

Please click HERE to read about the various TOPSoccer programs for all ages.

Note that financial aid is available. Please contact Pam Yerg at jeyclan@verizon.net if you wish to request a special waiver of fee.

Back again in 2017!  We were successful in developing TWO High School /16- 21 Traditional  7V7 Soccer Teams that trained during the full competitive season and competed in Special Olympics Maryland Tournament. Click HERE to go to the High School / Under 21 Traditional 7V7 Soccer Team information page.

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