Due to COVID-19, the Fall 2020 TOPSoccer season has been cancelled. Please email
with any questions.
In Fall 2018 Chatham United launched the start of a wonderful new program, TOPSoccer -- an official US Youth Soccer program enriching the lives of young athletes with special needs through the game of soccer.
About the TOPSoccer program
The Chatham United TOPSoccer program is being established for Chatham players who have special needs and aged 5-15 years with a birth date falling between October 1, 2005 and September 30, 2015. The emphasis of this program is on development, training, and meaningful participation rather than competition. TOPSoccer was formed to perpetuate the US Youth Soccer mission statement, which is, “to foster physical, mental, and emotional growth and development through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.” Our goal is to enable our young athletes with special needs to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage and self esteem, through the joy and excitement of playing soccer.
TOPSoccer is designed to give everyone a chance to play soccer, while providing the experience of working together as a team, achieving individual goals, and, most of all, HAVING FUN!
All TOPSoccer games will be held once a week on Saturdays for 45 minutes. Each session will include a 30-minute practice followed by a 15-minute game. The season will run for 6 weeks starting in September 2020 with specific dates and times to be determined. The expectation is the sessions would run:
THE BELOW SCHEDULE IS FALL 2019. THIS HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR FALL 2020.
- 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17 (skipping 10/10 since Columbus Day weekend and many are away)
Each player will have a TOPSoccer Buddy assigned to provide 1:1 guidance and assistance with practice activities and games. TOPSoccer Buddies will consist primarily of high school-aged students who are willing to commit to the scheduled 6-week season. If you are interested in becoming a buddy, please send us an email at
. There will be a one day training program scheduled in over the summer that all Buddies will have to attend in order to volunteer.
Registration fee is $50 per player to cover the cost of uniforms, end of season awards, and end of season celebration.
Please direct all general questions or comments to
We look forward to a wonderful TOPSoccer season!
Ashley Dunn and Jonathan Yee
Chatham United TOPSoccer Co-Chairs