About Us

Our Organization

Cincinnati TOPSoccer is a soccer league whose sole purpose is to get individuals with special needs off the sidelines and into the game!  We strive to accommodate any player who has a desire to play the world's greatest sport. Any player age 4 and older with a physical or cognitive disability is welcome to play with us.  By using the talents of dedicated coaches and volunteers, we provide the resources to allow each player, regardless of their abilities, to experience the joys that sports can offer. We adapt to meet the needs and ability level of each individual and celebrate each success no matter how small. We group our players by age and ability and offer a separate wheelchair division to ensure that every player can participate at the level best suited to them. It is our desire to see every individual become the best player they possibly can. 

Our Goal
Cincinnati TOPSoccer allows all children and adults with special needs in Cincinnati the opportunity to participate, contribute, and excel in the game of soccer.

Our Mission
US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a recreational sports program for children and adults with intellectual, emotional, or physical disabilities that is offered only through local USYS-affiliated soccer clubs.
TOPSoccer provides our members with an opportunity to play soccer in a uniquely structured environment that is safe, fun, supportive, and inclusive.

Our Program
A basic TOPSoccer program consists of two vital components. The first is a field site where soccer players with disabilities can receive high-quality training to help develop their soccer skills. Training sessions could include activities such as scrimmages, small-sided games (3 v 3, 4 v 4) and tournaments. The second component of the TOPSoccer program is an ongoing player assessment process that places participants in the most appropriate playing situation, including placement on non-disabled, intramural and club teams, or involvement in programs established by other sports associations for people with disabilities (i.e., Special Olympics).

Our Players
Our program is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of children who have cognitive or physical disabilities. All our players still of school age are on an IEP (Individualized Education Prpogram) receiving physical and/or occupational therapy as part of their school curriculum.  Older players have a specifically diagnosed cognitive or physical disability.  We have many players with Down syndrome, Autism, and a variety of other syndromes. We have players who use crutches, walkers and even wheelchairs.  We also have players who have sight or hearing impairments. We try our best to accommodate all children with a desire to play. If there is a doubt as to whether your child can (and should) play with us, please ask! We also ask that our players wait until the year they turn 4 years old, and may continue to play through high school and beyond.

Our Locations

· We have practice and game fields throughout the Cincinnati area.
In the Spring, we utilize indoor facilities at Wall2Wall Soccer on Rt 42 in Mason.

· In the Summer, we offer a 5 day camp outside at Hope Church in Mason.

· In the Fall, practices aare hosted in three outdoor fields: Amelia Soccer Complex in Batavia, Hope Church in Mason and Tri-State Futbol Alliance Complex in Harrison.

Other TOPSoccer Locations
Cleveland                      Taylor Pickens
Columbus                     Lisa George
North Dayton             Amber Sandifer
South Dayton            Greg Wasmund
Toledo                             Paul Holdgate
Elizabethtown KY    Christi Scovel
Lexington KY              Lynda Ison