A TOPSoccer Buddy is an invaluable volunteer.
The TOPSoccer buddy is not a player and does not score goals. A TOPSoccer Buddy can be a caregiver, aide, family member, same-aged peer, teenager or adult. Whenever possible and appropriate, given the characteristics and limitations of given circumstances, TOPSoccer will do it's best to provide a buddy to each athlete who needs one. We cannot always guarantee buddy assignment. It is the goal of TOPSoccer to provide the opportunity for participation for each athlete, while ensuring the safety of all athletes, volunteers, parents and spectators.
The role of the Buddy may include but not be limited to:
For Players with Physical needs Buddies:
For Players with Cognitive needs Buddies:
For Players with Behavioral needs:
For Players with Sensory needs:
For Players with Hearing needs: