HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Developing a TOPSoccer Program can be very rewarding. Just like anything new, it takes time. We have a more comprehensive guide here, but the suggestions below are a great place to start.
establish a committee
Talk to like-minded coaches, administrators or volunteers within your club about starting a TOPSoccer Program. Set a timeline for the year as well as goals such as:
- Number of players you wish to get involved
- Establishing indoor and outdoor sessions
- Outlining modified play
Volunteers are crucial to the TOPSoccer experience. Emphasize the community service aspect of the program to interested parties.
register your players
Once your plans are in place, register your players as an intramural team with your club and therefore Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer. Players need to be registered in order to be covered by insurance.
complete background checks
Anyone who is 18 and older and involved as a volunteer, TOPSoccer Buddy or coach must have their PA Child Protection Laws background checks complete.
spread the word!
Word of mouth goes a long way in making a successful TOPSoccer Program--neighbors, classmates, teachers, friends and fellow soccer people. You'd be surprised by how many want to help out.