SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — With the support of “The Outreach Program for Soccer” local youths with disabilities will play soccer this spring.
TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer), a six-week program from U.S. Youth Soccer is again being offered in the region.
Beginning April 6, the soccer program — designed to provide kids ages 5 – 14 with disabilities an environment filled with meaningful learning, developmental and physical participation opportunities through the game of soccer — being played at Milton Middle School.
The community-based soccer program is headed up by Thomas Olivier, assistant coach of Marshall University Men’s Soccer Team and a veteran coach of youth soccer in the area with the West Virginia Futbol Club. “There are a number of young players with disabilities throughout the region who are looking to be part of the world’s greatest game,” says Coach Olivier. “Parents will learn the program fosters the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of the area’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels.”
The training and game sessions will be held on the field adjacent to the Milton Middle School and will be conducted once a week on Wednesdays. Each session is 75-minutes and will run from 5:45 to 7 p.m. The cost for each player is $20, which includes a practice shirt.
To sign your child up for the TOPSoccer program or to learn more about the program, contact Coach Thomas Olivier at 304-654-3091 or Melissa Price at 304-546-2264. To learn more about the national program go to http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/programs/TOPSoccer/