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Central Michigan University Soccer
Central Michigan University Soccer

CMU Soccer Academy

2017 Chippewas TOPSoccer

TOPSoccer has arrived to Mount Pleasant & CMU!

CMU Soccer Academy is excited to announce the expansion of TOPSoccer in mid-Michigan through a partnership with CMU Women’s Soccer, the Central Autism Assessment & Treatment Center, and Midland Soccer Club.

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a soccer program for children with special needs. Our goal is to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl in a safe and secure environment. For additional information visit: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/programs/topsoccer/

The program is inclusive for children 5 to 14 years old regardless of disability. TOPSoccer is a recognized program within the US Youth Soccer Association and the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association.

TOPSoccer
Dates:
Monday, September 18th
Monday, September 25th
Monday, October 2nd
Monday, October 9th
Monday, October 16th
Ages: 5 - 14
Time: 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Cost: FREE

LOCATION:
All sessions will be held on Monday’s in the Indoor Athletic Complex Turf Bay on the beautiful campus of Central Michigan University.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Footwear
  • Shin-guards
  • Socks

REGISTER / PARTICIPATE:
All that is required to participate as a player is to complete the registration and show up. For more information, please visit http://soccer.cmusportscamps.com/

Please register HERE there is no fee. Additional forms, CMU concussion & CMU waiver, will need to be completed prior to participating.

If you are not able to register on line, please let us know you are planning to attend by sending a message to the e-mails listed below. The registration forms will be collected at the player’s first session.

HOW ARE TOPSOCCER SESSIONS CONDUCTED?:
There are three key people in a TOPSoccer session:

  • Coach – leads activities
  • Player – child with special needs
  • Buddy – the person who assists the Player with activities as needed

The players come to sessions lead by coaches from CMU Soccer Academy where they work on soccer skills in a safe, positive environment. The players are paired with a buddy who will assist them in following the directions of the coach. Player ability varies widely and drills are modified to match their skills. Activities are paced to accommodate the players and the emphasis is always on positive reinforcement and encouragement.

QUESTIONS:
Please contact Kaylin Hooiman at hooma1km@cmich.edu or Peter McGahey at mcgah1pj@cmich.edu