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Illinois FC TOPSoccer: The Outreach Program for Soccer

TOPSoccer is a community based program for young athletes with disabilities to learn and play the game of soccer. Organized by volunteers and our professional coaching staff, TOPSoccer is a FREE program open to any child age 7-18 with a cognitive or physical disability. Our goal is to enable young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family.

Fall 2019 is the twelfth season of Illinois FC TOPSoccer.  This season will consist of six 1 hour sessions held at Soccer Planet, a state of the art indoor soccer facility in Champaign-Urbana.  All sessions will be run by Illinois FC coaches, with help from our volunteer buddies. All players will receive a free Illinois FC TOPSoccer t-shirt.  Space is currently limited to 20 players, however, we will try to open up an additional time slot if there are enough interested players.

Fall 2019 TOPSoccer Schedule

Ages Dates Time Location Cost
7-18 Yrs 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 6:30-7:30pm Soccer Planet FREE

**Tentative Dates- Subject to change**

How do I register?

All player must register online prior to the first session by clicking on the green "Register Now" button below.

Questions? Contact:

Luis Ramirez

Interim Illinois FC Director of Coaching

Phone: 3057814451

Want to become a Buddy?

We are looking for volunteer buddies age 12 and up to assist the players.  TOPSoccer buddies are an invaluable part of the program and a great way to make a difference in someone's life while having fun.

The role of the Buddy may include but not be limited to:

  • Enabling a player to participate/play
  • Assist/Create/Direct/Guide/Teach in a FUN learning environment
  • Continuously monitor/assess the player
  • Interacting with players, coaches, parents
  • Role may vary widely depending upon needs of the player

Anyone may apply to be a Buddy for the Illinois FC TOPSoccer program.  However, if there are more Buddy Applications than Buddies needed, first preference will be given to Illinois FC club players when making selections.

Buddy Application

There will be a buddy training meeting at 5:45pm on Sunday, March 31st prior to the first TOPSoccer session.  If possible, we hope that buddies can commit to all sessions to help provide consistency for the players and program.

If you are interested in being a buddy please email Kevin Love at

Buddy Manual

A special thanks to all of the following organizations whose support helps make Illinois FC TOPSoccer possible:

Soccer Planet

2310 N. Willow Rd, Urbana IL 61802

See TOPSoccer in action!