La Jolla TOPSoccer is a soccer program for players with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. La Jolla Youth Soccer League is proud to be associated with US Youth Soccer and Cal South’s TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) and offer its own program for children in the City of San Diego. The goal of the program is to foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth of these young players through the sport of soccer. Through our trained and supportive volunteers, every player will be trained in the skills of the game of soccer while being instilled with self-confidence and self-pride throughout the course of our program. Soccer is an excellent medium for exercise, improving coordination and meeting other players who face the same challenges. Most importantly, soccer is a sport that the players have the ability to excel at and it is a great way to have fun.
Players will be coached the basic skills of soccer according to their ability, not age and all activities will be catered specific to the abilities of the players. The idea is to create situations where every player will have the opportunity to shine. All of the players will have volunteers or “buddies” available to assist in their success and encourage them at all times.
TOPSoccer is available to players between the ages of 5 to 18 years old with mental or physical disabilities that include but are not limited to blind or visually impaired, autism, Down syndrome, mental retardation, and cerebral palsy. It is mandatory that parents or guardians remain at the field for the entire duration for the safety of the players.
Being a volunteer is a great opportunity to influence and touch a TOPSoccer players’ life through support and encouragement. Our goal is to instill our players with self-confidence and self-pride while teaching them the skills of soccer and having fun. Service hour credit will be given to all volunteers.
2017 Schedule of Events
Sunday, August 27th- 2pm-4pm at Allen Field
TOPS Coaching Certification Course- 10am-12pm at Allen Field
3908 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla 92037
Wednesdays and Saturdays, September 9th-November 11th- 4pm-5pm at Cliffridge Fields
8311 Cliffridge Ave, La Jolla 92037
TBD- Scrimmages with San Diego and Vista TOPS
Picture Day- Sunday, October 1st- 11am-4pm at Allen Field
3908 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla 92037
The Fall Season runs from September 9 to November 11 with practices on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Cliffridge fields from 4 to 5pm. This year will include scrimmages with the San Diego and Vista TOPSoccer teams on days yet to be determined. The cost for the Fall Season is $75 per player and it will include a jersey set, pictures, trophies and an end of the season party.
Registration for players is required for the Fall Season and TOPSoccer Day. Please indicate on the top of the registration form what you are signing up for (only one is needed for both). Volunteers must do the same. All forms can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to La Jolla Youth Soccer League, Attn: TOPSoccer, 3908 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037. Fall Season checks should be made out to La Jolla Youth Soccer League with TOPSoccer in the note and mailed to the same address.
14th Annual La Jolla TOPSoccer Day
Players and volunteers from all over Southern California are invited to a carnival-like, fun-filled day of various soccer activities and events at Allen Field in La Jolla. The event will be held on Sunday, August 27th from 2pm to 4pm. Players are expected to arrive at the field at 1:30pm and volunteers are expected to arrive at 1pm. The event is free to all and all participants will receive a t-shirt, food and drinks, and a special dog tag for their participation.
Fields and Directions
The Fall Season will take place at the Cliffridge fields. The address is 8355 Cliffridge Ave. La Jolla, CA 92037. Directions to the fields are as follows:
From I-5 NORTH, take exit #28/LA JOLLA VILLAGE DRIVE. Turn Right on LA JOLLA VILLAGE DRIVE. Turn Left on LA JOLLA SCENIC WAY. Continue on LA JOLLA SCENIC DRIVE NORTH. Turn Right on SCENIC PLACE. Turn Left on CLIFFRIDGE AVENUE. Arrive at the YMCA PARKING LOT on the Left. Park in the Lot.
From I-5 SOUTH, take exit #26A/WEST LA JOLLA PARKWAY. Bear Right on LA JOLLA SCENIC DRIVE NORTH. Turn Left on SCENIC PLACE. Turn Left on CLIFFRIDGE AVENUE. Arrive at the YMCA PARKING LOT on the Left. Park in the Lot.
La Jolla TOPSoccer is run in association with La Jolla Youth Soccer League. The office is located at Allen Field at 3908 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037. The office phone number is (858) 677-9779 and the office fax number is (858) 677-9778.
Program Director and Head Coach
Joey Yusunas is the Program Director and Head Coach for La Jolla TOPSoccer for the ninth year running. Joey began his involvement with La Jolla TOPSoccer as a coach for 3 years prior and has completed the USYSA TOPSoccer coaching certification course 4 times. Joey can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 869-7895.