CONTACT: SCD TOPSoccer Director Bill Fallon 203-415-8812
TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a youth program, sponsored by US Youth Soccer and the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to foster an opportunity of learning, teamwork and enjoyment to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family.
I have worked closely with many individuals at the local, district and state levels and have several goals in mind to move forward with for anyone interested in TOPSoccer. If you have anything to share please do not hesitate to connect with a local/district contact (see contact) or email me for any additional information.
Before I conclude this message I wanted to share with everyone an email I received from one of the parents that attend the TOPSoccer at Valley Soccer club this past weekend. “As a parent, bringing your special needs child to any number of various events can quickly turn into an anxiety provoking uncomfortable situation for everyone. I would like to tell everyone that last weekend went amazing, it was clearly thought out, there were no long lines, the buddies were fabulous and most importantly everyone had fun!! In talking with other parents I learned that this program is in its second year, I would have never guessed! So thank you to each and every one of you who puts time aside to help run the TOPSoccer program it means so much to so many of us and our children.”
This is why we volunteer. We devote our time to helping others-this is, to me, the best reward one can get. Thank you for taking your time to research TOPSoccer and I look forward to working closely with you.
TOPSoccer Achievements, 2011-2012 September
Members of the CJSA Board of Directors attended and participated in TOPSoccer workshops (both in state/district meetings and at the club level throughout the state) October
Members of the CJSA Board of Directors attended the Region 1 workshop in New Jersey. Participants were certified as National TOPSoccer coaches and administrators. November
The CJSA welcomed four new TOPSoccer programs (Derby, Seymour, Danbury and Meriden) December
West Haven’s Chris Przblowski-the CJSA TOPSoccer Partner of the Year for 2011 was named Region 1 TOPSoccer Partner of the Year. January
Members of the CJSA Board of Directors facilitated a TOPSoccer workshop and best practices seminar at the CJSA Annual General Meeting. The “TOPSoccer Best Practices” committee was established and has held monthly meetings (electronically and in person) since.
All are welcome on this committee.
The CJSA developed a revised software program/PowerPoint highlighting the different TOPSoccer athletes in the state. This was viewed at the Annual General Meeting and is available for all clubs by contacting the CJSA office. February
Members of the CJSA Board of Directors attended the Region 1 workshop in Boston. Participants presented and facilitated TOPSoccer training modules as well as developed several ideas to improve and begin TOPSoccer programs at the district and club level.
CJSA’s Chris Przyblowski was honored as the National TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year for 2011. March
Kathy Zolad and Michael Galbicsek developed the TOPSoccer startup guidebook for clubs and districts interested in joining a TOPSoccer program. March
Bill Fallon, TOPSoccer Director for the Wallingford Youth Soccer Organization was named TOPSoccer Director for the South Central District April
Fox Sports Network joined and interviewed several club participants on TOPSoccer with a focus on the program’s grass roots approach. This was another way to increase awareness of TOPSoccer in Connecticut. The program also highlighted and interviewed Chris Przyblowski, his coaches and his family. May
Members of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association went to local meetings and TOPSoccer events and volunteered at the club level. June
Members of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association went to local meetings and TOPSoccer events and volunteered at the club level.
Members of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association volunteered as assistants, coaches and referees for the Connecticut Special Olympics July
Annual Report/Updates August
The Connecticut Junior Soccer Association presented their TOPSoccer curriculum and revised contacts to the Club Presidents and Registrars. An informal meeting/discussion of TOPSoccer practices followed.
TOPSoccer Goals, 2013
Identify a TOPSoccer Director for each district (to coordinate programs and assist with the distribution of information).
Continue to increase awareness of TOPSoccer at the club level. This will require individuals at the state, district and local level to communicate in meetings and at the fields during TOPSoccer events.
Continue to attend Regional meetings provided by USSF/Region 1.
Continue to grow TOPSoccer as a tool for athletes of all abilities to use to express themselves-the focus is and will always be on the athletes. We are just here to help.
2012-2013 TOPSoccer Contacts by District
Below you will find the current TOPSoccer Directors for the seven districts of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association. If your district does not have a current contact and you or someone you know are willing to volunteer as the TOPSoccer Director for your district please contact
National Chairperson Bob Riggs
State Chairperson Michael Galbicsek, Sr.
Central District TBD
North Central District TBD
North East District TBD
Northwest District Roger Wheeler
South Central District Bill Fallon
South East District John Lehet
South West District TBD
2012-2013 TOPSoccer Contacts by Club
Below is the current list of active TOPSoccer programs at the club level. If your club has added a program and/or changed the contact information for your program please contact
so that the information can be updated.