How to Register for TOPSoccer Fall 2016
Registration for LYSA TOPSoccer is now open. The registration system has changed. To register go to the following link: https://secure.sportsaffinity.com/reg/Public/registration/login.aspx?domain=ky-topsoccer.sportsaffinity.com&language=english&sessionguid=
Please read the information below before registering:
REGISTRATION: You will need to set up a new account within the Affinity system. The season will begin on Sunday August 21.
COSTS: Registration is $25.00. The fee covers all KYSA and LYSA registration fees and insurance. We provide a player shirt and one pair of socks. Scholarships are available. For additional information contact the LYSA Registrar Lois Stephens at 859 361-5719 or the TOPS League Director Jessie Birdwhistell ant 859 608-4160.
BIRTH CERTIFICATE: New Players: It will be necessary to submit a copy of your child's birth certificate. Returning Players: If you have played with LYSA before, there is no need to re-submit.
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WHO IS ELEGIBLE TO PLAY IN THE TOPSoccer League Individuals with disabilities aged 4+. Disabilities might include but are not limited to:
Vision or hearing impaired
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Sign Up Now to Volunteer
Sign up now to volunteer for the spring season
The on-line volunteer form will be available July 15 under the volunteer registration tab. The first practice is Sunday, August 21.
Claire Bieber Named Kentucky TOPSoccer and Region II Buddy of the Year
Each year, the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association recognizes those volunteers, coaches, administrators and refereees who have gone above and beyond the normal call of duties.
In 2015, Claire Bieber was recognized as both the Kentucky and the Region II TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year. Claire and her family (Lowell, Jeff and Joan) have been involved with TOPS since the program began. Claire is currently a junior at Lexington Catholic High School. Claire helps anywhere she is needed. She has been a buddy, an assistant coach, she helps with volunteer check in (along with her dad Jeff) and even helps get snack together for the players. She is the first to arrive and the last to leave.
Claire and her parents traveled to the National USYSA Meeting in Baltimore Maryland in January. USYSA has four regions and one volunteer is selected from each region. Claire was not selected as the national winner, but served as a great represenative of LYSA TOPSoccer. Jeff Bieber said, "it was also the 25th anniversay of TOPSoccer and they met many people involved with the program nationally and learned a great deal about what others around the country are doing."
Claire is the third volunteer representing our program that has won both the Kentucky and the Region II Award. The others were Annie Dunbar and Alyssa King.
The TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year must demonstrate patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility and the ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations. This person is also an invaluable volunteer who facilitates the program by filling many roles, including being a coach, cheerleader, and role model as well as assisting when needed with administrative responsibilities. Other important qualities of the buddy are engaging players one-to-one, modeling desired behavior and being cognizant of player safety. Buddies assist, guide, direct and teach the game of soccer and its skills while creating a fun experience.
Photo: Claire accepting her award in Louisville with TOPSoccer Director Jessie Birdwhistell.
Thank You for A Great Fall 2015 Season
We enjoyed a wonderful fall season. We had 60 athletes participate and a wonderful goup of volunteers; all working together to make the season a success. TOPS families and athletes participated in an end of the season Halloween and Awards party (great costumes and losts of fun) and a family bowling night at Eastland Bowling Lanes. We also participated in the Cincinnati Fall Classic Tournament.
We would like to thank several groups that help make TOPS possible. We could not have TOPS without our volunteers, friends, sponsors, and donors.
Collins Bowling - For helping us with a great rate and getting the pizza and drinks ready and delivered quickly.
Raising Cane's - For providing their delicious chicken and dipping sauce at the end of the season event. They have provided food for the last five years. If you stop in at Cane's, thank them for thier support of TOPS!
Rod Hatfield Chevrolet and the Chevy Youth Soccer Program - This is the sixth year they have been involved with our program. They provide funds, a free soccer camp, and equipment. Thank you Christina Zwischenberger, John Egnot and Rod Hatfield!
Jerome S. and Grace H. Murray Foundation - Once again, one of our past volunteers and their family has allowed us the opportunity to apply for and to receive a generous grant from the Jerome S. and Grace H. Murray Foundation. Their grant is one of the main reasons we have a TOPSoccer program in our community. Many of you may not know but most of what we do is supported by this grant and donations. We really appreciate the Bruggemann Family for their time as volunteers and for allowing our program the opportunity to receive a Murray grant.
Also, we thank everyone that makes our program possible. It is a labor of love for all of us that are involved. It is an honor to get to work with so many great volunteers, athletes and their family members.
Look forward to seeing everone in the spring!
Hutchison and Birdwhistell Receive KYSA Awards
Each year, the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association recognizes those volunteers, coaches, admninistrators and referees who have gone above and beyond the normal call of duties.
This year two TOPS volunteers were recognized. Chris Hutchison was named the Kentucky TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year and Jessie Birdwhistell was named the Kentucky Volunteer of the Year. We are really proud of Chris and Jessie and appreciate all they do for TOPS and for the soccer community. Congratulations to both of you!!!!
Here is how KYSA describes those awards:
The TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year must demonstrate patience, understanding, dependability, flexibilty and ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations. This person is also an invaluable volunteer who facilitates the program by filling many roles, including being a coach, cheerleader and role model as well as assisting when needed with administrative responsibilities. Other important qualities of the buddy are engaging players one-on-one, modeling desired behavior and being cognizant of player safety. Buddies assist, guide, direct and teach the game of soccer and its skills while creating a fun learning experience.
The Volunteer of the Year recognizes the soccer volunteer who is a positive role model for the community beyond soccer, yet receives no compensation for the efforts. This person demonstrates a willingness to promote soccer and helps increase the opportunity for others to participate in soccer.