The Xi Alpha Theta Chapter of Kentucky’s Beta Sigma Phi Sorority selected LYSA TOPSoccer as the recipient of the money the members raised from their recent ways and means projects. Their 2011 Convention was held in Frankfort in June. Their service project this year focused on Autism Spectrum Disorder. During the convention, Amy Cooper-Puckett spoke on the programs available from the State and both she and Heidi Banks, the parent of a child with autism, were available to respond to questions from the audience. Beta Sigma Phi is an international women's friendship network. It also provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others.
Kentucky Youth Soccer awarded John and Sue Gompper Founders Scholarships in excess of $9,000 for students planning to attend a post secondary educational institution (PSEI). The basis for awarding of the scholarships was community service and giving back to the game. Participation in soccer at the collegiate level is not a prerequisite. TOPS is pleased to announce that Katie Luy, former Coach of Blue Thunder A (Team 1), was one of nine selected across the state of Kentucky to receive the award. Katie has been with TOPS four seasons as a coach. Katie servesdon the TOPS Advisory Board and was an invaluable member of the organization ever since it began. Katie is finishing her first semester at Washington University and hopes to start or become involved in TOPS while at Wash U.! Congratulations Katie!!!
LYSA Soccer Featured in Family Magazine
LYSA soccer was recently featured in Family Magazine. To read more about LYSA and TOPSoccer please go tohttp://www.lexingtonfamily.com/extras/feb11/lysa--something%20for%20ever...
The TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year award is given each year by the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association. The award is for a volunteer who demonstrates 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-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.