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  • What is TOPSoccer?  
    The Outreach Program for Soccer is a community-based program affiliated nationally with US Youth Soccer and locally with Lexington Youth Soccer Association designed to meet the needs of athletes with physical, developmental, and/or intellectual disabilities.  Our goal is to provide a safe, fun and exciting atmosphere where athletes can learn and play this extraordinary game.
  • Who is eligible to play in the TOPSoccer league?  
    Individuals with disabilities aged 4+. Disabilities might include but are not limited to:    ADD/ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Down syndrome; Learning Disability; Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); Developmental Delay; Vision or hearing impaired; Muscular Dystrophy; Cerebral Palsy 
  • What does the TOPS program in Lexington look like?
    Each season approximately 50 athletes, ages 4 and older with a wide range of disabilities, participate across three teams. Our team name is Blue Thunder.  We have no paid staff and rely entirely on volunteers. Our volunteers serve as coaches, buddies, and/or on committees that assist us with fundraising, advertising, planning, or special events.  Our league is made possible because of the generous support of many community donors that include support from The Jerome S. and Grace H. Murry Foundation, the Children's Chaity of the Bluegrass, and Rod Hatfield Chevrolet/Chevy.  
  • When does TOPS practice?  TOPS holds a fall and a spring season. Practice is held on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m.for one hour for each team.  We do not practice on Labor Day, Memorial Day, or Easter weekend. Please check the Schedule section for specific dates. If you have registration questions, please contact the LYSA Registrar Lois Stephens at 859 361-5719. For other questions enail them to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 859-223-5632.  You can access the on-line registration system http://www.ky-topsoccer.sportsaffinity.com/reg/index.asp?sessionguid . 
  • What type of volunteers do we need?
    Volunteer positions include coaches, buddies, and committee members that focus on publicity, fund raising, planning, and organization of the league. Anyone can volunteer!
  • Where can I get information on how to volunteer?         
    Form will be availale July 15. To sign up as a buddy, coach or committee volunteer on-line go to: Volunteer On-Line Registration or call  Janice Birdwhistell at 859-229-7670 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Chris Grant