With the Fall season drawing to a close, TOPSoccer has reached new heights within Rush Soccer. There are now 9 ongoing programs being delivered around the country (Alaska, Colorado, Colorado Springs (Rush Pikes Peak), Delaware, Mississippi, New England, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) supporting over 325 participants. Many other Rush Soccer clubs are in the process of establishing one for the Spring season that will provide opportunities to individuals with special needs. Exciting times ahead!
One program that deserves recognition is based out of Mississippi Rush that boasts 127 participants and a TOPSoccer event that brings the whole community together. I was very fortunate to see first hand what Cameron Arcemont (TOPSoccer Coordinator) and Kenny White (Technical Director) have been able to achieve with the program. Cameron's passion is unquestionable. The time and dedication he puts into every small detail ensures the players get the most rewarding experience. The weekly program delivered is split into two sessions, one for the visually impaired and blind and the other for a varied range of disabilities.
The TOPSoccer event Cameron recently organized takes place every year on the third
Cameron, thank you for all you do for disability soccer. It is truly appreciated.
One other special mention goes to John LaBoon from the Colorado Rush TOPSoccer program. John has been nominated for TOPSoccer Coach of the Year. Good luck John!
Finally, if you would like to become involved with TOPSOCCER either as a participant or volunteer/coordinator, please contact Rick Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.