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Mass Youth Soccer Strong


For the final week of the Mass Youth Soccer Strong Program, we are focussing on TOPSoccer in support of the TOPSoccer Virtual 5k powered by Mass Youth Soccer and the New England Revolution. 

For more information and registration on the TOPSoccer Virtual 5k, please click the link below:

The mission of Mass Youth Soccer is dedicated to the ongoing development of youth soccer players, coaches, referees, clubs and leagues in an inclusive, safe, affordable and fun environment. 


The #MassYouthSoccerStrong program was developed to provide resources, tools and inspiration to build healthy habits for physical activity, nutrition and mental wellness for youth athletes. Throughout the months of January, February and March 2021, Mass Youth Soccer will be providing free content to help engage players and assist them in taking responsibility in their own development as soccer players, athletes and people.


Through the promotion of regular physical activity, healthy wellness habits and regular practice of mental training techniques, Mass Youth Soccer's #MassYouthSoccerStrong program is aiming to help children develop the skillset and mindset to help them thrive on and off of the soccer field. 


Click on the dropdown's below to see resources, activities and challenges for this week, or click on the tiles at the bottom of the page to view content sorted by topic.  


TOPSoccer 5k Week - March 22-28

Mental Strength Monday - Why do we need a TOPSoccer Program

TOPS_1TOPSoccer was formed to perpetuate the US Youth Soccer mission statement which is, in part, "to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition." There are thousands of children with disabilities who need, and can be provided with, the opportunity to play soccer through the TOPSoccer program.


Technical Tuesday - How can I start a TOPSoccer Program?

TOPS_3The first step is to identify the need in your area.  For what type of disabilities do you need to plan for? Are you able to fulfill these needs? Are there facilities that are equipped to handle athletes with physical disabilities?


As you are setting up your program, know there are established programs that you can utilize as resources of information.  These include US Youth Soccer, Special Olympics, United Cerebral Palsy, and Shriners.


Throughout the process, you will need people who are able to assist you! Don't forget to include Caryn Goulet from Massachusetts Youth Soccer!


Wellness Wednesday - What does a TOPSoccer Program Look Like

TOPS_4The unique thing about TOPSoccer is that each program is different and is created around the needs of the participants. Additionally, TOPSoccer athletes are placed on teams according to ability, not age.  You can determine the length of program, playing rules (utilize the US Youth Soccer guidelines on their website), size of the game, but most importantly, keep it simple & keep it fun!


Thankful Thursday - Getting involved with TOPSoccer as a Buddy or Coach

TOPS_6There are many TOPSoccer Programs in Massachusetts!


Please take a look on our website for different opportunities to volunteer your time.  If you can not find a program near you, please contact Mass Youth Soccer’s coordinator, Caryn Goulet at for more information.


Fitness Friday - Last Call to Register for the TOPSoccer Virtual 5k

TOPS_5Register now for the TOPSoccer Virtual 5K powered by Mass Youth Soccer and the New England Revolution!  You have the chance to win some incredible divisional prizes.  Plus each participant receives a ticket to a REVS game and you are contributing $10 to the TOPSoccer program!  Please learn more about it on Mass Youth Soccer’s website under programs, TOPSoccer.

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