BARGERSVILLE, IN ---- South Central Soccer Academy is expanding its program to meet the needs of athletes with special needs. This spring young, budding athletes with mental or physical disabilities will have the opportunity to learn and play the game of soccer at the South Central Soccer Academy. Executive Director Steve Campbell has announced that SCSA, located just south of Indianapolis in Bargersville, IN, will offer the TOPSoccer program beginning in April.
TOPSoccer, The Outreach Program for Soccer is a community-based training and team placement program for players ages 7 and older with disabilities. TOPSoccer was formed to perpetuate the Indiana Soccer and 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.”
Campbell has previous experience with the program and is excited to offer TOPSoccer at SCSA.
“For the past 22 years, I have coached youth soccer players and teams at every level. As a coach, it’s always rewarding to watch your players experience success by winning championship trophies and league titles. However, I have yet to see anything more rewarding than to spend one hour a week with our TOPSoccer athletes. It’s not only an inspiration to work with the TOPS’s kids, but also an opportunity to give our high school players and others, which we call “Buddies,” a chance to give back to the community. We are very excited to have the opportunity to host such an amazing program here at SCSA,” Campbell said.
SCSA will offer the TOPSoccer program on six consecutive Saturday mornings at 10am, April 18 through May 30. (TOPSoccer will not meet on Memorial Day weekend). The program is available free of charge, but registration is necessary. To register please visit www.scsaindy.com. Campbell says the club is also accepting applications for high school and adult volunteers to assist with TOPSoccer.