TOPS Soccer - nwherald

Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Director of Coaching of youth soccer and created the curriculum of TOPS soccer, Rick Flores works with kids during a TOPS soccer practice at Sage Products on Saturday, May 4, 2013.TOPS soccer is a program for children, who have mental or physical disabilities. It was started in the fall of 2012, and provides an opportunity for any child to play soccer. The kids participating have cognitive disabilities such as autism or downs syndrome, or physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy requiring a walker or wheel chair. To help, there are high school students paired up with each kid.