We are proud to announce that Southern Illinois TOPSoccer is returning to the area. Starting in August of 2016 TOPSoccer will have locations in the counties of Madison, St. Clair, and Jackson, IL.
TOPSoccer, is a community based program for athletes with disabilities to learn and play the game of soccer.
The program is organized by John Bowen and Kendra Kauhl, who live in Collinsville, IL. They have two young boys with Autism. It all started with their oldest son always wanting to play on his Daddy's team. As they started looking for clubs and leagues for their boys to play in, they quickly realized that the options were not there. With John coaching club and high school soccer, and on the board for Southern Illinois Soccer League, he knew about the TOPSoccer program. Together they decided to restart the Southern Illinois TOPSoccer program for all in the Southern Illinois community.
"We have a special place in our hearts for all with special needs, and are very excited to give them a safe and fun environment where they can explore soccer." - John
"As an assistant in special needs classrooms, I have the privilege of working with special needs children. As state funding is getting cut, our children are running out of options for interactive activities outside of school." - Kendra
For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact John & Kendra @ SITOPSOCCER@GMAIL.COM
We hope that all of the soccer community will come together and share the passion that we all have for this game with these amazing individuals.