Washington Youth Soccer's TOPSoccer program was published in PALAESTRA Vol. 27 - No. 1 : 2013. PALAESTRA is a refereed quarterly professional journal that deals with all aspects of sport, physical education, recreation, and related activity areas involving participants with disabilities.
This article highlights the impact of the TOPSoccer program on the players, families, and buddies, showcasing the sport of soccer as a tool to support children and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities in their physical and social development. Finally, this article will provide the reader with best practices for leveraging soccer to provide inclusive, supportive environments for players with disabilities.