BECOME A TOPSOCCER BUDDY
VIRGINIA RUSH TOPSOCCER BUDDIES
What is a TOPSoccer Buddy?
TOPSoccer Buddies are enablers. They are volunteers who participate with TOPSoccer players to enable player participation.
- Buddies should be teenagers (age 13+) or adults
- Soccer experience is not necessary, the only requirement is a strong desire to enable TOPSoccer players to be successful and to have FUN!
What Does A Buddy Do?
A buddy monitors and interacts with coaches and parents for the players safety.
- Aware of player noises, likes/dislikes
- Aware of Safety zones around the player (Walkers, wheelchairs, crutches)
- Adjusts level of attention in order for the player to be successful
- Never be alone or out of sight with a player
Continuously monitors the player for:
- Water Breaks
Assists/Creates/Directs/Guides in a FUN but learning environment
- Ball retrieval/control
- Assists player to get into position to play
- Allows the player to do as much for themselves as possible
- A buddy does NOT score goals but creates opportunities for the player to score
- If the buddy is having fun, the player will too!
Role of Buddies and Coaches
- You are a team that works together for the sake of the player
- The Coach directs the exercises and games, the buddy participates with the players
- You are the eyes and ears for the coach, especially concerning safety
Are you ready to become a TOPSoccer Buddy?
Download the TOPSoccer Buddy Application below and email a completed copy to Sid Wesseldine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOPSoccer Buddy Application