ABOUT Valley Center TOPSoccer

The Valley Center TOPSOCCER program was created in 2016 and is the first sports program for athletes with special needs in Valley Center. TOPSoccer is a community-based training and team placement program for athletes with any type of disability. TOPSoccer takes children or adults from the sidelines to participating on the field. Athletes will be partnered with a trained buddy who will work with them on soccer skills. All ages are welcome! Valley Center TOPSoccer is one of the largest and most active TOPSoccer programs in San Diego. Training sessions will be grouped by ability, not age, so that all players will be with others who have similar abilities. For more information about TOPSoccer visit the Athletes Page.

What are the benefits of TOPSoccer for my child?

  • Your child will develop a sense of belonging to a community.

  • Learn the value of being part of a team.

  • Improved self-esteem, fitness and social skills.


Our Team

Briar Van Slyke has played competitive soccer for 9 years. 6 of those years she spent with Rancho Santa Fe Attack. Briar currently plays for San Diego Soccer Club in the Southern California Developmental Soccer League.  Briar was inspired by the TOPSoccer program at SDSC when her team participated in a training with the TOPS players. Growing the Valley Center program and creating a FUN environment is her goal for the program in Valley Center.

Briar Van Slyke

Briar Van Slyke

Buddy Coordinator

Christine Van Slyke

Christine Van Slyke


Marisol Luna

Marisol Luna

Head Coach

Frank Valencia

Director of Coaching

Luis Tinajero

Technical Director


Ben Van Slyke

VCMS Coord.