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ABOUT Valley Center TOPSoccer

The Valley Center TOPSOCCER program was created in 2016 and is the first and only sports program for athletes with disabilities 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 11 years. 6 of those years she spent with Rancho Santa Fe Attack. Briar will be attending Mira Costa College in Oceanside to play soccer on the Women's team. Briar was inspired by the TOPSoccer program at SDSC when her team participated in a training with the TOPS players 5 years ago. 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


Luis Tinajero

Technical Director


Ben Van Slyke

Best Buddies Coord.

Shelbie Van Slyke

Buddy Coordinator

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