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Meet the Buddies

Emails from Buddies and Athletes involved in the program:

"I just wanted to say thank you for having us out there with your program yesterday. I was truly inspired by all the kids in the program (both the buddies and the students) and I cannot tell you how grateful I was to be a part of that day; I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face the entire day! Unfortunately I don’t think I am able to drive to Valley Center every Sunday (I live in Chula Vista) but if there is ever other opportunities I would love to stay involved. Thank you again, the pictures are a great reminder of the experience and we hope to see you soon!

Take care,
—Elie- San Diego SeaLions

As a competitive or recreational soccer player coaches ask their players to "Do Their Best", in TOPSoccer we ask our Buddies to

"Give Their Best!"


The Valley Center TOPSoccer Buddies are what make our program so amazing! The Buddies are Middle School and High School students from Valley Center. Many of our buddies are Competitive and Recreational Soccer players. They combine their soccer knowledge and and passion for the game to inspire the athletes to become great players.


TOPSoccer programs are entirely dependent upon the power provided by volunteers. Volunteering brings more awareness and understanding to the special needs community. You can even receive community service hours by helping out a TOPSoccer program.  Beyond the service hours, TOPSoccer is an opportunity to give your best by making a difference. It could be assisting on the pitch with soccer skills or just being a friend and cheerleader.


TOPSoccer relies heavily on help provided by "buddies." Anyone can be a TOPSoccer Buddy: parents, brothers, sisters, school mates, aunts, uncles or friends. It doesn't even matter if you have soccer experience. If you want to give back to your community and help this vastly under-served part of our population have the chance to participate in soccer, TOPSoccer is the place for you.

Valley Center High School and Valley Center Middle School Students receive community service hours for their volunteer service to TOPSoccer. Learn More Here. Valley Center High School website. or Valley Center Middle School CJSF

Get Involved TODAY!

If you are interested in volunteering to support our program by being a "buddy," please email Briar or Christine Van Slyke at or call/text  at 760-525-5363

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