On Saturday, February 5th, Cal South’s TOPSoccer program brought together four of its Member programs – Junior United Soccer Association (JUSA), Murrieta Youth Soccer League, Rialto Soccer Club, and Temecula Valley Soccer Academy (TVSA) – at Wagner Elementary School in Placentia to hold the 2022 Cal South TOPSoccer State Cup event. After an incredibly fun day of soccer and games, these TOPSoccer players proved that everything is possible as long as you believe.

Photos from the 2022 Cal South TOPSoccer State Cup event.
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Photo credits: Courtesy of  Magic Moment Sports Photography

Players from the four programs took the field to take part in the games against volunteering soccer team players from Westcliff University and the National Charities League (NCL) in Laguna Niguel. Volunteers from JUSA and others served as buddies to aid and support the players as they took part in the activities.

“This wonderful event could never have happened without the love and support of our TOPSoccer coaches and parents,” said Cal South TOPSoccer chairperson Sandy Castillo. “We would like to thank our District 5 Tournament Committee, JUSA, the JUSA TOPSoccer Committee, Cal South, and all the volunteers who donated their time to make this a reality. This was truly a place where our players got their chance to shine and show how talented they all are!”

The Outreach Program for Soccer, or TOPSoccer, is a community-based recreational program specifically designed to help athletes with physical and mental disabilities participate in soccer. Cal South has taken part of the TOPSoccer Program since 1991, bringing soccer to players who refuse to let their challenges stop them from playing the sport they love through its numerous programs throughout Southern California. TOPSoccer is an opportunity for the soccer community to come together and make a difference in the lives of all participants.

Special thanks to…

OUR COACHES:

TVSA: Natalie & Kyle Gray
Rialto SC: Tony Valdez
Murrieta YSL:  Jeff Kirshberg
JUSA: James Harman & Cynthia Gilbert

OUR CAL SOUTH DISTRICT 5 STAFF:

Adam Wilson
Cindy Quan
Michaelle Wilkie
Mike Schaffner 

OUR VOLUNTEERS: 

Westcliff University
Laguna Niguel National Charities League
Erick Gomez-Villeda
Eva Harman & family (kids Vanessa, David & Gabriel)
Jennifer Knight
Colin Wilkie

To learn more about Cal South TOPSoccer, visit: https://calsouth.com/topsoccer/.