Requirements to apply:
An individual may be nominated and selected as the TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year for extraordinary accomplishments as a TOPSoccer Buddy if the individual, in carrying out the US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer program and its events and activities—
Has demonstrated patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility, and ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations;
Has proven to be an invaluable volunteer who facilitates the Program by filling many roles, including being a coach, a cheerleader, a role model, and assisting when needed with administrative responsibilities;
Has provided support, engaged players one-on-one, and modeled desired behavior in group play or off to the side of group play; and
Is cognizant of player safety while assisting, guiding, directing, teaching the game of soccer and its skills, and creating a fun and learning experience.