TOPSoccer is a program run by Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) where children with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the opportunity to play soccer and games with their peers in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Ameer first volunteered as a buddy with the VYS TOPSoccer program when he was nine years old. For over seven years, he has dedicated his Saturday afternoons during the soccer seasons to come out and help the children in our community who have special needs enjoy playing soccer. To improve his coaching skills, Ameer has taken coaching classes and obtained formal coaching licenses to better prepare himself in teaching and helping the young players. Ameer has been a true mentor to the players and other Buddies over the years. He takes the TOPSoccer program as a personal interest. He has great pride in the program and its success, and has been a true ambassador for the program. Ameer has spent many hours videotaping and photographing various training and game sessions of TOPSoccer to develop a video for the program which is used as an educational and promotional tool for buddies, coaches and players involved with the program. Ameer’s caring, kind and long term commitment to the TOPSoccer program has been exemplary and a significant contributing factor to the success of the program.
Please join us in congratulating Ameer on his great accomplishment!