UpdatedTuesday August 20, 2019 byBrian DeMurley.

TOPSoccer is a modified version of the game of soccer


SYSL Volunteer of the Year Award!

Long Island Junior Soccer League held their Volunteer Awards Dinner Friday night March 6, 2014 at the Huntington Hilton, where both Alphonse Esposito and Brian Pontecorvo and their spouses were recognized for their long standing contributions to soccer on Long Island, SYSL and all the kids they have served through the years through ourTOPSoccer Program.

Please share your thanks with them and send others their way to help grow our programs for everyone!

Al Esposito                      Brian Pontecorvo


Phone: 631-473-6691                                   Phone: 516-819-0052


Alphonse and Doris Esposito with

Brian and Carol Pontecorvo


TOPSoccer & Special Olympics


TOPSoccer is a modified version of the game of soccer, designed to provide opportunities for special needs children and adults. It provides a very affordable opportunity for fitness, fun and building self-esteem.

  • Modifications are made to the game to allow full participation and enjoyment to each athlete.
  • One-on-one assistance is available to those who need it.
  • It offers a recreational, leisure approach to the game of soccer.


TOPSoccer program is designed and administered by US Youth Soccer and its volunteer TOPSoccer committee provides meaningful learning, development and physical participation opportunities to these athletes through the game of soccer.

The Sachem Youth Soccer Club TOPSoccer Program is affiliated with New York Special Olympics.

Special Olympics

To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through their participation in Special Olympics New York athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image, which carries into the classroom, the home, the workplace and the community.