Inclusive Soccer Opportunities
TN Stars and TUSC partnering to form TUSC Stars
A Free Soccer Program for Area Children and Youth with Special Needs
TUSC Stars is a US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) program. It is a recreational sports program for children and adults with intellectual, emotional, or physical disabilities offered only through local US Youth Soccer-affiliated soccer clubs. TOPSoccer provides people with diverse abilities an opportunity to play soccer in a structured environment that is safe, fun, supportive, and inclusive.
Benefits for Participants
- SOCIAL SKILLS – Players interact with their volunteer Buddy and other athletes in a fun, group setting and learn proper social behaviors.
- TEAMWORK – Players learn to trust someone else and rely on them through soccer activities and games.
- PERSEVERANCE – Players might encounter difficulties with activities, but they will be encouraged to keep trying and overcome challenges.
- CONFIDENCE – Players will achieve success on the field that carries over to their lives off the field in so many ways!
“We are excited to partner with TUSC,” said Jim Carr, Founder and Director of TN Stars. “We feel they can enhance the program and provide valuable resources for the goal of the program. Every child has the right to enjoy the fun of playing sports, the joy of teamwork, the achievement of hitting a ball or making a goal or crossing the finish line.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for TUSC,” said Jonathan Wayland, Director of Operations of TUSC. “We are glad to be involved with what Jim and TN Stars have done and want to continue to provide opportunities for the kids and families in any way we can. We want as many kids as possible to experience soccer.”
be a stars buddy
TUSC Stars are back!!
- TUSC Stars is a FREE Program
- Stars participants must be 5 years of age or older by the first session. We take adult athletes as well!
- A season consists of 8 sessions held on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00.
- Sessions are played at Merrol Hyde Magnet School Soccer Field in Hendersonville.
Stars Spring Season Dates
* Off April 22 for the TUSC Tournament
Registration for the Spring Season is now closed.