2020 La Jolla TOPSoccer

La Jolla TOPSoccer is a soccer program for players with cognitive and/or physical disabilities.  La Jolla Youth Soccer League is proud to be associated with US Youth Soccer and Cal South’s TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) and offer its own program for children in the City of San Diego.  The goal of the program is to foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth of these young players through the sport of soccer.  Through our trained and supportive volunteers, every player will be trained in the skills of the game of soccer while being instilled with self-confidence and self-pride throughout the course of our program.  Soccer is an excellent medium for exercise, improving coordination and meeting other players who face the same challenges. Most importantly, soccer is a sport that the players have the ability to excel at and it is a great way to have fun.

Changes due to COVID-19- We will do our utmost to create the safest environment possible for the players, the parents and the volunteers.  One new change will be parents, guardians, siblings or any approved person will be the buddies.  Volunteers will still be there to coach and encourage, but this will limit contact.  To keep 6 feet apart and to keep our tradition of as many high fives as possible, we will have 3 feet hands on a stick to simulate the action.


We will move forward with Plan A, described under the Schedule of Events, until we are told otherwise by our local/state government or the governing soccer bodies.  Plan B and C are in case we need to make an adjustment.

Our Program

Players will be coached the basic skills of soccer according to their ability, not age and all activities will be catered specific to the abilities of the players.  The idea is to create situations where every player will have the opportunity to shine.  All of the players will have volunteers or “buddies” available to assist in their success and encourage them at all times. 


TOPSoccer is available to players between the ages of 5 to 18 years old with mental or physical disabilities that include but are not limited to blind or visually impaired, autism, Down syndrome, mental retardation, and cerebral palsy.  It is mandatory that parents or guardians remain at the field for the entire duration for the safety of the players.


Being a volunteer is a great opportunity to influence and touch a TOPSoccer players’ life through support and encouragement.  Our goal is to instill our players with self-confidence and self-pride while teaching them the skills of soccer and having fun.  Service hour credit will be given to all volunteers. Please use the registration link below to register as a volunteer, - create an account (no costs) and under "My Account" select "Volunteer" to sign up.

2020 Schedule of Events


PLAN A:  Wednesdays and Saturdays, September 16th-November 14th
4pm-5pm at Upper Cliffridge Field (next to La Jolla YMCA)
8311 Cliffridge Ave, La Jolla 92037
Cost: $75
Includes Full Jersey, Regular Picture Package and Participation Trophy

Picture Day- TBD

End of Season Party
Saturday, November 14th- 4pm-5pm at Upper Cliffridge Field

PLAN B:  Saturdays, September 16th-November 14th- 4pm-5pm at Upper Cliffridge Field

PLAN C:  TBD in Winter/Spring


Fall Season

The Fall Season runs from September 16 to November 14 with practices on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Cliffridge fields from 4 to 5pm. The cost for the Fall Season is $75 per player and it will include a jersey set, pictures, trophies and an end of the season party.

ONLINE Registration

Registration for players is required for the Fall TOPSoccer Season.  Volunteers must do the same.

Click here to register: TOPSoccer Registration
Cost for Players: $75
Includes Full Jersey, Regular Picture Package and Participation Trophy
FYI: We are using a new online registration system and you will need to create a new account.
If you have any issues with the registartion process, please contact: Sports Connect at 1-866-258-3303

Fields and Directions

The Fall Season will take place at the Cliffridge fields.  The address is 8355 Cliffridge Ave. La Jolla, CA 92037.  Directions to the fields are as follows:

From I-5 NORTH, take exit #28/LA JOLLA VILLAGE DRIVE.  Turn Right on LA JOLLA VILLAGE DRIVE.  Turn Left on LA JOLLA SCENIC WAY.  Continue on LA JOLLA SCENIC DRIVE NORTH.  Turn Right on SCENIC PLACE.  Turn Left on CLIFFRIDGE AVENUE.  Arrive at the YMCA PARKING LOT on the Left.  Park in the Lot.

From I-5 SOUTH, take exit #26A/WEST LA JOLLA PARKWAY.  Bear Right on LA JOLLA SCENIC DRIVE NORTH. Turn Left on SCENIC PLACE.  Turn Left on CLIFFRIDGE AVENUE.  Arrive at the YMCA PARKING LOT on the Left.  Park in the Lot.

Office Information

La Jolla TOPSoccer is run in association with La Jolla Youth Soccer League.  The office is located at Allen Field at 3908 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037.  The office phone number is (858) 677-9779 and the office fax number is (858) 677-9778.

Program Director and Head Coach

                Joey Yusunas is the Program Director and Head Coach for La Jolla TOPSoccer for the ninth year running.  Joey began his involvement with La Jolla TOPSoccer as a coach for 3 years prior and has completed the USYSA TOPSoccer coaching certification course 4 times.  Joey can be contacted at or (858) 869-7895.