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Rush Pikes Peak Soccer Club

Thunder (TOPSoccer Program)

TOPSoccer Thunder Program for Athletes with a Disability
Fall 2019 Dates and Times

Dates - September 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 18, 25 (NO SESSION OCT 11)

Time - 4:45-5:45pm

Venue - Explorer Elementary School, 4190 Bardot Dr., Colorado Springs 80920

Cost - $25

Registration is open.

What Is Thunder?

The TOPSoccer (
The Outreach Program for Soccer) Thunder Program  is a community-based recreational program specifically designed to help athletes with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities participate in soccer.  The Thunder program has been a part of the Rush organization since 1992 and continues to grow in popularity, bringing soccer to players who refuse to let their challenges stop them from participating. The emphasis of the program is on development, training, and a rewarding experience rather than on competition enabling individuals to improve their fitness and enhance their self-esteem.  One-on-one assistance is available for those who are in need of it.

The TOPSoccer program is an opportunity for the soccer community to come together and make a difference in the lives of all that participate.

How to Become a Volunteer

TOPSoccer programs are entirely dependent upon the dedication provided by volunteers. Volunteering brings more awareness and understanding to the special needs community. Community service hours can be counted towards assisting the program whether that is as a ‘Buddy’ or assisting with the organization and promotion of the program, it all makes a difference. 

TOPSoccer ‘Buddies”

Anyone can be a TOPSoccer Buddy: family members, students, teachers or friends. Whether you have played soccer all your life or getting involved for the first time, TOPSoccer provides an opportunity to give back to the community and increase the opportunities available to an under-served part of our population.

Want to become a TOPSoccer Coach with Rush Pikes Peak Soccer Club?

US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Coaching Certification courses are available for individuals that would like to get more involved in the program and are free to attend.

For more information on how to register for one of the Rush Pikes Peak TOPSoccer Thunder programs or become a volunteer/coach, please contact Rick Smith.

Rush Pikes Peak Soccer Club would like to thank Autism Speaks and the Nursing & Therapy Services of Colorado, Inc. for their funding towards the TOPSoccer Thunder programs.

Program Director

Director of Thunder


Thunder Lead Coach 


Colorado Springs, Colorado  

Phone: 720-624-9000
Email: [email protected]


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