US Youth Soccer


Welcome to LYSA TOPSoccer

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based soccer program designed to meet the needs of athletes with physical, developmental, and/or intellectual disabilities. Player participation and development are key elements of the program. TOPSoccer is designed to improve the overall fitness, self-esteem and social skills of your athlete. In short, TOPSoccer takes individuals from the sidelines to participating in the game. 

The LYSA TOPSoccer director is Jessie Birdwhistell, a school psychologist.  All of our coaches are volunteers.  The league began in August 2009 and is supported by the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association, Lexington Youth Soccer Association, US Youth Soccer Association, Children's Charity Fund of the Bluegrass, Bluegrass Charity Ball Inc., The Jerome S. and Grace H. Murray Foundation as well as numerous other businesses and individuals in our community.  We would not exist without our sponsors and many community friends.  Our league has both fall and spring seasons and practices on Sundays.  Our team name is Blue Thunder.

Parents:  Please read before registering!

REGISTRATION:  You will need to login or set up a new account within the Affinity system.

COST:  Registration is $25.00. The fee covers all KYSA and LYSA registration fees and insurance. We will provide a player shirt and one pair of socks.  Scholarships are available, please contact the office manager, Sarah Clay.  For additional information contact the LYSA Registrar Lois Stephens or the TOPS League Director Jessie Birdwhistell.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE:  Please be prepared to upload a copy of your player's birth certificate during the registration process.  You will not be able to continue without doing so.     If you have played with LYSA in the last 2 years, there is no need to re-submit.

All sessions will be held on Sundays at Kentucky Indoor, 

March 25, April 8, 15, 22, 29, and May 6

From 1 to 2 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.

WHO IS ELEGIBLE TO PLAY IN THE TOPSoccer LEAGUE?                                                                                                     Individuals with disabilities aged 4+. Disabilities might include but are not limited to:
Down syndrome
Learning Disability 
Developmental Delay
Muscular Dystrophy 
Cerebral Palsy
Vision or hearing impaired 
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

WHERE CAN I GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  To be a Volunteer Coach or if you have questions about sponsorship or donations, contact Jessie Birdwhistell at 859-608-4106.  To be a Volunteer contact Janice Birdwhistell  859-229-7670 or




If are registering

a Rec Player

as well as TOPS


Step-by-Step Registration

Instructions for Parents: