our mission

CP Soccer’s mission is to build a nation-wide soccer league for kids who suffer from cerebral palsy, stroke or traumatic brain injury.  Currently in the US, there is a clear path for able-bodied kids to play soccer throughout their youth and up to the highest levels, culminating in the Olympics.  For people with developmental disabilities, there are programs like TOPS Soccer, which leads to the Special Olympics at the highest level.  Paralympic Soccer is the highest level of play for people with physical disabilities, who are otherwise developmentally able. To qualify for Paralympic Soccer, players must have some sort of brain injury – cerebral palsy, stroke or traumatic brain injury.  While there are national feeder systems for Olympic Soccer and Special Olympic Soccer, there is no national program for kids who would qualify for the Paralympics.  We are creating the first national feeder system in the US for Paralympic Soccer.