The new normal is possibly being established in pro soccer, Germany starts, MLS has begun to train etc., but what of the local youth player? May 9, the TOPSoccer of the West Hempstead Chiefs scored with their drive by to players homes. It began at three and traversed the area, passing by the homes of each of the 16 players from West Hempstead, Franklin Square & Malverne. The many volunteers distributed water bottles courtesy of the ENYYSA which were water free but chock full of candy and personalized messages from their coaches on how missed they are, and of course a soccer ball for isolated play.
Lauren Lee, DIrector of the program stated "It was great to see so many smiles on our players and volunteers. It was a fun time for all. Thank you to Eastern New York Youth Soccer for the water bottles."
Lauren and her daughter have made this a family affair, she was the 2018 West Hempstead Herald Person of the Year, the next year her daughter, Jessica Lee was the 2019 TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year at the USC Convention.
TOPSoccer is a wonderful program, the coaches go through specialized training to afford the athletes a secure and enjoyable experience as it helps bring these special needs players to be the best player they can.