Established in 2009, the US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year award is awarded for extraordinary accomplishments as a TOPSoccer Buddy. The nominees demonstrate patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility and ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations. Edmond Soccer club is again proud to be honored with this award. The 2019 Oklahoma TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year award actually went to the Radcliffe family this year. Edmond Soccer Club and the Harrah Soccer club are so fortunate to have this family in our programs. The Radcliff’s are a Harrah TOPSoccer family who come to play with the Edmond Soccer Club TOPSoccer players.
Lisa Schritter-Miley, ESC TOPSoccer Director writes, “ The Radcliff’s have a TOPSoccer player whose name is Shi. Shi is a great motivator by himself for our Edmond players but in addition – Shi’s whole family supports the Harrah and the Edmond programs. They fill in wherever needed and adapt to changing situations with ease and grace. Aaron Radcliff, the father, encourages all of our players and can get a level of play out the group he coaches better than anyone else! He is patient but firmly guides players to play their best. I love to watch him coach!! Then, the other family members, all with great smiles, fill in where needed. They always add positivity and energy to the sessions.”
Andrea Eden, Harrah TOPSoccer Director writes, “They are not only involved in the Edmond sessions. The Harrah TOPSoccer team participates in the Special Olympics tournament in Owasso each October. Harrah took 4 teams this year and Aaron was happy to coach one of the teams while Shi's brothers eagerly became buddies on the teams as needed. Candie was there to help wherever she could, offering encouragement, taking pictures, and getting the team members where they needed to go. “
TOPSoccer starts in March and continues through April this spring on Sunday afternoons. Come by and meet this family. All are welcome – and you will leave with a smile! Congratulations Radcliff family – TOPSoccer appreciates you!