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TOPHAT SOCCER

OUR CLUB

Tophat Mission Statement
We strive to develop top quality soccer players, but more importantly, strong, confident young women that know they are capable of achieving greatness.

Club Core Values
  1. Commitment
  2. Humility
  3. Resilience
  4. Confidence

NTH Tophat will consistently be a top-performing club in the country, while being committed to providing opportunities for girls of all ability and commitment levels to play within our club. The educational goals of our club are:

  • To teach a high level of technical ability and tactical awareness
  • To foster a club atmosphere in which the good of the whole club is valued as well as the needs of the individual
  • To create an unmatched training environment leading to a seamless developmental environment that is enjoyable and beneficial for everyone
  • To build confidence in young girls by encouraging them to be the best that they can be and to believe that they can accomplishanything
History
The Tophat Soccer Club traces its beginning back to the Spring of 1982, when the original U12 Tophatters were formed at Atlanta's Northside YMCA.  The team name was taken from Cy Strickler's Navy Fighter Squadron, VF-14.  The Fighting Fourteen "Tophatters" are the Navy's oldest active squadron and have a history filled with pride and excellence.   Many of our players have seen the "Big Top Hat" in the Navy display of the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. See VF-14's web site.
 
Some of the highlights of our history are as follows:

• 1982 - Original U-12 Tophatters form at Northside YMCA
• 1983 - Tophatters split into two teams
• 1984 - Older team of U-19 Tophatters added
• 1985 - First field at Tophat facility developed, for girls only.  First trip to WAGS Tournament
• 1986 - Club has expanded to fourteen teams.  Tophatters win first State Championship, Regionals in Dallas, TX
• 1987 - Tophatters win first WAGS Championship (U-15)
• 1988 - Second field built at Tophat facility.  The "Big Tophat Hat Trick" - Three State Champions, Regionals in Tulsa, OK
• 1989 - Regional Runner-up (U-12)
• 1990 - Three State Champions, Regionals in Memphis, TN
• 1991 - Region III Champions and USYSA Nationals Final Four (U-16)
• 1992 - Third field built at Tophat facility.  Three State Champions, Regionals in Greensboro, NC
• 1993 - Three State Champions, Regionals in Houston, TX. Regional Third Place (U-12 Tophat 00 Gold).
• 1994 - Capital Fund Drive provides Tophat with a permanent home on Fairfield Rd
• 1995 - Three State Champions travel to Greenville, SC. Regional Third Place (U-14 Tophat 99 Gold)
• 1997 - Five Tophat Teams State Champions - U14 Tophat 01 Gold, U15 Tophat 00 Gold, U16 Tophat 99 Gold, U17 Tophat 98 Gold, U18 Tophat                97 Gold. Region tournament at Greensboro NC - Tophat 97 Gold Region Finalist
• 1998 - Five Tophat Teams State Champions - U15 Tophat 01 Gold, U16 Tophat 00 Gold, U17 Tophat 99 Gold, U18 Tophat 98 Gold, U19 Tophat                97 Gold; three Tophat Teams USYSA Region III Champions - U17 Tophat 99 Gold, U18 Tophat 98 Gold, U19 Tophat 97 Gold

•  2012-2014 -10 + State Cup Champions and Regionals Appearances

North Atlanta Soccer Association was formed in 2003 after the merger of United Quest and Metro North Soccer Clubs. 

•  In 2013, NASA 12 Elite were crowned US Youth Soccer National Champions

NTH Tophat (NASA TOPHAT) was formed in 2016 as a result of a merger between Tophat Soccer Club and North Atlanta Soccer Association.

NTH Tophat Accomplishments
•   Named #3 ECNL club in the country for 2016-2017 season
•   Named 2017 Top Drawer Soccer Best Girls Club in the Country
•   16 players named to various US Youth National Teams
•   6 ECNL Southeast Conference Titles
•   Qualified 8 ECNL teams to the National Playoff in the past 2 years
•   2 ECNL National Semifinalists in 2018 ( NTH Tophat 98/99 ECNL and NTH Tophat 01 ECNL)
•   2 ECNL National Quarterfinalists in 2018 (NTH Tophat 00 ECNL and NTH Tophat 02 ECNL)
•   1 USYS Regional Finalist in 2018 (NTH Tophat 98/99 Gold)

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