TOPSoccer was formally presented to the states at a seminar in 1990. Ray Thompsett and Peter Ellers ran the meeting in Denver with immense hopes of launching the idea. Later that year, Pennsylvania West and Wisconsin became the first two state associations to start TOPSoccer programs.
Peggy Neason, who started her involvement with the program as the initial East Region Chair, was also anointed the inaugural TOPSoccer National Chairman in 1992 and held the position for two years.
In 2000, former Chairman Peggy Neason, along with James Kelly and Karl Dewazien, created a landmark moment for the program. They published the first known TOPSoccer coaching manual: Miles and Miles of Soccer Smiles, A Complete Guide to Starting and Coaching a Soccer Program for Special Needs Children.