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Power Soccer

Power Soccer

Power Soccer

Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. This action packed team sport combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself to create an extremely challenging game – very similar to soccer.

Two teams of four power chair users each attack, defend and maneuver an oversized soccer ball in an attempt to score points on a goal. The ball, which is 18 inches in diameter, is manipulated by plastic formed soccer guards mounted on the front of each player’s chair. The sport is co-ed by design with male and female athletes playing either on the same team, or on opposing sides. The game is usually played indoors in a gymnasium on a regulation size basketball court.

Power Soccer

Power Soccer was developed more than 20 years ago, but is only now exploding onto the public scene. The United States, Canada, Denmark, England, France and Japan currently field teams and tournaments. The National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) recently welcomed Power Soccer as a new Official Sport on its roster.

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