Monday, November 28, 2005

Power Soccer

For all those who are not familiar with Power Soccer, the Courier Post has a great write up on a team out of Philadelphia. Quick description, it is a 4 on 4 soccer matched played on an indoor basketball court. It is a non-contact sport opened to power wheelchair users. Players have plastic cards attached to their chairs to knock the ball up and down the pitch.

The sport is growing all around the world. Just this past February, power soccer players from the US and five other countries met in France to standardize the rules of the sport. The work continued last month in Portugal. They hope to test these rules next year in Atlanta.

Their ultimate goal is to have the sport included in the 2012 Paralympics Games.


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