Saturday, July 7, 2007

Power Soccer!

Here's a clip of a sport played in power chairs and it has pretty good footage of a few plays in an international match. The front of the players' chairs has a rectangular "cage" attached to them, which works to assist in hitting the ball from various angles. As you'll see, the play moves along fairly quickly and it's a pretty unforgiving sport if you aim wrong - the ball just goes out and the play is over. I'll bet it takes a lot of practice to learn to keep the ball in play!

If you'd like to play or find a match to watch, I've included a link (above) to the US Power Soccer organization. Just do it!

And congrats to the Circle City Rollers, our 2007 Division 1 National champs.....

[visual description: The 6 member soccer team is shown in front of a yellow banner reading Circle City Rollers. They are in power chairs wearing yellow uniforms and two coaches are standing behind them . Their team logo is a soccer ball with wings coming out from both sides.]


Anonymous said...

I hope youth group leaders read your blog and take note of what a great opportunity taking your youth group to a match would be as a starting point for inclusion. Meeting the team, cheering for them and seeing disabled people having fun would be valuable experiences. I'm going to check this out for my teen group.

Philip. said...

Cool sport. Thanks for posting the video :-)

Anonymous said...

My son would love this! I'm going to check it out. Thank you so much for all the information you post here every day. I've used it before and never said thank you so thank you!