Saturday, July 7, 2007
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.]