Powerchair soccer is a modified version of soccer for power wheelchair users. It is the fastest growing sport for power wheelchair users and is played all over the world! This sport is for all ages and combines the skills of the athlete with the speed of the chair to attempt to spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball into a goal.
(Power Soccer USA, 2019)
Each team is allowed 4 players on the court at one time, including the goalkeeper. A match consists of two 20-minute periods.
-Guard (Provided by the Program)
-Ball (Provided by the Program)
Rules of the Game:
To be eligible to play powerchair soccer the athlete must use a power wheelchair for daily mobility or have access to a powerchair on a regular basis.
Our program will introduce parasport athletes to powerchair soccer. We will teach basic skills in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment. Separate sessions will be held for youth and adults. The program will run once a week, for 10 weeks at the new Dartmouth Sportsplex facility. Gear and equipment will be provided to players.
Program Length: September 18th – November 20th (Every Wednesday)
Location: Zatsman Sportsplex Gym (Dartmouth Sportsplex)
FOR YOUTH (16 and younger):
5:45 pm Transition into Guards
6 pm – 7 pm is the Powerchair Soccer Session
FOR ADULTS (17 +):
6:45pm Transition into Guards
7pm – 8:30pm is the Powerchair Soccer Session
Cost: $50 per player
We are always looking for helping hands. If you are interested in becoming apart of the Powerchair Soccer Program contact:
Who Can Play:
Frequently Asked Questions
UDFC’s Powerchair Soccer program has a safety first focus! We understand that Power chairs are really expensive therefore the safety of the chairs and the athletes are our top priority. With this in mind, we have created various safety measures to ensure that all athletes and their powerchairs remain safe:
1. Powerchair Soccer is a non-contact sport. The rules and regulations of the sport penalize any type of contact (accidental or intentional) between players in the game.
2. Our program has a dedicated referee during all sessions that sole purpose is managing the dynamic of the players. This referee will ensure that the safety and regulation of the sport are closely adhered to.
3. A licensed powerchair technician from Lawton Home Health Care will be in attendance at every session. This technician can offer advice and services to any powerchair user in the program. In addition, free maintenance services from Lawton Home Health Care is offered to participants for the duration of the program for any related wear and tear to the chair.
4. All athletes must prove their ability to maneuver safely in a chair with the use of a Bench Test. This Bench Test is conducted during the Bench Test/Come Try Event Days in March. All participants must successfully complete the Bench Test unassisted in order to participate in the program.
Registration is Now OPEN!
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