Funding for this video clip series has been provided by The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Power soccer is an action-packed team sport that 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. Power soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. 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 wheelchair. The sport is co-ed by design with male and female athletes often playing on the same team, as well as on opposing sides. The game is usually played indoors in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court, but occasionally takes place in outdoor parking lots.