How to Play
The objective of the game of Power Soccer is to use the wheelchair to maneuver the ball so as to score on the opposing team's goal.
The game is played indoors on a standard-size basketball court, with a goal zone designated by two pylons 25 feet apart on each end line of the court.
A Power Soccer game consists of two 25-minute halves (23 minutes straight time), and the last 2 minutes are stop-clock. Each team is allowed two 2-minute timeouts per half. When a team's equipment breaks down during play, the referee shall allow play to continue, as long as safety is not compromised. When there is a break in the play, the referee shall call a timeout to have the equipment repaired (no more than 2 minutes).
There are four players per team, one of whom is the goal keeper. Substitutions can be made with players from the bench whenever there is a stoppage in play, provided the official has been notified.
At the start of play, the referee will inspect each chair so to be sure there are no sharp areas or loose or dangling items on the wheelchairs. Play is started by a kick-off, with the team winning the coin toss deciding whether to kick or receive. When the referee blows the whistle, the team kicking off may enter the center circle and hit the ball to start the game (the ball is placed in the center circle of the court prior to kick-off). Opponents must be at least 10 feet from the center line.
A goal is made when the ball passes over the goal line in between the goal post. After a goal has been scored, the game shall restart by a kick-off from the team conceding the goal.