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Youth Power Soccer Series

Youth (K-18) Power Soccer Four Week Series

The youth power soccer sessions are (2) four-week-series consisting of one, two-hour practice per week for four weeks. The goals of the series are to: Introduce the participants to the basic of power soccer; Assess the participants chair skills, ball skills, and the comprehension of the game rules and game play as the program continues to develop.

Session are available for the following dates:

Saturdays
1st session: Feb. 19, 26; Mar. 5, 12
2nd session: Aug. 20, 27; Sep. 3, 10
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

All sessions will be held at Garrison Community Center, 1124 E. 5th St., Kansas City, MO.

The Game

  • Allows individuals with a variety of diagnosis in power wheelchairs to participate in a fun, recreational game of soccer
  • Uses the same rules as traditional soccer
  • Three players and a goalie make up one team
  • Players have guards temporarily attached to their wheelchairs and use a larger soccer ball
  • Participants must have swing away leg rests

Criteria

  • Four-wheel power wheelchair — will supply wheelchairs if needed
  • Power wheelchairs with center posts or swing away leg rests are welcome. If you have center post leg rests or do not normally use a power wheelchair, please contact Mobility First at 816-350-7600.
  • Participants must be able to independently maneuver a power wheelchair at varying rates of speed
  • Participants must be able to follow one-three step directions independently
  • For safety reasons, no cords or bags of any kind can hang from the wheelchair

Participation 

To ensure a fun and safe event, youth must be:

  • Ages K-18 and able to actively participate in workshop*
  • Seizure free for at least 2 months*
  • Caregiver presence needed for assistance if participant is not physically independent*

*NOTE:  Parent/guardian will need to sign a waiver before child can play. Waiver will be available at venue.


Waiver necessary to participate (link below)


Interested in the Youth Power Soccer Series?

Please fill out this form below or contact Dr. Melissa Burns, PsyD, our Adaptive Sports Program Manager, at 816-627-2229 or mburns@thewholeperson.org.

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Does this youth use a power chair for daily mobility?
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