Youth (K-12) Power Soccer Eight-Week Series

The Whole Person and Mobility First are offering Power Soccer for youth (K-12) with a variety of diagnoses in power wheelchairs.

Thursdays, September 5 - October 24

at Hy-Vee Arena, 1800 Genessee St., Kansas City, MO 


The youth power soccer eight-week-series will consist of one, two-hour practice per week for eight weeks.

Registration for the event is required. Only 10 spots available. The cost is $40.00 per participant. You may pay the full amount with your registration or bring $5.00 to each practice.

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.

Youth must be ages K-12 and able to actively participate in the workshop, with a parent's waiver, be seizure free for at least 2 months, and have a caregiver present for assistance if participant is not physically independent. If interested party does not use a power chair, one can be provided for the workshop after training.

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 

  1. Four-wheel power wheelchair — will supply wheelchairs if needed.
  2. 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 (816) 350-7600.
  3. 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.
  4. Participants must be able to follow one-three step directions independently.
  5. For safety reasons, no cords or bags of any kind can hang from the wheelchair .

Participation 

  1. To ensure a fun and safe event, youth must be:
  2. Ages K-12 and able to actively participate in workshop*
  3. Seizure free for at least 2 months*
  4. 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.

Youth (K-12) Power Soccer 8-Week Series

09/05/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hy-Vee Arena 1800 Genessee St Kansas City, MO 64102
You must register for this series IN ADVANCE of the start date of September 5, 2019. $40 registration fee. The youth power soccer eight-week-series will consist of one, two-hour practice per week for eight weeks. The goals of the series are to: Introduce the participants to the basics 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.
Contact Information
Rick Haith
816-627-2229

Thank you Mobility First for helping make the power wheelchair soccer workshop possible!