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Josh Burger–a point getter at BORP Power Soccer team Crusher #30
Open to all ages
Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for people of all ages and genders who use a power wheelchair. Power Soccer combines the skill of the person with the speed and power of the chair, to create a fun, competitive, and accessible opportunity to play the most popular sport in the world, soccer.
Power Soccer rules are similar to outdoor soccer. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four athletes in power wheelchairs pass, dribble, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals. Footguards are secured to each wheelchair to maneuver the ball and provide safety for the player.
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||The American Experience
||May 30, 2018, 7:45 p.m.