Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. St. Louis Power Soccer United (STLPSU), is part of the United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA). The USPSA has 60 teams with over 400 players who have been diagnosed with various disabilities including muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as head trauma, stroke or other disabilities. (powersoccerusa.org is their official website)
The goal of STLPSU is to give players, regardless of their disability or financial circumstances, access to equipment that is necessary to compete locally and out of state in the sport of power soccer. Our soccer program builds character, teaches determination, how to work as part of a team for a common goal, and builds the skills and confidence they need to be successful in the future. Our team participates in local and out of state tournaments several times a year with the goal of qualifying for the USPSA annual Cup Tournament historically held in June of each year.
In June of 2016, our team participated in the Founder’s Cup Tournament held in Wooster, Ohio. We competed well and our team members received trophies for second place.
To begin the 2016/2017 season, in November, the team competed in the Turnstone Power Soccer League Day in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Thus far in 2017, the team competed in the DASA – Jerry Frick Power Soccer Legacy Challenge in St. Louis in February, the Mid America Power Soccer League Summit Classic in Ft. Wayne, IN and the Power Soccer of Indy League Day, both in March. The team’s record qualified them for the USPSA Cup Tournament being held June 15th -17th in Indianapolis, IN. The team competed in the USPSA Cup Tournament and came in 8th place overall.