ASD Wheelchair Soccer

Welcome to the Anchorage School District / ParaSport Alaska Wheelchair Soccer page. This is the first and (currently) only after school wheelchair soccer team in the state of Alaska. The focus of this team is to develop skills and be able to compete.




According to the US Congress GAO, "Research shows that as many as 56 percent of individuals with disabilities fail to participate in any physical activity." This partnership between ASD and Challenge Alaska is a direct effort to combat this statistic and to engage kids with physical disabilities in regular activity.


Forms / Paperwork:

    All forms are now available online and can be completed from a computer terminal, teblet or smartphone. Please note that there are four forms that must be completed. They are forms 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 AND 1.5. If you are unable to complete these in advance please have a parent/legal guardian come with you the first day. Click here to link to the online forms .

    Eligibility:

    • Be enrolled in the Anchorage School District in grades 6-12.
    • Be willing to commit to attend practice consistently.
    • Have a desire to develop skills necessary to play wheelchair soccer.
    • Be able to understand, retain and abide by the rules of wheelchair soccer.
    • Be able to manually maneuver either a sport wheelchair (provided) or a power wheelchair (not provided).
    • Be a team player

    2021 Season Team Training and Game Dates:

    All training and games will take place at the Service High School gymnasium. Click here for an interactive map to Service High.

    Dates for the 2021 season are:

  • Monday April 26 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday April 27 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday April 28 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday April 29 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Friday April 30 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Monday April 3 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday May 4 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday May 5 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday May 6 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Friday May 7 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Monday May 10 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday May 11 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday May 12 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday May 13 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Friday May 14 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM

    How To Get PE Credit

    Before the season begins, speak with your curriculum principal about applying for "credit by choice." You will complete the necessary paperwork and bring with you the first day of practice. The coaches will let you know how to proceed from there.

     

    What Do I Need To Bring?

    Bring a facemask, a water bottle, wear athletic clothing (dress for the sport you're playing) and bring your enthusiasm to learn a challenging fun sport.

     


     

    United States Power Soccer Association Welcomes You

     

    Rick Mercer Report - Rick Plays Powerchair Football

     

     


     

    Wheelchair Soccer 101

    The rules to wheelchair soccer (also called power soccer and power football) are as similar to traditional soccer as possible and are modified only as necessary to accommodate players using wheelchairs. Some of the key differences are:

    • Games are 4 vs. 4 players with one designated goalie.
    • Players may play the ball off of any part of their wheelchair.
    • The wheelchair is considered "part of the player's body" and cannot be charged or rammed (no contact).
    • The guard attached to the front of the chair allows players to control the ball while dribbling down field. The guard also allows players to "kick" the ball to pass or attempt to score.
    • The ball used in Power Soccer is 13" in diameter (vs. the standard size of 8.65 inches).
    • The Power Soccer field is a regulation size basketball court (played indoors in a gym).

    Wheelchair Soccer is nationally governed by the USPSA (U.S. Power Soccer Association) and internationally by the FIPFA (Federation International de Power Football Association). Visit the USPSA and FIPFA websites to learn more about rules, history of the sport and international play.

    If you are unfamiliar with Wheelchair Soccer, take a moment to watch the video below to see how the game is played.


    Videos

    Click here to see a news story about a Power Soccer Tournament in Indiana.

    Click here to see "Free Wheelin' - A Power Soccer Documentary"

    Click here to see a demo from 2011 by the US National Power Soccer Team

    Click here to see the Top 10 Goals from the US Power Soccer Association Champions Cup in 2013


    Photos - Click to see the full size photo.