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DIY Power Soccer Tether Ball

Do you ever how you can consistently practice without a gym or a team? Sometimes going to the gym to practice on a weekly basis isn’t enough to improve. For me, it’s a little hard because it’s quite difficult to find a parking lot outside that is flat in Colorado.

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By
Cameron Broyles
Aug 6, 2018

Stay Hydrated with FlexiMug

Dehydrated after practice or a game? I know that when I forget to drink water, I don’t think as quickly. For most kids/adults with a physical disability, we have to exert a lot of energy to do some of the smallest tasks. And if you’re like me and have dystonia, you might be constantly burning calories just being tight all the time.

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By
Cameron Broyles
Jul 10, 2018

USPSA Cups Round Up; Minnesota Teams Struggle

The 2018 MK Battery Conference Cup Series, hosted by Power Soccer Development Group came to an end on July 1. It was a grand weekend at Turnstone's Plassman Athletic Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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By
Michael L. Sack
Jul 8, 2018

Doug Wolff Brings Energy and Fun to Power Soccer Refereeing

For a century now, spectators and players have criticized referees and umpires if they feel they have missed a call. Right or wrong, those who complain do not realize that officials are trying their best. That said, with many unique rules, power soccer has to be one of the toughest sports to judge. It takes eye coordination and patience.

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By
Michael L. Sack
Jun 28, 2018

Cameron's Adaptive Skiing Trip

For my birthday, my parents surprised me with a ski trip to Steamboat Springs. We decided to celebrate it a day earlier. My mom did all the planning and coordinating of the schedule. It was actually a ski camp that caters to kids like me. My dad and I were going stay in a hotel for three days...

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By
Cameron Broyles
May 29, 2018

For the Vietzke’s, Power Soccer is a Retreat

Power soccer is a great way for an individual with a disability to join a team sport. It gives a person who wants competitiveness to experience the thrill of partaking in an organized league. Leadership and communication skills also factor in. Ultimately, power soccer makes an athlete otherwise constricted, feel the freedom and independence when they roll on a court...

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By
Michael L. Sack
Apr 19, 2018

Cameron's Make-A-Wish

I have now lived in Colorado right at the year mark now and even though Ive had a few medical setbacks, it’s not really been long enough to establish medical relationships with all my doctors here. So, when I received the letter in the mail that the people from Make-A-Wish (after consulting my new doctors) accepted me to the program, I was super surprised and excited!

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By
Cameron Broyles
Apr 3, 2018

Let The Paralympics Begin!

A few weeks ago, we watched the United States win gold in women’s hockey, men’s curling, and Jessie Diggins’ comeback victory in the women’s cross-country team sprint event. Next up for Pyeongchang, South Korea, is the 13th edition of the Winter Paralympic Games, which will begin March 9 and come to a rousing conclusion March 18.

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By
Michael L. Sack
Mar 8, 2018

Silent Communicator

Being a teenager with cerebral palsy that can’t communicate well can be hard during a power soccer game, especially when I want the ball! When I was at Power Soccer Camp last summer, we had an open discussion with the players from Team USA and I remember someone asked the question, “How do you communicate with team members during a game if you are non-verbal?”

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By
Cameron Broyles
Mar 6, 2018

Steps to Start or Re-start a Power Soccer Team

My name is Cameron Broyles, and I’m sixteen years old. I have been playing power soccer for almost four years now. When I first started power soccer, I was a team member of the Houston Fireballs. I just recently moved to Colorado and saw that there was a team in Denver which I was super excited about, but...

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By
Cameron Broyles
Jan 30, 2018

Kick Like A Girl

If you’ve ever seen 13-year-old Linae Larson on the court, you’d never guess that this girl has a competitive side to her, but as soon as she puts on a guard, a whole different person emerges.

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By
Pete Winslow
Jan 29, 2018

7 Amazing Power Soccer Pictures from 2017

A lot took place in the power soccer world in 2017. Check out some of the years greatest captured moments!

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By
Riley Johnson
Jan 28, 2018

What is Power Soccer and Some Unique Rules?

When power soccer was invented decades ago, it was just students with disabilities controlling a basketball trying to guide it between two markers. Nearly fifty years later, power soccer has changed so drastically that the USPSA hosted their first FIPFA World Cup, with the latest being the third overall.

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By
Michael L. Sack
Jan 19, 2018

Winter's Coming, but the Heat is Rising in the Northeast!

I have been active in power soccer in the Northeast since the spring of 2010. As a member of the Vermont Chargers, I can still remember our first trip to the University of New Hampshire to square off with Northeast Passage. We were the only two teams that were there, and we only played one game. To be able...

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By
Zak Schmoll
Nov 9, 2017

A Week at Power Soccer Family Camp

Five weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in Power Soccer Family Camp organized by the United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA) for my second year in a row. Personally, I have been involved with the sport of power soccer for 5 seasons and have participated in a few tournaments, but I have...

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By
Corey Brooks
Nov 7, 2017

San Jose Flash vs BORP Bombers Highlights

Here is an excellent highlight compilation of a recent matchup between the San Jose Flash and BORP Bombers.

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By
Zak Schmoll
Jun 25, 2017

Power Play: A Documentary

Power soccer is of course about this beautiful sport itself, but it is also about the people who play it. This documentary entitled, "Power Play," published by students at the Freestyle Academy, highlights the great teams of Northern California. Complete with interviews and live game footage...

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By
Zak Schmoll
Jun 13, 2017

Current in Fishers Highlights Mayors Cup

Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear was quoted expressing high praise for his upcoming competition with Team USA. "Since we are taking on the Team USA members, I’m not sure what chance we stand as they are very talented. You can practice penalty kicks all day, but it’s different when Lionel Messi or Cristiano...

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By
Zak Schmoll
May 25, 2017
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