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Challenge Sports

Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, and Power Soccer!

Group of kids participating in Challenge Sports SoccerCalling all beginning or experienced, new or returning School-Age Athletes with Special Needs! If you want to get active, improve your coordination, meet great new friends and be part of a team, chances are Challenge has a fun sport that will interest you. Check our calendar – you can join in any time! Challenge Sports Website.

Come and have fun, meet new friends, and have a great time playing soccer! Players learn basic skills in an athletic environment structured to their abilities while also learning valuable social skills working as a team.

$45.00 Registration/Insurance Fee. Includes End of League Party as well as a Trophy and Pictures. Uniforms, if needed, are $55.00 (shirt, shorts and socks) and are available on game days. Don't forget to bring your own shin guards (required for play). Soccer Cleats are fine, but not required (many kids wear tennis shoes). Athletes that use manual wheelchairs, walkers, crutches or other assistive devices are welcome and encouraged to join.

Power Soccer

Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities. Power Soccer combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself, to participate in an extremely challenging game similar to soccer. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four power chair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals. Power Soccer is a very active and growing sport, both nationally and internationally. Contact Lara Hawthorne at (916) 847-7745 or for additional information.