With the IKAN BOWLER® and
POWER SOCCER GUARD all POWER WHEELCHAIR USERS can go
WHEELCHAIR BOWLING and play POWER SOCCER.
Including people with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy,
Spina Bifida, Quadriplegia, Spinal Cord Injuries, Multiple
Sclerosis and other power wheelchair users...
WHAT IS POWER SOCCER?
Power soccer is the most exciting new
development for power wheelchair users. The extremely
competitive sport of Power Soccer has been ongoing for
over 14 years, but is just now exploding onto the public
scene. The United States, Canada, Japan, Denmark and
other countries are currently fielding teams and tournaments.
Power Soccer is a team sport played
by individuals with various disabilities. It is unisex
by design and male & female participants are often
on the same team as well as opposing sides. The game
is usually played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball
size court, although occasionally there is outdoor parking
lot competition. Two teams of 4 Power Wheelchair Users
attack, defend and maneuver an oversize soccer ball
attempting to score points on goal, similar to the non
stop action of an indoor soccer game.
In the time honored tradition of Quad
Rugby, Power Soccer is a true dynamic development for
power wheelchair users. This action packed team sport,
combines the skill of the wheelchair user, with the
speed and power of the wheelchair, to participate in
an extremely challenging game very similar to 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, Cerebral Palsy, Head Trauma, Stroke,
The will to win, the competitive challenge,
teamwork and the total competitive spirit of an athlete
is in no way limited or diminished because of confinement
to a wheelchair. As in all sports -- win, lose or draw
-- the thrill and joy is in playing the game.
Coming Spring of 2013
THE BASICS OF POWER SOCCER
Power soccer is a sport played by individuals
who use motorized wheelchairs; it is an adapted form
of soccer. It is a four on four sport played on a regulation
basketball court, with a 22" soccer or physio ball.
The object of the game is to SCORE, SCORE, SCORE!!!!!!
PLAYING AREA: Standard
basketball court, or no less than 50 feet long and 30
GOAL ZONE: Goal posts
(cones) are placed 25 feet apart on the end lines and
tape is placed 12 feet out to form a Box.
DURATION of the GAME:
The game is two equal periods of 25 minutes each, 23
minutes straight time and the last 2 minutes are stop
clock. Each team is allowed 2, two minutes time outs
per half. When a teams equipment breaks down during
play, the referee shall allow the play to continue,
as long as safety is not compromised. When there is
a break in the play the referee shall call a time out
to have the equipment repaired (no more than two minutes).
(The IKAN Power Soccer Guard is regarded as the most
durable Guard available, and our mounting systems also
reinforce the wheelchair's legrests, which have been
known to break with other guards)
START of PLAY: The
referee will inspect each chair to be sure there are
no sharp areas or loose or dangling items on the wheelchairs.
A coin toss at the beginning of the game decides possession
and team sides. When the referee blows the whistle,
players on the team having possession of the ball may
enter the center circle and hit the ball to start play.
BALL MOVEMENT: The
ball has to be moved by the wheelchairs: it CAN NOT
be moved by the contact of a players body unless it
is by accident. Intentionally maneuvering the ball with
any part of the players body is a violation.
GOAL: Only 2 players
from each team and the goal keeper are allowed in the
goal zone at any given time. A goal is made when the
ball passes over the goal line in between the goal posts.
After a goal has been scored, the game shall restart
by a kick off from the team conceding the goal.
FOULS & PENALTIES:
Fouls are an infraction of the rules that has been committed
by a player of the coach. When a violation is committed,
a free kick is awarded to the opponent.
HOLDING: involves physically restraining
the movement of an opponent's wheelchair.
CLIPPING: contacting an opponent's
wheelchair on the side.
REDIRECTING: changing the direction
of the opponent's wheelchair by pushing directly against
BACKING UP: going backwards -- only
the goalie is allowed to go in reverse.
HAND BALL: intentionally moving the
ball with hands or feet.
ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION: player entering
the court with out the referee's permission.
GOAL ZONE VIOLATION: a team has more
than the allotted number of players in the goal zone.
CHARGING: a player ramming his chair
into that of another player who has position.
GOAL TENDING: any player with one wheel
over the goal line.
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT: deliberate
disrespect to the spirit of the game.