News: Announcements

March 12th, 2014

Dear Power Soccer Community,

The United States Power Soccer Association and the 2007 and 2011 World Cup Champion US National Power Soccer Teams would appreciate your support of our grassroots campaign to grow awareness about power soccer and Honor the World Cup Champions at the White House. Please spread the word about the campaign through social media and e-mail with all your contacts THIS WEDNESDAY March 12.

We want to coordinate a joint message from everyone we know on the same day to increase our reach. Please encourage your contacts to share the campaign. Here are three ways to support the campaign.

1. Click on this link to join the campaign:
https://www.change.org/petitions/the-white-house-honor-the-us-power-wheelchair-soccer-team-at-the-white-house-for-their-two-world-cup-titles
2. Click on this link to help us reach The White House, Mrs. Obama and the President on Twitter:
http://sendaathletics.com/uspowersoccer/

3. Click on this link to our Facebook fan page to like, share, communicate and connect:
https://www.facebook.com/...

February 1st, 2014

We are pleased to announce Mike Hayes as the next Head Coach of Team USA. Coach Hayes was the Assistant Coach in the 2011 campaign with Coach Finn. Over the past seven years, Coach Hayes has led his team to five National Championships, and his team competed in the championship game the other two years.

Coach Hayes looks forward to the challenge of continuing the winning ways established by the 2007 and 2011 teams.

Staff search has begun and applications are available on the USPSA website.

Congratulations to Mike Hayes and we wish him the best of luck.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Chris Finn for his leadership in the 2007 and 2011 World Cup wins. Chris paved the way forward in the sports first ever World Cup in 2007 and followed up with a back to back win. Chris has a lot to be proud of, and we thank him for his service.

February 1st, 2014

Team USA will be traveling to Brazil for the first ever COPA Americas National Team competition. The team will be traveling to Rio de Janeiro for the competition scheduled for May 2 - May 4.

Please join me in congratulating the selected players here below.

Ben Carpenter
Lexi Heer
Ed McGuire
Kevin Mulholland
J C Russo
Natalie Russo

Good luck to all of you and Go Team USA.

November 19th, 2013

 

Lexi Heer of the RHI Indy Cruisers has been nominated as a finalist for the US Soccer Disabled Athlete of the Year. After leading her team to a Presidents Cup championship in June, she helped power the U18 Team USA to a World Cup title.

Follow this link to vote for Lexi!

http://www.ussoccer.com/about/history/awards/2013-disabled-athlete-of-the-year-finalists.aspx

November 14th, 2013

The first step towards the 2015 World Cup begins with a search for the Head Coach. Also contained in this document are dates for Staff and Player applications. The application is on this website under the International section of the Downloads page. Applications will be accepted for the Head Coach position until December 31, 2013. Reminders will be sent out as that date draws nearer.

August 5th, 2013

USPSA is proud to announce that MK Battery has signed on as the official battery of United States Power Soccer Association and the US Power Soccer national teams!  Due to the global reach of MK Battery, we anticipate that this new relationship will help the sport reach new heights for years to come. 

Wayne Merdinger, MK Battery VP of Business Development and International Sales, said, “MK Battery is deeply honored to have the opportunity to lend our support to such a vital organization…the sport of Power Soccer enhances the lives of those with disabilities and we are extremely proud to be taking such an active role in the program.  It is a perfect sponsorship match for our company.  We have provided reliable power to wheelchair users for years, and we were flattered to learn that our batteries have been in use by most of these athletes for some time.  A team sport brings competitive excitement into the lives of the athletes and their families.  We want to help that opportunity grow for as many people as possible.” 

Regarding the new partnership, USPSA President Dominic Russo said, “The USPSA is grateful to MK Battery for their sponsorship of this great sport.  Their support will allow us to continue our mission to reach the many potential power wheelchair athletes we have yet to meet and to give...

July 22nd, 2013

Dear Members,

The United States Power Soccer Association's Executive Board has received and accepted the resignation of Junior Mamea as President. The Board would like to thank Junior for his service in his position as President over the past 13 months.

In accordance with the Constitution, the Executive Board has appointed and has received an acceptance from Dominic Russo, the former President, to fill the role of President until the next election. This appointment allows for the continuity needed for the USPSA to best continue its mission and achieve its goals.

Sincerely,
The Executive Board

 

March 29th, 2013
Deandra Bardell

Dear USPSA Community,

Remember to apply or nominate someone for the positions up for election/re-election.  The deadline to submit applications/nominations has been moved to April 15th, 2013.  The positions up for election/re-election are:

Deputy Vice President:
Incumbent: Mark Jones

Treasurer:
Incumbent: Nancy Mitchell

Eastern Regional Director:
Incumbent: Jerry Frick

Western Regional Director:
Incumbent: Jonathan Newman

The Nomination Application is available online here. Position descriptions can be found at: www.powersoccerusa.net -> Downloads -> Organization -> USPSA Constitution and Bylaws.

Again, I will be accepting these applications from potential candidates through April 15, 2013.

Thank you. I hope to hear from you soon.
Deandra Bardell
USPSA Nominations & Elections Committee Chair
deandrabardell [at] comcast [dot] net...

March 21st, 2013

We are saddened to announce the recent passing of two power soccer athletes: Brad Kaplan of the Desert Outlaws and Arizona Heat Elite, and Dakotah Smith of 2007's Team USA, Atlanta Synergy, and Sting. Brad had muscular dystrophy and passed away over the holidays at the age of 42. Dakotah also had muscular dystrophy and was only 27 years old when she passed earlier this week.

Please keep these families and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

November 15th, 2012

Vote for Team USA star and World Cup MVP Michael Archer as US Soccer's Disabled Athlete of the Year

 

The U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year awards are the oldest and most prestigious awards of their kind, dating back to 1984 for the men and 1985 for the women, while the Young Male and Young Female awards were added in 1998. This is the first year U.S. Soccer will name a Disabled Athlete of the Year. 

Michael Archer of Greenwood, Indiana, is among the four finalists for this award. Michael led Team USA to their second consecutive World Cup victory and was named tournament MVP in Paris last fall. Last season, Michael scored the most goals and was named MVP of the BraunAbility Premier Cup.

Voting is open now and closes Friday. The online results count for 50% of the vote total. Voting is done via Facebook but it you do not need a Facebook account to vote. You can also vote multiple times!

Please spread the word and VOTE NOW!