News: Announcements

October 27th, 2014

The journey to the FIFPA World Cup has begun. Two weeks ago, 20 players from all over the US went to Indianapolis to tryout for the FIPFA World Cup Team. It was 3 days of intense evaluation and drills from 9am to 9pm. Players skills were put to the test as they competed to make the next team. All who participated left the weekend knowing more than when they arrived and everyone took something away with them to improve their game.                                                        

Coach Hayes had this to say: "After three long days of selection camp in Greenwood, Indiana. with an outstanding group of 20 athletes, the 12 athletes that will be representing the USA in the next World Cup have been selected. Although this step is over, the journey has just begun for these athletes. Over the next year these players will have weekly drills to help sharpen their skills along with 5 or 6 training camps. During this journey these players will learn and execute a new version of how the USA will play Power Soccer in the World Cup and beyond. I am honored to be leading this group, but without my...

July 12th, 2014

The United States Power Soccer Association has announced two of the hosts for the 2015 MK Battery Championship Series.

Premier Cup: Tampa, Florida

Champions Cup: Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Presidents Cup and Founders Cup are still being determined, and more information will come on that in the future.

June 21st, 2014

Dear Members of the USPSA,

Within the past 48 hours an unprecedented decision was made by FIPFA to ban the Strike Force chair for international competitions due to a violation of Law 4 holding or trapping the ball near the rear wheel. We have all had time to vent and voice our opinions on the outrage of this decision; it is time to address the way forward to allow those players who have been preparing to compete in a World Cup qualification in three weeks a chance to compete in the equipment they have practice in to play.

The manner and process surrounding this decision are clearly in question however in the interest of the players, the USPSA has submitted a proposal to the world members to consider. I have asked the Zone Presidents to call for an emergency meeting to consider, support and present this proposal to FIPFA for their action in time for the competition in Ireland. While we do not agree with the interpretation of the chair holding or trapping the ball, in the interest of all concerned and in the best interest of the sport, we will acquiesce and agree to disagree to allow forward progress. Below is the proposal submitted:

 

The United States presents the following proposal for the member countries to consider supporting:

 

Proposal:

The FIPFA Sports Commission accepts the proposed remedy presented by the...

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