After writing the Senda Athletics article their founder brought an amazing and inspiring division of soccer to my attention; a little sport called Power Soccer. The more I learned about Power Soccer the more inspiring it became. It is amazing to see how far football can reach and how it can change lives.
I managed to get in contact with the head coach of the US National Power Soccer Team, Chris Finn, and asked him some questions about his experiences as Power Soccer player and coach.
How did you get into coaching?
I grew up playing sports with my focus being soccer. I dreamed of being the next Pele, playing for my country and winning the World Cup. After suffering a spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegia in 1992 at the age of 21, I search for a sport to play for almost 10 years until I found out about a nonprofit called the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program. One of the sports they provided was power soccer. Power soccer is a sport for people with severe physical disabilities who use a power wheelchair. The sport is four on four using the boundaries of a basketball court. The players attach a foot guard to pass, push, dribble and kick an oversized soccerball for two twenty minute halves of play. After playing for four...