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October 8th, 2013
International

On Thursday, October 31, the first ever U18 international power soccer tournament, the EDF-US Metro Trophy, will kick off in Paris, France with a four-team field. Our own Team USA is comprised of players from across the country and will challenge opponents from France, Finland and Ireland.

Led by two-time World Cup winning head coach Chris Finn and assistant coach Bill Cain, the roster is as follows:

Jake Bath (BORP Crushers, California)
Zach Dickey (RHI Sudden Impact, Indiana)
Lexi Heer (RHI Indy Cruisers, Indiana)
Riley Johnson (Minnesota Magic, Minnesota)
Tyler King (DASA Dynamites, Missouri)
Michael Rodriguez (RHI Indy Cruisers, Indiana)

Please support our team as they prepare for this competition, and if you want to know a little bit more about each of our athletes, head over to our sister site to keep up with their progress!

October 2nd, 2013
E-Newsletters

Letter from the President

Dear Friends of Power Soccer,

This month we will be traveling to Medtrade in Orlando, Florida where the top manufacturers of durable medical equipment will all be together to display their newest and best ideas and products. We were invited through our sponsor, MK Battery, to participate in this great event. We hope to meet and talk with many companies that could become sponsors to help with expenses for Team USA and our continuing mission of providing opportunities for people in power wheelchairs to play.

This brings me to another topic that deals with perspective. A lot of our focus is about competition, the addition of the Strike Force chair and what it does for the players and the teams who have them. However, the real underlying principle of our organization and our sport has always been providing opportunities for people to play. For those organizations who are incubators for teams to start, like BORP, DASA, Turnstone, AzDS, GLASA, and others, I'd like to thank you for getting teams started and providing opportunities for people to play....

August 8th, 2013
E-Newsletters

Letter from the President

President Dominic RussoHello everyone,

I first want to thank Junior for his service to the USPSA. I wish him all the best. I also want to thank all the well wishes from all of you. It is a great honor to lead this great organization again.

MK Battery has become our first multi-year sponsor. They have committed to being the Title Sponsor to all four Conference Cup Championship, committed to supporting Team USA and our U-18 team. This clearly makes MK Battery the official battery of the USPSA. I have had an opportunity to meet and speak with several people with MK and all are excited about this new relationship with our sport. We are excited about receiving this additional funding to assist us in advancing our mission to reach out to power wheelchair users to give them an opportunity to experience a team sport.

The U-18 team has been selected and Chris Finn and Bill Cain will lead this group of top players as Head Coach and Assistant Coach respectively. This is the first ever U-18 national team program. The competition will be hosted by the French Power Chair Football Association and be held just outside of Paris.  The team...

August 5th, 2013
Announcements

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...

July 22nd, 2013
Announcements

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

 

June 21st, 2013
Tournaments

The 2013 USPSA Conference Cup season is underway! The battles for the top spots in the Premier and Founders conferences are up first this weekend, June 21st-23rd, in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The Presidents teams duel in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona June 27th-29th. Last but not least, the Champions Cup takes place July 18th-20th in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

The game schedules and unofficial scores will be posted on www.uspsateams.org as quickly as possible, though they may not be up-to-the-minute. Also be sure and check out Facebook and Twitter for updates on social media!

Finally, Power Soccer Shop is broadcasting select games from the Premier and Founders Cups online! Visit their website for live streams: www.powersoccershop.com

June 1st, 2013
E-Newsletters

Letter from the President

Summer is here and that means only one thing for USPSA! Conference Cups Championships are in full effect. Special thanks to Ruth & Brian Akre from Midwest Power Soccer Association, Andrew Achenbach from Turnstone, and John Lundgren from the Arizona Desert Outlaws for being our tournament hosts. Lots of hard work and many hours of planning and preparation have been put in by our three tournament hosts! They are all excited to welcome friends, families, volunteers, fans, community supporters, sponsors, and teams to the cities of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Phoenix, Arizona. 

Also, I would like to send out a special congratulations to all of our USPSA college, high school and middle school Class of 2013 graduates!  USPSA is very proud of your academic accomplishments!

Good luck teams!  Go out and seize the day!

Ta'avasa "Jr." Mamea
USPSA President


USPSA ON THE ROAD

USPSA representatives, Jerry Frick, Karen Russo, and JC Russo along with...

May 2nd, 2013
E-Newsletters

Letter from the President

We are just two months away before our 2013 Conference Cup Championships will be played in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Fort Wayne. Many teams have completed their required games played and are now focusing their energies to raise funds for tournament expenses. Please support your local teams by volunteering to get the word out about your teams. USPSA is partnered with Piggybackr.com to help your team have a web presence to help raise funds for all teams. Go to www.piggybackr.com or contact Brittany at brittany [at] piggybackr [dot] com or 510-207-4913. There are also some fundraising tips below to help teams raise money so they can remain competitive.

On another note, the Copa Américas 2013 tournament that was scheduled for later this year has been rescheduled for April 2014.  This is because there will be an international U-18 tournament in Paris in November.

Until next time, let's keep the good work rolling and I look forward to a great end to our power soccer regular season!

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April 1st, 2013
E-Newsletters

Letter from the President

Losing someone you love one day is a reality. When it happens suddenly, sometimes it catches most of us unprepared on how to handle the loss. On Tuesday, March 20th, we lost a BRAVE, loving, passionate, and very strong willed young lady. Dakotah Smith you will be missed but never forgotten! Your spirit and ability to inspire will live on forever! I am thankful that I was able to experience a "small piece" of your life through Power Soccer.  

USPSA athletes, families and friends! Always live life to its fullest! Spring time is the restoration of life in many different ways. Let's celebrate Dakotah's life by spreading her "passionate spirit" to those who have not found it! Let's dedicate ourselves to making a difference in someone's life!

Let's Roll Together!  Let's Roll as a FAMILY!  Let's Roll and make a DIFFERENCE!

Ta'avasa "Jr." Mamea
USPSA President


CONFERENCE TEAM 12-GAME REQUIREMENT REMINDER

Conference Teams must play at least 12 games by April 30th to be eligible to attend their Conference...

March 29th, 2013
Deandra Bardell
Announcements

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
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