Adaptive Soccer


 
Saskatchewan Soccer strives to provide all people with the opportunity to participate in soccer at every age, no matter their abilities, and this includes participation for participants with disabilities. Soccer is an excellent sport for participants with disabilities because it is a sport that can be easily adapted to meet participants’ abilities and needs, no matter their age.

Participate in Soccer

Many participants with disabilities participate in programming directly with their local Member Organizations. Our Member Organizations work hard to offer programming that is accessible to participants of all abilities, and work with participants and their parents/guardians to ensure that the soccer experience meets their needs. Want to play soccer in Saskatchewan? Contact any of our Member Organizations to get involved. Not sure who to call? Contact us so we can direct you to the right organization.

Adaptive Soccer

Saskatchewan Soccer also encourages its Member Organizations to develop adaptive programming specific for athletes with disabilities. Would you be interested to see a specific type of adaptive programming within your Member Organization? Are you a Member Organization looking to create an adaptive program? Check out our Adaptive Soccer Member Strategy to learn how we're expanding programming in this area. Contact the Coordinator of Member Services at cms@sasksoccer.com or (306) 519-1618 to find out how to get started.
 
 

Athletes with Ambulant Disabilities - Power Soccer

Power soccer is the game of soccer where players use powerchairs equipped with footguards to pass, shoot and carry the ball in order to score the most goals. The sport is played in a gymnasium. Each team is allowed 4 players on the court at one time including the goalkeeper.
This short video explains the game.
 
Rick Mercer tries power soccer.
 
Powerchair Football Canada                                                     

Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities 

Saskatchewan Soccer is a proud partner of Special Olympics Saskatchewan, the provincial organization offering sport opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Participate with soccer teams in Saskatoon, Regina, Humboldt, and other locations across Saskatchewan. Visit Special Olympics Saskatchewan for more information.

Canada's Para Soccer National Team 

Canada's Para Soccer Team is made up of athletes who have cerebral palsy or have had a stroke or brain injury. To accommodate the abilities of the athletes and to make the game more exciting, the game has slight modifications, such as a smaller field, smaller nets, no offside rule, etc.
 
If you are an athlete with one of these three disabilities, you could play for Team Canada in international competition! For more information, or to be identified, visit Canada Soccer.

Adaptive Sports (Other than Soccer)

Saskatchewan Soccer's mission is to develop great people and connect healthy communities in Saskatchewan through lifelong participation, so if you've tried soccer and it's not for you, that's o.k.! We hope you'll consider trying other sports. Here are some other places to find adaptive programming in Saskatchewan.

Sask Sport - Adaptive Sport

Resources

Inclusion Saskatchewan Branches

The following is a list of Saskatchewan-based Inclusion Saskatchewan branches. They are great organizations to partner with to engage newcomers and provide useful connections to local resources.
Organization Location
Inclusion Saskatchewan Saskatchewan
Biggar Association for Community Living Biggar
Humboldt Association for Community Living Humboldt
Inclusion Lloydminster Lloydminster
Inclusion Lumsden Lumsden
Marshall & Northwest Region Association for Community Living Marshall
Moose Jaw Association for Community Living Moose Jaw
Outlook Association for Community Living Outlook
Prince Albert Branch of Inclusion Saskatchewan Prince Albert
Inclusion Regina Regina
Community Living Association Saskatoon Inc (CLASI) Saskatoon
Inclusion Weyburn Weyburn
Yorkton Association for Community Living Yorkton

Contact

Learn more about our Adaptive Sport Member Strategy or contact the Coordinator of Member Services at cms@sasksoccer.com or (306) 519-1618 for more information.

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