FC United Meets the U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team

We were thrilled to host The U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team Training Camp this past June 1 - 7th. Take a minute to watch the video to learn more about these inspiring athletes and continue to read below for a recap of their visit to FC United.


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June 1 - 7th U.S. National Paralympic Team Recap

 

 

 

 

Thank you U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team for the invitation to come to your training! "This is literally the best practice we've ever had," said one of our girls on the Trevian SC 2007 White Team. We all had such a blast. Thank you for the education, inspiration, all of the autographs, pictures, questions answered and opportunity to meet you all! Good luck in Chile. 


The Paralympic National Team is an elite level program that selects players from across the United States in preparation for International standard competition. The National Team, in addition to friendly matches and invitational tournaments, competes in the following events:

• Intercontinental Cup

• Copa America

• World Championships

• Parapan American Games

• Paralympic Games

For players to be eligible, they must be ambulant (no requirement for assistive walking aids) and have a one of the following neurological conditions:

• Have had a Stroke

• Have Cerebral Palsy

• Have had a Traumatic Brain Injury / Acquired Brain Injury

Individuals with the above conditions may display varying degrees of the following impairments:

• Diplegia

• Hemiplegia

• Triplegia

• Quadriplegia

• Monoplegia

• Dystonia

• Athetosis

• Ataxia

• Balance Issues 

• Co-ordination Issues

• Weakness in Certain Areas of the Body

In many cases the above conditions may result in only minimal levels of motor dysfunction (some not noticeable to the untrained eye); however, under the rules of the sport, this could still make players eligible for the U.S. Paralympic National Team.

To find out additional information on this program please follow the U.S. Paralympic National Team on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook!

If you would like to discuss any element of the program, feel free to contact U.S. Paralympic National Team head coach Stuart Sharp at ssharp@ussoccer.org.

 

Page Last Updated 6/20/2017