March 2, 2009, Carmel, IN., The United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA) announces the kick off of three regional tournaments across the USA in the month of March. Dutluth, GA, San José, CA, and a Monticello, MIN., all host cities for the exciting and competitive power wheelchair games.
These regional tournaments are qualifying for the national tournament slated for June 2009 in Indiana. The top two teams of each regional event will automatically qualify for the national games while the last four spots will be determined after all regional results are in. The US organization has two divisions.
The Midwest Regional Tournament for Division 1 has already taken place Mid February. Circle City Rollers, with lead athlete, Michael Archer, 2007 Team USA Member, and RHI Sudden Impact have placed 1st and 2nd.
Prior to kicking off the Duluth games, the Fernando Foundation will host an International Referee training. Chris Mulholland, the Director of Referee training for the Federation Internationale de Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA), and the Supervisor of Officials in the US will conduct the training. Officials from England, France, Portugal, Denmark, Canada and the US will attend. These officials will hone their skills at the Duluth tournament also hosted and sponsored by Fernando Foundation.
The United States Power Soccer Association has exploded since its inception in 2006, almost doubling its membership in three short years to now 53 teams across the US.
For more information on the USPSA or any of the above tournaments, please visit our Website.