North Country Storm – Power Soccer
Power Soccer is a fast growing international team sport for power wheelchair users originally developed in France in the early 70’s and introduced in the USA in the 80’s. This sport provides a unique opportunity to participate in a competitive team sport to people with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, quadriplegia, Muscular Dystrophy and Traumatic Brain Injury. Power Soccer is an extremely challenging game similar to soccer. To score goals, two teams of four power wheelchair users spin-kick, dribble and pass a 13″ soccer ball with the aid of a foot guard on the front of the wheelchair. Like soccer, the game involves corner, penalty and goal kicks.
North Country Sled Dawgs – Sled Hockey
Sled Hockey is a fast, exciting, adaptive version of traditional ice hockey. It is incredibly challenging for athletes with disabilities and able bodied athletes. Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country’s sled hockey team – the North Country Sled Dawgs – is a collaboration among ASPNC, the Vermont Ice Vets, and the Fenton Chester Ice Arena. The team meets weekly for practices and competes in tournaments. The North Country Sled Dawgs practice at the Fenton Chester Ice Arena in Lyndon Center, VT.
Special Olympics – North Country United
Our North Country United Special Olympics teams participate in Basketball, Softball, and Field Hockey. Visit our Special Olympics New Hampshire page to find more information.