CP Soccer trains weekly and is open to kids aged 8 to 18 who can walk and run unaided. Many of the kids wear orthotics. Training is geared towards the unique physical characteristics of these children, many of whom have a severely weaker side of the body, low stamina, and poor balance. Training and games supplement their regular therapy activities. Parents attest to physical and emotional boosts for their kids, and emotional benefits for themselves too.
For dedicated players, they hope to help pave the way for them to work towards the US Paralympic Soccer Team.
To join CP Soccer, you must have cerebral palsy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury, and be able to walk and run independently. Trainings are free of charge and are open to kids aged 8-18, girls and boys are welcome, no previous experience is required. They welcome qualifying kids from all five boroughs and hope to eventually form teams in each of the boroughs.
Cerebral Palsy Soccer