The 2012 United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA) Power Soccer Shop Presidents Conference Cup is coming to town from June 21-23. Power Soccer is a sport for athletes with physical disabilities. This tournament involves three action packed days with twelve teams from around the country competing to be the champion. The national tournament will be held at the Colin Powell Center in south Minneapolis. If you are looking for non-stop action, you will want to check this out!
The Presidents Cup consists of 46 games, which results in more than 20 hours of competition. There are two pools of six teams each. After each team plays five games, the top four teams from both pools advance to the quarter-final round starting at 3pm on June 22. The tournament-style play is a single elimination format. The tournament will conclude with the championship game on June 23 at 2:30pm.
The sponsor of this tournament, Power Soccer Shop, is a business that sells Power Soccer gear around the country. Recently, the Power Soccer Shop has created a power wheelchair specially designed for Power Soccer. The shop’s goal is to enhance the play and spread the word about Power Soccer. The business is located in Zimmerman, Minnesota, about an hour northwest of the Twin Cities. To learn more about Power Soccer Shop, please click here.
Last year, a team from Courage Center won the Presidents Cup. This year, two Minnesota team — both from Courage Center — are participating. The Blizzards finished in second place in their conference with a 13-9-1 record. The Avalanche struggled this season finishing in last place in the conference with a 0-13-0 record. The Avalanche seem to play better when the pressure is on, after finishing second last July in the USPSA Founders Cup in Indiana.
Colin Powell Center is located at 2924 4th Avenue South in Minneapolis. There is parking near the facility. Below you will find the full Presidents Cup schedule. You can click on the schedule to increase the size and save it on your computer. To get updated information and live video from the Presidents Cup, please click here.
Two Men On’s Michael Sack is on the Courage Avalanche! Hope you all can make it!
Written by: Michael L. Sack