Sebastian Lletget and the LA Galaxy Foundation have teamed up with Angel City Sports, a club community partner that provides adaptive sports opportunities in Southern California for children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities and mobility impairments, to co-host the first-ever LA Galaxy Adaptive Soccer Clinic at LA Galaxy Soccer Center in Torrance on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The clinic is free for all participants. Limited spots remain available at www.lagalaxy.com/angelcitysports.
The event will showcase a variety of soccer skills-related stations, each modified to offer athletes the best experience per their ability, followed by a Power Soccer demonstration and lunch provided by Tender Greens. This free event will feature stations geared towards those athletes with ambulatory and amputee physical disabilities. All ages are invited to come share in the beautiful game of soccer.
LA Galaxy and U.S. Men’s National team midfielder Sebastian Lletget will be in attendance in promotion of inclusion and soccer for all. Lletget, who joined the Galaxy in 2015, has since established himself as one of the club and country’s brightest young stars.
Angel City Sports is focused on encouraging physical activity for people with physical disabilities and advancing the adaptive sports movement regionally and nationally, as well as offering Southern California's largest annual Paralympic style competition, the Angel City Games.
Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities. Power Soccer combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself, to participate in an extremely challenging game similar to soccer. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four power wheelchair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals.
ABOUT LA GALAXY FOUNDATION
The Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation (LAGF), the official non-profit of the LA Galaxy, strives to serve the community in which the team works and plays. Through soccer programing that promotes inclusion for all athletes, education opportunities, and a strong spirit of volunteerism LAGF is proud to facilitate over 150 events annually and has donated over $3.5 million dollars to support the local Los Angeles community. For additional information, please visit www.lagalaxy.com
ABOUT ANGEL CITY SPORTS
Angel City Sports provides year-round adaptive sports opportunities in Southern California for children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities and mobility impairments. The organization is focused on encouraging physical activity for people with disabilities and advancing the adaptive sports movement regionally and nationally in collaboration with programs such as US Paralympics, Adaptive Sports USA, USA Volleyball, US Tennis Association and USA Track and Field. The annual Angel City Games debuted in 2015 as the organization’s signature event. Currently hosted at UCLA, the four-day event features clinics and competition in track & field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, swimming and archery. Additional programs, clinics and events throughout the year cover an even wider range of adaptive sports and are open to people with physical disabilities including but not limited to: Amputation, spinal cord injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, blindness or visual impairment, TBI or head injury, stroke, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular/orthopedic conditions, limb difference, brachial plexus, dwarfism or short stature. The organization also supports emerging school based programs through adaptive sports equipment rental, coaching education and athlete training.