The Amputee Soccer Board of Directors has approved a move wherein Rick Hofmann, organization President for the past 13 years; and Eric Westover, VP, will exchange roles and titles.
As incoming President, Westover will oversee administration of the Association and preparing the US National Team for participation in the upcoming Amputee Soccer World Cup.
The move will also allow Hofmann, also President of the World Amputee Football Federation, to focus on moving the sport toward Paralympic status.
Dr. Eric Lamberg
Dr. Eric Lamberg Appointed to Amp Soccer Board
By unanimous vote Dr. Eric Lamberg has been named to the American Amputee Soccer Board of Directors.
Dr. Lamberg, a professor in the Physical Therapy Department of Stonybrook University, Long Island, New York, is the University's primary faculty member teaching about amputation, prosthetics and rehabilitation.
Eric is also a life-long soccer player, is coaching certified, and is currently coaching youth soccer on Long Island.
He's been very much involved in developing our game, having been involved in three New York area events in the past two years - personally organizing two of them.
Three of the players on our top tier list of prospective national Team Members came directly from those events.
Open Amp Soccer Clinic Scheduled for San Antonio
The American Amputee Soccer Association will host an open clinic for amputees of any age who are interested in playing soccer or who want to get back into the game.
The clinic will be co-hosted by STRAPS (South Texas Regional Adaptive and Paralympics Sports).
The clinic, 9-11 AM, Saturday March 8, will be held at the STAR Soccer Complex, in San Antonio, as part of a training camp for the US National Amputee Soccer team, who will introduce the game to attendees.
All you'll need are a t-shirt, shorts, shin guard, a sneaker or cleat, and water. Everything else will be provided.
Visitors are also invited to stay and watch the US Team practice as they prepare for the Ampute Soccer World Cup this December.
Therapists, prosthetists, medical and rehab professionals are also welcome.
To register or for more information contact Amp Soccer Clinic
Amp Soccer Invited to Join
Paralympic Sport - Delaware
Newark, DE - U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and Delaware's Yes U Can Corporation have partnered to create Paralympic Sport - Delaware.
Paralympic Sport - Delaware is a community-based sports club developed to involve youth and adults, including active duty service members and veterans, with physical and visual disabilities in ongoing sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level.
Masthead photo © Inge Hondebrink
US / World Headlines
Amp Soccer in Delaware (cont.)
Amputee Socceer has been invited to become a part of the overall program which now includes wheelchair basketball, sled hockey and a number of other programs.
All programs and activities will be based in Delaware.
Outreach for recreational team players is now underway. For more inforamtion on the games and how to play in Delaware, contact Delaware Amputee Soccer