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Residential Training Program

Clemson University Residential Training Program Kick-Off

The paralympic soccer program is officially underway providing opportunities to athletes with cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injuries to pursue athletics and academic goals.

'Adapt and Thrive': Clemson Program Coming Together

Clemson's Paralympic Soccer program allows athletes to overcome adversity faced in learning to thrive while living with disability. The program also builds awareness of the sport.

The Clemson University Paralympic Soccer Program (CUPS) is seeking elite players to train in a 7v7 small-sided format while working toward their university degrees.

This program presents a unique opportunity to play the game of soccer in a competitive training environment while still receiving a quality education and a great university student experience.

Some of the top athletes will have the opportunity to receive scholarships in the form of an out-of-state tuition waiver to Clemson University (the equivalent to almost $23,000 per year), which can be renewed each year up to 4 years based on their academic performance.

Program History

Clemson Paralympic Soccer is in its 5th season. More details about the program's history are coming soon.

Photo Gallery

Check back soon for photos of the Clemson Paralympic Soccer program.

IFCPF Nations Cup

Sardegna, Italy: The top eight national teams in the world will play for the championship. The US Soccer Paralympic National Team (USPNT) will be competing in the tournament. Cheer on the Clemson paralympic soccer players as the represent our country at this presitigious event!

Clemson University’s Residential Training Program provides training and other supports to athletes, youth and veterans who have:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Experienced a traumatic brain injury (through combat or accident)
  • Experienced a stroke
  • Other neurological impairments that influence their mobility

Programs are designed to:

  • Give paralympic youth an opportunity to build the skills they need to play soccer at a competitive level
  • Ensure athletes can stay on top of their game while earning their university degree
  • Help veterans learn the game and how it’s coached in a positive camp experience
  • Promote opportunities for paralympic athletes and coaches to compete and build on their existing skill sets

You can support this work by donating to the Clemson Adaptive Soccer Program fund. Donate Here

Clemson Paralympic Soccer Vision Statement:
Clemson Paralympic Soccer seeks to improve the quality of life for various populations of people with disabilities through our Residential Training Program; VA Adaptive Soccer Camps; Tutor, Talk and Train Program; Additional Adaptive Sport Opportunities; Therapeutic Recreation; and continuing research and education.