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Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Clemson Paralympic Soccer

Men playing Soccer for the Clemson Paralympic team

The Clemson University Paralympic Soccer Program, part of the Clemson University Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management adaptive sports programs, 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.

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

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Skye Arthur-Banning

Skye Arthur-Banning, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Paralympic Soccer program coordinator.
Margaret Domka, graduate assistant

Margaret Domka

Graduate assistant and Ph.D. candidate.
Young Oh Suk, graduate assistant

Young Oh Suk

Graduate assistant and Ph.D. candidate.
Clemson University Paralympic staff.

Clemson Paralympic Staff

Clemson Paralympic Soccer seeks to improve the quality of life for various populations of people with disabilities through a variety of programs and camps, as well as research and educational opportunities.

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