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A Look Back on the Road to Paris…1988 Seoul Paralympic Games

As the USA Goalball men’s team journeys along on the Road to Paris, during the month of April we’ll be taking a peek in the rearview mirror at past Paralympic Games where the U.S. men’s team reached the podium. This week we reflect on the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul, Korea. The USA Goalball men’s team competing at the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul, Korea, returned all three starters from the 1984 gold-medal squad, so hopes for a repeat podium appearance were high. Future USABA Hall of Famers Reni Jackson (Louisville, Ky.) and James Neppl (Rock Island, Ill.) joined center…  Read More

A Look Back on the Road to Paris…1984 New York Games

As the USA Goalball men's team journeys along on the Road to Paris, during the month of April we'll be taking a peek in the rearview mirror at past Paralympic Games where the U.S. men's team reached the podium. This week we reflect on the 1984 Games in Nassau County, N.Y. The 1984 USA Goalball Men's Paralympic Team. Front row (l to r) Coach Stephen Kearney, James Neppl, Kevin Szott, John Cutliff and Trainer Val Lindbloom. Back row (l to r) Winford Haynes, Reni Jackson and George Morris. The first Paralympic Games held on U.S. soil occurred June 16-30, 1984…  Read More

USABA Names 2024 USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has announced nine athletes selected for the 2024 USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team. The team was chosen following a February selection camp held in Chula Vista, Calif. The roster features seven athletes with visual impairments along with two sighted goalkeepers. The sport of blind soccer has been part of the Paralympic Games since 2004, but the U.S. has never fielded a team. That will all change in 2028 when Los Angeles plays host to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the U.S. will receive an automatic entry into the blind soccer competition…  Read More

A Look Back on the Road to Paris…1980 Arnhem Games

As the USA Goalball men's team journeys along on the Road to Paris, during the month of April we'll be taking a peek in the rearview mirror at past Paralympic Games where the U.S. men's team reached the podium. We start with the 1980 Games in Arnhem, Holland. The 6th Olympics for the Physically Disabled (later known as the Paralympic Games) took place June 21-July 5, 1980, in Arnhem, Holland. The event spawned from the annual Stoke Mandeville Games for the disabled, the brainchild of Sir Ludwig Guttmann who had established the world-famous Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville, England,…  Read More

Blind Soccer Debuts in Miami


More than 150 participants took part in the USA Blind Soccer - Kickoff for Inclusion event on February 24, hosted by the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) in collaboration with Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Anthony R. Abraham Foundation. Attendees of all ages had the opportunity to meet athletes from the first-ever USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team, view a blind soccer demonstration, and…most importantly…try the sport of blind soccer for themselves. “We’re so fortunate that we have dedicated people who are helping us build blind soccer across the country,” said USABA CEO Molly…  Read More

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USA Goalball Mens Camp #2
04/18-04/21
Fort Wayne, IN
USA Goalball Womens Camp #2
04/18-04/21
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USA Goalball Mens Camp #3
05/05-05/13
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mens National Team Blind Soccer Camp #2
06/05-06/11
Chula Vista, CA

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