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Blind Soccer

Ten Athletes Named to First-Ever USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) today announced the 10 athletes chosen for the first-ever USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team that will begin international competition in 2023, the first step on the journey to competing at the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games. The team was selected after a four-day selection camp held Oct. 27-30 in Chula Vista, Calif. The roster features eight 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…  Read More

Chula Vista to Host Selection Camp for First-Ever USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team


(October 26, 2022) – The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is holding a team selection camp, Oct. 27-30, in Chula Vista, Calif., with 13 players with visual impairments and three sighted goalkeepers vying to earn a spot on the first-ever USA Blind Soccer National Team. From that pool of athletes, eight players will join two goalkeepers to form the U.S. team that will begin international competition in 2023, the first step on the journey to competing at the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games. “By naming this first-ever national team, it allows USABA to continue building blind soccer across the country,”…  Read More

USABA Conducts Visually Impaired & Blind Soccer Clinics as Part of PlayLA Adaptive Youth Sports Program

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is supporting the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department (LA RAP) to launch the first visually impaired & blind soccer clinics as part of the PlayLA Adaptive Youth Sports Program. The free clinics are designed for blind and visually impaired youth ages 5-11 and 12-17, with all skill levels welcome to participate. Clinic participants will be taught blind soccer fundamentals, drills, game play and communication. The dates for the clinics are October 8, 15 & 22 and November 12. They will be held at the Algin Sutton Recreation Center in Los…  Read More

Second Blind Soccer Talent ID Camp Held in South Carolina

Coaches and athletes from across the U.S. converged on Rock Hill, S.C., July 8-10, to take part in a blind soccer talent identification camp. The event was organized by the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) in conjunction with the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club. The camp consisted of three full days of training with two on-field sessions each day. Camp participants also attended the July 8 game between the Charlotte Independence and the Richmond Kickers. “As the newly-certified national governing body for blind soccer in the U.S., we are fast-tracking our talent identification with camps around the country,” said…  Read More

Historic Blind Soccer Camp Held in Baltimore


A milestone moment occurred in Baltimore, Md., April 8-12, as the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) conducted its first blind soccer talent identification camp since being certified by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee as the sport’s national governing body. Twelve athletes from 11 different states participated in three days of drills and scrimmages at the Maryland School for the Blind as USABA prepares to name its first-ever USA Blind Soccer National Team this October. "The level of athleticism and drive at this camp was not only impressive but inspiring,” said 19-year-old Bailey Martin of Hubbard, Iowa. “Every single…  Read More

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Upcoming Events

14th Annual Breckenridge Ski Festival
03/01-03/05
Breckenridge, Colorado
Northeast Regional Goalball
04/14-04/16
Westmont, N.J.
North Texas Blind Soccer National Kickaround
05/27-05/28
West Carrolton, Texas
Southeast Regional Goalball
06/02-06/04
Smyrna, Ga.
2023 USABA Goalball National Championships
09/21-09/24
Fort Wayne, Indiana

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