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JOB OPENING: Sport Program Coordinator

Title: Sport Program Coordinator   Position Type: Exempt Full-Time Employee Location: Colorado Springs, CO, or Remote Reports to: Kevin Brousard, Programs and Finance Director Application deadline: March 22 – April 4, 2022, to kbrousard@usaba.org Sport Organization The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is a Colorado-based 501(c) (3) organization that provides life-enriching sports opportunities for individuals with visual impairments. USABA is a member organization of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and serves as the National Governing Body (NGB) for the Paralympic sport of goalball, a sport developed specifically for the blind and visually impaired. Recently, USABA received approval and NGB certification…  Read More

USA Goalball Teams Medal at Americas Championships

The USA Men’s and Women’s Goalball Teams both came away with medals around their necks at the conclusion of the IBSA Goalball Americas Championships that took place Feb. 18-22 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The U.S. men’s team won the silver medal, while the U.S. women’s team came away with the bronze. Most importantly, the men’s team achieved qualification for this summer’s IBSA Goalball World Championships and will join the women’s team which had pre-qualified by virtue of their silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. The world championships will take place June 6-18 in Hangzhou, China, and will play a…  Read More

End of Year Message from 6-time Paralympian Lisa Czechowski

Dear USABA Supporter, Having been born with the eye condition nystagmus and later diagnosed with cone-rod dystrophy in middle school, the power of sport had an immense impact on my life. My experience through sport set me on a path to become a six-time Paralympian and five-time Paralympic medalist. This past year was an especially memorable year for me as a member of the silver-medal winning USA women’s goalball team at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. It was also a milestone year for the United States Association of Blind Athletes as the organization celebrated its 45th anniversary, and adding to the…  Read More

Chaz Davis, Alison Lynch Capture Marathon National Titles

The 12th United States Association of Blind Athletes Marathon National Championships presented by Allworth Financial took place on Sunday, December 5, in Sacramento, Calif., in conjunction with the California International Marathon. The race featured 41 runners who are blind and visually impaired, along with 64 guide runners helping them navigate the course either for the full 26.2-mile distance or on relay teams. The weather was cool and overcast, with temperatures hovering in the 40s for most of the race, ideal running temperatures which led to many personal-best times for the USABA runners. Successfully defending his title in the men's overall…  Read More

USABA Building Blind Soccer Ahead of LA28

By Michael Lewis, TeamUSA.org Kevin Brown (l) and Antoine Craig take part in USABA's Blind Soccer Camp in Colorado Springs in August of 2021. Photo by Julie Larame. Jaime Garzon has dreams, some of them big ones. Not only does he want the United States to field a men’s blind soccer team for the 2028 Paralympic Games in Los Angeles, he also wants it to compete for a medal. There's one slight catch — the U.S. does not have a blind soccer team, at least not yet. But with the United States earning an automatic berth as host of the…  Read More

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