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USABA Emerging Stars ID Camp

July 21, 2019 - July 25, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO

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USABA Emerging Stars ID Camp

The United States Association of Blind Athletes invites youth athletes, ages 14-18, and coaches to apply for the inaugural USABA Emerging Stars ID Camp at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.  This camp will provide participants with training sessions in a variety of Paralympic sports at world-class venues.  Paralympic national team coaches will help guide participants through their athletic journey, providing them with key traits for success moving forward.

When: July 21-25, 2019.  Participants will arrive on July 21st and depart on July 25th via the Colorado Springs Airport (COS)

Athletes Who Should Apply: Athletes who are blind/VI between the ages of 14 to 18, especially those who aspire to represent Team USA in the future.  Preference for multi-sport athletes who are competent swimmers. Athletes will be expected to complete 3 days straight of 4-5 hours a day of exercise.

Coaches Who Should Apply: Coaches who work with athletes who are blind/VI who would like to increase their knowledge and expertise in Paralympic sports.

Where: Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909)

Sports Included: Goalball, track and field, swimming, judo and triathlon

Application: Athletes and coaches can apply here (Application Deadline is May 27)

Purpose: In addition to traditional training/practice sessions in selected sports, the camp will incorporate key aspects of elite-level athletes, including nutrition, strength and conditioning, goal setting and mentorship.  Athletes will leave the camp with valuable training experience in a variety of sports, introduction to key national team staff and tools for success moving forward.

Funding: Accepted applicants will have room/board expenses covered as well as a $300 travel stipend.

Questions? Contact USABA Programs & Finance Manager Kevin Brousard kbrousard@usaba.org / (719) 866 3019

Documents & Links

Application   
Camp Flyer   

Contacts

Information
Kevin Brousard
kbrousard@usaba.org
(719) 866 3019