USABA is pleased to be hosting the 2022 National Goalball Championships, July 15-17, at Turnstone Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The USABA National Goalball Championships have not been held since the 2019 version in Smyrna, Georgia, last staged at Turnstone in 2018.
“For the first time in three years we welcome goalball teams from across the country to come together as a community in the spirit of competition and celebration,” said USABA CEO Molly Quinn. “The pandemic put a pause on this annual event the last two years which will make this year’s national championships even more special and exciting. We look forward to supporting this summer’s high-level goalball competition at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site at Turnstone.”
In 2019, there were a record 25 teams that took part in the national championships and we hope to break that record with the 2022 event.
“Turnstone and Fort Wayne are proud to welcome the USABA National Goalball Championships back to the Summit City,“ said Mike Mushett, Turnstone Center CEO. “Celebrating goalball athletes from across the country is an exciting opportunity to showcase all that the sport has to offer.”
Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible, all athletes must have competed in a USABA sanctioned goalball tournament during the 2022 season, and all athletes and coaches must hold a current USABA membership. Each team must have a point of contact with current SafeSport certification and background check completed prior to competition. The deadline to register is July 1st, 2022.
Timeline: Games will begin at 3 pm Friday afternoon and conclude Sunday afternoon.
Registration Fee: $70/participant (includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, Sunday Lunch, awards, and T-shirt)
Tournament Hotel: Hilton Downtown Fort Wayne
1020 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Group rate: $124/night + tax, Breakfast included.
All participants, regardless of role, are required to adhere to the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy. Additional details on the policy and reporting process can be found at: https://www.usaba.org/membership/safe-sport/.
Space is limited and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, please contact USABA’s Sport Program Coordinator, Marybai Huking at email@example.com.