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Compete for Team USA at Goalball Youth Championships!

USABA invites male goalball athletes between the ages of 13 and 19 years old (as of December 31, 2018) interested in competing for Team USA at the 2018 IBSA Goalball American Youth Championships to apply for a spot on the U.S. Boy’s Goalball Team. After reading the following information, interested athletes should email U.S. Men’s Head Coach Matthew Boyle at mboyle@usaba.org by May 14th. Please note that selected athletes will be responsible for 100% of their costs to attend (an estimated $2,215.00 per athlete, including international roundtrip flight). What: 2018 IBSA Goalball American Youth Championships When: August 20-26, 2018 Where:…  Read More

Tandem Bike Grant

Through funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, USABA is proud to offer grants to five military veterans to purchase their own tandem bike. Each grant will be for $3,000.00 and must be used to purchase a tandem bike from a U.S. company. Interested military veterans can apply for a grant by completing this application and emailing it to Kevin Brousard at kbrousard@usaba.org by June 15, 2018. Download Grant Application  Read More

Sleep’s Heavy Impact on our Health

We all know sleep is important. It improves our memory, helps us focus and ultimately, improves our probability of living longer. But despite the health benefits, Americans continue to struggle with not getting enough shut-eye each night. During Sleep Awareness Month, we want to encourage you to pay more attention to how much sleep you’re getting and if it’s not enough, to do better. While we know a full night’s sleep improves our cognitive processes and helps lower emotional stress, it also impacts our physical health. While you’re sleeping, your body continues to work. It’s properly distributing insulin, synthesizing protein…  Read More

2018 Midwest Regional Goalball Tournament Recap

The 34th annual USABA Midwest Regional Goalball Tournament hosted 28 teams this weekend in Warren, Michigan. As one of the largest goalball tournaments in North America, it’s a staple in the USABA Regionals line up each year. Split into three divisions – Men’s, Women’s and Men’s Elite – the teams took the courts starting Friday afternoon. Round Robin play continued Saturday and concluded with finals on Sunday morning. Men’s Division Columbus Chill, GLASA Riptide, NIU Huskies and NJ Thunder emerged to compete in the Men’s semi-finals. GLASA Riptide met Columbus Chill in the bronze medal game and earned the final…  Read More

New Look for USABA Logo

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes brand has come to mean many things to many people. For the mother searching for sports opportunities for her child who is blind, USABA is empowering. For the person who sees a runner and their guide while running a marathon, USABA is inspiring. For the young athlete who discovered goalball at a sports education camp, trained to be the best in the world and is one day asked to represent Team USA on the biggest international stage for athletes who are blind and visually impaired, to that Paralympic medalist, USABA is life-changing. While a…  Read More

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