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Two Additional Goalball Paralympians Elected to USABA Board

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) – As the newly-certified national governing body for the Paralympic team sports of goalball and blind soccer, the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has announced the election of two additional athlete representatives to its Board of Directors. Paralympians Zach Buhler (Huntington, Ind.) and Eliana Mason (Beaverton, Ore.) will serve as goalball athlete directors alongside fellow goalball Paralympians Matt Simpson (Charlottesville, Va.) and Calahan Young (Pittsburgh, Pa.), giving the board of directors four athletes among its 12 members. “The expansion of athlete representation to 33 percent of our board of directors ensures that the voices of…  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

USABA Announces Six Sport Ambassadors for Paralympic Sport of Blind Soccer

Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 13, 2022) – As the newly-certified National Governing Body for the Paralympic sport of blind soccer, the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has appointed six individuals to act as sport ambassadors. Throughout the year, the five athletes and one coach will assist the organization in spreading awareness around blind soccer programming and other initiatives via digital content and in-person appearances. Blind soccer has been part of the Paralympic Games since 2004 but the U.S. has never fielded a team in international competition. That will all change in the coming years as USABA develops a national…  Read More

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

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