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USABA, in partnership with Prodigy Search, in search for their newest Chief Executive Officer

(Freehold, NJ – May 13, 2020) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has officially launched a national search for a newly-created position of Chief Executive Officer and is pleased to announce its partnership with Prodigy  Search to conduct the broad-scale recruitment process. The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), established in 1976, is a Colorado-chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt membership organization with 842 registered members. The membership is comprised of elite and developmental athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. The association has an operating budget and reserves of approximately $1.8 million. USABA is governed by a 10-member Board of…  Read More

COVID-19: Risks and Challenges for the Visually Impaired

The health and well-being of our athletes is a top priority at USABA and we'd like to share with our members some informative articles about the current COVID-19 pandemic and the risks and challenges that are specific to the visually impaired community. There is much information to be found online about the virus. USABA has selected a few articles below that we feel are informative, beneficial and from trusted sources. (Source: World Health Organization)  The additional challenges of the blind and visually impaired population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals who are blind or visually impaired are not at greater risk…  Read More

Get Free Fitbit When You Sign Up for United We Move! Challenge

CALLING ALL USABA ATHLETES! If you're interested in joining a friendly and competitive community to stay active during these trying times, we have the program for you! The United We Move! program is a group fitness program for USABA athletes of all abilities across the country. Using Fitbit activity trackers, participants will engage in challenges, fitness tracking and online videos created by Paralympian Tyler Merren. If you already have a Fitbit, we will send you an invitation to the United We Move! Challenge after you register at the link below. If you do not own a Fitbit wearable, we will ship you one when…  Read More

When The Goal Moves, How Do Goalball Athletes Adjust?

by Bill Kellick The date August 25, 2020, was circled on all the calendars of Paralympic hopefuls across the U.S. and around the world. As the day on which the Paralympic torch would be lit during the opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, it represented a goal. For athletes in the sport of goalball – a Paralympic sport played by athletes with visual impairments using a ball with bells inside -- the goal signifies everything. During a game, they cannot see the goal, but they know it’s there…right across from them at the other end of the court. Sure,…  Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: USABA Looking For New Board Directors and Committee Members

Recently, USABA made a significant update to its bylaws (https://www.usaba.org/about-us/board-of-directors-by-laws) to become more aligned with the USOPC and other NGBs. As a result, the USABA board of directors is seeking to fill positions on the board and on standing committees (Governance, Ethics, Judicial). We have a need for both independent board members and goalball athlete members. This is an excellent opportunity for qualified individuals to have an impact on the future of blind sports and its development under the umbrella of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movement. The complete job description is located here and below. All positions are for a 4-year term and require…  Read More

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