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First Paris 2024 Qualification Opportunity for Experienced U.S. Teams at Upcoming IBSA Goalball World Championships

With a combined 23 Paralympic Games appearances and 15 Paralympic medals to their credit, an experienced roster of 12 athletes has been selected to represent the U.S. at the 2022 IBSA Goalball World Championships in Matosinhos, Portugal, Dec. 7-16. This year’s tournament provides the first chance for countries to qualify for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, with the top two teams in the men’s and women’s competitions punching their ticket to Paris. “We are proud to be sending such a talented roster to next month’s world championships as we attempt to secure berths in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games,” said…  Read More

Ten Athletes Named to First-Ever USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) today announced the 10 athletes chosen for the first-ever USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team that will begin international competition in 2023, the first step on the journey to competing at the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games. The team was selected after a four-day selection camp held Oct. 27-30 in Chula Vista, Calif. The roster features eight athletes with visual impairments along with two sighted goalkeepers. The sport of blind soccer has been part of the Paralympic Games since 2004, but the U.S. has never fielded a team. That will all change in…  Read More

Chula Vista to Host Selection Camp for First-Ever USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team

(October 26, 2022) – The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is holding a team selection camp, Oct. 27-30, in Chula Vista, Calif., with 13 players with visual impairments and three sighted goalkeepers vying to earn a spot on the first-ever USA Blind Soccer National Team. From that pool of athletes, eight players will join two goalkeepers to form the U.S. team that will begin international competition in 2023, the first step on the journey to competing at the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games. “By naming this first-ever national team, it allows USABA to continue building blind soccer across the country,”…  Read More

USABA Enjoys Successful Philadelphia Distance Run

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes expanded its endurance event offerings in 2022 with the addition of the Philadelphia Distance Run (PDR) on Sept. 18. The first foray into the event was met with great excitement and participation as the PDR is proving to be a nice compliment to the annual USABA Marathon National Championships held in conjunction with the California International Marathon each December in Sacramento. A total of 32 runners with visual impairments were paired up with 48 guides as part of the USABA contingent, including all six USABA Endurance Sport Ambassadors. The PDR race offerings included the…  Read More

USABA Conducts Visually Impaired & Blind Soccer Clinics as Part of PlayLA Adaptive Youth Sports Program

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is supporting the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department (LA RAP) to launch the first visually impaired & blind soccer clinics as part of the PlayLA Adaptive Youth Sports Program. The free clinics are designed for blind and visually impaired youth ages 5-11 and 12-17, with all skill levels welcome to participate. Clinic participants will be taught blind soccer fundamentals, drills, game play and communication. The dates for the clinics are October 8, 15 & 22 and November 12. They will be held at the Algin Sutton Recreation Center in Los…  Read More

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