(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 […]
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 […]
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 2028 as the U.S. plays host to the Los Angeles Paralympic Games and receives an automatic entry into the blind soccer competition as the host country.
The women’s side of blind soccer has been growing rapidly in all continents with IBSA scheduled to begin official women’s tournaments in 2022. Women’s blind soccer is currently in the development stages in the Americas and USABA’s goal is to grow the women’s game along with its male counterpart to make early strides in closing the gender gap with existing programs. Females are currently in a combined classification category (B1-B2-B3). With IBSA tournaments opening opportunities for different continents there could be an opportunity to attend IBSA-sanctioned events in 2023 such as the Parapan American Games in Chile, or the 2023 IBSA Blind Football Women’s World Championships in Birmingham, England.
USABA Staff Contact Info
Kevin Brousard, USABA Programs Director (719-866-3019 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
United States Association of Blind Athletes
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909