Special Needs

USABA Releases Calendar of Goalball Competitions

30 Aug, 2013

Sport Popular Among Blind Athletes Will be Offered in U.S. and Abroad

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has released its calendar of goalball events, both across the U.S. and internationally. Goalball is a sport played by blind athletes as well as those with visual impairments.

Events range from those open to amateur competition, to elite-level competition, and everything in between. The following events are presently on the calendar. Information can be obtained by going to the USABA’s website. http://www.usaba.org/

September 28-29: Junior Cascade Classic in Vancouver, WA

October 12-13: NWABA South Sound Throw-down Goalball Tournament in Tacoma, WA

October 17-20: Cactus Classic (open to youth teams) in Tucson, Arizona

November 1-3: Lakeshore Regional Youth Goalball Tournament in Birmingham, AL

November 7-9: USABA High School Goalball National Championships in St. Augustine, FL

February 7-9, 2014: Cascade Classic Regional Tournament in Vancouver, WA

March 1-2, 2014: John Bakos Memorial/USABA Midwest Regional Goalball Tournament in Warren, MI (dates tentative)

May 3-4, 2014: Cascade Classic Developmental Team Tournament in Vancouver, WA

June 19-21, 2014: USABA Goalball National Championships in Ames, IA

June 26-July 7, 2014: IBSA World Goalball Championships in Espoo, Finland

May 2015: IBSA World Championships and Games in Seoul, Korea

August 7-14, 2015: Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada

September 7-18, 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About USABA: USABA is a Colorado-based 501(c) (3) organization that provides life-enriching sports opportunities for every individual with a visual impairment.  A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USABA provides athletic opportunities in various sports including, but not limited to track and field, nordic and alpine skiing, biathlon, judo, wrestling, swimming, tandem cycling, powerlifting and goalball (a team sport for the blind and visually impaired).


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