Feb 28, 2017

2017 Spring/Summer Sports Opportunities

Adaptive Sports & Training Opportunities - Spring/Summer 2017

Though the following opportunities are open to all athletes with special funding available to Military Veterans and VA staff. Contact Kevin Brousard for more information at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 719.866.3019.

April 6 – 10, 2017 – Goalball Training CampClick Here to Apply
All blind or VI athletes are eligible to apply to learn more about the game or sharpen their skills.  Participants will get the chance to train with instruction from U.S. National Team players and coaches at the new USABA Goalball Center of Excellence at Turnstone. Anyone who has experience with goalball up to the intermediate level is encouraged to apply.

Athletes at the camp will learn basic goalball skills (blocking, defensive positioning, throwing, game strategy and communication, have two on-court training sessions per day and classroom sessions including film review and theoretical game discussion.  For more information, contact Kevin Brousard at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 719.866.3019. 

May 13 - 14, 2017 – Goalball Competition Opportunity – USABA Southwest Regional Goalball Tournament

For more information, contact Kevin Brousard at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 719.866.3019.

May 21 – 27, 2017 – Tandem Cycling Development CampClick here to Apply

USABA is pleased to host a Tandem Cycling Development Camp for riders who are blind or visually impaired, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  Riders must possess the fitness and equipment necessary to make it through the week-long cycling camp. Only road tandems are approved equipment for this camp.

Cyclists will learn bike handling skills, safe riding techniques, and road racing strategies. Riders are on their bikes twice per day, and will ride up to 140 miles for the week. Athletes will practice skills, engage in race simulations, and participate in classroom seminars.  For more information, contact Pam Fernandes at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 781.449.9563.

June 7 – 13, 2017 – LTA Development Rowing Camp Click here to Apply
USABA is pleased to host an adaptive rowing camp for rowers with physical disabilities to be held at Community Rowing, Inc. in Boston, MA. 

The camp is open to male and female participants but is limited to those eligible for the LTA Paralympic boat class.  A description of the Legs, Trunks and Arms classification and additional adaptive rowing information can be found here.  Generally, the LTA boat class includes visual impairment, single leg amputees and cerebral palsy/TBI.  Athletes with disabilities who are currently rowing or have previous rowing experience or who have a high level of fitness and a competitive athletic background are strongly encouraged to apply.  For more information, contact Ryan Ortiz at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 719.866.3025.

June 22-24, 2017 – Goalball Competition Opportunity – USABA Goalball Nationals

For more information, contact Kevin Brousard at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 719.866.3019.


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