Mar 20, 2014

Adaptive Rowing Camp

May 21-27, 2014

In partnership with USRowing and the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), is pleased to host an adaptive rowing camp for rowers with physical disabilities and identify potential candidates for participation in the Paralympic Games.  The camp will be held at the Oklahoma City National High Performance Training Center. 

The camp is open to male and female participants but is limited to those eligible for the LTA (Legs, Trunks & Arms) Paralympic boat class. Generally speaking, rowers who can use a sliding seat, such as someone with a visual impairment or with single-leg or single-arm involvement, are in the LTA class.

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.

Veterans and Active Duty Service Members with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Grant funding for this program is awarded by U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, through funding provided by Veterans Affairs.  The grants are provided to facilitate the growth of Paralympic-sport programming for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.

Program fees for non-military athletes will be no more than $250 and include all components of the camp (accommodations, ground transportation, meals, equipment, training, etc.).  We endeavor to subsidize these fees for the benefit of qualified candidates.  Travel will be the responsibility of the participant.


Applications must be submitted no later than April 15.
For more information contact:
Ryan Ortiz
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(719) 866-3025

Mar 19, 2014

USABA Launches New Mobile Coach Goalball Resource Site

USABA Launches New Goalball Resource: In collaboration with the United States Olympic Committee and the USA Men’s and Women’s National Goalball Teams, USABA is proud to announce the implementation of the Team USA Mobile Coach site. Team USA Mobile Coach provides access to drills and resources from USABA and the United States Olympic Committee, complete with diagrams and videos you can use on your desktop computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device. Coaches and athletes of all levels will benefit from the Team USA Mobile Coach, and it is free with your USABA membership. Be sure to keep your membership active to continue using this great membership benefit at home, at practice and on the go. Additional information on how to register to access Team USA Mobile Coach for Goalball registration can be found here.  When registering for a Team USA Moblie Coach account, you will encounter a drop down list of agencies.  Please ensure you select USABA. You will then be asked to provide additional information to be used to create your individual account.   You will encounter a membership number area; please leave that area blank.  For additional information contact John Potts, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Mar 19, 2014

Tandem Cycling Development Camp

In partnership with U.S. Paralympics, the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to host a Tandem Cycling Development Camp for riders who are blind and visually impaired at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 7-14 May 2014. The focus will be on active duty and veterans who have experienced some vision loss, but all B/VI athletes may apply. 

Military veterans and active duty service members are strongly encouraged to attend as either pilots or stokers. Approved military athletes are fully funded to the camp.  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.
If you do not have a bike or a pilot (partner) to ride with you at camp, USABA may be able to provide them, so please notify USABA when you apply.

Cyclists will learn bike handling skills, safe riding techniques and road racing strategies.  Riders are on their bikes twice per day and will ride 100 miles for the week. Athletes will practice skills, engage in race simulations and have classroom discussions nightly.

Click here to apply online for the camp.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5 April:

For more information contact:

Pam Fernandes, Camp Coordinator
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