Becoming an Elite Athlete
USABA’s sports staff is dedicated to indentifying, recruiting, tracking, supporting and retaining athletes who are blind and visually impaired that are seeking to become internationally competitive. A key component to the success of the development tier of the sport performance pipeline is collaboration between community and military programs, partner organizations, military and veteran facilities and National Governing Bodies.
Athlete recruitment and identification begins at the local level through our many partners across the United States. Once a new Paralympic-eligible athlete is identified as having high performance potential, USABA staff will facilitate appropriate communication between athlete(s) and local program(s) as well as with the appropriate Paralympic sport coaches and high performance directors. This will include connections to local training resources and possible participation in select emerging and/or national U.S. Paralympics Team camps and competitions as well as information regarding able-bodied competitions, events and other general sport program opportunities for developing and emerging athletes.
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