May 21, 2016 - May 27, 2016

2016 Adaptive Rowing Camp

In partnership with US Rowing and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Program, 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 Community Rowing, Inc in Boston, MA May 21-27, 2016.

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.

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 also strongly encouraged to apply.  Funding to offset expenses for Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces is awarded by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Program.

Program fees for non-military athletes will be no more than $400 which includes 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 cost to Boston 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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Jun 11, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016

Gateway to Gold Experience: CABVI

Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting a Gateway to Gold Experience June 11 from 9am to 11:45am in Utica, New York.

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Where: Donovan Middle School, 1701 Noyes St, Utica, NY 13502.

What: Track & Field Events 9am – 10:15am
Shot put, discus, and 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m events

Goalball 10:30am – 11:45am

Athletes must have a general knowledge of the sporting events they will be participating in and must be capable of competing at a competitive level independently.

RSVP by May 27, 2016 to Stephanie Fitzgerald at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (315) 797-2233.
Limited transportation is available.

Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 22, 2016

June Goalball Training Camp - Fort Wayne, IN

All blind or VI athletes are eligible to apply to learn more about goalball and 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 Camp Coordinator Matt Simpson at 770.722.8307 or email Matt at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Application deadline for the June Goalball Training Camp is May 1. Click here to apply.

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