Oct 28, 2017

Try Blind Hockey Event

New York Metro Blind Hockey and Third Eye Insight are hosting a free “try it” event on October 28th, 2017 at the NY Islanders practice rink in Nassau County NY from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please arrive by 6 pm for fun and games and time to get skates on. 

Location:  Northwell Health Ice Center (200 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow NY 11554; The facility is located off Merrick Avenue inside of Eisenhower Park)- indoor facility

This is a great opportunity for the blind and visually impaired community to have the chance to try ice skating and experience ice hockey! If you plan on joining us, please sign up by sending an email to Ted Caputo at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 631-316-8231. Visit for more information.


Oct 09, 2017

USABA Seeks Applicants for January 2018 Residential Goalball Training Program Cycle

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), in conjunction with Turnstone, operates a long-term residential goalball training program for men and women in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  This comprehensive program provides selected athletes the opportunity to enhance playing skills in an environment geared to individual needs and with the objective of developing them for future world championship or Paralympic team participation.  Training will be conducted in 10-week cycles that generally include 5 days of court time per week and a rigorous in-and-out of season individual strength and conditioning program. 

USABA is now accepting applications for the training cycle to begin in early January 2018.  Applicants must already be competing and training as a goalball athlete.  For additional details of the program and application instructions, please refer to the attached document.  The application deadline is November 17.2017. Because of the competitive nature of the program, late applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information and Application Procedures

Oct 02, 2017

Utah Rage boys and girls sweep Cascade Classic Youth Tournament

By: Ken Armbruster

The youth Goalball season kicked off this weekend at the Washington School for the Blind, with teams from Utah,  Colorado, Washington and Oregon competing.  Both the Utah boys and girls went undefeated through the tournament.  Members of the boy's team coached by Josh Wellborn and Tony Jepson, were Robby Calandrelli, Shane Huking, and Zach Ledford.  Their final match was strongly contested against the Oregon team.  The girl’s strong defense shut out the Washington School for the Blind in the championship game.  Team members were Elizabeth Chantry, Adia Estes, Megan Jenson and Mykol Clark. The girls were coached by Rachel Jepson and Marybai Huking.  Tournament Director, Jen Armbruster stated this was a great opening event in the Cascade Classic series which will be followed by the Regional tournament February 9-11 and the College/D2 tournament in the spring. 

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