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Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018

34th Annual USABA Midwest Regional Goalball Tournament

The Michigan Blind Athletic Association Announces the 34th Annual USABA Midwest Regional Goalball Tournament!

DATES AND TIMES:
Games Friday, February 23, 2018 for select teams only (6:00 pm until 9:30 pm)
Games Saturday February 24, 2018 (estimated times 8:00 am until 9:30 pm)
Games Sunday February 25, 2018 (estimated times 8:00 am until 1:00 pm)

LOCATION:
Warren Mott High School
3131 Twelve Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48092

REGISTRATION:
We are planning on holding an elite tournament in addition to the standard tournament for the men’s and possibly the women’s teams. Placement in the elite tournament will be done at the discretion of the tournament director and USABA Goalball Planning Team.
Every attempt will be made to allow all interested teams to attend while not compromising the quality and integrity of the tournament. Preference will be given to ONE team per organization, per gender.

REGISTRATION PROCESS:
Teams and pool players submit letter of application by January 1, 2018
Submit letters via email to Jessica Kusku (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
Teams should include a tentative roster for planning purposes
Teams/players will be notified of their place in the tournament by January 10, 2018
A full roster, t-shirt sizes, jersey numbers, and payment must be received by January 27, 2018
Travel information must be received by February 9, 2018 to guarantee a ride from the airport.
***DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL RESERVATIONS UNTIL YOU HAVE CONFIRMATION OF YOUR SPOT FROM JESSICA KUSKU. WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT REFUND TRAVEL EXPENSES IF YOU ARE NOT CHOSEN TO ATTEND.***
FEES:
Registration fee is $45 USD per person (players and coaches), and includes: participant t-shirt, meals on Saturday, awards, and transportation. No refunds of registration fees after February 3rd. ONLY REGISTERED PLAYERS AND COACHES MAY EAT MEALS. If you anticipate having an additional person such as a driver or spectator, they may purchase meals as well. Cost of a meals-only registration is $15 USD per person.

POOL PLAYERS:
A "team" will consist of a minimum of three players. Thus, no two-member teams can be accepted, but pool players may be organized into teams by the tournament director as needed. Tournament fees for pool players will be $45 per person.
FORMAT, GAME TIME, AND STRUCTURE:
Exact format of games, time, and structure is dependant upon the number of registered teams, referee and volunteer availability, and financial resources available. Therefore, a guarantee of games is not known until the schedules are completed, but generally teams can count on at least 3 round robin games plus elimination and championship rounds.

RULES:
The tournament will be officiated by USABA and/or IBSA sanctioned referees and IBSA rules will be followed as closely as possible.
We’re looking forward to another exciting tournament. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas please do not hesitate to send them in.

For more information, contact:
Tournament Director
Jessica Kusku (586) 506-0259
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Volunteer Coordinator
Amanda Hercula
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Feb 28, 2018 - Mar 04, 2018

2018 Breckenridge Ski Camp

Join us February 28 - March 4, 2018 in Breckenridge, Colorado, for a long weekend of skiing in the Rocky Mountains! We've partnered with Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center to host the event thanks to the generous support of USABA sponsor, Anthem Life.

Cost is $260.00 and includes lodging, food, lift tickets, equipment and ski lessons for the duration of the event. Funding for Military Veterans covering event costs and partial travel stipends are available for this event. Contact Kevin Brousard at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Schedule of events is listed below. If interested in attending, please fill out an application and send completed application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) no later than January 25, 2018.

2018 USABA Breckenridge Winter Ski Camp Program Agenda

Wednesday, February 28 – Athlete Arrival
4:00 p.m.                         Check-in at Griffith Lodge
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.              Dinner at Griffith Lodge
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.              Intro to camp, staff and orientation to the lodge
9:00 p.m.                         Free time
*Rental equipment pickup at Blue River Sports will close at 8 pm*

Thursday, March 1 – Alpine Skiing
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.              Breakfast at Griffith Lodge
8:45 a.m.                         Depart Griffith Lodge and travel to BOEC
9:00 – 12:00 a.m.            Morning Ski Session (Alpine)
12:00- 1:00 p.m.              Lunch at BOEC Office
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.              Afternoon Ski Session (Alpine)
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.              Return to Griffith Lodge
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.              Free time
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.              Dinner at Griffith Lodge
7:00 p.m.                         Evening activity

Friday, March 2 – Alpine Skiing
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.              Breakfast at Griffith Lodge
8:45 a.m.                        Depart Griffith Lodge and travel to BOEC
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.            Morning Ski Session (Alpine)
10:15 a.m.                       Group Photo
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.            Lunch sponsored by Anthem Life
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.            Lunch at BOEC Office
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.              Afternoon Ski Session (Alpine)
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.              Nordic Skiers on 3/5 exchange gear at rental shop
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.              Return to Griffith Lodge
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.              Free time
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.              Dinner at Griffith Lodge
7:00 p.m.                        Evening activity

Saturday, March 3 – Alpine or Nordic / Biathlon Ski Camp
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.              Breakfast at Griffith Lodge
9:00 a.m.                        Depart Griffith Lodge to Frisco (Nordic) or BOEC
9:30 – 12:00 p.m.            Morning Nordic and Biathlon Session
9:00 - 12:00 p.m.            Morning Ski Session (Alpine)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.            Lunch at BOEC Office
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.              Afternoon Nordic/ Biathlon Competition
2:00 p.m.                         Return to Griffith Lodge
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.              Free time and pack
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.              Travel to downtown Breckenridge
4:45 – 6:45 p.m.              Dinner in town
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.              Travel back to Griffith Lodge
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.              Traveling info and camp recap

Sunday, March 5 – Departure Day
Check-out at Griffith Lodge

Download application for 2018 Breckenridge Ski Camp here. Send completed applications to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by January 25, 2018.


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