Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired
"Dedicated to helping the blind children of Utah 
make the most of their lives since 1988."
Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Dedicated to helping the blind children of Utah 
make the most of their lives since 1988."




Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired


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Fall Goalball Practices

Several goalball practices will be held this fall in Salt Lake. These practices are for anyone in 7th to 12th grade, but especially for those who would like to be considered for the Utah state youth teams in the future.

All practices will be held on Saturday afternoons. This was not our preferred time but we are fortunate to have a place to play. If players want to dome for just part of the practice, they are welcome to. 



Goalball Practices

 (For Students in 7th -12th grades)


Location: Copperview Recreation Center
                 8446 South Harrison St.
                 Midvale, UT 84047


Dates: September 4th, 18th, 25th
            October 2nd, 9th, 30th


Time:   3 PM to 7 PM


For additional information contact Rachel Jepson or Marty Langworthy.


Hosted by the Utah Foundation for the Blind

and Visually Impaired (UFB)

 

 


Our full goalball program including practices for elementary aged students as well as for adults will begin in January. Practice dates and locations will be announced when they are finalized.








Goalball Practices
 

Goalball practices will be scheduled as soon as the Covid-19 situation allows us to safely do so. We are anxiously awaiting the resumption of goalball and our other programs but the health of our participants and volunteers is our top priority.


Goalball is the most popular team sport for the blind and visually impaired. It is fun, exciting, and competitive. Over the last 20 plus years the Utah Foundation for the Blind has had hundreds of players enjoy the many benefits of participating in goalball. Like basketball, soccer, and other sports for the sighted, goalball provides many benefits for blind and visually impaired participants physically, emotionally and socially. It helps improve physical fitness, motor skills, coordination, strength, self-confidence, social skills, peer interactions, character development, and much more. It also helps reduce stress, tension, and anxiety. Many students and parents have given feedback about how goalball has literally been a life changer and how it has helped their school performance and helped prepare them for college and careers.

 

UFB has some of the best coaches in the country who work with those who have never played before as well as very experienced and skilled players. All you have to do is show up at any of the practices and we will take care of the rest.


Our goalball season begins in January with practices throughout the state. This is followed by a one day, state-wide tournament for children and youth. Players look forward to this tournament all year. Following the state tournament the top youth players are selected for the Utah boys and girls teams. These players continue training in preparation to compete against teams from other states and represent Utah at the US National Youth Goalball Championships. We have a similar program for adult players. Over the last 20 years UFB’s teams have won nine national championship titles and many of our players have earned individual honors.

 

Don’t miss out! Come have a great time playing goalball.




Salt Lake Practices:         


 

Logan Practices:


 

Tremonton Practices



Ogden Practices:



Lehi Practices


 

Richfield/Gunnison


 

St George practices:





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