U.S. Association of Blind Athletes is a nationwide organization that empowers Americans with visual impairments to experience life-changing opportunities in sports, recreation and physical activities.
Since its establishment in 1976, USABA has provided sports opportunities to thousands of children, youth, adults and military veterans who are blind and visually impaired. USABA programs serve athletes of all ages and abilities from local grassroots programs to elite Paralympic level.
Are you interested in trying a new sport? Joining a sports team? Developing skills in a sport you already practice? Trying a new fitness activity? Joining a community of people with visual impairments who are dedicated to fitness and sports? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, we encourage you to visit USABA’s website to learn about what all they have to offer.
USABA partners with a vast network of agencies for the blind across the nation (USABA Sports Clubs) to promote sports and fitness programming in local communities. Check out their list of USABA Sports Clubs to find out what’s available in your area.
USABA also offers sports camps and events throughout the year in sports including skiing, rowing, cycling, goalball, running, powerlifting and triathlon. Check out their events calendar to find out what events are coming up!
In addition to providing opportunities in sport, USABA also aims to change society’s negative stereotypes concerning the abilities of blind people as well as other disabled individuals by educating the public through various media avenues as well as by training athletes to enter schools and community organizations to directly address disability issues. To learn about becoming a member or getting involved in a USABA program, visit USABA.org.