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People with blindness or low vision compete and participate in every possible sport. Sometimes the rules are modified, sometimes adaptive techniques are used, and other times adaptive equipment may be required. It is important to continue to exercise, as a Centers for Disease Control CDC study on the incidence of chronic disease in adults with disabilities revealed.

Do some research about your area of interest. Not only is this good exercise, it is a great way to have fun and meet other people! You can get more information and resources about these and other sports from the International Blind Sports Federation website. You must be logged in to post a comment. We look forward to updating you about news and information from The Chicago Lighthouse. Goalball : this is a team sport, and participants compete in teams of three.

The teams alternate throwing or rolling the ball from one end to the other, and players remain in the area of their own goal in both defense and attack. Many countries, including the United States, have a goalball team, which competes in the Paralympics. Beep baseball : as the name suggests, this is an adapted version of baseball. With the exception of the batter and catcher, all team members are blind those who are partially sighted wear blindfolds to be on an equal playing field with their teammates.

The bases beep when activated so that players know in which direction to run. Many states, including Illinois, have beep baseball teams. Swimming: this can be easily adapted for those who are blind or visually impaired and wish to do it as a hobby or on a professional team. Players can listen for the bells and touch the string covered with tape to help them know where they are. In goalball, all of the players wear goggles to completely block their vision, leveling the playing field.

Michael’s mom brought goalball to Palatine School District 15 recently. She decided to become a vision teacher after her son was born.

 
 

 

Team sport for visually impaired. Blind and partially sighted sports

 

Players can listen for the bells and touch the string covered with tape to help them know where they are. In goalball, all of the players wear goggles to completely block their vision, leveling the playing field. Michael’s mom brought goalball to Palatine School District 15 recently. She decided to become a vision teacher after her son was born. Sometimes the rules are modified, sometimes adaptive techniques are used, and other times adaptive equipment may be required.

It is important to continue to exercise, as a Centers for Disease Control CDC study on the incidence of chronic disease in adults with disabilities revealed. Do some research about your area of interest. Do some reading on your sport interest.

When I was 15, I got invited to my first U. At this camp I learned how to cohesively work with a group of individuals who never played on the same team together and developed certain skill sets such as accuracy, speed, and defensive shifts which would help me become a more successful player in years to come.

I competed in my first youth international competition when I was 15, and my first adult competition at the age of At age 18, after years of hard work on and off the court, I made the U. Paralympic Team , to compete in the London Games in Competing in the Paralympics turned out to be more than I ever imagined.

I became a better athlete and a better person from that experience. Making it to the Paralympics, the largest international event, was worth all the hard days at the gym and failures along the way. Though we did not come back from London with a medal, I learned more than a medal could have taught me. I learned that defense, teamwork, and relationships with others are what win championships. From London I walked away with the desire to be better than I was the day before both as an athlete and in my personal life.

After London I took a hard look at myself. I wanted to be a better asset to my team so I constantly trained off the court. I sought help from others for training and ended up working with a strength and conditioning coach. I set personal goals and demolished barriers to my goals. I pushed myself through tough workouts and days when I thought I had no more to give. Eventually, I realized hard work would set me apart from others who share the same dream of becoming a champion.

This is an event that qualifies you for the next Paralympics, which is in Rio de Janeiro in Though we were favorites heading into world championships, we faced many ups and downs trying to reach our first goal of making the quarterfinals.

We had to play the best team in the opposing pool, Brazil.

 
 

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