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Salt Lake County Adaptive Recreation Goalball Video:
Goalball was devised in 1946 in an effort to rehabilitate visually impaired veterans who returned from World War II. In 1976, it was then introduced to the world at the Paralympic Games in Toronto.
The sport is for athletes with visual impairments and each athlete wears a blackout mask. The competition consists of two 12 minute halves and the object of the game is to roll the ball into the opposite goal while opposing players try to block the ball with their bodies. Bells inside the balls orient the players to the direction of the on-coming ball. Therefore, while play is in progress, silence is required to allow the players to react to the ball.
The Utah Foundation for the Blind practices at the Salt Lake County Northwest Recreation Center. Please Contact UFB for practice schedule
Utah Foundation for the Blind