SpoFit offered its first-ever event specifically for people with visual impairments and blindness on Saturday, January 31st. This event was a Goalball Clinic, a competitive 3-on-3 indoor sport played primarily by blind and visually impaired athletes from local school-gym players to the Paralympic competitors.
The clinic was led by the USA Paralympic Goalball Assistant Coach, Jake Czechowski, and his wife, Lisa, a four-time Goalball Paralympian.
On the SpoFit court, the sport of Goalball was introduced to several visually impaired athletes and their sighted friends and family, each player being blindfolded. Coaches ran through drills with each participant, teaching skills and techniques in order to successfully compete in a game. The clinic ended with a scrimmage, each player being on their three-person team, showing off their skills learned.
If you are interested in participating in this sport, come to our next Goalball Clinic on Saturday, February 21st from 2-5pm. The cost is $5 and registration should be completed at www.spofit.org.