Youth Goalball Tournament

October 6, 2017 – October 8, 2017 all-day

Goalball is a team sport that is specifically designed for athletes who are blind or visual impaired. All players wear eye shades, which create total blindness and an even playing field for all athletes. The game is played on a hard-surface court which measures nine meters wide by 18 meters long. The sport is played three on three, and goals cover each end of the court. The object of the game is to roll a basketball-sized ball, which contains bells inside of it, past the defense and into the goal. The defense must block the ball from entering the goal by stretching their bodies parallel to the goal line. Because players must rely on their sense of hearing, spectators, coaches and athletes must remain silent during play. Once a goal has been scored, a whistle will indicate when spectators may cheer. Goalball consists of two 12 minute halves and a game lasts approximately 45 minutes.