GOAL BALL

BEEP BASEBALL

BEEP BASEBALL

Six players hi – three on one side three on the other side with a knitted goal behind team

 Goalball is the most popular team sport for the blind and visually  impaired. The sport originated in 1946 when Austrian Hanz Lorrenzen and  German Sett Reindle developed the game as a way to keep blinded WWII  veterans physically active. Goalball has since become the premier team  sport for blind athletes and is played competitively in 112 countries. 

BEEP BASEBALL

BEEP BASEBALL

BEEP BASEBALL

Five min in a huddle to play baseball

What do you get when you adapt America’s favorite pastime?  Beep  Baseball!  Players aim to hit a ball that is larger than a softball and  beeps. Bases buzz once the ball is hit so players know which way to run.

BOWLING

BEEP BASEBALL

TANDEM CYCLING

A photo of bowling lanes with aligned gutters

 Bowling is a fun activity that people who are blind and visually  impaired can enjoy alongside their sighted friends and family.  There  are no rule modifications and visually impaired bowlers are allowed a  visual description of pins knocked down or remaining as well as the path  of the ball.   

TANDEM CYCLING

TANDEM CYCLING

TANDEM CYCLING

A man and a woman on a tandem bike riding through the countryside

 Tandem cycling is a great way to stay active and feel part of a team.  Riding a tandem bike requires good communication and trust. Tandem bikes  are built for two riders, one behind the other. The blind or visually  impaired rider is called a stoker and rides behind the sighted rider who  is called the pilot. The stoker’s focus is to provide the horsepower  while the pilot’s focus is navigation and gears in addition to powering  the bike forward with the stoker. There are some caveats to riding a  tandem bike versus riding a single bike. For instance, on a tandem,  turns should be taken wider to account for the length of the bike.  Mounting and dismounting the bike tend to the be the most difficult  parts of the ride. 

BASKETBALL

TANDEM CYCLING

BASKETBALL

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A ball in the air headed to ward a basketball netA ball in the air headed to ward a basketball net