Goalball in Seattle - Soccer of the Blind
Come out and catch the Goalball Spirit!
All new players are welcome! No experience necessary!
The Home Gym of the Seattle Goalball Team is the Nisei Veterans Committee Gym.
Gym is located in the International District in Seattle.
1212 South King Street with free parking next to the building.
Every Tuesday in September 4:30PM - 6:30PM
NVC Gym - 1212 S. King St. International District
Next practice dates:
2017 February 28
2017 March 7
2017 March 14
2017 March 21
About Goalball and the King Cobras
Described as "soccer for the blind", goalball provides a team sport outlet for the blind and visually impaired community. It was created by World War II veterans who wanted to continue to play sports after becoming visually impaired. Teams of three stand on either side of a court marked with rope so players can feel the boundary lines. Players serve a ball with bells inside of it to the opposite side of the court, trying to get it past defenders to score a goal. Today, a dedicated group of players and advocates have started Seattle's first goalball team in over 30 years: the King Cobras.
Captained by Telea Noriega, who played football as a youth and competed as a goalball player on the national level, the King Cobras brings together experienced and new players in an inclusive, enthusiastic team. They are passionate about their sport and want to share it with you!
"The feeling of fully participating in something is a confidence builder." says Nancy Lopez Swaney. Twelve-year-old Su Park, the youngest member of the Seattle King Cobras, had never played a sport before. "I personally felt a little left out in the sighted society. But that sense of being left out is totally gone when it comes to this team." she says.
Join us as we develop our goalball program.
We look forward to some exciting games and new opportunities!
Meet the Seattle King Cobras Goalball Team and learn about the sport of goalball on Community Stories
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