What is goalball?

Two teams of three blindfolded athletes attempt to throw a ball with bells inside into their opponent's goal net.  This fast-paced game requires strength to throw the 2.75-pound ball and speed to defend the goal.  Athletes play both offense and defense.  

Who is a goalball athlete?

Goalball is open to athletes with visual impairments.  

Turnstone's goalball program

Turnstone is home to the US Men's Paralympic Goalball Team.  The team represents the United States in the Paralympic Games, which are held every four years following the Olympic Games.  The 2016 Paralympic Games were held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.  

A residence for the goalball team is under construction on the Turnstone campus and will open in 2017.

Read bios for the 2016 US Men's Paralympic Goalball Team here.

Want to learn more?

For more information on goalball, contact Molly Cinker, Competitive Sports Coordinator, at molly@turnstone.org or (260) 969-7642 or complete the online contact form.