Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired
"Dedicated to helping the blind children of Utah 
make the most of their lives since 1988."
Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Dedicated to helping the blind children of Utah 
make the most of their lives since 1988."

Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Utah Girls—USA National Goalball Champions!


Congratulations Girls


Salt Lake Goalball Practices for 2024

Hosted by the Utah Foundation for the Blind
and Visually Impaired


The following practices have been scheduled for visually impaired and blind students of all ages plus adults. Everyone is invited to come participate whether or not you have played before. Practices will be held at the Copperview Recreation Center, 8446 South Harrison Street (300 W), Midvale, UT 84047. (We are trying to add additional February practices if we can locate an available gym.)


Dates: Saturdays  January 6
                              January 13
                              January 20

 March 9

                              March 16

                              March 23

                              April 13

                              April 20


(State Tournament Friday April 26,  8:30 to 4:00)



    1st -- 6th Grades: 12:30 to 1:30 PM
     7th -- 12th Grades: 1:30 to 2:30 PM
     Adults: 2:30 to 4:00 PM

     (High school students may also practice with adults with coaches’ permission.)


There is no cost for participation except that we ask each participant to have their own eye shades. We have many new and used eye shades for sale beginning at $5 each. They can be purchased when you come to practice.

State Tournament for children and youth

Friday April 26th


Goalball is a great sport for blind and visually impaired persons and is played throughout the world. There are many physical, social, and emotional benefits for players participating. We will be working with people of all skill levels so come try it even if you don't know what goalball is.



For additional information contact Marty Langworthy or Rachel Jepson.




Hosted by the Utah Foundation for the Blind

and Visually Impaired (UFB)





Goalball is the most popular team sport for the blind and visually impaired. It is fun, exciting, and competitive. Over the last 25 plus years the Utah Foundation for the Blind has had hundreds of players enjoy the many benefits of participating in goalball. Like basketball, soccer, and other sports for the sighted, goalball provides many benefits for blind and visually impaired participants physically, emotionally and socially. It helps improve physical fitness, motor skills, coordination, strength, self-confidence, social skills, peer interactions, character development, and much more. It also helps reduce stress, tension, and anxiety. Many students and parents have given feedback about how goalball has literally been a life changer and how it has helped their school performance and helped prepare them for college and careers.


UFB has some of the best coaches in the country who work with those who have never played before as well as very experienced and skilled players. All you have to do is show up at any of the practices and we will take care of the rest.


Our goalball season begins in January with practices throughout the state. This is followed by a one day, state-wide tournament for children and youth. Players look forward to this tournament all year. Following the state tournament the top youth players are selected for the Utah boys and girls teams. These players continue training in preparation to compete against teams from other states and represent Utah at the US National Youth Goalball Championships. We have a similar program for adult players. Over the last 20 years UFB’s teams have won nine national championship titles and many of our players have earned individual honors.


Don’t miss out! Come have a great time playing goalball.


Goalball Incentive Program


The Utah Foundation for the Blind (UFB) is trying to grow our goalball program. We are happy to announce a fun incentive for teachers of the visually impaired/orientation & Mobility instructors, and current goalball players to help us introduce this wonderful sport to more people. We are going to be giving away numerous Amazon gift cards.


In order to participate you must be a current goalball player (as of last year) or a Teacher of the visually impaired or Orientation & Mobility Instructor. For each new goalball player you bring to at least three practices both you and the new player will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.


To qualify for this incentive the new players must have a vision impairment. The new players can have played goalball in the past, but may not have attended any practices last year. The new player and the current player must be in 1st grade through 12th grades. The new players must attend at least three one hour practices at a UFB established practice between January and April of this year. New players must be able to pay attention to a coach and follow the rules of the game for the entire hour.

To participate and claim your gift card(s) you must email Jalayne Engberg at and let her know your name, email, and the name of the new player who attended practices with you and their email.  Please put “Goalball incentive” in the subject line.  For each new player that attends three one-hour or longer practices, you and that player will receive a $10 gift certificate to Amazon.   You can bring as many new players as you want as long as they meet the criteria listed above.

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