Sunday Goalball starting January 3, 2010 at CSB

From Richard Rueda:

Hello fellow Goalball fans. I was just notified by the administration at the California School for the Blind (CSB) that we have the green light to go forth with using the CSB gym starting Sunday’s in January 2010.  Both CSB and USABA are to be thanked for assisting us all in providing a gym and insurance to make this happen.  So in 2010 be sure to support CSB’s 150th birthday celebration and Parents and Friends fundraisers to support student field trips and USABA for it’s support of the blind community in competitive sports development.

Here’s a few things to know:

Unless persons strongly object, I’d like to go for Sunday Goalball development and practice on the first and third Sunday of each month.  When a fifth Sunday is calendared on any given month,  we can practice then too.  Therefore the first few Sundays that we will be playing will be January 3rd, 17th, 31st, February 7th, and 21st.

It is required for all who intend to play, assist in the development and/or coach the Goalball practice to be a current paid USABA member.  You may be asked to have documented proof of this at any given practice.  Please know that this is being done for insurance and liability coverage.  To become a member of USABA or to renew your annual membership, please use this website (

There are numerous walking and transit options to CSB, which is located at 500 Walnut Ave.  It’s a short 12 minute walk from the Fremont BART station.  It’s a three minute bus ride on AC Transit lines #99 and #217, or a $6 taxi ride.  Both east bay and Outreach Paratransit service this location.

Please bring your own padding and gear.  I have two Goalballs in fair condition that we can use.

Please share this Goalball announcement with others who may wish to join in the fun, development and practices.

Contact Richard Rueda at