This course will teach students the history, rules, and current application of goalball, a
Paralympic sport designed for the blind or visually impaired. Students will fully understand the
Goalball Rules and Regulation Handbook as well as learn physical skills and game strategies.
Students will learn material through active participation, reading assignments, quizzes, and
guest speakers both in class and at home. Each week will build off the previous class as we
work up to full speed game action.
The course will be a combination of short lectures and discussions followed by live applications
of learned skills and practices. Students will attend the course one day per week and are
required to play and actively participate in game activities. Any assigned reading must be
completed prior to the start of each class in order to actively engage and participate in class
discussion. Quizzes will be assigned throughout the semester to test knowledge of rules and
regulations based on reading assignments. In addition to their in-class participation, students
will be required to attend one community or campus event revolving around inclusive/adaptive
recreation (details below). There will be two reflection papers to be turned in throughout the
semester: one at the beginning of the semester and the other at the close of class.