Goalball Showdown: A Small-Sided Game
Keywords:Blindness, visual impairment, sports camps, adapted physical education
The purpose of this paper was to disseminate one option that can act as a small-sided game to teach goalball at a developmental level, called goalball showdown. Young novice athletes tend to demonstrate difficulties participating in full-sided goalball that can affect their overall engagement and effort during game play. This text provides an overview of goalball showdown, and explains how goalball showdown increases engagement and effort levels in youth and beginner athletes. This content can help inform coaches and physical educators of an alternative way to introduce and teach goalball to beginner athletes so they stay engaged and actively participate.
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