Goalball Audible Ball with Bells is made of strong, heavyweight blue rubber with eight holes, and contains metal bells so that it can be located by the blind.
Goalball is a team sport that was designed specifically for the blind and vision impaired. It was devised in 1946 to assist in the rehabilitation of visually impaired World War II veterans.
How Goalball Is Played
The idea of the game is for a team to throw the ball from one end of the court to the other; and across the goal line to score a goal without the opposing team intercepting.
There are two teams of three players, with a maximum of three substitutes on each team.
The game is conducted in an indoor court measuring 59 ft by 30 ft (18 m by 9 m).
There are tactile markings on the floor which enable players to determine their position and direction by feeling for the markings with their hands or feet.
The rectangular court is divided by a center line with goals erected at either end of the court.
All players must wear eyeshades (i.e., blindfolds), so the disadvantages of poor sight and no sight are equalized during play.
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