Blind SoccerThis section contains information on local adapted activities and inclusive sports
But how would a blind person know where to shoot or even where the ball is on the field? 5-a-side blind soccer is played indoors on a field surrounded by boards on all sides with a ball that rattles. On each end of the field and on each side, sighted teammates can tell the players where to shoot and where to move.
As not everyone has the same degree of blindness, all players wear blindfolds (except for a fully-sighted goalie) so that they are on the same place on the spectrum of blindness. This also means people who are fully sighted can try the game out.
Blind Soccer is a Paralympic Sport and is called ‘5-a-side Football’