The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) is a member of the Eastern Athletic Association for the Blind (EAAB).
MSB hosts competitions throughout the school year on our campus and at our competitors’ schools. We travel from Massachusetts to Florida to compete against other schools for the blind in the Eastern Athletic Association of the Blind (EAAB).
Our sports are adapted for athletes with visual impairments. Individual accommodations are made so that those with additional disabilities may compete. MSB wants students to have a positive self-image, high self-esteem and possess leadership skills that will help them lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Community members are encouraged to attend our home meets and cheer on our athletes! Volunteer opportunities are also available.
Fall Sports (September – November)
5-a-side Blind Soccer
The sport of blind soccer was introduced at MSB in September 2017, when an inaugural 6 week training session was held for MSB student athletes ages 12-18. Situated on our newly renovated sports complex, the soccer playing area is the first full size regulation blind soccer field in the country, complete with kickboards to keep the ball in play. Through the vision of MSB’s former President, Dr. Michael J. Bina, and the teamwork of MSB’s facilities department, blind soccer has become a reality on our campus.
MSB is playing an integral role in creating awareness of the sport both nationally and internationally. In the summer of 2018, MSB, along with USABA and IBSA, hosted the first ever North American Blind Soccer Training Camp for coaches and players to teach the fundamentals of the game. Our hope is to grow the sport in the United States with the ultimate goal of fielding a national blind soccer team that can compete at the Paralympic level.
For more information contact Coach: Tim Taylor
Swimmers must be able to swim 1 full lap in the deep end without any assistance of floatation devices. Swimmers must be able to follow directions and swim in a single lane.
Students MUST be 13 years of age or in the 7th grade prior to Sept. 1st.
Team practices will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 PM
MSB Home Meet – October 24 @1:00 PM
EAAB Championship Tournament – November 9-11@Overbrook, Philadelphia, PA
Coach: Pam Schirmer
Winter Sports (November – January)
Coach: Ingeborg Love
Coach: James Gardener
Goalball (January – March)
Coaches: Matt Mescall (MatthewM@mdschblind.org)
Laura Provost (LauraP@mdschblind.org)
Track and Field (March – May)
Congratulations to the MSB Men’s team who won 1st place and the MSB Ladies team for winning the sportsmanship award at the 2018 EAAB Track & Field Tournament!
Coach: Tim Taylor (TimothyT@mdschblind.org)
Watch our home athletic events online! Events can be viewed LIVE or at a later date.
For more information about Athletics contact:
MSB Athletic Director
410-444-5000 ext. 1312