What is Sports Camp?

Isaac in mid-air over the long jump pit.

From the sidelines to the goal lines!

The Michigan Sports Education Camp for Youths with Visual Impairments is sponsored by the Michigan Blind Athletic Association and Western Michigan University (WMU). Sports Camp is open to athletes from anywhere in the world. 

We have been providing sports training and instruction to some of the world’s most elite athletes for over 30 years, including many paralympians. We train at WMU’s state-of-the-art facilities and our staff includes paralympians, professionals in the fields of athletics and blind rehabilitation, motivated college students and professors, and former Sports Camp athletes from across the country. 

Sports Camp is designed to meet the athlete at his or her level, whether learning to throw a ball for the first time or training for national competition. We provide small group and one-on-one instruction in a friendly, positive environment. Your Athlete will have the opportunity to play sports and build lifelong relationships with other athletes who are blind or visually impaired. 

There are two Sports Camp sessions broken down by age: Junior Camp (9-12 years old) and Senior Camp (13-18 years old). At Junior Camp, we examine basic movements, such as throwing and jumping. At Senior Camp, we work on sports specific training, such as track & field, swimming, goalball, cycling, wrestling, hockey, soccer, judo, and more. 

We are proud of our long history of taking young athletes from the sidelines to the goal lines—and having quite a bit of fun along the way! 

If you have any questions, please contact us at michigansec@gmail.com or 231-715-1732.

For more information about the sports we offer and eligibility, please click here

A high five.

A high five.

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