Goalball Leadership Summit

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Are you ready to unleash the “leader within” into your everyday life through the Paralympic sport of Goalball? 

DSB’s Goalball Leadership Summit brings youth to the Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) campus in October for a three-day residential program which teaches the core foundations of leadership, advocacy, and teamwork through the sport of Goalball! By participating in sports clinics, scrimmages, and mentoring activities with coaches and leaders from the sport, students will learn leadership skills they can take with them on and off the court. 

The program will start Friday evening with team building activities, continue Saturday with scrimmages and group activities, and end with a goalball tournament on Sunday. 

Students do not need previous goal ball experience to attend. 

Students can be dropped off anytime between 1:00 -5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13. The Summit will end with student pick up on Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m. WSSB residential students will be dismissed to the staffed residential dorms when the tournament has concluded.


To apply, students must be blind, low-vision, or Deafblind and between the ages of 14-21.

Note – students attending the program who are not current WSSB students will need to have active VR plans with the DSB to have their lodging paid for. Minors who are not WSSB students will need a parent/guardian chaperone for the weekend. 




Stenehjem  Fitness Center 
Washington State School for the Blind
2214 East 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661 

Current WSSB students will stay in staffed residential dorms for the duration of the program. Students who are not current WSSB students but are receiving services through Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) will stay in a nearby hotel, paid for by the Department of Services for the Blind.


Apply online by September 15, 2023

  1. Complete the GLS Application 
  2. Complete consent form which allows DSB, WSSB, and GLS facilitators to share student information.
  3. If you are interested in working as a youth mentor at the Goalball Leadership Summit and Tournament, please complete the additional application requirements to attend the summit as a paid work-based learning experience. 

The application deadline is September 15, 2023. Applications must be submitted online. For more information or questions, contact Jennifer.Scheel@dsb.wa.gov at 360-999-3138.