Futsal for the blind

Futsal for the blind is one of the few team sports available for this target group. The sport is governed by the rules set by the International Association of Blind Athletes (IBSA), and the teaching is based on these rules, which are adapted to both beginners and advanced players.

In the introductory class, students are introduced to the environment of the field or gymnasium and are given training in spatial orientation in the sports area. The actual teaching is then focused on sub-skills such as orientation and navigation in the playground area, voice signalling, training correct execution and coordination of movements, ball control (ball guidance, pass processing, shooting). Space is also devoted to game tactics and training in teamwork. All these acquired skills students use and consolidate in their own play.

In teaching, great emphasis is placed on explaining all important safety guidelines both when practicing game skills and during the game itself. For this reason, in addition to the instructor, a team of experienced assistants and helpers is involved in teaching, the number and tasks of which depend on the number and level of students and the activity being practiced. Lessons take place 1 to 2 times a week. In the spring and autumn (until the end of October and from the beginning of April) the lessons take place in the outdoor playground (playground of Bednářova Primary School, in Brno-Komárová), in the winter season in the large gym of FSpS MU at Vinařská 5 (in Brno-Pisárky).

The basic sports equipment consists of special futsal balls, which are sounded, and pads. These are available for rent.

Futsal for the Blind methodological materials and other information can be found on this website.