Congratulations to Rush Canada’s Ivan Juric for coaching his 5-a-side blind soccer team to a goal medal victory during the Ontario ParaSport Games last weekend. Coach Ivan is the head coach of our U13 and U14 Rush Academy teams, but he also volunteers his time with a blind soccer team through the Ontario Blind Sports Association.
What is blind soccer?
5-a-side soccer is played by athletes with a visual impairment. The game is played on a smaller pitch than able-bodied soccer and the pitch is enclosed by boards similar to what you would expect for hockey. The game is very loud as coaches and sighted goalkeepers shout instructions, players verbally communicate, and the ball makes noise.
Checkout the Top 5 Goals at the Ontario ParaSport Games 2019:
Checkout full 5-a-side matches from the ParaSport Games: