The Eyes Free Sports Podcast

The Eyes Free Sports Podcast: Ep. 31 - Talking Track & Field and Judo with Kevin Broussard

February 12, 2021

In Episode 31 of the Eyes Free Sports podcast, Kevin Broussard of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is our guest. Broussard talked about:

  • His early years growing up in San Clemente, CA
  • His visual impairment
  • A dinnertable conversation he recalls having had at age eight and how this conversation ultimately changed his mindset as a young man with a disability
  • Playing offensive line on his high school football team
  • A high school coach who gave him a chance at track and field
  • The first blind sports event he attended in 2007 at the Junior Blind of America (now Wayfinder Family Services)
  • Competing in the World Youth Games
  • Competing on the track and field team at the University of La Verne in California
  • Competing and winning medals in the 2011 and 2015 World Championships in track and field
  • The adaptations of the discus and shotput for blind and visually impaired competitors
  • Getting into judo and the adaptations of this sport for the blind
  • His role working for USABA
  • His interest in blind soccer and a description of this sport
  • His thoughts on why the unemployment rate in the disability community has remained high and some advice on how job candidates can increase their chances of finding gainful employment

 

Visit www.talksbykevin.com to learn more about his story, watch some of his videos/speeches, and to follow him on social media.

Learn more about the United States Association of Blind Athletes at www.usaba.org.

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