KSSB Conference Participation

KSSB is a member of the North Central Association of Schools for the Blind (NCASB). The 12 state schools in this conference are: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. On a rotating basis each school hosts a sport and academic competition.

Fall Sports
Track & Field and Goalball

Track & Field

Coach Tim Schierbeck and assistant coach Valerie Pollan guide the team in daily practices to prepare for the Annual Track and Field Conference. The meet is held during the first week of October where athletes compete against 11 other teams from the NCASB.

Goalball

Each fall, coach Tim Schierbeck (boys’ goalball) and Ashley Jasso (girls’ goalball) guide a team of KSSB Eagle athletes as they prepare for goalball competition. The culminating event is an annual NCASB tournament during the last week of October or the first week of November.

If you would like to learn more about Goalball go to United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA).

Winter Sports
Wrestling and Cheerleading

Wrestling

Wrestling is another popular sport among students with a visual impairment.  This sport provides an excellent way to develop overall athletic skills including flexibility, strength, and quick reflexes.

Cheerleading

Coach Nicole Drake provides instruction in cheerleading and leadership skills for the cheerleaders. She prepares them for the annual Cheerleading Conference where they will be judged on spirit, enthusiasm, appearance, creativity, and rhythm when performing each cheer.

Spring Activities
Forensics and Swimming

Forensics

KSSB’s Forensics Program is for students in grades 7-12 and those who participate in the Transition Program. Under the instruction of Coach Christian Puett, the students compete locally and regionally at neighboring schools for the blind who are members of the NCASB. The season ends at the final Forensics NCASB competition in mid-April.

The Forensics Team participates in speech presentation, speech writing, debate, and story-telling.  Participants hone their presentation skills in formats of persuasion, information, serious or humorous topics, duo (two presenters), small skits, and poetry.

Swimming

Dedicated swim coach, Nicole Drake, instructs her team in proper strokes, competition rules and pool safety. KSSB’s team competes against other schools and in 2021 they placed 3rd in boys’ and 4th in girls’!

Academic Year
Podcasting Club

Podcasting Club

Every week you will find a group of students actively engaged in the Podcasting Club. Each student eagerly awaits this weekly extracurricular activity. Build your interpersonal skills with the KSSB Podcasting Club!

Want to Participate? Contact the Coach!

Athletic Director/Coach
Tim Schierbeck
Swim Coach

Swim & Cheerleading: Nicole Drake

Nicole Drake wearing a dark purple top and a necklace with a leaf.
Girls' Goalball Coach
Ashley Jasso, with curly dark brown hair and wearing a black top
Forensics Coach
Christian Puett
Podcasting Club Facilitator
Lydia has long, straight red hair. She smiles and wears a dusty rose long-sleeved top.
Girls' Track Coach
Valerie Pollan with shoulder length blonde hair wearing a black top with jean jacket.
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