It is an intensely unique spectator sport given the venue atmosphere and extreme concentration and silence required by the athletes.
Each team is comprised of six players with no more than three players per team (one center and two wingers) permitted on the court at any one time. Goals are scored by rolling a ball (called a goalball) toward the opposing team's net which spans the width of the court at each end.
Goalball is played on a court with tactile markings to enable players to determine their location on the court and the direction he/she is facing at any time. Silence during playtime is critical to allow the players to listen, concentrate, and react.