United States of America Deaf Sports Federation, USADSF, was formerly known as American Athletic Union of the Deaf, AAUD, which was established in 1945. Primary focus are to regulate uniform rules of competition for affiliated national sport organizations, facilitate the participation of US teams in international competition, and to promote human rights and equity through sports.

Together We Win

Funding our athletes and the cost of competition is our greatest barrier to winning Gold. The burden of fundraising has had to be shouldered by our deaf and hard of hearing athletes and coaches, and oftentimes athletes pay out of pocket upwards of $5,000 to compete. Your support would help send our athletes to international competitions, and take training and coaching to the next level.
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USADSF Virtual Fitness Challenge - May 1-15.

20 Apr 2021
Lets earn GOLD medals together! Win Prizes! How does this work? How do I register? What are the fitness challenges I can do? How do I earn medals? Watch this video to find answers to these questions.
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Go for the Gold with Lynn Ray Boren, USA Deaf Women Volleyball Head Coach

15 Apr 2021
Let's take a peek in how our USA Deaf Women Volleyball team is being prepared for the Summer Deaflympics with Head Coach Lynn Ray Boren. As a team, their goal is to bring home GOLD!
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Press Release: Virtual Fitness Challenge 2021

13 Apr 2021
Noah Valencia explains our first Virtual Fitness Challenge and how you can join us starting on May 1-15 to support our deaf and hard of hearing athletes attending Summer Deaflympics in Brazil on May 1-15 2022. Registration information is explained here or go to
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USA Deaf Wrestling Head Coach - open position

08 Apr 2021
Calling for interested candidates to coach our USA Deaf Wrestling Team for the Summer Deaflympics in Brazil next May 1-14 2022. Application Deadline: April 24, 2021. Please contact our Wrestling NSO Representative: David Nathanson at

Seeking Deaf Male and Female Shooters for the USA Deaf Shooting Team

08 Apr 2021
The shooting events are 10 meter air rifle and pistol gun using .177 caliber, 50 meter rifle and/or pistol using .22 caliber. If you are interested in participating please contact USA Deaf Shooting National Representative, Richard Soboleski at

Upcoming Games

Upcoming events

01 May 2021
USADSF Virtual Fitness Challenge
your location USA
28 Oct 2021
World Deaf Judo Championships
Paris FRA
01 May 2022
Summer Deaflympics 2021
Caxias do Sul BRA