About USADSF

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.

2019 Winter Deaflympics

Our Winter Deaflympics athletes are busy preparing for our upcoming Winter Deaflympics, on December 12 – 21. USADSF is excited to send 6 teams: Chess; Curling; Ice Hockey; Skiing; Snowboarding and Cross Country Skiing to Valtellina Valchiavenna, ITALY. Chess is now officially recognized as the 6th winter sport event during Winter Deaflympics starting this year! We will have a total of 73 participants marching down the Opening Ceremony, representing USA! More information such as FAQ and competitive venues are found here, to learn more…

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.

Recent News

October 23, 2019

USADSF interviews Sylvya Boyd, 1965 Deaflympian

USADSF interviewed Sylvya Boyd (Littleton), who is a former Deaflympian who participated in the 1965 Summer Deaflympics on the USA Swimming Team competing in the 100m freestyle event!
September 19, 2019

USADSF Seeking Athletes and Coaches for USA Deaf Badminton

USA Deaf Sports Federation is seeking to grow the USA Deaf Badminton Team. We are actively seeking athletes and coaches for consideration to participate in upcoming […]
September 16, 2019

USA Volleyball Donates Gear to USA Deaf Volleyball

BY BILL KAUFFMAN (BILL.KAUFFMAN@USAV.ORG) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2019) – USA Volleyball announced today that it will be donating over $12,000 in athletic gear to […]
September 4, 2019

Phillip Smith Jr. Chats with USADSF about USA Deaf Bowling’s Bronze Medal at the 2019 World Deaf Bowling Championships

TRANSCRIPT: Jeff Wolfe, USADSF Director of Development: Hi, I’m looking forward to interviewing you so we can find out more about who you are. First, tell […]
September 4, 2019

Numerous American Records Fall as USA Deaf Swimming Completes Strong Showing at the 2019 World Deaf Swimming Championships

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL—On Saturday August 31, the Americans closed out a strong performance at the 2019 World Deaf Swimming Championships at the Centro Brasileiro Paralimpico in […]
August 15, 2019

USA Bowling Captures Bronze in the Team Event at the 2019 World Deaf Bowling Championships!

Written by Robert Ellison, USA Deaf Bowling  TAOYUAN CITY, CHINESE TAIPEI—Team USA captured the Bronze Medal at the 4th World Deaf Bowling Championships in Chinese Taipei, […]


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