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Basketball

The first national deaf basketball tournament was held in 1945. Today, USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) continues to coordinate annual national tournaments while sponsoring eight regional units, and hosts summer basketball camps for deaf youth. USADB is also responsible for the selection of national basketball teams to represent USADSF in the PanAm Games, World Championships, and the Deaflympics.

The USA's national basketball teams have always been dominant players on the international Deaf court. It started with a bronze medal win in the 1953 Summer Deaflympics, and turned into a 82-game Deaflympic winning streak where the US men won 14 straight gold medals. Since 1981, the US women have never come home without a medal.

News

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Head Coach for Women's Basketball Team - Open Position

30 Dec 2020
Deadline is Jan. 8th - Please spread the word to your basketball community. We need your help in bringing in the most qualified person to fill this position for the USA Deaf Basketball Women's National Team for 2021 Summer Deaflympics.
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USADSF Spotlight with Noah - US Deaflympian, Ida Dotson

08 Jul 2020
"Play Ball" since 6 years old brings her a wealth of basketball experiences.
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USADSF Spotlight with Noah - USA Deaf Basketball Head Coach, Jimmy Newsome

28 May 2020
Find out how he led our US Deaf Basketball Team to our first World Deaf Championship last summer in Poland.
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USA sails past Brazil to secure #1 seed

20 Jun 2012
The United States sailed past Brazil in the final game of the preliminary round, defeating the host country 91-38. With the win, USA secured the #1 seed entering the medal round.

Organization

United States of America Deaf Basketball
Email: director@usadeafbasketball.org
Website: www.usadb.us

Past Participants
Criteria - Staff

Events
01 May 2022
Summer Deaflympics 2022
Caxias do Sul BRA
13 Jun 2023
2023 World Deaf Basketball Championships
Heraklion GRE
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