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About 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.

Basketball News

September 7, 2017

Board Welcomes Two New NSO Representatives

As per USA Deaf Sports Federation’s bylaws, the National Sport Organizations (NSOs) host a nomination process and election annually to appoint two individuals to represent the […]
July 2, 2016


Pan American Basketball is proud to provide live video streams of the basketball games. Please go to the schedule to view the live streams.
June 17, 2016

Full Games Schedule for the Pan Am Games and Volleyball World Champs

The full schedule for the various events within the 2016 Pan American Games for the Deaf and World Deaf Volleyball Championships in the Washington DC and […]
May 13, 2016

Pan American Games for the Deaf to be held in the DC Metro Area July 2016

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