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

April 29, 2020

USADSF Spotlight with Noah – Dwight Benedict Interview

Transcript: Noah: Hello! I am Noah Valencia. Welcome to USADSF Spotlight with Noah. Today, we have a special guest, Dwight Benedict. He was chairperson for the […]
April 28, 2020

USADSF Weekly Update (#5)

Transcript: Hi USADSF community! I hope you had a great week! Hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe! Few things for this week! […]
April 22, 2020

USADSF Spotlight with Noah – Dr. Donalda Ammons Interview

  Transcript: Noah:  Hello! Welcome to USADSF Spotlight with Noah.  I am Noah Valencia.  Today we have a very special guest, Dr. Donalda Ammons here for […]
April 21, 2020

USADSF Update #4

  Transcript: Hi USADSF community!  I hope you all enjoyed “Spotlight with Noah” interviewing Lauren Weibert. Did you also know that Lauren Weibert was also the […]
April 15, 2020

USADSF Spotlight with Noah – Lauren Weibert Interview

Translation: Noah: Hello! Welcome to USADSF Spotlight with Noah.  I’m Noah Valencia. We are really excited to show you our weekly Spotlights based on interviews with […]
April 14, 2020

USADSF Update #3

  Hi everyone! I hope all is well with you and that you’re staying home and safe! Here are some news from the USADSF office. I’m […]
April 7, 2020

USADSF Update #2

First of all, we at USADSF are hoping everyone is safe and healthy and have adjusted to the new way of life we are experiencing right […]
March 31, 2020

A COVID-19 update from USADSF Executive Director, Jim Crane

Translation: There have been a large number of postponements recently and today we want to make sure you are aware of any events that may affect […]

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