Our athletes are set apart from others on the playing field by their hearing loss and united on USADSF's national teams by virtue of shared experiences and challenges. The athletes - current and past - play an important roles as ambassadors within the U.S. and around the world. They serve, actively or simply by example, as role models for deaf and hard of hearing youth across the country.
It matters little whether we're playing for a medal or not. If you are a fan, your support is vital--cheer on your family or friends if they play for us. If you are an athlete, your dedication is inspiring--you renew dreams every time you give your best out there.
All of us at USADSF share the honor and pleasure of supporting the athletes - the core of our mission.
Our coaches guide by example. They inspire, they fight for us, they hope for the best, and they lead us to victory. These coaches who work with USADSF are united on the sole mission that deaf and hard of hearing athletes are equal to their hearing counterparts and they bring experiences and challenges to the team they coach.