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Amy Griffin Announces First National Team Roster
May 17, 2016
To see the complete roster click here. Head coach Amy Griffin and Assistant Joy Fawcett have announced their first roster for the 2016 Deaf World Cup in Capaccio, Italy. The women's team are the current defending Deaf World Cup Champions. The 19 player roster will rely on veteran stars Meghan Maiwald and Liza Offreda to lead the team to another Deaf World Cup Championship.
Men's Team Announces Roster for Italy
May 4, 2016
The USA men's coaching staff have announced their roster for the 2016 Deaf World Cup in Capaccio, Italy. The team will feature long-time veteran and team captain Trip Neil alongside Michael Lawson, Matthew Eby, and goalkeeper Chris Jones. Newcomers Mike Schmid and Raul Silva look to make an immediate impact for the Americans. To see the complete roster click here.
Women's Team Begin Camp
April 26, 2016
The Women's team have begun to arrive for camp in preparation for the 2016 Deaf World Cup in Italy this summer. Some of the highlights of the camp include a scrimmage with the Kansas City Courage of the WPSL Thursday Night and assistant coach (former US Women's National Team legend) Joy Fawcett!
Women's Team Headed to Chula Vista
October 21, 2015
The Women's team will be holding camp in Chula Vista, California from Dec. 30, 2015 to Janurary 2, 2016. This will be the first camp under new head coach Amy Griffin. All interested players should email the Women's Rep: Meghan Maiwald and fill out a questionnaire.
Amy Griffin Named Head Coach of USDWNT
September 29, 2015
Offical Press Release The USA Deaf Soccer Association (USADSA) and the U.S. Women’s Deaf National Team (USDWNT) are thrilled to announce the signing of new head coach, Amy Griffin. Amy Griffin is in her 20 th season at the University of Washington, having spent the last 10 years as the associate head coach.
Yon Struble Steps Down as Head Coach of USDWNT
September 28, 2015
Offical Press Release Head coach Yon Struble and assistant coach Brian Speck steps down from the U.S. Women’s Deaf National Team. Yon Struble and Brian Speck took over the program in 2010 and led the team to their first ever Deaf World Championship title in 2012 and the team’s third straight Gold Medal in the 2013 Deaflympics.

This is... USA Deaf Soccer!

Click play below or click here to check out the latest promotional video on USA Deaf Soccer.

Special thanks to:
Producer/Director: Cameron Gott.

Deafness in Soccer

Deafness is a hidden 'disability'. In sports such as soccer, players face certain hidden disadvantages, such as not being able to hear their coach's instructions during a game, a referee's decision or the roar of the crowd. Because deaf soccer players compete regularly against their hearing peers, these aspects of the game taken for granted, can make a difference during the course of a match.

Under international criteria, to be eligible to compete in deaf soccer competitions, players must have an average hearing loss of 55 Decibels or more in the best ear. All players competing in deaf matches must remove all hearing aids before playing which creates another obstacle to overcome, balance - another important advantage for a hearing player.

Join the Team

Generally, the men's squad plays at a level equal to that of a strong NCAA Division 2 team. Players who will be successful with the Men's Team typically have club and/or college soccer background.

The women are the regining 2005,2009, and 2013 Deaflympics Gold Medal winners.

There is no age minimum or maximum requirement. The ages of players selected to the squad range from as young as 15 to as old as 38, with the average age being approximately 23 to 26.

If you are interested in trying out for the Men's Squad, please contact the men's representative Chris Jones.

If you are interested in trying out for the Women's Squad please contact the women's representative Meghan Maiwald.

USA Women Upcoming Camp:

United States

Event: Women's Camp
Date: April 27 to April 30
Time: All Day
Venue: Missouri Western State University
Location: St. Joseph, Mo

USA Men Upcoming Camp:

United States

Event: Mens Camp
Date: April 28 to May 1
Time: All Day
Venue: The Hockaday School
Location: Dallas, Tx