midwest athletic association of the deaf

At MAAD, we’re more than just an organization – we’re a vibrant Deaf Athletic Community dedicated to empowering athletes and enthusiasts alike. Our mission is to foster camaraderie, promote athleticism, and create lasting connections within the deaf community through inclusive events, programs, and opportunities. We believe in the power of sports to bring people together, regardless of their background or abilities. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete with years of experience or someone who simply loves being active, MAAD welcomes you with open arms. Our diverse range of events caters to all interests, from competitive tournaments to casual social gatherings. One of the hallmarks of MAAD is our commitment to inclusivity. We strive to ensure that everyone feels welcome and valued within our community. Whether you’re deaf or hard of hearing, young or old, there’s a place for you at MAAD. We believe that by coming together and supporting one another, we can achieve great things both on and off the field. In addition to our events, MAAD offers various opportunities for involvement. From volunteering at tournaments to participating in fundraising efforts, there are many ways to contribute to our community. Joining MAAD isn’t just about participating in sports – it’s about becoming part of a larger community that cares about your well-being and success. We’re here to support you every step of the way, whether you’re training for a championship game or just trying out a new sport for the first time. So why wait? Come join us at MAAD and experience the joy of being part of a thriving Deaf Athletic Community. Check out our website to learn more about who we are and how you can get involved. We can’t wait to welcome you to the team!


Mission statement:

is to provide competitive-recreational sport programs that promote development of sportsmanship, leadership, social, and wellbeing to our deaf athletic community.


Discover the dedicated individuals who steer the course of MAAD’s mission as part of our Executive Board. Click here to learn more about the team behind the scenes.

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Click here to uncover the rich history and vibrant community of MAAD, where passion for sports, social connection, and inclusivity intersect.

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tournament registrations

For information on team registrations and how to join the MAAD community, click here to explore opportunities for involvement in our dynamic athletic Tournaments

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