Constitution, Bylaws & Guidelines

Mission for United States of America Deaf Basketball (USADB), a national basketball organization serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing athletes who desire to participate in organized sports activities. The annual national basketball tournament is recognized as Thomas Elliott/Art Kruger Memorial National Tournament. The purpose of the USADB is to develop a sense of good sportsmanship, congenitally and leadership skills among interested and talented players. Participants for International basketball games are also selected from the most promising players at these tournaments to represent USADB internationally.

USADB has three programs; International, National and Youth.

In this document, it is broke in three main parts; Consitution, Bylaws, and Guideline. Please refer to the document if you have questions about how we operate.

The following individuals and teams have been suspended by USADB or its affiliated regions. These individuals and teams cannot play for any other regions or in the national tournament until the suspension is revoked by USADB or the region. Any concerns raised by these individuals, teams or anyone else should be directed to the USADB or region officers.

Suspended Individuals/Teams

Region

Reason

Length of Time

Ira Hendon III

USADB

Embezzlement

Indefinitely

Beth Holly

Eastern (EAAD)

Theft/Embezzlement

Indefinitely

Ron Zuchegno

Eastern (EAAD)

Violation of bylaws

Indefinitely

Ricky Rose

NorthWest (NWADB)

Debt Owed

Indefinitely

Jamie Jackersen

NorthWest (NWADB)

Debt Owed

Indefinitely

Jerry Grigsby

NorthWest (NWADB)

Debt Owed

Indefinitely

Patrick Harris

Southeast (SEAAD)

Indefinitely

Isiah Malone

Southeast (SEAAD)

2/4/2018 to 2/4/2020

David Hamilton

USADB

Conduct

Indefinitely