Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Silent harmony

By John Bach

gallaudetStephanie Stevens found out quickly that her method for communicating with her players was badly broken.

It was her rookie year coaching deaf and hard-of-hearing players at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., and she was unable to convey even simple in-game instructions. To make matters worse, the players were getting schooled on the court while squinting at the bench waiting on her to fumble through strategy.

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Source: UC Magazine

Endress positive about Deaf International Basketball Federation future

dibfTAOYUAN - Jurgen Endress is looking forward to a busy term in office after recently being elected as Secretary General for the Deaf International Basketball Federation (DIBF).

Appointed at the fourth DIBF World Congress which took place during the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships in Taoyuan in Chinese Taipei, the event witnessed over 30 delegates from 18 different countries attend.

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Source: FIBA

Deft at basketball despite deafness

By Morissa Lindsay

Scott Williams is a young talented basketball player and not even the reality of being deaf will stop this energetic 19-year-old from fulfilling his dreams.

Williams, who plays power forward for reigning under-19 champions YMCA Wild Cats in the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association competition, does not intend to limit himself to just playing in Barbados and the coaching staff of the team led by Adrian Craigwell intends to help him fulfill his dream in whatever way they can.

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Source: Barbados Today

Basketball Player Lance Allred Bounces Into Career as Professional Motivational Speaker

August 19, 2015 – The first legally deaf player in NBA history, Lance Allred, is bouncing into a second career as a professional motivational speaker. Based on his one-of-a-kind inspiring background story, powerful point of view and potential to inspire others who might be facing challenges in their lives, Allred has already been interviewed on Business Innovators Radio and was quickly invited to become a member of American Program Bureau (APB), the oldest speakers’ bureau in the world.

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Source: Digital Journal

Sam Cartledge named vice captain of Australian deaf basketball team

By Peter Way

Australia Deaf BasketballFEW of us know what it is like to be without one of the five senses.

Let alone cope and deal with that issue while facing all the other curveballs life throws at you, as well as pursue an elite sports career.

Sam Cartledge, 21, is representing Australia in deaf basketball for the national team the Goannas.

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Source: Daily Telegraph


(Long Island, NY) SUNY Old Westbury Panthers women’s basketball guard, Raven Pentz of Walkill, NY, helped Team USA win the gold at the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championship this July in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Pentz, a rising senior majoring in Adolescence Education: Mathematics, was one of 12 players that had the honor to represent the United States, which competed against teams from Taiwan, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.

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Source: Long Island Exchange


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