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The Dwarf Athletic Association of America is a nonprofit organization created in 1985 to develop, promote, and provide quality amateur level athletic competition opportunities for dwarf athletes in the United States. DAAA athletes compete in track & field athletics, basketball, boccia, swimming, table tennis, badminton, volleyball and soccer.

DAAA is a self-sustaining organization that models fair competition and competitive excellence. Whether the intent is recreational, developmental or elite competitions, DAAA provides the context for each athlete's potential to be taken seriously and provides an opportunity for each athlete to be their best.

We hope you find this site useful. Here you will find information about athletic events, competition records, contacts for more information about dwarfism, sports resources, and how you can participate with and support our athletes and our organization. Enjoy!

basketball offense

young juniors track race

Javelin competition

2005 World Dwarf Games

swimming instruction

basketball team

Our Mission

The Dwarf Athletic Association of America is committed to providing athletic competition, guidance, support, and information to people of short stature and to their families. You are welcome to contact us for more information about our organization, our annual DAAA National Games and the quadrennial World Dwarf Games.

Every level of ability and skill is welcomed and supported.

DAAA is dedicated to serving the estimated quarter million people in the United States of America who have any of the more than 200 forms of dwarfism as a result of skeletal dysplasia or related causes. Our mission is to encourage all people with dwarfism to participate in sports.