On The Field
& Court

Bobcat (/bäbˌkat/) n
Fierce mammal with fire in its eyes and fight in its game. Gives 100 percent on the field or court. See Iowa School for the Deaf athlete. The mascot name was chosen by the students in 1932 because bobcats are “scrappy, always ready to fight hard and fight to the end.”

Iowa School for the Deaf has a strong athletic tradition! Current sports offerings are football, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball and track. We compete against junior varsity teams or private schools in the local area; but the competition heats up when we play against other schools for the deaf. Iowa School for the Deaf is in a school conference called the Great Plains Schools for the Deaf (GPSD), of which some 10 schools regularly participate. These sporting events require travel, and often, overnight stays. This creates fierce competitors on the field but also leads to fast friendships before and after the games.

An alternate calendar listing sporting events only is available by clicking HERE.

Some games are livestreamed. Click HERE to catch our live action!

  • 2015 Team
Volleyball
Some teams shave their heads, wear matching socks or find other ways to show their unity. At ISD, the Lady Bobcats decided the icy cool ALS Ice Bucket Challenge would fit the bill. The 2015 team issued a reciprocal challenge to all the Great Plains for the Schools competitors. Then one by one, each team member, coach and manager dumped a pail of ice and water on herself. Ice water that had been chilling a good, long time, according to... Read More >

Athletic Events

Iowa School for the Deaf
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503


PH: 712.366.0571