Q:  Where are the 2016 Indiana State Games being held?

A:  The Majority of the Games will take place May 19-27, 2016 in Evansville, IN.  For a full schedule CLICK HERE.
      CLICK HERE to learn more about Evansville.

Q:  Are the Indiana State Games the same as the Indiana Senior Games?
A:  YES. The name has changed to Indiana State Games, but they are the same games as in years past called the Indiana Senior Games.

Q: Is there a paper registration form for the 2016 Indiana State Games?
A: Yes, there is a paper form you can fill out and mail in. Paper form you can print and mail in postmarked by May 1st or there is a $5 late fee. To get paper form CLICK HERE.

Q: When are the River City Games?
A: The River City Games have changed the name and are included in the 2016 Indiana State Games.

Q: Can I send in photo's of previous games?
A: Absoutely! With permission from participants in the photos, please send in your pictures.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: There are no refunds for the registration fees. 

Q: What is your privacy policy?
A:  Any personal information received will only be used to fill your order. We will not sell or redistribute your information to anyone.

Q: What are your registration dates?
A:  Registration is open February 1 - May 1, 2016. There will be no onsite regstration allowed. Late fee of $5 if not postmarked by May 1, 2016.

Q: How much does it cost to register for 2016 Indiana State Games?
A:  For unlimited entry to events, the fee is $35. To participate in ONLY ONE OF: 10K Road Race, Archery, Golf, Triathlon & Team Sports the fee is only $25. If you are participating in just one sport other than those listed, the fee is still $35.00. There are site fees for some events to be paid onsite.

Q: What events are considered SINGLE events?
ONLY ONE OF the 10K Road Race, Archery, Golf, Triathlon and Team Sports can pay the $25 fee as a Single Sport. If an athlete chooses to participate in more than one of the Single sports listed - they will pay the $35 unlimited fee.

Q:  How do I determine my age category?
Your age will be determined automatically during registration by your age as of December 31, 2016.
EXAMPLE #1: If a person will turn 50 in July,  but is still 49 at the May events, the athlete will be in the 50-54 age category.
EXAMPLE #2: If you are currently 54, but you will turn 55 anytime this year you will be in the 55 - 59 age category.

Q:  What are the age categories?
A:  Age categories are in 5 year increments for individual events; 50-54, 55-59. 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+   Team sports age categories determined by the youngest participant on the team; 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+. 75+ and 80+ Basketball Only

Q:  How do I qualify?
A:  Persons that place in the top four of most individual sports in their age category and gender, will qaualify for National Senior Games to be held in June, 2017 in Birmingham, AL. An athlete that is not a resident of Indiana may participate in the Indiana State Games, however they cannot displace an Indiana Athlete.
See NSGA rules

Indiana is an OPEN State

Qualifying games are responsible for determining qualifiers at their games and for advising the NSGA who has qualified. NSGA qualifying games that permit and encourage participation by out-of-state residents are classified by the NSGA as “open.” (Note: This should not be confused with “limited” events.)Each event allows for a specific number of qualifiers. If out-of-state residents qualify at an“Open”qualifying games, they will not take away a qualifying spot from a state resident.“Open” games may qualify the number of state residents specified for each event in additionto the out-of-state qualifiers.The NSGA definition of an athlete’s state of residence is that state in which the person resides for at least six months out of the year.


Q:  Where are the 2017 National Senior Games being held?
A:  The Games will take place in Birmingham, AL.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Birmingham.

Q:  When can I expect my registration information?
A:  We will begin mailing and emailing registration information in the Fall of 2016. Please continue to check our website at www.NSGA.com for updated information.

Q:  When will the detailed schedule with event dates and venues be available?
A:  A detailed schedule will be available on the 'Schedule of Events’ page in the Fall of 2016 and sport specific schedules can be found on the 'Competition Schedule' page. Age specific competition start times will not be available until after registration closes in the Spring of 2017.
Q:  What sports will be offered at the 2017 National Senior Games?

ARCHERY Compound Fingers, Compound Release, Barebow Compound Recurve, Barebow Recurve
BADMINTON Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles
BASKETBALL Three on Three Half Court
BOWLING Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Non-Ambulatory Singles, Non-Ambulatory Doubles, Non-Ambulatory Mixed Doubles
CYCLING 5K, 10K (Time Trials), 20K, 40K (Road Races)
GOLF 54-Hole Scratch Play
HORSESHOES Singles, Non-Ambulatory Singles
PICKLEBALL Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles
RACE WALK 1500, 5000 Meter
RACQUETBALL Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles
SHUFFLEBOARD Singles, Open Doubles, Non-Ambulatory Singles, Non-Ambulatory Open Doubles
SOFTBALL Team Softball
SWIMMING Backstroke: 50, 100, 200-Yard
Breaststroke: 50, 100, 200-Yard
Butterfly: 50, 100, 200-Yard
Freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 500-Yard
Individual Medley: 100, 200, 400-Yard (four strokes)
TABLE TENNIS Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles
TENNIS Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles
TRACK & FIELD 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 Meter, 4 x 100 Relay 
Discus, Hammer Throw, High Jump, Javelin, Long Jump,
Pole Vault, Shot Put, Triple Jump
TRIATHLON Swimming: 400M Freestyle
Cycling: 20K
Road Race: 5K
VOLLEYBALL Team Volleyball


Q:  Are there hotels specific to my sport that I should be staying at?
A:  You may book your hotel for The Games online by clicking here. Once on the online housing web page, click the Event, then click next. In the "Sort Hotels" box, each sport is listed in a drop down. Click on the sport to find nearby hotels.

Q:  How do I register for the 2017 National Senior Games?
A:  Registration will not open until the Fall of 2016. Once open you can register for the 2017 National Senior Games by CLICKING HERE. Please note to participate in the National Senior Games, you must be 50 years old and qualify the year before through a NSGA sanctioned State Qualifying Games.

Q: How do I get a paper registration packet for the 2017 National Senior Games?
A: Once registration opens in Fall 2016 you can download a paper registration packet by Clicking Here, emailing registration@nsga.com. Please note that paper registrations incur additional administrative fees.

Q:  What is the deadline for registering for the 2017 National Senior Games?
A:  Final registration deadline is Saturday, April 2, 2017 11:59PM CST. The early registration discount is through Monday, February 29, 2017 11:59PM CST. After that date, fees will increase.

Q:  Can I get a refund?
A:  Yes, refunds are allowed until the deadline of Saturday, April 2, 2017 with a processing fee of $30. No refunds will be made due to cancellation of an event because of inclement weather or other acts of nature, including without limitation acts of God, war, civil disturbances, acts of any government body, acts of terrorism or if an athlete or team fails to participate. Sports using outdoor sites are weather dependent. Competitions will be conducted unless the Games officials determine otherwise, or if the playing fields would incur significant damage. No refunds will be made if athletes cannot participate in multiple events due to scheduling conflicts.  

Q:  When will I receive my confirmation letter?
A:  Confirmations are received immediately at the conclusion of online registration via email. If you register via the mail, an email and a letter confirmation will be sent to your mailing address upon receipt. If you have not received your confirmation immediately after online registration please check your spam folder, if it is still not there please contact the NSGA at registration@nsga.com.

Q:  How many out-of-state players are allowed on my team roster?
A:  There is no longer a rule limiting the number of out-of-state athletes on rosters.

Q:  What is the deadline for making team roster changes?
A:  Saturday, April 2, 2017


Q:  When are the next National Senior Games?
A:  The next National Senior Games will be in Birmingham, AL. Qualifying for The Games will take place at 2016 State Qualifying Games.

Q:  How do I qualify for the 2017 National Senior Games?
A: To participate in the National Senior Games, you must be 50 years old and qualify the year before through a NSGA sanctioned State Qualifying Games. You may qualify through the state you live in, or any state which allows out-of-state competitors; however, you should contact these states directly for qualifying information.



A complete list of sanctioned State Organizations with contact information and web link (if provided) is available by CLICKING HERE.

Qualifying standards differ depending on the sport/event; please CLICK HERE to view qualifying in the 2017 National Senior Games Rule Book posted under the 'National Games' page of this website.

In most sports, the top 4 finishers in each age group qualify for Nationals, as well as those who meet the Minimum Performance Standards (in applicable sports). The exceptions are Golf (you must meet the Minimum Performance Standards or finish 1st) and Triathlon (all finishers qualify). For team sports (basketball, softball, volleyball) the top 3 teams in each age group, per division qualify. Demonstration sports do not require qualification.

No matter what place an athlete finishes, they may also qualify in the sports which have Minimum Performance Standards (MPS), by meeting or exceeding the MPS for the age-division they are competing in at the State Level. (Ex. An athlete is 54 in 2016 and competes in the 50-54 age division at their State Games, but will move up to the 55-59 age division at Nationals. They must meet the MPS for the 50-54 age division to qualify for Nationals). 

Q:  I medaled at the 2015 National Senior Games. Does that automatically qualify me for the 2017 National Games?
A:  No. You must qualify for each National Senior Games by meeting the qualifying criteria at a State Games the year before Nationals.

Q:  Between the State Qualifying Games and the National Games I will change age brackets. With which age group do I qualify and compete at Nationals?
A:  At the State Games you will qualify in the correct age group for your current age at the time of the State Games (some states use different dates within the year to determine their age groups, so if you have a question please check with the state). When you register for Nationals, our registration system will automatically put you in the correct age bracket for the age you will be on December 31, 2017.

Q:  When/Where will my State Games be held and what events are offered?
A:  For a complete list of dates and contact info for State Games, CLICK HERE.  You will need to contact the state(s) you are interested in to find out which sports/events are offered.

Q:  My state does not offer a certain event which I want to qualify in to go to Nationals. How can I qualify?
A:  You have two options - through 'Limited Events' or through another State Games:

  1. 'Limited Events' -  The events 20K or 40K Cycling, Hammer Throw, Pole Vault, Triathlon and the following Non-Ambulatory Sports - Bowling, Horseshoes, and Shuffleboard are considered "limited" events. Please refer to Rule "D" in the 2017 National Senior Games Rulebook on how to qualify using limited events.  Click Here for instructions and the Limited Events form.
  2. If your event is not a 'limited event', the only other way to qualify is to go to another state's Games. You may participate in any State Qualifying Games which allows out-of-state competitors. Contact info, games dates, and whether a state is open or closed to out-of-state athletes is posted on the 'State Games' page of the website. We suggest you call the state you are thinking about competing in to confirm their qualifying procedures for out-of-state athletes as the rules vary from state to state.


Q:  How do I suggest a new sport or event be added?
  New sports/events are the responsibility of the National Games Committee, which relies on the recommendations of the staff. Given the large size of our Games it is unlikely we will add any events soon. In addition, we normally require that a large number of states conduct the competition in order to be included on the National menu. The procedure for requesting a sport and/or event be added to the National Games may be found in the '2017 National Senior Games Rule Book', Rule Q.

Q:  What Sports receive a Medal?
A:  Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Race Walk, Racquetball, Road Race, Shuffleboard, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Triathlon, and Volleyball.

Q:  How do I purchase my National Senior Games gear?
A:  Please proceed to the NSGA Merchandise Store where you can purchase NSGA and National Games merchandise.

Q:  How do I make my travel plans?
A:  Please visit the NSGA housing partner or online at 'Travel-Lodging' page.

Q:  I have found a sponsor to help pay my travel expenses. Can I put the sponsor’s name on my jersey or sport bag?
A:  Yes, you may recognize sponsors on uniforms and team equipment. You may not display sponsor banners at any event-related function.