2013 SUMMER NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES
Cleveland, Ohio July 21 - August 5, 2013
How do I qualify?
The Summer National Senior Games are held during odd years (2009, 2011, 2013, ect.) To participate in the National Games, you must first qualify through an NSGA State Games during the even years (2008, 2010, 2012, ect.) Participants must be at least 50 years old during the qualifying year. You may qualify through the state you live in, or any State which allows out-of-state competitors; however, you should contact these States direct for qualifying information. Click on the tab 'State Senior Games' for each state's contact info, State Games dates, and website link if available.
Qualifying standards differ depending on the sport/event and you should read more information about qualifying in the National Senior Games Rule Book. The Link to our site it at top of this section.
In most sports, the top 4 finishers in each age group qualify for Nationals, OR those who meet the Minimum Performance Standards (in applicable sports). The exception is Tennis (only the top 3 finishers for each age group qualify), Golf (you must meet the Minimum Performance Standards) and Triathlon (all finishers qualify). For team sports (basketball, softball, volleyball) each state may qualify three teams in each age group.
Ohio State Games Information (as of 7/1/2012)
Registration deadline July 16th, 2012
Get the Complete Registration Packet and any forms at the Ohio Resource Page
Senior Olympics is amateur athletic competition for men and women ages 50 and over. The state games are held every year, at rotating sites around the state. The games are usually hosted by the regional games organizers, on a two year cycle.More Info at ohioseniorolympics.org/index.php?p=4
The state games held in even numbered years (2010, 2012, etc.) act as the state's qualifying competition for the National Senior Games, which are held in odd numbered years (2011, 2013, etc.).
The 2012 State Games will be hosted by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. This will be THE qualifying event in Ohio for the 2013 Summer National Senior Games, also to be held in Cleveland.
The majority of sports offered in the 2012 state games will be held July 21-30. The schedule that is in place at this point is available here
State Games Schedule (Click Here)