Qualifying for Nationals
ADJUSTED QUALIFICATION PROCESS
A one-time adjustment to the qualification process for the 2021 National Senior Games has been made in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
- If a state qualifying senior games is ABLE to conduct Games or specific sports/events in 2020, the qualification standards for the sports/events as specified in the 2021 NSGA Rulebook will determine qualifiers. In addition athletes from that state’s senior games who qualified for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM will also qualify in the respective sports/events for the National Senior Games in 2021 (i.e., qualifiers from 2018 respective sports/events from that state’s senior games).
- If a state qualifying senior games is UNABLE to conduct Games or specific sports/events in 2020, athletes from that state’s senior games who qualified for the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL and/or 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM will qualify in the respective sports/events for the 2021 National Senior Games (i.e., qualifiers from 2016 and/or 2018 respective sports/events from that state’s senior games).
CHANGE IN TEAM ROSTER ADDITIONS
- Due to the adjusted qualification process for 2021 the number of roster additions will be waived.
CHANGE IN POWER WALK QUALIFICATION
- Power Walk will continue as an Open Sport for the 2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana. Qualification will not be required for Power Walk.
- For qualified athletes a Priority Registration Period will be offered which will be followed by an Open Registration Period.
- The Open Registration Period will accommodate athletes age 50+, unable to attend or qualify at a state senior games in 2020.
- The number of registrants may be limited for certain sports.
NSGA reserves the right to make further adjustments to National Senior Games qualification and registration.
National Senior Games Qualification Website
Click here to see what states still are hosting 2020 games
National Senior Games will be held November 5-18, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale.
National Senior Games Rule Book
National Senior Games Minimum Performance Standards