2025 National Senior Games

All of our 2024 state finals events serve as qualifying opportunities for the 2025 Nationals set for Des Moines, IA.

National's is excited to announce the dates for the 2025 National Senior Games, set to be held July 24-Aug. 4, 2025, in Des Moines, Iowa. The countdown is on!

Other Important Info to Know:
✅ Hotel/lodging booking services for The Games will launch in late summer of this year. Utilizing our housing partner will ensure you get the best rates.
✅ The general competition schedule is expected to be released this spring.
✅ To participate in most sports at the 2025 National Senior Games, athletes must qualify at an NSGA Member Games in 2024. Learn more at NSGA.com/howtoqualify/.

Attached is the rulebook for the 2025 National Senior Games (which has the qualifying information and MPS’ in it.  This is also posted on the NSGA website - https://nsga.com/rules-regulations/.

All of our 2024 state finals events serve as qualifying opportunities for the 2025 Nationals set for Des Moines, IA.

Basic qualifying info for Tennessee Senior Olympics athletes:

The top four places qualify in each age group in all sports with these exceptions:

Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball: 3 teams per age group qualify.
Golf, only the first place qualifies.  Minimum performance scores may also qualify.
The 5K and 10K road races require that an athlete PARTICIPATE in the event, not place.
There will be many “OPEN” sports at Nationals that do not require state qualification.  These include: free throw, 3-point, beach volleyball, billiards, cornhole, disc golf, golf scramble, one mile run at the road race, power lifting,  power walk and soccer.

In addition, athletes meeting minimum performance scores in several sports involving time and score will be eligible as well as “bonus events” in swimming and running events.

The clearest way to study the qualification standard for your sports is to view your sport page within the National Senior Games Rulebook.  Click here:  https://nsga.com/rules-regulations/.

NOTE regarding in-state qualifying for Tennessee residents:

Per National rules : "Each event allows for a specific number of qualifiers. If out-of-state residents qualify, they will NOT take away a qualifying spot from an in-state resident.

Here in Tennessee we may qualify the number of state residents specified for each event in addition to the out-of-state qualifiers.

For example, if a Tennessean places 5th in archery with 4th place going to a KY resident, BOTH would qualify- the Tennessean would be moved up.

For more information, contact the NSGA office at www.nsga.com