WELCOME TO THE 2023 SAN DIEGO SENIOR GAMES!
We had a great year in 2022 and now we’re back for our 36th year as San Diego’s only multi-sport event specifically for ages 50 and over. We are very proud of our longstanding history and very thankful to our amazing sponsors, partners, volunteers, and inspirational participants – like YOU – for helping to make our event such a long-term success.
- HOW TO REGISTER
- AGE FOR COMPETITION
- REGISTRATION FEES + REFUNDS
- TEAM REGISTRATION
- UNIFORMS + EQUIPMENT
- COVID GUIDELINES
- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
- EVENT CANCELLATION
- CELEBRATION OF ATHLETES
- MISSION STATEMENT
- BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
HOW TO REGISTER
ONLINE – Go to our FuseSport Registration Portal
You can register for any sport of your choice in this year’s Games. Online registration payment by credit card. If you are playing in a Team sport, make sure your team Manager/Captain has registered your team before registering. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation.
MAIL IN – If you’d like to do a mail in registration, call our office to request a registration form to be mailed to you at: 858-292-5812
Complete the registration form and mail it with a check made out to SDSGA: Attn: Registration, P.O. Box 600007, San Diego, CA 92160
Payment may be made by check, money order or cashier’s check. SDSGA cannot be responsible for lost or misdirected mail. If you don’t receive a confirmation letter in a timely manner, please call the SDSGA office.
AGE FOR COMPETITION
Participants will register according to their age as of December 31, 2023*. Age categories for both men and women are 50-54, 55-59, 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; 90-94; 95+ and 100+. Age categories for doubles and teams will be determined by the age of the youngest player as of December 31, 2023. Some sports offer 40-44 and 45-49 age divisions.
*Swimming age is determined by the day of the event.
See Schedule of Events to learn more.
There are two fees for every athlete upon registering Individual Fee and Sport Fee.
There is a one-time Individual Fee of $40. This covers the athlete’s cost of participating that includes T-shirts, medals, registration, insurance and credit card processing.
There is also a Sport Fee for every sport you register for. This helps covers the sport related cost of venues, officials, sport equipment, etc. Every athlete must register individually, there are no longer team fees.
Refunds for the San Diego Senior Games (SDSGA) are handled as follows:
- Cancellation of Event(s) by SDSGA – 100% refund
- Athlete cancels 30+ days of event(s) – 100% refund – minus $5
- Athlete cancels 15-29 days of event(s) – 50% refund – minus $5
- Athlete cancels 0-14 days of event(s) – No refund
Understanding the Fee Structure of the Games
To help keep the Games as affordable as possible, we start with a single INDIVIDUAL fee,
then we add SPORT fees for all sports. (For Track and Field only, an EVENT fee will be added).
To clarify how this works:
- INDIVIDUAL fee – All athletes pay a single Registration fee of $40.
For example, whether you play in one sport or five sports, you only pay one INDIVIDUAL fee.
- SPORT fee – All sports have an additional “Sport fee” to help offset the costs of venues, officials, equipment, of that particular sport.
- EVENT fee – Only Track and Field will have an additional “Event fee” of $10 per event. Your Registration fee of $40 includes one event. If you are competing in five events, you will pay for four events of $10 each. For sports that have Doubles and Mix Doubles, these are event fees.
- ALL EVENTS INCLUDED – In some cases, the Sport fee includes all the Event fees.
For example, in BADMINTON, SWIMMING, and FITNESS the Sport Fee includes all the events within that sport at no additional charge.
- MULTIPLE SPORTS – One of the greatest things about our pricing structure (which began in 2018), is that athletes can play in multiple sports for only the Sport fee (plus any associated Event Fees, of course).
For example, if you’re a SOCCER player, you could also play SOFTBALL for only $15 more. Or, if you’re a BOWLER, you could also play HORSESHOES for only $10 more.
Separating the Registration fee from the Sport fees and Event fees allows us to keep the overall Games fees as low as possible for all our athletes. It also gives our athletes added incentive to play in multiple sports.
If you have any questions about the fees associated with your specific sports,
please feel free to e-mail or call us at:
· Registration@SDSeniorGames.org or call (858) 292-5812
It is your responsibility to make sure the sports you choose don’t have time conflicts. Refunds are not provided for time conflicts due to overlapping events.
View the current schedule at https://www.sdseniorgames.org/
Team registration refers to men and women Basketball, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball. This does not refer to sports with partners as in doubles or mix doubles.
Team Manager/Captain must register the team first. The team manager will need to contact the team members to let them know that team registration is ready for individual team member registration.
Players may play on two teams in different age categories. However, in case of games being played simultaneously, player must only play on one team. Swapping between teams during the same time period is not allowed.
You may register for as many sports/events as you’d like as long as the dates/times don’t conflict. One event is included with your Player/Registration fee. Each additional sport is the Sport Fee of that sport.
A partner should be indicated on the registration form by full name, birthdate, and age. If you are a player looking for a Doubles Partner, please contact the Sport Commissioner or call 858 292-5812. You may only participate in one doubles and one mixed doubles per event. The age of the youngest partner will determine the age category. All partner changes must be made one week before the competition. Partner changes are not allowed on site.
Participants are required to provide their own equipment for the events entered (except as specified under the sport description). Please be sure to mark your personal items and do not leave valuables unattended. SDSGA is not responsible for the loss or damage of any athlete’s personal equipment.
All athletes must wear the appropriate athletic type of clothing and shoes for the sport(s) in which they are competing. Team sports require like color and style numbered uniforms. Equipment, clothing or shoes that are inappropriate or in violation of the sports rules will be cause for disqualification. The SDSGA Sport Commissioners have been authorized to make this determination. If you have any questions, please contact the Commissioner.
Unsportsmanlike or disorderly conduct on the part of competitors or coaches will be grounds for immediate removal and disqualification without any refund. Sports Commissioners and/or SDSGA staff reserve the right to disqualify any competitor for these grounds.
We are thrilled we have passed through the toughest times of COVID. Although at the time of this writing, state restrictions have been lifted, we still need to take precautions and the safety of our participants are our priority. We are committed to following the state and local COVID guidelines and policies. Check our website for the updated health and safety protocols we endorse at the 2023 San Diego Senior Games. Keep in mind, updates may be issued, so check back with us regularly.
The SDSGA has a General Liability Insurance Policy for the Games. This insurance does not cover property loss, damage to the participant, or medical cost if an accident or injury occurs during the normal routine of competition or during travel to and from the competition. Each participant is responsible for his or her own medical insurance. Prior to competition, each athlete MUST SIGN a waiver, or the athlete will not be eligible to participate.
The SDSGA will attempt to have qualified athletic trainers and/or medical personnel on site. Participants are responsible for any emergency fees, ambulance fees, or otherwise.
In the event of inclement weather or unusual extenuating circumstances, Games Officials or SDSGA Board of Directors or Games Commissioners reserve the right to cancel or reschedule events.
During the Games, call your Commissioner, the SDSGA Games office at (858) 292-5812, or check the website if the weather looks uncertain. Refunds for events cancelled due to weather, war or an act of God will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
The SDSGA also reserves the right to combine age divisions and cancel any event due to insufficient entries. Cancellations due to insufficient entries will be given refunds.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded in each sport by gender and age division. Medals will be presented at the conclusion of the event and will not be mailed.
QUALIFIERS FOR NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES
The California qualifiers for the National Senior Games will be in 2024. The California Senior State Championships, which serves as the qualifying site, will be co-hosted by the San Diego Senior Games and Pasadena Senior Games. The next National Senior Games will be held in 2025 at a site soon to be determined. The NSGA qualifying rules can be found on our website or at www.NSGA.com. If you are new or have never qualified, you may use this event to qualify provided you have met the sport/event qualification standards.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 ATHLETES WHO QUALIFIED!
2022 was the year to qualify for the 2023 National Senior Games to be held in Pittsburgh, PA in July of 2023. We are proud of all of the athletes who have qualified and wish them the best of luck!
The next qualifying year will be in 2024. The San Diego Senior Games will once again host the qualifiers for the following sports: badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, tennis and volleyball.
CELEBRATION OF ATHLETES
All Sponsors and Athletes are invited to attend the Opening Ceremonies. There is a limit of 100 spots available so reservations are being taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The 2023 Celebration of Athletes will be held announced to all athletes via email and website. RSVP is required. Call (858) 292-5812 or email info@SDSeniorGames.org.
The San Diego Senior Games Association (SDSGA) is a California non-profit corporation committed to encouraging adults, age 50 and over, to carry on vigorous lives by developing and maintaining adequate personal physical fitness through regular participation in recreational activities, sports, physical fitness activities and educational programs.
2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Suzie Korth
- Julie Martel
- Cherrill Ulibarri
- Lynn More
Executive Director & Games Commissioner
- Kirsten Cummings
- Brandi Mitchell
The San Diego Senior Games Association is devoted to the community of San Diego athletes and their businesses. If you are an athlete and would like to promote your business through our Sponsor Packet, please let us know. All athletes will have a discounted rate. Email us at info@SDSeniorGames.org