Registration Information


We had a great year in 2022 and now we’re back for our 37th 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.



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, download the forms below.

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.


Participants will register according to their age as of December 31st of the competition year. 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 31st of the competition year. 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 for all athletes. 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.
    For example, whether you play in one sport or five sports, you only pay one INDIVIDUAL fee.
  • SPORT fee – Sports have an additional “Sport Fee” to help offset the costs of venues, officials, equipment, of that particular sport. 
  • EVENT fee – Some Sports will have an additional “Event Fee” per event.  Your Registration fee of includes one event. 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). 


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:



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


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.

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and fully understand that by participating in the California Senior State Championships (CSSC), which is hosted by the San Diego Senior Games Association (SDSGA), I will be engaging in activities or competition that may involve serious risks including bodily injury, permanent disability and death and severe social and economic losses which might result not only from my own actions, inactions or negligence, but the actions, inactions or negligence of others, the rules of play, or the conditions of the premises or of any equipment used; and that there may be other risks not known or not reasonably foreseeable. I further acknowledge and fully understand that the sponsors of the SDSGA, have contributed to make this event possible for the enjoyment and satisfaction of the participants and spectators, and not for their own personal gain and/or economic benefit, and that such sponsors do not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the above described risks.


In consideration of my being allowed to participate in the CSSC events, I hereby represent and agree as follows:

Participant’s Current Physical Condition and Health. I am in good physical condition and health, have properly conditioned myself, and have consulted with a physician, as appropriate, regarding my participation in the CSSC events.

Duty to Advise of Unsafe Conditions. Prior to participating in any CSSC events, I will inspect the facilities and equipment to be used, and if I believe anything is or may be unsafe, I will immediately advise authorized personnel of the SDSGA and will refuse to participate as long as such condition persists.

Assumption of Risks. Except as otherwise specifically agreed herein, I assume all of the risks described in the Recitals section above and accept personal responsibility for any and all damages of any kind resulting from any injury, permanent disability and/or death.

Release of Liability. I hereby release, waive all claims of liability against, discharge and hold harmless the SDSGA, its affiliated organizations, its sponsors, its and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, administrators, officers, directors, owners, principals, employees, agents, coaches, volunteers (including, without limitation, volunteers providing medical and/or health-related services), advertisers and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises at which events are conducted (all of the foregoing released parties are collectively referred to herein as “Released Parties”), from any and all liability to the undersigned, my heirs and next of kin, for any claims, demands, causes of action, losses or damages, on account of bodily and/or head injury, death or damage to property, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the persons or entities hereby released, and/or by the negligence of other participants, spectators or other third parties, in connection with my participation in the CSSC events or activities.


Authorization for Emergency Medical Care. In the event I sustain injury or illness while competing in the CSSC., I hereby authorize licensed medical personnel to perform or administer to me on an emergency basis any first-aid, medication, medical treatment or surgery that they in good faith deem necessary. I also give permission for attending emergency medical personnel to execute on my behalf my permission forms or other necessary medical documents and to act on my behalf if I am unable to do so and if no other person is present who is legally authorized to consent to emergency treatment for me.

Consent to Use Pictures or Recordings of Participant and Release of Liability with Respect Thereto. I hereby give the SDSGA the absolute and unconditional right and permission to copyright and/or publish, or use at its discretion, photographic portraits or pictures of me, or in which I may be included in whole or in part, or in my own or a fictitious name, including reproductions thereof in color or otherwise, made through any media, for art, advertising, trade, visual documentary, promotional, television, radio or film coverage or any other lawful purpose whatsoever, without compensation to me. I hereby waive any and all rights to inspect and/or approve the finished product or the copy that may be used in connection therewith, or the use to which it may be applied. I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold Released Parties harmless from and against any and all liability whatsoever, including but not limited to blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion resulting from its use in composite form, whether the same shall be intentional or otherwise, that may result or which may be produced in the taking of said pictures, or in any processing tending towards or resulting in the completion of the finished product.

Agreement to Abide by Rules and Regulations. I agree to abide by all rules and regulations issued by SDSGA, to observe all rules of play, to exercise good sportsmanship and follow all written or oral instructions given by authorized personnel of the Games. I agree that failure to do so may result in my disqualification or rejection from the Games.

Hold Harmless Waiver. I acknowledge that I am aware that there are risks to me of exposure to directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed to, by, or resulting from: An outbreak of any and all communicable disease, including but not limited to, the virus “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”, which is responsible for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and/or any mutation or variation thereof; In consideration of having the opportunity to participate and in acknowledging that I am aware of and willing to assume the risks associated with this activity, I hereby voluntarily agree to waive, hold harmless and indemnify SDSGA. and its trustees, agents, volunteers and employees from any and all claims, demands, damages and causes of action of any nature whatsoever arising out of ordinary negligence which I, my heirs, my assigns or successors may have against them for, on account of, or by reason of my participation.

I Agree to the Terms of the Waiver. I have read the above waiver and release in its entirety. I understand that the captions and titles used above are for convenience of reference only and in no way define, limit or describe the scope or intent of the foregoing provisions. I understand that I am giving up substantial rights by signing this document and hereby acknowledge that I am signing voluntarily.


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.


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 NSGA qualifying rules can be found on our website or at  If you are new or have never qualified, you may use this event to qualify provided you have met the sport/event qualification standards.


2024 is the year to qualify for the next National Senior Games to be held in Des Moines, Iowa in July & August 2025. The San Diego Senior Games will once again host the qualifiers for the following sports: badminton, basketball, basketball shooting, bowling, golf, pickleball, racquetball, tennis, triathlon and volleyball.


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.


  • 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