Athletic Adventures for Boomers

Baby boomers like all kinds of sports and activities including golf.

A Website About Fitness and Competition

Golf? Archery? Volleyball? Tennis? Swimming? Shuffleboard? Cycling? What's your sport? Maybe you play or maybe you haven't started yet but you've been thinking about it. Read on! You need to visit the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) website. Chocked full of information and opportunities for you in your athletic endeavors, this site is worth visiting. Here you will find all kinds of things to help you get started in a new competitive adventure, or at least to inspire you to start thinking about the sporting possibilities. Started in 1985, NSGA was first known as the National Senior Olympics Organization (NSOO) with the vision "to promote healthy lifestyles for adults through education, fitness and sport". You can participate in local team or individual sports and qualify for The National Senior Games (NSG), a 19-sport, biennial competition. This is the largest sporting event in the world for adults 50 and older.

Baby boomer keeping fit by running.

Getting Started

In order to participate in the NSG, "you must be 50 years old and qualify the year before through a NSGA sanctioned State Qualifying Games. You may qualify through the state you live in, or any state which allows out-of-state competitors; however, you should contact these States directly for qualifying information." You can find a complete list of sanctioned State Organizations with contact information and web link (if provided) on the State Games page.

Inspiration and Education

Besides all of the information on the games you will also find articles and links to resources on fitness and nutrition. In addition, don't miss the "Personal Best" page where you will find profiles of inspiring athletes. All of this and more is found under the "Health & Wellness" section in the top menu.

Watch the NSGA’s Spotlight Video