Most of he 2013 Massachusetts Senior Games Games will be at Springfield College, June 15-16 2013. An assortment of events will be held at various locations around the state. Please see the Registration Page for the full list. This is not a qualifying year for the 2013 National Games (qualification was in 2012). There is no pre-qualification process to enter the 2013 Massachusetts Games. Anyone age 40* or above may register and participate in the games. Registration is open.
The 2013 Summer National Senior Games will be July 20 - August 1, 2012 in Cleveland OH. The 2015 Summer National Senior Games will be in Minneapolis MN and the 2014 Massachusetts Senior Games will be the qualifying year.
How do I qualify for the National Games?
Athletes must meet the qualifying requirements as described in the NSGA Rule Book at a state level game in the year prior to the National Games. In order to qualfiy for the 2013 National Games athletes must have qualfied at a state level game in 2012. The qualifying requirements vary for different sports but in general the top four places qualfy. In some sports a senior athlete may qualfiy by meeting a Minimum Performance Standard (MPS). Click Here to see the NSGA Rule Book.
How do I register for the Massachusetts Senior Games?Registration for the 2013 Massachusetts Senior Games will begin in March. Go to the Registration Page to register
Team Registrations will Close 2 Weeks prior to the Event | Individual & Doubles Registrations will Close 1 Week prior.
There will be NO DAY-OF-EVENT Registration with the exception of the 5K and 10K Road Races
Registration WITHOUT PAYMENT is not a completed Registration
How do I pay for registration?
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The list of events offered by the Massachusetts Senior Games mirrors the events offered at The National Senior Games held every other year. All events are held for both men and women. The Massachusetts Senior Games uses the rules established by the National Senior Games Association for the National Senior Games. Athletes compete in five year age brackets, beginning at age 40*. Age for competition in individual sports is determined by the athlete's age as of December 31 of the year of competition. Age division for doubles or team events is determined by the age of the younger partner.
Age Brackets for Individual Sports:
- 100 plus
Age Brackets for Team Sports:
- In addition, 3-on-3 basketball has an 80+ division.
Archery: compound fingers, compound release, barebow compound, recurve, barebow recurve
Badminton: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
Basketball: 3-on-3 Half Court - including 40+ teams
Bowling: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
Cycling: 5 and 10K Time Trial; 20 and 40K Road Race
Golf: 18 Hole scratch play
Pickleball: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
Pistol Shooting #
Race Walk: 1500, 5000 meter
Racquetball: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
Road Race: 5 and 10K
Softball: Team - including 40+ teams
Swimming: Backstroke-50, 100, 200 yards
Breaststroke- 50, 100, 200 yards
Butterfly- 50 and 100 yards
Freestyle- 50, 100, 200, yards
Individual Medley-100, 200 yards
Table Tennis: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
Tennis: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
Track and Field: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 meter
Discus, high jump, javelin, long jump, pole vault, shot put, triple jump, hammer
Track & Field Order of Events is at bottom of the Registration Page
Volleyball: Team - including 40+ teams
* Note that althought the Massachusetts Senior Games encourages those 40-49 to compete, only those age 50+ are eligible to compete in the National Senior Games.
# NOT a National Event