In order of priority, the following are eligible to participate in the 2017 State Games of America:
Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio Residents
All gold, silver and bronze medalists from National Congress of State Games (NCSG) Member State programs (Winter and Summer) in 2015, 2016 and prior to July 1 of 2017 are eligible to compete in SGA 2017. All medalists from any previous State Games of America are also eligible to compete.
Note: Any athlete who has qualified in any event within a particular sport will be eligible to participate in all applicable events within said sport. i.e. A Track & Field athlete who only qualifies in one event in Track & Field, would be eligible to enter as many events within Track & Field at SGA 2017 as they like, or are allowed by the sport.
NCSG Neighboring State Policy
Due to athletes in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio not having a NCSG full or developing member organization and since these states are geographically connected to the State of Michigan, these athletes will be allowed to compete in the State Games of America similar to normal Meijer State Games of Michigan years.
The National Congress of State Games reserves the right to grant exceptions to participate in SGA 2017 “Participation” sports. List of "Medal" and "Participation" sports.
Non-Michigan teams/relays that have qualified for SGA 2017 must register into the age category of the current age of the players on the roster. In addition, the SGA 2017 roster must be made up of at least 50% of the qualifying team/relay.
Additional Eligibility Notes
The State Games of America is organized in accordance with the National Congress of State Games SGA Executive Committee guidelines. For sport-specific formats, guidelines and rules, see the sport information page. High School and Collegiate athletes who have eligibility questions should check with their school athletic administrator or coach. Any athlete with scholastic or collegiate eligibility remaining must comply with rules governing his or her scholastic or collegiate eligibility.
Canadian Athlete Policy
Any amateur recreational athlete who resides in the province of Ontario, Canada will be allowed to compete in the North American divisions of the 2017 State Games of America. The State Games of America reserves the right to review an athlete's eligibility with the corresponding Provincial Sport Organization (PSO).
The State Games of America reserves the right to refuse entry.
For registration questions please contact Registration@stategamesofamerica.org