Advance to Nationals –
NATIONALS - Every two years, 41 State Games come together as one to participate in a national competition, the State Games of America. All medal winners from State Games programs are eligible to compete. For more information, visit www.stategames.org
ABOUT THE LOUISIANA STATE GAMES – The Louisiana State Games is a sports festival created for Louisiana’s amateur athletes. Similar to the International Olympics, the festival will consist of 17 sports providing Louisiana’s amateur athletes, of all ages and skill levels, a meaningful opportunity to participate in a true amateur sport competition.
WHO CAN COMPETE – All residents of Louisiana who have lived in the state for at least 30 days prior to the date of competition for their sport are eligible if they meet the requirements specified by that sport. Louisiana residents attending school or serving in the military in other states are also eligible. Athletes living in Louisiana attending school/university or currently serving in the military in Louisiana are also eligible to compete. Residents of Arkansas are invited to participate as well.
HOW TO ENTER – Visit our website www.lastategames.com for registration information or to find a contact for that sport. Entry forms may be obtained by visiting our web site or by calling 800-843-1872. Participants are encouraged to note deadlines and register early for all competitions. A signed agreement, release and waiver of liability and payment of an entry fee is required in order to compete.
REFUND POLICY – REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN UNDER THE FOLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES ONLY:
· Entry received after maximum numbers of teams or individuals are bracketed.
· Insufficient number of teams or individuals entered.
· Entry received from a non-qualified athlete.
INSURANCE – Insurance is the responsibility of each participant.
GOVERNING BODY REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP – NGB registration requirements vary between sports. Please check your sport event information for details.
NUMBER OF SPORTS ENTERED - You may enter as many sports as you wish, as long as the events are not held at conflicting times. It is the athlete’s responsibility to make sure there are no schedule conflicts in the sports he/she enters.
AWARDS – All participants will receive an official Louisiana State Games commemorative T-shirt. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the first three places. See your Event Director with any questions regarding this information. The Louisiana Games Sportsmanship Award will be presented to the male and female in each sport who best exemplifies the positive attributes of a model competitor. Additionally, one male and one female athlete from the pool of Sportsmanship Award winners will be nominated for the State Games Athlete of the Year Award.
ORGANIZERS – The Louisiana Games staff, assisted by hundreds of volunteers, carry out the various tasks associated with the execution of the Louisiana State Games.