February 9, 2024

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In this newsletter you will find:


  • 2024 State Finals and 2025 National Dates
  • Are you Eligible?
  • Schedule Information
  • Team/Partner Finder
  • 2023 Results and Records



The next newsletter will include:


  • Final Schedule
  • Registration Information
  • Hall of Fame Nomination Form




Expect this at the end of February.


STATE FINALS DATES 2024


We are excited to have our state finals dates in place for 2024!

 

Come join us and feel younger, stronger, in better shape, and experience the true joy of competing against those in your own age group. No matter your skill level, you will find a culture of encouragement and friendship amongst all athletes.




State Finals: June 21- 27, 2024

Williamson County (all sports except cycling and pickleball)


Pickleball: August 8-11, 2024

Chattanooga Convention Center


Cycling: September 21-22, 2024

Strawberry Plains, TN


Golf: TBA





ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THE STATE FINALS?

 

Please review the checklist below:

 

  • 1. Did you participate in a district event last fall or recently in Chattanooga? Many of our state sports require district participation. If so, you are eligible to register.


NOTE: If your area did not host a district or your sport was not offered at your district, you are eligible to register.


  • 2. Are you an open sport athlete? If so, district participation was not required, and you are eligible to register. Open sports include:

Archery

Basketball 3x3

Cornhole

Cycling

Disc Golf

Pole Vault

Racquetball

Road Races (5K/10K)

Softball

Triple Jump

Volleyball

Walks- 1500m Power Walk; 1500m Race Walk, 5K Race Walk

Any sport not offered at your district.



 

  • 3. Are you a first-time TN Senior Olympic athlete (never participated in a district or state event before)? You are permitted a one-time waiver from district participation and eligible to register.


  • 4. Did you have an injury or extenuating circumstance for missing your district? If so, you can complete a Hardship Form. Please click this link to view the form as well as additional information about the process.



 


SPORT SCHEDULE


The exact dates, times, and venues for each sport are being finalized.


Look for another e-mail blast toward the end of February with a link to an updated 2024 schedule.






REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

Online Registration will open in late March to early April.

 

To be placed on a mailing list to receive a paper form via mail, please click on this link and fill out the information. The deadline to request a form is March 22. Expect forms to arrive mid-April.

 

 

An additional detailed registration e-mail blast as well as a mailed flyer will be sent to all athletes once online registration has been launched.

 

 

 

Deadlines:

June Events: May 3

Pickleball: July 19

Cycling: Aug 30





OUT-OF-STATE ATHLETES ALLOWED IN CERTAIN SPORTS

The TSO Board of Directors adopted the following rule in 2023:


The sports of:

  • basketball
  • volleyball
  • softball
  • archery
  • cycling


will be open to out-of-state residents with TN athletes receiving priority registration. Out-of-staters may register starting April 15 as long as capacity has not been reached.



Please spread the word to teams you might know in other states. In addition, cycling and archery out-of-staters will be welcomed as well.






2025 NATIONALS

New Qualifying Cycle!



THE ROAD TO DES MOINES



The 2024 Tennessee Senior Olympics State Finals events will serve as qualifying opportunities for the 2025 Nationals. Please reference the first article in this newsletter above for state dates and eligibility.

                                                                                                 

Top finalists at our state finals events will qualify for the 2025 National Senior Games scheduled for Des Moines, Iowa from

July 24- August 4, 2025



After many years, the qualifying and hosting cycle has returned to the National Senior Games being held on odd years, with qualifying taking place on even years.

                                                

Visit www.nsga.com for further info including detailed qualifying information. 

 

 



NEED A DOUBLES PARTNER

or

LOOKING FOR A TEAM OR PLAYERS



Consider using our interactive real-time partner/team finder. Visit TEAM | PARTNER FINDER and follow the instructions.




Note: ALL past years' doubles entries have been DELETED. If you still need a partner, please use to link above and add your name to the list.





2023 Records and Results




Congratulations to all of our medal winners!


Please click this link 2023 State Finals Results to view results from the 2023 State Finals as well as the 2023 Record Book.





Fall prevention Q&A: The facts, the causes & how to react if you do fall


PUBLISHED BY

The WellTuned blog by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee provides inspiration and practical advice for healthy living.


Falls are a major health issue in Tennessee,

  • Each year, 1 in 4 older adults falls.
  • 1 in 5 falls causes serious injury.
  • People who fall are 2-3X more likely to fall again.
  • The likelihood of injury or death increases with each fall.

While many of us know the basics of fall prevention, there are many factors — from medications to hearing loss to lighting — that we may not consider.

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Questions?

info@tnseniorolympics.com

615-200-8760

www.tnseniorolympics.com









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