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Registration eligibility

WHO is eligible?

  • Athletes who participated in a fall 2017 Tennessee Senior Olympics district event as well as brand new athletes to the system.   Scroll down to review the  New Participant Rule passed in the fall of 2013.
  • Athletes may only enter those exact sports or events that were played at the district. However, please note this rule passed by our board in 2015: 

*Athletes who participated in ONE event at a district game (i.e. singles, mixed, or doubles) within badminton, bowling, pickleball, racquetball, table tennis, tennis (up to two events), and shuffleboard may sign up for all three events at the State Finals if interested. The board realizes that especially with doubles sports and a long time frame between district and state that it may be difficult to secure partners at the time of the district. With these sports being so popular and spanning more than one day at many districts the board is also aware that work commitments and other obligations may make it difficult to play all three events. Thus the flexibility written into the new rule.

  • OPEN SPORTS exceptions: The following sports do not require district participation in order to register for the state finals.
  1. Archery
  2. Cycling (5K/20K)
  3. Power Walk
  4. 5K Racewalk
  5. Racquetball
  6. Road Races (5K/10K)
  7. Pole Vault
  8. Triple Jump
  9. Any sport NOT offered at your district

New Participant Rule

An athlete who has never participated at any level of the Tennessee Senior Olympics system but who desires to participate in the state finals will be granted:

  • A one- time only exception from qualifying in district competition.  
  • This will require payment of all state finals fees plus a district processing fee of $30 payable to the district. A District Wavier Formmust be submitted.  See form at the bottom of this page.
  • This does not apply to the state finals open sports. An athlete may register directly for these sports.
  • If you know someone who is interested and qualifies for this rule please let them know they can download the form here.  See below.

  
In addition, brand new athletes to our system are eligible. Our board recently passed this rule:

  • Hardship Cases:  If an athlete missed his or her district competition for a valid reason (medical, family emergency etc) the board may grant an exception. Please fill out and return a Hardship Form.  See form at the bottom of this page.

District Wavier Form 

TSO District Waiver Form.pdf Mar 03, 2017 9:27 AM

 

Hardship Form

TSO Hardship Form.pdf Oct 19, 2015 12:34 AM