Online registration is now open for the 2017 Florida Senior Games, to be held December 2-10, in Clearwater and Pinellas County.

Senior athletes, age 50 and over, can find registration and competition information for the 24 sports of the 26th Annual Florida Senior Games at Entry fees vary by sport and the online registration deadline is November 19.

The Florida Senior Games Softball competition will be held August 19-20 at R.O.C. Park, in Madeira Beach, and registration is currently open for both men’s and women’s teams.

Besides the online registration opportunity, athletes may visit and download registration materials and return the completed forms to the Florida Sports Foundation office in Clearwater. Information can also be requested by sending an email to or calling toll free 1-866-354-2637.

A qualifying performance at the Florida Senior Games Series qualifier is necessary for state of Florida athletes wishing to compete in Basketball Shooting, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Track and Field.

A listing of Florida Senior Games Series Qualifiers can be found at The Pensacola Senior Games kicks off the fall calendar of 10 qualifiers September 9.

Open sports of the Florida Senior Games not requiring a qualifying performance include Archery, Badminton, Bag Toss, Basketball (3 on 3), Billiards, Team Bowling, Lawn Bowls, Powerlifting, Power Walk, Race Walk, Racquetball, Road Race, Tai Chi and Volleyball.

“The Florida Senior Games Series in December continues to provide athletes age 50 and over the opportunity to challenge themselves to find their game and lead an active lifestyle,” said Stephen Rodriguez, Sr. Vice President of the Florida Sports Foundation. “The Games also give athletes the chance to renew old friendships they’ve made over the years during competitions and share the camaraderie sports provide.”

The 2017 Florida Senior Games will be in Clearwater and Pinellas County for the third consecutive year and the Games will return to the area in 2018 and serve as a qualifier for the 2019 National Senior Games, to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The 2016 Games in Clearwater attracted over 3,000 athletes age 50 and over during the nine days of competition. Since the Games inception in 1992, nearly 50,000 senior athletes have competed in the Florida Senior Games.

Schedule of upcoming Florida Senior Games Series Qualifiers
Pensacola Senior Games
September 9- 24, 2017

Palm Coast & the Flagler Beaches Senior Games
September 14- 24, 2017

Gainesville Senior Games
September 22- 30, 2017

South Florida Senior Games
September 23 – October 1, 2017

Jacksonville Senior Games
October 2-7, 2017

Tampa Bay Senior Games
October 2-20, 2017

Cutler Bay Senior Games
October 16-20, 2017

Ormond Beach Senior Games
October 21-28, 2017

Martin County Senior Games
November 3-11, 2017

Golden Age Games, Sanford
November 4-11, 2017

2017 Florida Senior Games
December 2 – 10, 2017
Clearwater and Pinellas County


12 responses to “Registration Available for 2017 Florida Senior Games

  1. How do I enter my local Senior Games Swimming event? I live in Marin County, Fl and know that the Games take place here Nov. 3 – 11, 2017 but I don’t know how to enter. Please advise. Thank you.

    1. Hi Christine –
      Thanks for your inquiry about the Florida Senior Games Series Qualifier, the Martin County Senior Games. You can reach out to the local event director, David Gladding, at (772) 353-9234, or by email at I looked at the Martin County website but there does not seem to be anything listed yet for the Games. I’m sure David will be happy to add you to a mailing list for when the information is available. I hope this helps and please feel free to contact me, Nick Gandy, at if you are unable to find out more info. Best of luck.

      Nick Gandy, Florida Sports Foundation

  2. How many spots qualify for Florida Senior Games in pickleball? (I will be playing in the Pensacola games. Do only “gold medalists” qualify for Florida games?)

    1. Hi Dottie –

      At the Florida Senior Games Series Qualifiers, which include the Pensacola Senior Games, the top 5 in each age group qualify for the Florida Senior Games. Participants that qualify in one Pickleball event are eligible for all Pickleball events.

      You can find this information, along with other Florida Senior Games Pickleball Info at

      Best of luck in Pensacola and we hope to see you in Clearwater in December.

      Nick Gandy, Florida Sports Foundation

    1. Hi Liz –

      Thanks for your inquiry about the 2017 Florida Senior Games. We are finalizing the tennis location and should have an announcement soon. Please give the hotel website a look at The listings on the site offer a variety of accommodations and prices to choose from. I can tell you the Hampton Inn and Clarion on U.S. 19 are both very centrally located to all of the venues used for the Florida Senior Games. I don’t know if that helps you. I’ve stayed at the Hampton Inn the last two years while working the event and it’s easy to get to anywhere we have competition. Keep checking for the tennis location which should be known soon. You can finalize your plans then. Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you in December.

      Nick Gandy

  3. I have heard the venue for the Florida senior games on December 9 has been changed to Dunedin high school, is this correct?

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