The National Congress of State Games (NCSG) is a membership organization comprised of 30 Summer State Games and 10 Winter State Games organizations and a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee's Afflilate Organizations Council.  The mission of the NCSG is to support State Games member organizations in the promotion of health, fitness and character building through multi-sport competitions and physical activities. The NCSG was created in 1986, to serve as the official association of the State Games Organizations.


State Games provide a motivational goal for all athletes within the state in which they are organized. Recreational and competitive events alike are offered in most states, so whether participants compete for the fun of it or as the first step to their ultimate dream, there's something for everybody in the State Games. The State Games movement dates back to 1978.


State Games competitions include Olympic or Pan American sports such as: Basketball, Bowling, Diving, Figure Skating, Tennis, Taekwondo, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Road Races, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball, etc. as well as a wide variety of local favorites such as Armwrestling, Field Hockey, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Mountain Biking and more. The quantity and variety of sports varies from state to state, to view a list of sports from your State Games, click here.


Each year nearly 200,000 athletes of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels take part in State Games competitions nationwide. An additional 1.2 million spectators attend State Games events, made possible by the work of thousands of coaches, parents, officials, sponsors and more than 100,000 volunteers.


In addition to staging multi-sport athletic competitions each year, State Games organizations impact their communities through a variety of programs including character development and sportsmanship programs, tobacco prevention campaigns, drug awareness activities, wellness programs, efforts to assist underprivileged and disadvantaged youth, as well as a number of scholarship programs.

PROUD MEMBER of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee - Affilate Organizations Council (Click here for more information)

Eric Engelbarts II, Michigan

Vice President
Kevin Cummings, Massachusetts

Liana Susott, Montana

Chip Hofler, North Carolina

Dan Duffy, Oregon
David Fox, Missouri
Dean Kelly, Alabama