A participant must be a resident of the State of Colorado for at least 30 days prior to the first day of the competition they wish to enter. In addition, students who are enrolled in a Colorado college or university are eligible , as are U.S. military personnel and their family members who are stationed in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain State Games have been organized in accordance with NCAA guidelines with some exceptions.
The NCAA (www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources) allows Division I, II and III athletes to participate in all sports in "officially recognized" state games. Rocky Mountain State Games is officially recognized because we are a full member of the National Congress of State Games. Athletes who have eligibility questions should check with their school athletic administrator or coach. Any athlete with scholastic or collegiate eligibility remaining must comply with rules governing his or her scholastic or collegiate eligibility.
Rules and Policies
Administration of policies and regulations is the responsibility of the Rocky Mountain State Games. Most rules have been established by the National Governing Bodies; however, some competition rules or formats may have been altered to make them appropriate for this tournament. Consult individual sport profiles for specific rules. The Rocky Mountain State Games has the right to refuse individual or team entries.
Age divisions vary from sport to sport. Participants must be prepared to provide proof of age with either a driver's license or birth certificate upon request from RMSG Staff or Commissioners. Failure to provide proof of age may result in individual and/or team disqualification. Consult individual sport profile for specific age requirements.
Entering More Than One Sport
Athletes may enter more than one sport but do so at their own risk due to various competition formats and the possibility of overlapping schedules. No refunds will be made. Participant entry forms, waivers and the appropriate participant entry fee must be submitted for each sport in which a participant wishes to compete.
NO REFUNDS will be given due to cancelation because of inclement weather or medical withdrawals. Exceptions will be made only for the following: entries received after entry deadline; sports or competitions reaching maximum registration capacity; entries received after the maximum number of teams are bracketed or if there are not enough teams or individuals to form a division.
All athletes must register by the date specified on the appropriate sport profile unless otherwise indicated. For final registration deadlines, please consult the appropriate sport page. All registration is on a first-received, first-filled basis. Once a particular sport is full, registration for that sport will close. It is strongly encouraged that entries be submitted as soon as possible. Participants may register online or by mailing for faxing registration forms along with payment. A $3 service charge will be included for all online payments. Registration forms can be downloaded here. Rocky Mountain State Games Staff and/or Sport Commissioners reserve the right to combine and/or eliminate divisions/age classifications if an insufficient number of entries are received.
After the registration deadline, a waiting list will be established for Team Sports ONLY. If a team drops out, those on the waiting list will be called on a first-received, first-filled basis.
Each sport varies as to site, fees, age requirements, registration deadlines, and National Governing Body membership requirements for competition. Refer to your specific sport page for this information. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!!
Pre-purchased merchandise, including athlete t-shirts, will be mailed to athletes prior to competition weekend.
Athlete admission is FREE to the Opening Ceremony.
Athlete admission is free but spectator admission will be charged for the following sports: Basketball, Taekwondo and Track & Field. Daily admission fees: Adults: $5, Youth(13-18): $3, Seniors(55+): $3. Youth 12 & under are admitted free.
For admittance onto Fort Carson, a driver’s license, vehicle registration and vehicle insurance must be shown, along with ID for all passengers.
The RMSG has a Zero Tolerance policy. Commissioners reserve the right to disqualify or eject an individual or team for unsportsmanlike conduct from players, coaches or spectators or for any of the following reasons: false representation, use of alcohol and/or drugs, destruction of property, rules infraction, unsportsmanlike conduct or disorderly behavior. Unsportsmanlike conduct resulting in an any type of altercation on the field of play, the venue grounds, etc, will result in dis-qualification for the entire tournament with no refund. Spectators affiliated with the participants are responsible for knowing and adhering to the rules and policies of the tournament. Athletes and coaches are responsible for knowing, understanding, and following the rules, policies and code of conduct for their sport(s).
Outdoor sporting events are weather-dependent. Competition will be conducted unless the Commissioners and/or Rocky Mountain State Games Staff determine the weather conditions to be potentially dangerous. There are NO refunds due to weather and NO rain dates.
It is expressly understood that the Rocky Mountain State Games does not insure against and accepts no responsibility for personal injury or property loss or damage. Each participant is responsible for his or her own medical insurance and must sign all waivers and releases on the back of the entry form. Those participants under the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian signatures on Rocky Mountain State Games waivers and, if applicable, any sport-specific waiver.
Medals & Results
Individual medals will be awarded for 1st - 3rd place in each division. Team medals for 1st-3rd will be awarded to all team members. Results will be available on our website following the competition.
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