The IMGA doesn’t allow building new venues and encourages the host cities to use existing facilities to keep the costs lower. Therefore, the following information is subject to changes depending on the venues available.
Men and Women: 35+, 45+ and 55+
The age category you will compete in for Softball will be determined as at 31 December of the year of the event. For teams, the category you compete in is based on the age of the youngest team member. For example, if your youngest team member is 44 during Games time but has turned 45 by 31 December, you would compete in the 45+ age category.
Possible events and disciplines
A Grade – Premier: This grade is for teams consisting of players with international or national experience. At least two players should have international experience. The other team members are expected to be at a state/ province/ elite club player level.
B Grade – Competitive: This grade is for those players who compete in a high standard of domestic level softball, such as A grade in their local competition and athletes who have represented their club or town in state/province competition.
C Grade – Recreational: This grade is for those players who participate in non-competitive and/or lower grade leagues and for social and casual players.
A player can only compete in one age category and on one team.