NIRSA Championship Series

It’s more than competition

NIRSA Championship Series


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The NIRSA Championship Series gives college recreational sports participants an opportunity to compete, coordinate, officiate, and connect with skilled peers from other schools and take all the benefits of recreational competition to a higher level.

And it’s more than just competition, the NIRSA Championship Series is also a platform for professional development, as up-and-coming professionals build skills and engage in all levels of learning through their programming, staff, official, and volunteer positions. The passion of these leaders drives the exceptional execution of our professionally organized tournaments, which propels the experiences and growth opportunities of participants.

The rich environment of inclusive competition, sportsmanship, and professional development—from participants to fans to volunteers—supports communities of health and wellness, which is what NIRSA is all about.

The NIRSA Championship Series is under the direction of the NIRSA Services Corporation.

2018 Year in Review


NIRSA Championship Series - Soccer

When: Nov 21-23, 2019

Where: Round Rock, Texas

Size: 96 teams (2000 athletes)

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Flag Football

NIRSA Championship Series - Flag Football

When: Multiple Regional dates in Fall 2019; National Championship January 3-5, 2020

Where: Twelve Regional locations nationwide; National Championships in Round Rock, Texas

Size: 300 teams + (~3150 athletes) at the Regional Championships; 76 teams (880 athletes) at the National Championship

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NIRSA Championship Series - Tennis

When: April 3-5, 2020

Where: USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida

Size: 64 teams (600 athletes)

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NIRSA Championship Series - Basketball

When: Multiple Regional dates in Spring 2020; National Championships April 3-5, 2020

Where: Thirteen Regional locations nationwide; National Championship in Wichita, Kansas

Size: 272 teams (2,800 participants) at Regional Championships; 96 teams (1,000 participants) at National Championships

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NIRSA Championship Series Highlights

The NIRSA Services Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIRSA created to develop, guide, and implement marketing opportunities through collegiate recreation.

Need more information?

Questions about the NIRSA Championship Series can be directed to the NIRSA Director of National Sport Programs, Valerie McCutchan.