National Intramural And Recreational Sports Association
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
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Abbreviation NIRSA
Motto Leaders in Collegiate Recreation
Formation February 22, 1950 (1950-02-22)[1]
Legal status Association
Purpose Professional organization dedicated to building quality intramural/recreational sports and fitness programs and services
Headquarters Corvallis, Oregon,
United States
Membership
700 schools/institutions, conferences, or other associations
President
Bill Crockett
Website NIRSA Official Website

The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) is an organization which regulates in various sports through the collegiate systems across the United States. NIRSA serves students who play at the university varsity or club level in athletic sports, but do not participate in the NCAA, NAIA or other sports affiliates.

As college and university students develop into future leaders, NIRSA members support their learning and growth by fostering lifelong habits of wellbeing. Leadership, teamwork, dedication, and respect are among the many skills exercised by inclusive competition, fitness, and recreation. Since its founding in 1950, NIRSA membership has grown to comprise nearly 4,500 dedicated professionals, students, and businesses, serving an estimated 8.1 million students.[2]

In addition to providing resources for Campus Recreation Programs through conferences, workshops and symposiums, NIRSA is the host of the National Championship Series events. Which offers regional and national extramural tournaments in the sports of Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer and Tennis.

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