Competition

Governing Rules

The Governing Rules set forth the Policies, Procedures and Rules by which all participating contingents as well as the Host Society will abide by in their preparation and participation for the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

These Governing Rules have been established by the NAIG Council to maintain the integrity and ensure the professional operation of the Games.

The Governing Rules ensure the continuity of the event by outlining processes to be utilized by the NAIG Council, its committees, the Host Society, partners and participating contingents at any point during planning, implementation and wrap up of any NAIG.

Approved 2017 Governing Rules

Sport Technical Package

The Sport Technical Package outlines comprehensive eligibility and technical information for each sport identified in the Governing Rules. Information includes:

  • Athlete eligibility by sport, age category and gender divisions
  • Roster restrictions
  • Coach certification standards
  • Officials certification standards
  • Sport rule book
  • Competition formats & rules
  • Equipment requirements and restrictions

The Sport Technical Package is managed by the NAIG Sport & Technical Committee and supported by individual National Sport Organizations (NSOs) and/or National Sport Governing Bodies (NSGBs), following the principles, guidelines and requirements of the NAIG Council (i.e. International Rules). As the overall governing body of the NAIG, the NAIG Council is the ultimate authority for the Sport Technical Package.

2017 NAIG Sport Technical Package

The sports, age categories and gender divisions are listed below:

SPORT AGE CATEGORY YEARS OF BIRTH
3-D Archery 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Athletics 14U, 16U, 19U 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Badminton 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Baseball (Male) 17U 2000 & later
Basketball 14U, 16U, 19U 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Box Lacrosse Males 16U, 19U, Females 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & Later
Canoe/Kayak 14U, 16U, 19U 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Golf 17U, 19U 2001 & later, 1999 & Later
Rifle Shooting 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & Later
Soccer 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Softball 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & Later
Swimming 14U, 16U, 19U 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Volleyball 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & Later
Wrestling 16-18, 15 can upgrade 20011999, 2002 upgrade