What are the Governor's Games?

Louisiana Governor's Games are the state's premier amateur sporting event, where sports enthusiasts from around the state participate in a variety of athletic competitions. With more than 50 sporting events, Louisiana Governor's Games provide an opportunity for competition and fitness for all ages, skill levels and economic demographics. Held in cities across the state, events include basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, boxing, tennis, track and field, girls' softball, youth baseball and much more.

The Louisiana Governor's Games are a six-month statewide sporting event that involves every recreation department in the state. Experienced sports commissioners have been chosen to run the events professionally and ensure that they have an Olympic-style atmosphere.  Louisianans are encouraged to sign up through local recreation departments, sports leagues, or advertisements and public service announcements run via media partners. In addition, children can sign up through local schools and physical education teachers. Registration began in January, and the events will take place through June. Results will be tracked and posted on the Louisiana Governor's Games Web site from March through June.

2017 Governor's Games Events 



May 12-13 USSSA Fast pitch 6u-18u - Baton Rouge/Lafayette

May 20-21 USSSA Baseball 9u-14u AA - Lake Charles/Sulphur

May 27-28 USSSA Baseball 9u-14u AAA -Lake Charles/Sulphur

May 27- 28USSSA Baseball Global World Series Qualifier 6u-14u - Baton Rouge Area

June 2-4 USSSA Baseball Major 9u-14u and 8u-7u-6u - Lake Charles/Sulphur/Lafayette


Boys Youth Basketball
April 7-9; Alario Center, Westwego


March 3-5, Louisiana State Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament, Wyndham Hotel, Lafayette
April 30-May 6; National Golden Gloves Louisiana CAJUN DOME, Lafayette 


Cross Country
Elementary & Jr. High School Cross Country Meet:; October 14, 2017 New Orleans (City Park)  


Elementary Preliminary Fitness Meets
March 10; Lincoln Parish, Choudrant High School, Choudrant
March 7;   East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge
March 15; Rapides Parish, Alexandria
March 17; New Iberia, New Iberia
March 27; Livingston Parish, Walker
March 29, Assumption Parish, St. Amant
March 30, Evangeline Parish, Ville Platte

Elementary Championship Fitness Meet
April 15; LSU Carl Maddox Field House, Baton Rouge 



Fit For Life Weekend
May 18 -20; Shreveport 


Girls Youth Basketball
May 20; Opelousas High School, Opelousas



Girls Gymnastics
March 17-19 & March 24-26; Alario Center, Westwego  


Golf, Youth
LHSAA Boys & Girls State Tournaments
May 1 & 2, 2017

Farm d’Allie GC, Carencro; The Wetlands GC, Lafayette; Les Vieux Chenes GC, Youngsville
USSSA Junior High State Tournament; May 13, 2017

Les Vieux Chenes GC, Youngsville.

Governor’s Games
June 24-25, 2017
Le Triomphe CC, Broussard 



June 2-4; Girls Fast Pitch, Livingston, LA 

June 2-3; Girls Open Fast Pitch, Patterson, LA

June 3-4; Adult Slow Pitch, Slidell, LA 

June 24-25; Girls Slow Pitch Softball, Erath, LA 



March 11; North Harbor Center, Slidell


Track and Field -June 3-4

Indoor Track and Field- February 26, 2017; LSU Carl Maddox Fieldhouse, Baton Rouge
Outdoor Track and Field- June; Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans


 Volleyball, Girls
March 25-26, New Orleans