- sports leagues become a multimillion dollar industry
- Join the SSIA Facebook Page Today
- Latane Meade, President of VAVi, and Finalist for Entrepreneur of 2011
- Tim Horan and Philadelphia Sport & Social Featureed in Roxborough-ManayunkPatch
- Jersey Club Sports Provides Athletic Social Outlet
- Mike Cray and BSSC feature in the Baltimore Sun
- Inner Tube Water Polo Splashes in New York City
Joining the SSIA member brings with it many benfits that will surely result in a positive ROI for your business. SSIA members report an average of $6,000 in value add from being a part of the SSIA. Much of this value is due to the following benefits to all SSIA members (and more to come soon).
SSIA Member Benefits
- Your 1st Sport & Social Industry Conference attendee fee is covered ($450 value)
- A members only communication/collaboration forum
- T-Shirt cost-savings program - prices as low as $2.05 per shirt (fully loaded cost, including shipping)
- Cheaper Equipment! Member-only discounts with brands like Baden, Spalding and Champion Sports
- Keep in the know with our monthly Newsletter
- Ability for you and your participants to join national SSIA events (i.e. 2012 National Cruise)
- National sponsorship opportunities (which has already brought $100k of value to SSIA members)
- Coming soon - Insurance savings program and credit card processing program
Membership is currently limited to businesses that fit the SSIA definition of a Sport & Social Club (SSC). This definition is listed below. To apply for membership please submit an Online Application. All membership dues are fully refundable if your application is denied for any reason. To see the current member businesses of the SSIA, please visit our Members page
Sport & Social Club (SSC) Criteria:
- Must host and operate sports leagues with 3+ sports. What is a sports league? The SSIA defines them as a physical activity that is held on multiple days and includes registration fees, teams, consistent dates, ongoing schedule/standings and a finale (playoffs, championships, awards, etc.)
- Must host and operate social events, which the SSIA defines as a social gathering outside of the sports leagues (post game happy hours are great, but don't count as social events)
- Must be a for-profit business
- Must serve adults (21+) as the primary customer
Membership Types and Dues
|Senior||Must meet the SSC criteria. Membership dues includes one annual conference attendee fee ($400 value)||$1000|
|Junior||Must meet the SSC criteria and be owned/operated by a Senior member (in a separate market territory*).||$250|
*Market territories are defined using a standard market/territory measuring tool called DMA. Any Senior Member-owned club within the same territory/market will not need to apply for membership
Attaining Membership is a 3 step process
- Figure out what type of member you are.
- Must submit application
- Approval (or disapprovel) takes a few days and you are able to enjoy benefits immediatley after being approved.
Keep in mind, if you are the owner/operator of a business with multiple locations or franchses, that each franchise branch needs to apply to the association separately and will be treated as a Junior member if approved. Each branch is treated as an independent organization which must earn its own individual membership level and is not granted the benefits/privilege that the “parent” may have earned.