SSIA’s Membership Details

The SSIA is more than just your typical trade association, it is an inclusive community of business owners, operators and marketers that want to work together to help the Social Sports Industry grow along with their individual company. Joining the SSIA will connect you to our community through our members-only Facebook and Slack forums, involvement in sub-committee meetings, knowledge share opportunities, cost-savings programs and the annual conference.

In order for an organization to become a member of the SSIA, the following criteria must be met:

  1. Must host and operate sports leagues of some kind.  The SSIA defines sports leagues as an athletic activity that is held on multiple days and includes registration fees, teams, consistent dates of play, ongoing schedule, standings and a finale (playoffs, championships, awards, etc.)
  2. Must have a prominent social focus within its activity base for its customers, including but not limited to, the following: hosting post league happy hours at sponsor bars and / or operating and hosting social events, outings, parties, etc.
  3. Must serve adults (21+) as the primary customer
  4. Must provide proof of general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 / $2,000,000, which includes coverage for participants
  5. Must be a private, non-municipal, entity
  6. Must agree to membership agreement and review membership bylaws

Knowledge Share

– Industry Conference (1st attendee free)
– Private SSIA Communication Forums in Facebook and Slack
– Members-Only Website “Locker Room”
– Sponsorship Analysis w/ Local Metrics
– Sub-Committee Participation

Partner Programs

– Discount Equipment Buying Portal
– Discount T-shirt Partner Program
– Best in Class Insurance Program
– SSIA Merchant Services Program
– National Sponsorship Pitch inclusion

Other Base Benefits

– SSIA & Social Sports Network website listings
– Member page on
– Eligible for Social Star Awards
– Association voting rights (1 Vote/Organization)
– Network With SSIA Members/Partners/Sponsors

Optional Additional Benefits (Additional Cost):

  • Gear Program fee (~6% gathered from the vendor based on sales – no additional member payment)
  • T-Shirt Program fee ($.07 – $.10 per t-shirt gathered from the vendor – no additional member payment)
  • Sponsorship Program Fee (5% gathered from the sponsor based on the funds that members receive)
  1. Register for membership here
  2. Approval takes a few days and you are able to enjoy benefits immediately after being approved.