Invest in Your Business

Backed by 90-plus years of experience in the sporting goods industry, NSGA is the connection you need for vital industry resources, knowledge, services and more. With your membership, NSGA will become an extension of your business; helping you develop new tools, fostering key relationships and keeping you informed of current industry news while advocating on your behalf.

As recent times have demonstrated, the sporting goods industry is stronger together. NSGA has different membership categories and benefits to serve everyone in the sporting goods industry.

What Members Are Saying

Julia Sherman

Owner, Bashor’s Team Athletics

Portland, OR

Since I have been involved in Bashor’s, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity NSGA has provided at its annual conference to sit and chat with the owners and national sales managers of the vendors we work with. It’s been great to develop relationships and to give and receive feedback to our vendors. I’ve also utilized some of the resources on the website and research tools and greatly appreciate the newsletter updates.

Lisa Thomas

Co-Owner, United Sporting Goods, Inc.

Christiansted, Virgin Islands

NSGA has been a tremendous help in terms of finding companies we can do direct business with or find products in order to increase our inventory and pass on better prices to our customers. This also enabled us to ship to our neighboring islands.

Membership Benefits

Networking & Education

Network face-to-face at the annual NSGA Leadership Conference. Receive industry leading educational content at the Leadership Conference along with year-round information to help grow your business.

Conference Registration

Generous savings on registration to the Leadership Conference as a NSGA member.

Research Discounts

Receive members-only discounts on industry-specific research utilized by organizations large and small. The result is historically recognized data that is the most relevant information for your everyday business needs.


NSGA advocates for the industry on government and corporate levels along with monitoring important rulemaking activities that impact your business.


Keep your pulse on the industry as a member when you receive the latest sporting goods industry news in NSGA NOW magazine and Scoreboard newsletter. NSGA also has industry-specific newsletters for those involved in hockey and skiing and snowboarding.

Business Solutions

Expand current operations, cut costs and save time searching for the right service provider with NSGA business partners.

Conference Scholarships (Retailers/Dealers only)

NSGA Retailer/Team Dealer members have an opportunity to receive a scholarship to the annual Leadership Conference.

Verified Independent Dealer (Retailers/Dealers only)

NSGA Retailer/Team Dealer members have an opportunity to participate in the NSGA Verified Independent Dealer program which recognizes the most qualified independently owned retailers and dealers in the industry.

Advertising Discounts

Members receive generous savings for advertising opportunities in NSGA publications.

Become a Sustaining Member

Show Your Commitment to the Sporting Goods Industry

Join NSGA now for access to vital resources to help grow your business.