Resources For National Governing Bodies
National Governing Bodies are organizations that govern and manage all aspects of their individual sports within the United States. The NGBs are responsible for training, competition and development for their sports, as well as nominating athletes to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams.
In the U.S., there are 37 Olympic summer sport NGBs, eight Olympic winter sport NGBs and five Pan American sport NGBs, for a total of 50. Paralympic sports are managed by either the USOPC (seven), Olympic NGBs (16) or High Performance Management Organizations (five).