The Student Sports Associations (SSBs) are an indispensable hub in the web for SSN. The federations have contact with the national sports federations on the one hand and with the affiliated student sports associations on the other. In terms of advocacy, it is very valuable for SSN that the SSBs have a close relationship with their affiliated associations. Because SSN acts as a cultural guardian of student sports, it is a very important task to search for national trends and to discuss them at a national level, be it in politics or with one of SSN’s cooperation partners. For example, SSN tries to optimize the conditions for making student sports possible, both in the field of sports and in the field of management. Due to the involvement of the SSBs in the affiliated associations, this information reaches the Executive Board very directly and first hand.
In addition, SSBs are often very directly involved in the organization of NSKs in their branch of sport. The organizing committee is usually formed on the recommendation of the SSB and the SSB provides intensive guidance to these committees. For this reason, it has been found that the NSKs in branches of sport where an SSB is active are qualitatively well organized and attract many participants. Because SSBs often have good contact with the national sports association, the NSK can in some cases be aligned with the calendar of the national sports association or officials can easily be enthused to play a role in the event. All this leads to the promotion of sporting students to the (inter)national top, thus proving the value of student sport.
In addition, the SSBs arrange even more for their affiliated associations and their members. For example, it is possible that the athletes are members of the national association through the SSB or they are covered by the insurance of the SSB. The SSBs are also involved in sporting events at other levels.
N.S.A.F. ZeuS has 12 affiliated student athletics associations, their members.
The student athletic clubs are just like regular athletic clubs, only run entirely for and by students. You can only become a member of most student athletics associations if you are a student at a university or college.
In addition to the joint training sessions, the associations also organize many other fun activities, such as drinks, introduction activities, parties and opportunities to eat together after training. In addition to low-threshold sport for all, there is certainly room for top sport at these associations, and it is not uncommon to encounter them at national competitions!
The Dutch Association for Student E-Sports (NBSE) is the umbrella body for student e-sports athletes in the Netherlands. Our mission is to represent the interests of student gamers, seeking connections with society, academia and business. We represent 1,000+ members of nine associations throughout the Netherlands. We support associations in training administrators, organizing events and by facilitating exchanges and communication between associations. We also act for the common interests of the associations in the outside world. For example, we talk to national and international competitions that want to attract student gamers, we bring our members into contact with professional e-sports organizations and we spread the message that e-sports is a fun activity in which the government and universities can invest, for example.
The Dutch Student Golf Association is the umbrella body for student golf associations (SGVs) in the Netherlands. The association was founded in January 2008. Hundreds of students are already taking advantage of the benefits of the NSGV. These students come from the universities of Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Groningen, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Tilburg and Utrecht.
Klim- en bergsport
We are the NSAC, the Dutch Alpine Student Club. We organize a summer and a winter program to teach interested students mountaineering, (touring) skiing, ice climbing or even canyoning and paragliding! All in all, as a student sports association, we try to make this possible for about 3000 climbing students throughout the Netherlands. We do this with a daily board of six people with the support of associated committees. Together we rise to the top!
The Student korfball committee, abbreviated: SKC, represents the interests of student korfball. The committee consists of five enthusiastic student korfball players who support the more than eight hundred members of the eleven student korfball associations (SKVs) that are spread throughout the Netherlands. In addition, the SKC is involved in promoting student korfball, organizing the Dutch Student Korfball Championship (NSKK), maintaining contact with the korfball association (the KNKV) about student korfball and a range of other tasks.
The Dutch Student Rowing Federation (NSRF) has been the representative of all 26 Dutch student rowing associations since 1966, of which a total of more than 13,000 student rowers are members. In that role, the NSRF represents its supporters where necessary and maintains contact with relevant authorities such as the national rowing federation and SSN. In addition, the NSRF is involved as initiator and organizer in a series of events that are organized for student rowers or student administrators, such
as rowing competitions and conferences. For more information, visit http://www.nsrf.nl.
The Nederlandse Studenten Rugby Bond (NSRB) was founded in 1966 as a connecting factor between the student rugby associations from all Dutch student cities and to offer the ever-growing number of student rugby players in the Netherlands the opportunity to develop socially and sportively. This is achieved through the organization of national tournaments, the Netherlands Students XV (about fifteen) and regular national consultations between student administrators. The association currently
represents 16 associations, clubs and companies that together account for 1500-2000 student members.
The KNHS-VNS is the Association of Dutch Student Riders in collaboration with the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation (KNHS). The VNS is a national umbrella association for student equestrian sports for twelve associations spread across the country. As an umbrella association, the VNS represents the interests of approximately 200 Dutch student riders. The KNHS-VNS is divided into two departments, National and International.
Affiliated member associations can organize a national competition once per academic year. Own members and members of the member associations can start in both dressage and jumping. These national competitions are called Cities Meeting (SO). The daily board of the VNS National ensures that the organization and execution of these competitions goes according to the protocols drawn up by the KNHS. In addition, the VNS supports the affiliated member associations with which they wish to receive
support. The International department is engaged in similar tasks to make international equestrian sport possible for Dutch student riders.
The Dutch Student Skating Union (NSSU) is the umbrella organization of all student skating associations (SSVs). Since 2013, the NSSU has included 10 SSVs, which include more than 1,500 student skaters. The SSVs train on 9 skating rinks spread over the Netherlands and the skating season runs from the end of September to the beginning of March. When the skating season has ended, the members of the SSVs train by dry training, rollerblading and/or cycling. The board of the NSSU changes every year and consists of 3 former board members of the SSVs. The main purpose of the NSSU is to promote communication and cooperation between these associations. It was once established to make the division of the competition calendar easier and that still happens every year at the substitution GMM. A number of student championships (NSKs) are distributed (including the NSK Sprint, NSK Allround, NSK Distances and NSK Marathon) and a number of inter-university tournaments (IUTs). The SSVs also organize club championships within the associations themselves. The NSSU tries to organize a board weekend and a summer ice weekend every year and it hands out a number of trophies every year for the SSVs to win. The SSVs also organize activities throughout the year in which members of other SSVs can participate, such as the Ardennes weekend, an SSV party, dinner at the Batavierenrace, the NSSK Football and special skating workshops. Finally, the NSSU maintains contacts with the KNSB and SSN
on behalf of the SSVs.
We are the Dutch Student Gymnastics Association (NSTB) and we organize a student gymnastics competition four times a year. We also organize fun activities several times a year. There are eleven student gymnastics associations throughout the country and they are allowed to participate in the activities. Between 150 and 200 students participate in each competition. More information can be found on our website.
As Studenten Wielersport Nederland we are committed to all student cycling associations and all their members. It is estimated that between 700 and 1000 cyclists. Every year we organize the SWN-KNWU Student Cup ranking with the help of the student cycling associations. This is an annual ranking of a large number of student cycling races throughout the country. The competition is for the title of best student cycling association, Men (with/without license) and Women. As the name of the classification indicates, we have good ties with the KNWU and we also take care of communication between the cycling associations and the KNWU and vice versa.
We are the Connected Dutch Student Sailing Associations Nestor. V.N.S.Z. Nesor is an umbrella organization of the student sailing associations of the Netherlands. Our goal is to promote and support communication and cooperation between these sailing clubs. We do this, among other things, by organizing the Nestor Trophy, organizing meetings for board members and by maintaining contact with other (water) sports organizations.
We currently have 11 members, these are WSZV Aqua (Wageningen), ALSZV De Blauwe Schuit (Leiden), ESZV Boreas (Eindhoven), DSWZ Broach (Delft), DZ Euros (Enschede), US Histos (Utrecht), MSZV Lagakari (Maastricht ), NSZV de Loefbijter (Nijmegen), GSZ Mayday (Groningen), ASZV Orionis (Amsterdam) and RSZV de Zeil (Rotterdam).
The Stichting Nederlandse Studenten Zwemsport is the umbrella foundation for all Dutch student swimming associations. With its own student swimming competition with about 500 participants per competition and own student water polo competitions at two different levels, there are countless opportunities for students of all swimming levels to get to know the sport and each other better. In addition, the NSZ Foundation also ensures far-reaching integration between the various student cities and represents the interests of the 14 affiliated associations and 1700 students at organizations such as the SSN and the KNZB. Would you like to participate? Check out foundationnsz.nl!