The research aims to identify the level of institutional excellence for central sports federations and excellent clubs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq from the point of view of members of their administrative bodies, and to the differences in institutional excellence between central sports federations and excellent clubs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The two researchers used the descriptive approach and the survey method, and the research sample was chosen by an intentional comprehensive inventory method, where the research sample included (201) members distributed to (91) members in central federations and (110) members in excellent clubs.
The questionnaire was adopted as a means of collecting data by preparing a measure of institutional excellence for central sports federations and excellent clubs, and after the availability of scientific conditions in it, it was applied and the data was processed statistically. The data was statistically processed using the mean percentage, standard deviation, Alpha coefficient, and t-test for two independent samples using the statistical program (spss) in analyzing the data. The researchers concluded the following:
1- The central sports federations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have medium levels of institutional excellence that correspond to most of its dimensions, with the exception of strategic planning, which was at a high level in these federations.
2- The excellent clubs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq possess high levels of institutional excellence that correspond to the level of all its dimensions in these clubs.
3- There are significant differences in the institutional excellence between the central sports federations and the excellent clubs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and in favor of the excellent clubs.