NIF has app. 1.900.000 memberships and consists of 55 national federations, 11 regional confederations, app. 328 sports councils and 9454 clubs. The General Assembly of NIF is the supreme governing body of organised sport, and is held every second year.
The federations organise and manage individual sports.
The amount of memberships must not be confused with the number of members. A person may be registered as a member in several sports.
The regional confederations serve as collective bodies for sports within each of Norway's 11 counties.
The sport councils form part of NIF’s organisational structure, and consist of all sports clubs in the municipalities which are members of NIF.