Join an Adult Sports League

Adult sports leagues are a fun way to stay in shape. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s an adult sports league out there for you. Playing sports melts the stress away, and represents an opportunity to keep up with and meet new friends (in person, not over some social network or through texting). In other words, it’s care-free playing which most of us don’t get a chance to do. Do a search on for locals leagues in everything from bowling to volleyball. Zog Sports runs leagues for all skill levels in eight sports in NY and NJ.


For pickup games or open gyms in your area, check out Infinite Hoops or No Fouls. For adult amateur leagues, try googling “adult basketball leagues [your city here]” or look into your local YMCA.


USTA League, the country’s largest recreational tennis league, has more than 330,000 players nationwide competing in match play, meeting new people and enjoying the camaraderie of teammates in one of four national divisions. Play is based on a rating system so you will play with and against players of similar ability. If you are new to the game or a former player, there’s a spot for you, providing you are age 18 or older.


Try a Google search for local adult soccer leagues in your area. Almost every region has many to choose from. There are many co-ed adult sport leagues and pick-up games listed on


The ever popular local softball league is a good reliable option, or you could check out the Adult Baseball Association.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee has a lower barrier to entry than some of the other sports, where you might face off directly against opponents with vastly superior talent, strength, speed, and size. Check out some local leagues through the Ultimate Players’ Association.


Kickball is like baseball, only with big rubber balls and feet. It is a true joy. You probably won’t get an amazing intense workout with kickball, but you’ll have fun. Check out WAKA for a league near you.


Dodgeball is a tough sport. Here’s a list of local dodgeball leagues. Following the Google formula should reap results too (“adult coed dodgeball leagues [city]”).

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