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The Value of Adult Social Sports Leagues

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 18, 2017 11:06:31 AM / by Kevin Finn | @kevfinn2

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You’ve graduated from College and have been working for the past few years. You often feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to balance going to the gym while being social and making new friends outside of work. Well for these reasons and others we’re going to unpack in this blog you should look to join a social sports league.

Here are some of the top reasons you should join: 

1. You don’t have time.

Do you ever have that feeling Monday morning after an aggressive weekend where you can’t wait to hit the gym after work? With all the best intentions your Monday work day becomes more than you were expecting and by the end of the day all you want to do get home and watch that next episode of House of Cards. This is the beauty of social sports leagues. Every week you have a scheduled game that you will make time for. You’re much less likely to let your team down and skip your weekly game. You’ll make time for the league and feel that much better for making time for be physically active than curling up on your couch talking yourself into how you’ll be better tomorrow.


2. Your friends are on different schedules.

Sure, you would love to play pick up Basketball with your friends but it is just too impossible to get six of you all on the same page to schedule a game of 3-on-3. Social sport leagues do all the scheduling for you. You can have a team with plenty of substitutes so if a friend can’t make it because of a conflict there is a willing body to take their minutes. To build on the point of making time, people are much more willing to follow through and make time for the weekly game if it is scheduled and everyone else is on the same page.


3. You can never find a good location to play.

Social sports leagues reserve fields, courts, pools and you name it needed for the particular game so you don’t have to worry about finding a good spot to play. By the social sports leagues taking care of all the logistics in the backend you can spend your time playing the game.


4. Every time you play an argument ensues.

Ever try to play a civil but competitive game just to have it end with one side arguing with the other over a call or interpretation of the rules? We can relate to how poor an experience this can be. Every social sports leagues comes with a certified referee to call the game in line with the rule book and be an objective third party to call the game fairly. Don’t worry about your competitive spirits leading to a fight, the goal of every adult social sports league is to be social first and sports second.

5. You want to try a sport that isn’t of interest to your friends.

The real beauty social sports leagues provide is the ability to expand your horizons. Try a sport or game you’ve been itching to play but can’t find teammates. This a great way to put yourself out there and meet new people who are just as willing as you to try something new. Expanding your horizons and growing as an individual are some of the top reasons social sports members keep coming back season after season.

6. Challenge yourself outside of work.

Adult social sports leagues have various difficulty levels based on your experience. As you get better at a sport you can move up from Novice to Intermediate to constantly be challenging yourself and growing as a participant. By challenging yourself in something outside of work you can often take lessons learned and apply it to you personal or work life to grow as a person.

7. Gives you an excuse to have fun.

The real world is tough. You may long for the glory years of High School or College but social sports leagues let you be a kid again. Tap into the fun and joy of what life was like before you were a full time employed professional responsible for rent, utilities and College loans every week. Take some time for yourself and join an adult social sports leagues now.

If these reasons aren’t enough to convince you to give an adult social sports league a try, check out these other resources:

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