If you’re looking to play adult sports in the Albuquerque area, you’ve got at least 25 options to choose from. Whatever adult sport might suit your style, you’ll probably find it in the Burque. From archery to curling to soccer to hockey, your inner athlete will meet its match!

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Instead of making you navigate your way through a ton of websites to find an adult sports league in the Albuquerque area that’s your best fit, Adults Play Sports has made it easy by putting together a list on your behalf.

You’ll get a short description, and you can get more details by linking to their listing in our directory from the list below.

Speaking of which, Adults Play Sports has a searchable online directory of adult sports leagues, trainers, camps, clinics, lessons, and tournaments (sort of like the Yelp of adult sports). Search by sport, location, gender, competition level, or other features, like LGBTQ, senior leagues, social leagues, and more.

Who says just because you’ve hit the adulting stage in your life, you should have to give up sports or be intimidated about starting a sport later in life? We think there’s no better time than now to get involved in adult sports in Albuquerque, and we’ll give you some guidance and highlight some adult sports leagues in the city you call home.

Things To Consider In An Adult Sports League

Born Competitor or Social and Sporty (Or Just Social)?

There are several factors to consider when picking an adult sports league. Are you looking for full-contact, hardcore competition? Or are you more interested in a social sports league where you can have fun playing a sport and also participate in social events like happy hours? Or do you not consider yourself much of an athlete but still want to do something sporty-ish?

There are all types of adult sports leagues that cater to different personas. Some are ultra-competitive, but there are also leagues where socializing is just as important as actually playing a sport.

Social sports leagues usually arrange events beyond sports games, like happy hours or other networking events. These types of leagues tend to be good choices for the more casual athlete. A lot of social sports leagues offer beginner-friendly sports like cornhole, kickball, bowling, and dodgeball.

Additional Features You Might Want In An Adult Sports League

Some other things you might want to consider in picking an adult sports league that’s right for you are:

The great thing about living in Albuquerque is that you’re more likely to find leagues with these features. Adult athletes in the Yukon aren’t quite as fortunate when it comes to having as many options as you are.

The List Of Adult Sports Leagues In (And Near) Albuquerque

Without further ado, here is the list you’ve been waiting for! Of course, this is not the complete list of adult sports options in Albuquerque and its surrounding areas, but it’s a pretty darn good one.

  1. New Mexico Adult Baseball League-Adult baseball with 18+ and 30+ divisions
  2. Albuquerque Soccer League-Men’s, women’s, and co-ed outdoor soccer
  3. Atomic Sisters Rugby Club-Women’s rugby club open to all athletic abilities
  4. CLUBWAKA-Adult social sports league offers kickball and sand volleyball
  5. International Indoor Soccer Arena-Men’s, women’s, and co-ed indoor soccer
  6. 505 Master’s Water Polo Club-Adult water polo club
  7. Duke City Beaches-Open play sand volleyball
  8. Roadrunner Curling Club-Curling leagues and lessons
  9. ABQ Pickleball Club-Coordinates pickleball open play and training sessions
  10. Kraemer Fields-Men’s, women’s, co-ed and over 40s outdoor soccer
  11. Brujos Rugby-Division III men’s rugby
  12. NMHockey-Six division, 32-team adult hockey league
  13. JCC Albuquerque-Adult basketball, pickleball, and volleyball
  14. Albuquerque Roller Derby-All gender roller derby
  15. 3030 Hockey-Casual adult hockey league
  16. Albuquerque Golf & Fitness Academy-Adult golf lessons and clinics
  17. Hit or Miss Archery Center-Archery leagues and instruction
  18. Albuquerque Aardvarks Rugby-Men’s rugby club established in 1973
  19. Hot Jocks Athletic Club-Queer and trans athletics
  20. Lobo Aquatic Club-Swim training for adults for triathlons and competition
  21. Highpoint Sports & Wellness-Membership pickleball and tennis club with lesson options
  22. Blade Runners Sled Hockey-Sled hockey league open to all skills
  23. Outpost Ice Arenas-Adult hockey, ice skating, figure skating, and clinics
  24. City of Albuquerque-Adult pickleball, softball, golf, and swimming for residents
  25. City of Rio Rancho-Offers flag football and tennis

Not Sure What Sport Is Right For You? Take Our Quiz To Find Out.

Maybe you’re what we call sports-curious–intrigued by the idea of playing sports but not quite sure which is the right one for you. You can take our short sports quiz that will narrow down some well-suited sports for you based on your answers.

Motivation and Inspiration

If anything is holding you back from getting involved in adult sports in the desert city of Albuquerque, whether it’s intimidation, lack of training, or lack of motivation, Adults Play Sports has a robust blog to help. Our blog posts include everything from training tips to motivational stories from adult athletes from all walks of life.

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We want to be your partner on this journey because we love sports! Plus, there are a plethora of mental, emotional, and physical benefits to playing sports as an adult.

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Now that you have the lowdown on adult sports leagues in Albuquerque, it’s time to get your game on!

Choose a league that gets your heart pumping, and remember–it’s never too late to #growupandplay. After all, in the ABQ, playing sports is just another way to live life to its fullest and still feel young at heart, whether you’re 25 or 75.

Did we miss a league on the list? Shoot us an email or drop a comment below, and we’ll update it! You can also add your league to our directory.