When it comes to finding adult sports leagues in Boston, the most difficult part will be choosing which one (or ones) to join! Beantown offers just about everything for adults looking to play sports year-round. Casual, competitive, or social adult sports–you’ll find it all in Boston.

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But instead of making you dig your way through a ton of websites to find an adult sports league in Boston that’s right for you, Adults Play Sports has made it easy by putting together a list for you.

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 Boston, 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 but also participate in social events like happy hours? Or do you not consider yourself much of an athlete, but you’d still like to do something sporty-ish?

There are all types of adult sports leagues that cater to different personas. Some leagues are ultra-competitive. But there are other 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:

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The great thing about living in Boston is that you’re more likely to find leagues with these types of features. Those adult athletes in South Dakota aren’t quite as fortunate when it comes to having as many options as you do.

The List Of Adult Sports Leagues In Boston

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 Boston, but it’s a pretty darn good one.

LeagueDescription
CLUBWAKACo-ed dodgeball, kickball, and social events league
S3 Boston Social Sports LeagueCo-ed social sports league offering sports and social events
Charles River RugbyMen’s and women’s rugby club for beginners and seasoned players
CASA Soccer Leagues Boston11v11 soccer, winter indoor futstal, and 7v7 tournaments for adults
HUB Sports BostonAdult sports league offering softball, basketball, soccer, and more for men, women, and co-ed divisions
South Shore GiantsAmateur adult men’s baseball league covering Greater Boston
Volo Sports BostonSocial sports league in various neighborhoods of Boston offering men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues
Boston Ultimate Disc AllianceUltimate frisbee organization with options for men, women, co-ed and all skill levels
North Shore Baseball League12-team men’s competitive baseball league covering North Shore of Boston to Southern NH
Boston Park LeagueMen’s intermediate to competitive baseball league
Women’s Hockey League of BostonWomen’s ice hockey league and skills training
Boston Ski+Sport ClubWaltham-based ski and sports club offering adult leagues, ski trips, and social events
StinkySocks Adult HockeyAdult hockey options for all skill sets, including skills clinics
Viking SportsSoccer and basketball leagues for men, women, and co-ed in Brookline
Boston Metro Baseball LeagueNew England’s largest amateur baseball league; men’s divisions for 18+,28+,38+
Mass SoccerAll levels of adult soccer for men, women, and co-ed
Bay State Soccer LeagueMen’s premier adult soccer league with 40 teams and 4 divisions
FLAG Football BostonLGBTQ co-ed adult flag football league
Boston Fencing ClubBeginner to advanced fencing options for adults, including lessons
M Street Softball LeagueMen’s intermediate to competitive softball league
Arlington Adult SportsMultiple sports offerings to Arlington residents
PKL PickleballPlay and learn pickleball and enjoy cocktails and food in between
Athletes UnlimitedAdaptive sports for adults with disabilities
Cape Cod Senior Softball LeagueSenior men’s softball league
The Advent SwingersChurch of the Advent co-ed adult softball league
Beantown Softball LeagueLGBTQ adult softball league with players ranging from 19 to 73 years old
Expos Baseball ClubMen’s competitive baseball franchise consisting of three leagues
Boston IronsidesGay men’s rugby club for multiple skill levels
The Skating Club of BostonFigure skating and ice dancing for adults; offers learn-to-skate programs
Union Point SportsSoccer and softball leagues year-round in Weymouth (indoor and outdoor)
Trinity Church of BostonChurch-based adult softball league
Boston Tennis LeagueTennis league for advanced competitive players
Old Colony Women’s Soccer LeagueSouth Shore-based women’s soccer league
Boston Korean Baseball LeagueMen’s baseball league representing the Boston Korean community
Stonewall Sports BostonCo-ed LGBTQ social sports club
EMASS Senior Softball50+ senior softball league with mostly men, but welcomes women
New England Over-the-Hill Soccer LeagueMen’s age 30+, 40+, 58+ league in MA and NH
Massachusetts Adult FutsalFutsal for all skill levels
Eastern Mass Women’s Soccer LeagueRecreational to competitive women’s soccer league with 45 teams
ULAX Boston18+ men’s lacrosse league
Boston Gay Basketball LeagueMen’s gay basketball league with skill ranging from beginner to intermediate
Women’s Boston Gay Basketball LeagueWomen’s gay basketball league ranging from minimal skills to former collegiate players
Boston B LeagueFormerly Boston Beer League, offers adult co-ed cornhole, soccer, kickball, and softball
North Boston Senior Hockey LeagueMen’s adult hockey league
City of BostonArchery, golf, and tennis for adult city residents
Ultimate List of Adult Sports Leagues in Boston

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 vibrant metropolis of Boston, 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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Conclusion

Now that you have the lowdown on adult sports leagues in Boston, 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 City on a Hill, 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.