When it comes to adult sports leagues in Charlotte, you’ve got some choices. The Queen City offers a little bit of everything for adults who want to continue playing sports–or for those just starting out. Casual, competitive, or social adult sports–you’ll find it all in Charlotte.

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But instead of making you dig your way through a ton of websites to find an adult sports league in Charlotte 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 Charlotte, 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?

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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:

The great thing about living in Charlotte 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 Charlotte

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

SportsLink21+ social sports and social league with multiple sports options
Independence Soccer LeagueCo-ed adult soccer that includes 18+ and 35+ leagues
Charlotte Adult Baseball LeagueMen’s adult baseball league with various divisions
Main Attraction Regional Sports (MARS)Recreational and competitive rowing club, and learn-to-row programs
Charlotte Royals RugbyGay men’s rugby club
Charlotte Lacrosse ClubMen’s lacrosse with open and masters teams
Belmont Rowing CenterRowing club that offers one yearly learn-to-row class
Charlotte ULAXMen’s lacrosse league
Catawba Yacht Rowing ClubRowing club that offers one yearly learn to row class
Carolina Cricket AllianceLeatherball cricket club
Charlotte City Cricket ClubCompetitive adult cricket team
Charlotte Street Hockey LeagueAdult co-ed street hockey and roller hockey
The Charlotte BarbariansMen’s social rugby club
YMCA of Greater CharlotteMany adult sports options at Y locations throughout Charlotte
Charlotte Premier Soccer LeagueCPSL is a men’s soccer league with over 30s, 40s, and 50s divisions
Carolina Senior SportsMen’s senior softball league with several skill divisions
Total Soccer CharlotteAdult intermediate indoor soccer leagues, including over 40s
Carolina Piedmont Softball LeagueLGBTQ+ softball league
Charlotte Rugby ClubMen’s and women’s rugby club
Town of HuntersvilleAdult volleyball and softball, includes senior leagues
Charlotte Eagles Adult LeagueCo-ed adult soccer league
Charlotte Old Time Hockey AssociationAdult hockey league with three skill divisions
Metrolina Adult Soccer LeagueCo-ed intermediate adult soccer league
Calvary Champ Sports OutreachBasketball, softball, and volleyball leagues for 18+
Sandra and Leon Levine JCCCo-ed adult basketball, softball, and soccer leagues
GO Kickball CharlotteSocial adult co-ed kickball league
Charlotte UltimateUltimate frisbee for all skill levels and men’s, women’s, and co-ed divisions
Hickory Grove SportsMen’s and women’s Christian softball league
MPPC Adult Sports LeagueMyers Park Presbyterian men’s basketball league
Stonewall Sports CharlotteLGBTQ+ social co-ed sports league
Players Sports AcademyAdult basketball, volleyball, and soccer leagues for men, women, and co-ed
Mecklenburg County Park and RecreationMen’s and co-ed sports including basketball, softball, ultimate, and volleyball
Charlotte Women’s Soccer LeagueMen’s and co-ed sports, including basketball, softball, ultimate, and volleyball
Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyers LeagueMen’s basketball league for members of Mecklenburg County Bar Association
LABCITYMen’s competitive basketball and co-ed pickleball
Pickleball CharlottePickleball league, lessons, and clinics
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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 Charlotte, 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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Now that you have the lowdown on adult sports leagues in Charlotte, 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 Hornet’s Nest, 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.