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.
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?
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:
- Do you prefer single-gender or co-ed sports?
- Are you “of a certain age” and prefer a league with age divisions in the 30s, 40s, 50s, or beyond?
- Are you looking for LGBTQ+-specific leagues?
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.
|SportsLink||21+ social sports and social league with multiple sports options|
|Independence Soccer League||Co-ed adult soccer that includes 18+ and 35+ leagues|
|Charlotte Adult Baseball League||Men’s adult baseball league with various divisions|
|Main Attraction Regional Sports (MARS)||Recreational and competitive rowing club, and learn-to-row programs|
|Charlotte Royals Rugby||Gay men’s rugby club|
|Charlotte Lacrosse Club||Men’s lacrosse with open and masters teams|
|Belmont Rowing Center||Rowing club that offers one yearly learn-to-row class|
|Charlotte ULAX||Men’s lacrosse league|
|Catawba Yacht Rowing Club||Rowing club that offers one yearly learn to row class|
|Carolina Cricket Alliance||Leatherball cricket club|
|Charlotte City Cricket Club||Competitive adult cricket team|
|Charlotte Street Hockey League||Adult co-ed street hockey and roller hockey|
|The Charlotte Barbarians||Men’s social rugby club|
|YMCA of Greater Charlotte||Many adult sports options at Y locations throughout Charlotte|
|Charlotte Premier Soccer League||CPSL is a men’s soccer league with over 30s, 40s, and 50s divisions|
|Carolina Senior Sports||Men’s senior softball league with several skill divisions|
|Total Soccer Charlotte||Adult intermediate indoor soccer leagues, including over 40s|
|Carolina Piedmont Softball League||LGBTQ+ softball league|
|Charlotte Rugby Club||Men’s and women’s rugby club|
|Town of Huntersville||Adult volleyball and softball, includes senior leagues|
|Charlotte Eagles Adult League||Co-ed adult soccer league|
|Charlotte Old Time Hockey Association||Adult hockey league with three skill divisions|
|Metrolina Adult Soccer League||Co-ed intermediate adult soccer league|
|Calvary Champ Sports Outreach||Basketball, softball, and volleyball leagues for 18+|
|Sandra and Leon Levine JCC||Co-ed adult basketball, softball, and soccer leagues|
|GO Kickball Charlotte||Social adult co-ed kickball league|
|Charlotte Ultimate||Ultimate frisbee for all skill levels and men’s, women’s, and co-ed divisions|
|Hickory Grove Sports||Men’s and women’s Christian softball league|
|MPPC Adult Sports League||Myers Park Presbyterian men’s basketball league|
|Stonewall Sports Charlotte||LGBTQ+ social co-ed sports league|
|Players Sports Academy||Adult basketball, volleyball, and soccer leagues for men, women, and co-ed|
|Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation||Men’s and co-ed sports including basketball, softball, ultimate, and volleyball|
|Charlotte Women’s Soccer League||Men’s and co-ed sports, including basketball, softball, ultimate, and volleyball|
|Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyers League||Men’s basketball league for members of Mecklenburg County Bar Association|
|LABCITY||Men’s competitive basketball and co-ed pickleball|
|Pickleball Charlotte||Pickleball league, lessons, and clinics|
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
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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.