If you’re looking to play adult sports in the Columbus area, you’ve got at least 41 choices. Cbus has a little something for everyone when it comes to adult sports. From beginner to competitor, indoor to outdoor, adult athletes can get their game on in this metropolis, and we’ll tell you where.

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Instead of making you navigate your way through a ton of websites to find an adult sports league in the Columbus 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 Columbus, 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 Columbus 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) Columbus

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 Columbus and its surrounding areas, but it’s a pretty darn good one.

  1. Columbus Adult Soccer Association-Men’s and co-ed adult soccer that plays in spring, summer, and fall
  2. Sports Monster-Adult social sports league offers basketball, flag football, kickball, and volleyball
  3. Columbus Young Professionals Club-Membership organization that offers adult sports, including bowling, volleyball, soccer, and softball
  4. The Volley Park-Sand/beach volleyball for all levels
  5. Stonewall Sports-LGBTQ+ adult social sports league offers dodgeball and kickball
  6. Columbus Ski Club-Skiing, and many other adult sports, including golf, soccer, and softball
  7. Capital City Volleyball-Ohio’s oldest gay volleyball association offering recreational and competitive leagues
  8. Gotham Soccer-Men’s and women’s soccer league
  9. Columbus Recreation and Parks-The city offers many adult sports for residents, including basketball and softball
  10. Columbus Women’s Rugby-Division II women’s rugby club
  11. Columbus Rugby Club-Division II men’s rugby club
  12. Old Dogs Lacrosse-Men’s 35+ pickup lacrosse
  13. Columbus Men’s Baseball League-Men’s 25+,35+, and 45+ baseball eague
  14. Land Grant Brewery Curling-Pickup and league curling at Land Grant’s two brewery locations
  15. GO Kickball-Adult social sports league offers kickball and cornhole
  16. Columbus Badminton-Adult badminton at various locations
  17. Columbus Flag Football-Co-ed adult flag football
  18. Columbus Castaways Rugby-Men’s rugby club ranging in age from 20s to 50s
  19. Columbus Fun League-Co-ed adult soccer league that works on a draft
  20. Chiller Adult Hockey League-Adult hockey leagues for all skills at various Chiller locations
  21. Columbus Kodiaks-Men’s gay rugby club
  22. RecSports Now-Adult sports league management runs many adult leagues
  23. SportsOhio-Various adult sports at multiple locations; soccer, basketball, flag football, and more
  24. Lost Nation Sports-Two locations that offer indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball
  25. JCC of Greater Columbus-Adult basketball and pickleball
  26. Resolute Athletic Complex-Adult soccer and lacrosse leagues
  27. Columbus Soccer Organization-7v7 adult co-ed soccer
  28. Gahanna Sports Factory-Offers adult pickleball
  29. TOCA-Co-ed indoor soccer leagues
  30. Columbus Ultimate Disc Association-Recreational and competitive adult ultimate leagues
  31. Columbus Curling-Bonspiels and learn-to-curl
  32. Columbus Westerville Adult Soccer League-Co-ed adult soccer league with recreational and competitive divisions
  33. League of Legends-Co-ed adult flag football league at Antrim Park
  34. Liga Latinos Unidos-Men’s, women’s, and co-ed Latino soccer league
  35. Elysium Tennis-Tennis and pickleball for beginner to competitive players
  36. Columbus Premier Soccer League-Men’s competitive soccer league
  37. Oasis Beach Volleyball-Men’s, women’s, and co-ed sand/beach volleyball
  38. Grove City Parks & Rec-Adult volleyball, softball, and cornhole
  39. Westerville Parks & Rec-Year-round adult sports include golf, tennis, softball, and basketball
  40. City of Pickerington-Adult softball and volleyball
  41. Reynoldsburg Parks & Rec-Adult co-ed sports include cornhole and kickball

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 growing city of Columbus, 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.

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 Columbus, 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 Cowtown 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.