The beauty of living in a bustling metropolis like New York City means options for adult sports leagues near you are plentiful. Even so, it can be a bit overwhelming and time-consuming to Google your way through those options to find the adult sports league that best suits your needs. Fret not–Adults Play Sports is here to help!
We’ve put together a list of some adult sports leagues in NYC, along with a brief description. 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 NYC, and we’ll give you some guidance and highlight some adult sports leagues in New York City.
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 NYC is you’re more likely to find leagues with these types of features. Those adult athletes in North Dakota aren’t quite as fortunate in this area!
The List Of Adult Sports Leagues In NYC
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 NYC, but it’s a pretty darn good one.
|Chelsea Piers Adult Sports||Various adult sports offerings|
|NYC Footy Soccer||Adult soccer league for beginner to competitive|
|Big City Volleyball||Adult volleyball for all levels|
|NYC Pickleball||Adult pickleball resource in NYC|
|NoPro Sports||Casual co-ed sports league|
|Men’s Adult Baseball League NYC||Men’s adult basketball league|
|Pancho Coimbre Baseball||Men’s adult baseball in Central Park|
|Queen’s Alliance Baseball League||Twenty-team adult baseball league in Queens|
|Capital District Men’s Senior Baseball League||Men’s baseball league for 18+ to 55+|
|NYC Metro Baseball League||18+ amateur baseball league|
|Gotham Knights RFC||Men’s premier gay rugby club|
|Village Lions Rugby||LGBTQ+ men’s and women’s rugby|
|Wanderers NYCC||Competitive cricket club|
|Galacticos Cricket Club||Manhattan competitive cricket club|
|New York Kookaburras||Australian ex-pats cricket club|
|Columbia Cricket Club||Competitive cricket club|
|North East Field Hockey Association (NEFHA)||Adult field hockey|
|QBK Sports||Adult indoor beach volleyball|
|Big Apple Rec Sports||Co-ed LGBTQ+ social sports league|
|Sandlot Sports||Adult dodgeball and other sports|
|Team New York Aquatics||LGBTQ+ adult swimming association|
|NYC GHA (NYC Gay Hockey Association)||LGBTQ+ adult hockey|
|SKI BUMS||LGBTQ+ ski and snowboard club|
|Gotham Volleyball||LGBTQ+ adult volleyball league|
|NYC Soccer||Adult soccer league|
|Brooklyn Swim Center||Adult swimming lessons|
|D9 Ice Hockey League||Co-ed adult ice hockey league|
|NY Urban Professionals Athletic League||Various adult sports leagues, including over 40s divisions|
|Volo Sports New York||Adult social sports league|
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Motivation and Inspiration
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Now that you have the lowdown on adult sports leagues in NYC, 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 this city that never sleeps, these games are just another way to live life to its fullest.