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:

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.

ZogSportsCo-ed adult social sports league in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens
Chelsea Piers Adult SportsVarious adult sports offerings
NYC Footy SoccerAdult soccer league for beginner to competitive
Big City VolleyballAdult volleyball for all levels
NYC PickleballAdult pickleball resource in NYC
NoPro SportsCasual co-ed sports league
Men’s Adult Baseball League NYCMen’s adult basketball league
Pancho Coimbre BaseballMen’s adult baseball in Central Park
Queen’s Alliance Baseball LeagueTwenty-team adult baseball league in Queens
Capital District Men’s Senior Baseball LeagueMen’s baseball league for 18+ to 55+
NYC Metro Baseball League18+ amateur baseball league
Gotham Knights RFCMen’s premier gay rugby club
Village Lions RugbyLGBTQ+ men’s and women’s rugby
Wanderers NYCCCompetitive cricket club
Galacticos Cricket ClubManhattan competitive cricket club
New York KookaburrasAustralian ex-pats cricket club
Columbia Cricket ClubCompetitive cricket club
North East Field Hockey Association (NEFHA)Adult field hockey
QBK SportsAdult indoor beach volleyball
Big Apple Rec SportsCo-ed LGBTQ+ social sports league
Sandlot SportsAdult dodgeball and other sports
Team New York AquaticsLGBTQ+ adult swimming association
NYC GHA (NYC Gay Hockey Association)LGBTQ+ adult hockey
SKI BUMSLGBTQ+ ski and snowboard club
Gotham VolleyballLGBTQ+ adult volleyball league
NYC SoccerAdult soccer league
Brooklyn Swim CenterAdult swimming lessons
D9 Ice Hockey LeagueCo-ed adult ice hockey league
NY Urban Professionals Athletic LeagueVarious adult sports leagues, including over 40s divisions
Volo Sports New YorkAdult social sports league
The List of NYC Adult Sports Leagues

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 Big Apple, 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 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.

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 here.