18 Madison Adult Sports Leagues: You’ll Want This List

When it comes to adult sports leagues in Madison, you’ve got a lot to choose from. Mad City offers everything from softball to rugby to curling. Whether you’re looking to play casual or competitive adult sports in Madison, you’ll find a league that fits the bill.

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

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

Men’s Adult Baseball LeagueSouthern Wisconsin competitive men’s baseball league
Isthmus City FCPremier men’s and women’s adult soccer league
Madison Adult Soccer LeagueBeginner-friendly co-ed adult soccer league
Madison Soccer AssociationIntermediate to competitive men’s soccer league
Mad City Disc Golf ClubDisc golf club serving Madison for 30+ years
Madsion Curling ClubCurling club open to beginners and seasoned adult curlers
Madison Roller DerbyAdult roller derby league for beginner to advanced levels
Madison Area Ultimate Frisbee AssociationYear-round ultimate frisbee with both co-ed and single-gender divisions
Mendota Rowing ClubRowing club with adult programs for beginner to competitive rowers
City of MadisonAdult swim lessons and aquatics
Wisconsin Rugby ClubMen’s competitive rugby club
TOCACo-ed indoor soccer league
Greater Madison Senior SoftballMen’s senior slowpitch softball league
Madison Minotaurs Rugby ClubLGBTQ rugby club open to all levels
Wisconsin Women’s RugbyWomen’s rugby club open to all levels
Madison MilkmenMen’s competitive box lacrosse club
Madison School and Community RecVarious adult sports leagues for all skills
Madison Sports and Social ClubAdult social sports club with men’s and co-ed sports
Ultimate List of Adult Sports in Madison

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 of Madison, 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 Madison, 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 City of Four Lakes, 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.

Author: @adultsplaysports

I'm a lifelong soccer player. Took up diving, golf, pickleball, and mountain biking after the age of 45. Sports have helped me physically but also mentally and emotionally. I've built friendship bonds that will last a lifetime. When I'm not playing sports, I'm wine tasting, traveling, or watching mind-sucking reality TV.

Find out more about  why I started Adults Play Sports.

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