Washington, DC has more adult sports leagues than nearly any other major city, so you’ll have no shortage of options here. The Beltway serves up everything from soccer to cricket to pickleball to lacrosse. The city also offers plenty of LGBTQ+ adult sports leagues. Whether you’re looking to play casual or competitive adult sports in Washington, DC, 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 our Nation’s Capital 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 Washington, DC, 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?

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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 living in Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC

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 Washington, DC, but it’s a pretty darn good one.

Zog Sports DCBasketball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, and social events for adults
Volo Sports DCSocial sports league that offers beginner and intermediate leagues throughout DC
DC Premier LeagueMen’s and women’s competitive adult soccer league
DC FrayMen’s and co-ed sports leagues for beginners and intermediate, as well as social events
DC DivasWomen’s competitive tackle football with tryouts
Washington Football Rugby ClubDC’s oldest men’s rugby club; intermediate to competitive
District Sports SoccerMen’s, women’s, and co-ed adult soccer for all skill levels
All In HoopsIntermediate to competitive men’s, women’s, and co-ed basketball league
Team DCTeam DC is the association of LGBT and LGBT-friendly sports clubs in the area
Capitals Women’s Hockey LeagueAll skills and ages women’s adult hockey league in Arlington
Alexandria Roller Hockey LeagueMen’s and co-ed women’s hockey league for multiple skill levels
Beltway LacrosseAdult men’s competitive lacrosse league, including 18+ and 35+ divisions
DC Dragons Field HockeyCo-ed adult field hockey league
DC Street HockeyCo-ed street/floor hockey league
Washington Scandals RFCGay and inclusive rugby club
DC Strokes Rowing ClubLGBTQ+ rowing club for all skill levels
Chirpin’ DMVAims to be the largest adult hockey league in the DMV, including women’s and senior options
Washington Cricket League48-team men’s cricket league, including over 40s options
Washington Cricket ClubIntermediate to competitive men’s cricket league
DC Aquatics ClubLGBTQ+ masters swim team
Goombay AdventuresOutdoor and adventure sports for adults
DC Metro Area Cricket LeagueIntermediate to competitive men’s cricket league
DC Department of Parks and RecreationCo-ed adult sports for DC residents
DMVFFLMen’s, women’s, and co-ed adult flag football league
Rogue League SportsCo-ed adult cornhole league
DCMSBLMen’s adult baseball league with 5 age divisions up to 60+
Washington DC Pickleball ClubAdult pickleball club includes places to play and instruction
DC Revolution Rugby ClubWomen’s rugby club open to all skills
Catholic Sports DCCo-ed volleyball for adults
Washington ProdigyWomen’s competitive tackle football team with tryouts several times yearly
Squash On FireSquash club with leagues and new player clinics for adults
DC DoublesDoubles adult sand/beach volleyball
DC Gay Basketball LeagueLGBTQ+ adult basketball league for all skills; includes men’s and co-ed leagues
DC FuriesWomen’s social and competitive rugby club
Queer PickleballLGBTQ+ pickleball club
Federal Triangles Soccer ClubLGBTQ+ adult co-ed soccer club
Gay Hockey DCLGBTQ+ hockey club open to beginners
Arlington County Adult SportsMultiple adult sports offerings, including men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues and all skills
Washington DC GaelsMen’s and women’s Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie teams
Washington RenegadesThe first LGBTQ+ inclusive men’s rugby club in North America
Capital ClimbersLGBTQ+ indoor and outdoor climbing group
Stonewall DodgeballLGBTQ+ adult recreational dodgeball league
Lambda LinksLGBTQ+ golf organization
Washington Area CPA Softball LeagueCo-ed adult softball league for accountants
Stonewall KickballLGBTQ+ adult recreational kickball league
DC Gay Flag Football LeagueLGBTQ+ women’s and co-ed flag football league
Washington Field Hockey AssociationAdult co-ed field hockey for all skill levels
Capital Tennis AssociationLGBTQ+ tennis league
DC Pride VolleyballLGBTQ+ adult volleyball league
Washington DSeahorsesLGBTQ+ adult water polo team
Stonewall BocceLGBTQ+ adult recreational bocce ball league
Capital Area Rainbowlers AssociationLGBTQ+ adult bowling league
The Ultimate List of DC Adult Sports

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 diverse and vibrant metropolis of Washington, DC, 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 Washington, DC, 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 District, 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.