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.
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?
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 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 DC||Basketball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, and social events for adults|
|Volo Sports DC||Social sports league that offers beginner and intermediate leagues throughout DC|
|DC Premier League||Men’s and women’s competitive adult soccer league|
|DC Fray||Men’s and co-ed sports leagues for beginners and intermediate, as well as social events|
|DC Divas||Women’s competitive tackle football with tryouts|
|Washington Football Rugby Club||DC’s oldest men’s rugby club; intermediate to competitive|
|District Sports Soccer||Men’s, women’s, and co-ed adult soccer for all skill levels|
|All In Hoops||Intermediate to competitive men’s, women’s, and co-ed basketball league|
|Team DC||Team DC is the association of LGBT and LGBT-friendly sports clubs in the area|
|Capitals Women’s Hockey League||All skills and ages women’s adult hockey league in Arlington|
|Alexandria Roller Hockey League||Men’s and co-ed women’s hockey league for multiple skill levels|
|Beltway Lacrosse||Adult men’s competitive lacrosse league, including 18+ and 35+ divisions|
|DC Dragons Field Hockey||Co-ed adult field hockey league|
|DC Street Hockey||Co-ed street/floor hockey league|
|Washington Scandals RFC||Gay and inclusive rugby club|
|DC Strokes Rowing Club||LGBTQ+ rowing club for all skill levels|
|Chirpin’ DMV||Aims to be the largest adult hockey league in the DMV, including women’s and senior options|
|Washington Cricket League||48-team men’s cricket league, including over 40s options|
|Washington Cricket Club||Intermediate to competitive men’s cricket league|
|DC Aquatics Club||LGBTQ+ masters swim team|
|Goombay Adventures||Outdoor and adventure sports for adults|
|DC Metro Area Cricket League||Intermediate to competitive men’s cricket league|
|DC Department of Parks and Recreation||Co-ed adult sports for DC residents|
|DMVFFL||Men’s, women’s, and co-ed adult flag football league|
|Rogue League Sports||Co-ed adult cornhole league|
|DCMSBL||Men’s adult baseball league with 5 age divisions up to 60+|
|Washington DC Pickleball Club||Adult pickleball club includes places to play and instruction|
|DC Revolution Rugby Club||Women’s rugby club open to all skills|
|Catholic Sports DC||Co-ed volleyball for adults|
|Washington Prodigy||Women’s competitive tackle football team with tryouts several times yearly|
|Squash On Fire||Squash club with leagues and new player clinics for adults|
|DC Doubles||Doubles adult sand/beach volleyball|
|DC Gay Basketball League||LGBTQ+ adult basketball league for all skills; includes men’s and co-ed leagues|
|DC Furies||Women’s social and competitive rugby club|
|Queer Pickleball||LGBTQ+ pickleball club|
|Federal Triangles Soccer Club||LGBTQ+ adult co-ed soccer club|
|Gay Hockey DC||LGBTQ+ hockey club open to beginners|
|Arlington County Adult Sports||Multiple adult sports offerings, including men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues and all skills|
|Washington DC Gaels||Men’s and women’s Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie teams|
|Washington Renegades||The first LGBTQ+ inclusive men’s rugby club in North America|
|Capital Climbers||LGBTQ+ indoor and outdoor climbing group|
|Stonewall Dodgeball||LGBTQ+ adult recreational dodgeball league|
|Lambda Links||LGBTQ+ golf organization|
|Washington Area CPA Softball League||Co-ed adult softball league for accountants|
|Stonewall Kickball||LGBTQ+ adult recreational kickball league|
|DC Gay Flag Football League||LGBTQ+ women’s and co-ed flag football league|
|Washington Field Hockey Association||Adult co-ed field hockey for all skill levels|
|Capital Tennis Association||LGBTQ+ tennis league|
|DC Pride Volleyball||LGBTQ+ adult volleyball league|
|Washington DSeahorses||LGBTQ+ adult water polo team|
|Stonewall Bocce||LGBTQ+ adult recreational bocce ball league|
|Capital Area Rainbowlers Association||LGBTQ+ adult bowling league|
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.