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Discover Your Inner Athlete in an Adult Sports League

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  • We learn the most not by doing everything perfectly, but making mistakes and figuring out what to do next.
  • I agree with CEVIZAGACE... being an adult means I do NOT have to do the team athletic stuff I was forced to do in my youth. I am 62, and no way in H--- am I joining a team. I am enjoying adapted yoga and chair exercises, as well as extensive walking. My inner athlete is a solo walker. My primary doc and chiropractor are happy with this and so am I.
    One of the advantages of being grown up is imho not having to join a team. I hated team sports as a primary school kid and perhaps even more in high school.
  • Good article. I need to get more active and try something new
  • I am intrigued by Pickle Ball. I have been hearing about it lately, and it sounds like it would be perfect for me. I used to love to play tennis, although I was never good, it was great exercise and I enjoyed playing a game with hubby occasionally. But then I gained mega weight and couldn't move anymore, so we quit. Now, I would like to try Pickle Ball, it sounds like a low-impact version of tennis, with lighter rackets and balls, but still plenty of activity, chasing that ball around. I think it's even played on a regular tennis court.
  • A few years ago I learned to play tennis at the gym but it is now too costly for me. The Y sounds like a great idea. Ball and chain I think I'll check out the website, just hope I can hang around my age bracket(40ish).

    Hey Red. I remember when roller derby was very popular and they showed it on television. I was scared to go to the local roller rink because I thought it was going to be like roller derby. Silly me.

    Eclipse, maybe you can start something. There may be people in your area that would like to get together and do similar things without a lot of costs.

    You can also try for sports leagues.
  • Another sport not included in the list is Roller Derby! I have been playing roller derby for 4 years now. Roller derby is a fascinating and fun sport because no one grew up playing it. So when you start, no one expects you to know anything. Also, derby teams are made up of kinds of shapes and sizes and skill level. When I started, I hadn't been on roller skates for 20 years!

    You can find local leagues through for women. Men's leagues are popping up all over too!

  • There is nothing like this where I live, at least for someone my age. I still think I am in good enough shape to play any sport, but all the leagues here are for younger people :(
  • I always wanted to try out for the girls soccer team in school, but my dad was always the strict, macho type and wouldnt let us play sports claiming that sports were for boys (he wouldnt let me buy a truck for the same reason when I got my license). I know there is a girls soccer team in town, but they are competative. I would love to join a recreational soccer league though. My husband played soccer all his life minus the last 4 years or so and he's anxious to get back into it. It would be so awesome if we could both find a league. But on different teams, he's too competitive for me.
  • I started playing adult co-ed soccer 3 years ago. I was 35 years old and although I was somewhat in-shape, I found out that soccer required much more fitness and strength.

    It took me about 18 months to get into good enough shape where I can play for a couple of hours and not die from soreness the next day.

    I have had so much fun playing and made some new friends and totally enjoyed myself. I now play year around - about 5 seasons a year - 3 outdoor and 2 indoor.

    This indoor season, I decided to play keeper. It was humbling to give up 7 goals the first game since I had no clue what I was doing. Luckily I studied and learned keeper techniques on the web and have posted 2 shutout games! Woo hoo!

    For anyone considering joining an adult league - I totally recommend it!
  • I just started in a bowling league and a dart team. I am enjoying the social time as much as gaining new skills.
    My husband just talked me into joining a co-ed soccer rec league..I was so nervous since i'd never played before. I love it, I'm so glad I did!

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