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Discover Your Inner Athlete in an Adult Sports League

Want to Get Fit? Get Back in the Game!

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DELLMEL

7/25/2013 9:52:41 AM

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Great article.

IRISHGIRL3

2/11/2013 10:45:04 PM

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Good article. I need to get more active and try something new

MAGGIEROSEBOWL

10/12/2011 9:54:13 AM

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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.

MISSYGEEN

7/11/2011 11:39:45 PM

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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.

BALLANDCHAIN08

7/11/2011 6:28:22 PM

You can also try meetup.com for sports leagues.

REDMWC

7/11/2011 10:43:01 AM

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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 www.wftda.org for women. Men's leagues are popping up all over too! http://www.mensderbycoalition.com/

ECLIPSED

8/15/2010 11:18:26 AM

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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 :(

JIBBIE49

3/12/2010 1:08:32 AM

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Great article.

CHELAGETSFIT

1/11/2010 4:27:36 PM

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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.

JEFFCANN

12/6/2009 10:45:24 PM

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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!

GRANDMO1

10/20/2009 12:50:30 PM

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I just started in a bowling league and a dart team. I am enjoying the social time as much as gaining new skills.

FIREFROG76

8/16/2009 6:20:28 PM

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!

LUCNAN2004

8/4/2009 8:48:37 AM

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This is very informational! i've been thinking about joining either a volleyball league or a soccer league but i haven't been able to find one around the cleveland OH area. I hope to find one soon because i really enjoyed playing back in the day and i hope to get back in shape soon.

PHYLLISPETERS

7/28/2009 3:13:54 PM

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I started playing on a ladies recreational ice hockey team in my early thirties. I had never played ice hockey or even team sports. It is sooooo much fun and I have made great friends. It is not just physically healthy - it is good for the whole being. We laugh so much! Our small town of 4000 people has two ladies rec teams and we have lots of teams to play in local towns. If you can't find a sports team to join start a new one.

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