Roundup: Boston’s Adult Sports Leagues

Feel like playing softball this summer? What about soccer or flag football? Here's where to find adult sports leagues.

Adult sports leagues

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Ever think back fondly on your glory days as a high school or college athlete? Those athletic pursuits don’t have to stop at nostalgia—Boston actually has many adult sports leagues at varying degrees of competitiveness and time commitment. We’ve reported on Boston’s bocce community and singles-only sports leagues in the past, but if you’re looking to get back in the game, check out these ways to play.

Social Sports Boston

If you’re looking for a fun pastime that you don’t have to take too seriously, Social Sports Boston is for you (“social” is in the name, after all). The organization has leagues for everything from cornhole and Skeeball to basketball and volleyball.

Boston Ski and Sports Club

The member-based organization has been around since the ’60s and operates year-round, every day of the week. The club, which is run by a full-time staff and uses professional referees, offers more than ten sports, like field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, football, and more.

Fun Sport and Social Group

Membership to this co-ed sports group is completely free, and the emphasis is on having fun and meeting new people. Participants can play either softball or soccer as part of a league, and the group also puts on social events throughout the year.

New England Senior Hockey League

If watching the Bruins just isn’t cutting it anymore, get on the ice yourself. The league is fairly competitive (though players of all experience levels are welcome) and it also offers skills clinics and tournaments for players.

The HUB Softball

More than 3,000 players are a part of HUB, and seasons start 10 times throughout the year so you can always find a way to squeeze some bat and ball time into your schedule.

Stinky Socks Hockey

Sticky Socks (bonus points for the spot-on name) allows only 10 players per team, which means you’ll never be hurting for playing time. There are also several different leagues divided by skill and commitment level, so won’t have to worry that that former semi-pro player is going to knock your teeth out.

Nakid Social Sports

If your idea of competitive sports is a rousing game of beer pong, say hello to Nakid. The Boston league features kickball and dodgeball, and each match ends in a happy hour at a local bar.

Teamworks Revere

Just about everybody played soccer as a kid, but that often drops off after high school or college. Get back in your cleats with Teamworks’ adult indoor soccer leagues, both for men and women.


Know of another adult sports league? Let us know in the comments!