Not that long ago, it was much more common to see a group of 10-year-olds playing soccer on your neighborhood field than a group of 30-year-olds. But all that’s changing. A new focus on healthy living is evident across the United States, and that’s translating to busy working adults taking on new athletic endeavors.
Everyone knows they should be active, but it’s just too easy to find excuses to avoid the gym. You may be too busy, unwilling to pay excessive gym fees, or just not like the machines or types of activities they offer there. You want to have fun when you work out, and joining a group sport may be just the way to do that. Here are three reasons group sports are gearing up to be more popular than ever in 2014:
1) There are lots of sports to choose from. Some of the most popular group and league sports include flag football, baseball, soccer, indoor volleyball, dodgeball, and softball.
2) You choose who you play with. Send an office-wide email or post a sign-up sheet in the kitchen at work and you’ll likely be surprised at home many people are interested in getting in on the action. If you get enough of your coworkers during business hours, try starting up a weekly group with a few friends. Spread the word on social media or through your personal network and you’ll have no trouble filling up spots.
3) There are both competitive and non-competitive leagues to choose from. Depending on your skills and the type of environment you’re looking for, you’ll be able to choose the level of competition that feels most comfortable for you.
Thanks to LincolnSquareInsider for the photo of adults playing flag football.