By Kerrigan Stern
Have you been looking to exercise more and are a bit nostalgic for ‘your olden days’? Well lace up your boots and consider checking out one of your local adult rec leagues to bring back the camaraderie and teamwork youth sports are known for–without the tryouts! Check our list below to see if there’s an open team nearby playing your favorite sport, and be sure to check their site for registration deadlines!
Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks
Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks doesn’t just offer recreational facilities, but teams to play in them as well! In addition to youth sports, Anne Arundel County hosts numerous adult rec leagues open to anyone 18 or older. Two swim centers and golf courses are also available.
- Basketball (Men’s)
- Field Hockey (Women)
- Football – Flag
- Bachman Sports Complex leagues
- County CoEd league
- Volleyball – Sand
Whether you’re looking to send your kid to a summer camp or host a rock-climbing contest with your friends, the Y has something for you! In addition to drop-in sports, the Y hosts several adult sports leagues for those 16 and older.
- Floor hockey
- Bocce ball
Montgomery County Recreation
Just like Anne Arundel County, MoCo hosts sports programs for any resident looking for exercise and enjoyment. Top teams from the basketball and soccer leagues will participate in a tournament at the end of the season.
- Ultimate frisbee
City of Laurel
Separate from the county, the city of Laurel sponsors a variety of adult leagues open to anyone 18 or over. Laurel has also announced their intention to expand the program with the introduction of new sports, coming soon.
- Basketball (Men’s) (Women’s)
- Softball (Coed) (Men’s) (Women’s)
- Kickball (Coed)
St. Mary’s County Recreation and Sports
With youth sports, sports camps, junior coaches programs, and even a gymnastics academy, adult rec leagues are just a subset of St. Mary’s county’s expansive sports initiatives. These rec leagues offer something for anyone with a fun-loving, competitive spirit — and you can check out their other fun programs while you’re there!
- Basketball (Drop in)
- Roller hockey
- Soccer (Indoor)
Charles County Recreation & Parks (S.P.O.R.T.S)
Charles County is one of Maryland’s several counties that take sports recreation seriously. This is evidenced by their hallmark acronym S.P.O.R.T.S., which stands for sportsmanship, positive attitude, obey the rules, respect, teamwork, and strive for success.
Frederick County Parks and Recreation
One of the advertised duties of the Frederick County Parks and Recreation department is to make park facilities and recreational programs available to all, but they prioritize having fun too! Check out their list of programs with unique sports you may have trouble finding elsewhere.
- Flag football
- Ultimate frisbee
Volo Sports is one of the most popular rec league programs in Maryland. Largely based in Baltimore, Volo has adult leagues for several sports — many with a unique twist. So if you’re looking for something fun and new to do, check out Volo Sports for a sport that’ll become the highlight of your week playing.
- Softball (Coed)
- Kickball (11 v. 11 coed)
- Kickball + Flip Cup
- Cup-In-Hand Kickball + Flip Cup
Athletic Performance Inc (API)
The Backyard Sports League at API will give you an opportunity to stay active and have fun participating in games you played as a kid in your backyard. This adults-only league is held on Friday nights and will be for 8 weeks at a time. Sign up individually or gather up your friends and join one of the leagues listed below. API is located on Rt. 3 in Gambrills.
- Recreational Volleyball
- Competitive Volleyball
Annapolis Pickleball Club
If you’re looking to say goodbye to traditional sports, the Annapolis Pickleball Club has a space open for you! The team has open, beginner, and tournament plays available for those at any skill level. Indoor play takes place at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center. Visit the club’s website to learn more and register!
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