Eliza Goodman, Program Manager with Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation, tells us why adult leagues are a great way to get moving and get involved.
Why participate in a competitive adult league?
1- Physical Exercise– The natural endorphins released from exercise make you happy and feel good. Also, it is so much more fun to get exercise by playing a sport compared to being stuck on a treadmill for an hour!
2- Social Aspect– Playing adult sports is a great way to meet people with your same interests. It is also a great way to network for your personal and professional life.
3- Meeting your competitive need– Many people have a natural competitive edge. Playing adult sports is a safe and fun way to release that edge and release a little stress at the same time.
5 things you should look for in a good competitive league:
1- Good Credible Organization– Look for an established program that has a good reputation with its participants.
2- Professional staff– You want a league that has good qualified people running and officiating the sport.
3- Good Location– Research for a convenient location that works for your team.
4- Competitive Pricing– What do you get for your money. Find out how many games you get and what type of services you will receive for your entry fee.
5- Leagues that are balanced– You want to check to see what type of skill levels are offered. No one will have fun participating in an adult league if the skill levels are really mismatched. Look for an organization that has many different levels that will match your needs.