Do you miss the grass-stained days of playing soccer at elementary school recess? Or maybe you were a basketball star in college, but you’re looking for a more laidback approach on the court these days? Playing on a recreational sports team is a fun and low-pressure way to exercise, burn off stress, and make new friends. Luckily, Pittsburgh offers plenty of sports for adults to play!

Community for Pittsburgh Ultimate

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Whether you’re new to the fast-paced sport of ultimate frisbee or you’re a seasoned vet, there are plenty of teams and leagues for you to join in Community for Pittsburgh Ultimate, also known as Pittsburgh Ultimate. You can play year-round in different locations—there are even indoor games in the winter. Casual and developmental leagues are well-suited to beginners who are looking to learn, while more experienced players might want to check out draft leagues and club teams. Community for Pittsburgh Ultimate truly lives up to the “community” in its name by offering social and volunteering events too.


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If you are looking to play soccer specifically, then PISA is the place to go. This indoor sports arena, located just outside of Cheswick, offers seasonal soccer leagues for both men and women, including coed social and recreational options. You can get friends together to form your own team, or you can join a House Team to meet new people. There are also Futsal games (a type of soccer played on a hard indoor court), as well as other sports for adults, like basketball and volleyball.

Pittsburgh Sports League

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Pittsburgh Sports League, better known as PSL, is one of the most well-known sporting organizations in our area. Each season brings on new PSL leagues; this spring, there are 65 different events and leagues around the city posted on their website. Can you bowl a 300? No? Me neither. That’s okay though because you’ll still have a good time at bowling night! Kickball, softball, and tennis are just a few other options; you can sign up for most sports either as an individual or on a team.

Sports Monster Pittsburgh

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Sports Monster is another all-encompassing organization with a wide range of recreational sports. Dek Hockey has been gaining popularity in our region, while flag football is a tantalizing option for those who prefer to play football without the tackles. For most of their sports, you can sign up with a ready-to-play group or you can be placed onto a team as an individual. They also offer social events!

Three Rivers Rowing Association

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Want to get solid workout on the water? Three Rivers Rowing Association offers different leagues for varying experience levels. If you haven’t rowed much before, there are introductory programs in the form of lessons and leagues for both rowing (crew) and dragon boating. Both novice and experienced rowers can also participate on teams together in a recreational Corporate Rowing League that includes coaching, dinner, and networking.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Paige Creo

Paige Creo is a marketing consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has 9 years of experience specializing in marketing, strategy, and brand management. Paige earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and she has also spent time working in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, playing and watching sports, and spending time outdoors.

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