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Best of KC: The Best Adult Rec Leagues

Best of KC / February 21, 2019

Just because you’re all grown up doesn’t mean you can’t get down and dirty playing soccer and kickball! This is America! You have the right to do whatever you want. And for many of us, that means playing sports with other adults. Not because you’re still dreaming of that college scholarship that never was. Because it’s a super-fun way to be social and meet new people. Here are the best adult rec leagues in Kansas City.  

Volleyball Beach 

Located in Martin City, Volleyball Beach has warm sand, good music, adult beverages, snacks and good food—not to mention friendly competition in a laid-back beach environment all year-round. It’s a great way to get some regular exercise and meet new friends. You can find matches for all levels and if you’re looking for people to play with, they can match you with the right team. Hurry, spring league starts on March 31st! 

The Soccer Lot

Started in 2012, The Soccer Lot is the home of 5-a-side soccer in Kansas City. It’s a fast paced version of traditional soccer where you pass, dribble, and shoot more often. With year-round adult leagues, you can sign up with your team or sign up as a free agent.  And for $8 per session, you can play pick-up soccer for a few fun-filled hours. 

Kansas City Soccer Dome 

Again, soccer is king in Kansas City! The Soccer Dome, just five minutes north of downtown, is the city’s only MASL sized field, the largest indoor playing space! With an upper and lower division to choose from in seven different leagues, everyone can find a match for them. 

KC Crew 

If you’re looking for something besides soccer, KC Crew has something for you. You can join a league with a team of friends or sign up as a free agent to play volleyball, softball, kickball, karaoke, and cornhole. Or sign up for urban golfing, scavenger hunts, zombie dodging, murder mysteries and more. And since they’re located downtown, in Overland Park, Belton, the Northland, and other areas in the metro, you can surely find something that’s convenient for you. 

KC Sport & Social Club 

If sports have been a huge part of your life, you can carry on that tradition with KC Sport & Social Club, Check out leagues for men’s and women’s basketball, co-ed flag football, soccer, softball, and kickball. There are opportunities for athletes at all levels to find competitive engagement and fun activities all around the Metro area. 

Brookside Soccer Club

If you like winning and you like beer at Charlie Hooper’s then Brookside Soccer Club might be the league for you. You can sign up for 8-week seasons and the winning team gets a coupon for two pitchers of domestic beer and an appetizer at Charlie Hooper’s. So you can win on and off the field. 

KC Sports Lodge  

Epic Sports Lodge facilitates six indoor soccer sessions per year. You can sign up for a men’s, co-ed, or women’s league at any skill level, almost any day of the week. And if you’re hungry after the game, you can grab pizza, wings or nachos at the Clubhouse!

Kansas City YMCA

The Y’s adult team sports are a great chance to be active and social! Whether you’re a retired college athlete or you’re new to the sport, you can get some exercise, enhance your mental toughness, and make new friends. Check out the Y’s website to see which Y location near you offers basketball, volleyball, and sand volleyball.


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Blog written by Erin Greenhalgh