Three Reasons You Should Sign Up for a Soccer League for Adults

Three Reasons You Should Sign Up for a Soccer League for Adults

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Three Reasons You Should Sign Up for a Soccer League for Adults

If you feel like you have the urge to move, engage yourself in fitness, and improve your social life, an adult sports league can be the perfect solution for every one of those desires!

 

However, adult sports leagues aren't simply just for fun. They also engage you not only physically but also mentally—requiring strategy, spontaneity, creativity, and tap into other mental practices that you normally wouldn't work with if you were training on your own on the treadmill or at the gym.

 

It also creates a very positive effect in your life, by injecting it with camaraderie with a team and ultimately, unapologetic, undefined, and nostalgic fun. It’s like taking you back decades into your childhood and living the memory of how it felt to be part of a team and play out on a field or court.

 

Adult leagues also have you engaging in exercise-related activities that challenge your fitness level. Although it’s not necessarily 100 percent competitive all the time, there are some leagues or teams (simply based on personalities) where competition can get pretty demanding and tough. So, if you're on a competitive adult league team, you may find yourself with new and passionate motivation to play and train harder. Your workouts will be steered with more of a purpose and direction, rather than simply signing up for a cardio kickboxing class.

 

The best part about it? You normally don't even realize you're exercising! Since you're probably having fun, engaging in sports with your friends, and focusing on the game and team strategy, the fact that you're moving around seems to slip from your mind.

 

Haven’t heard enough? Here are three reasons why you should sign up for an adult league:

 

Gives Your Brain A Unique Boost

Playing in a game or match and trying to win it is not all physical exercise. Trying to figure out how to win is more of a puzzle and tests the limits of your mental toughness.

 

Also, being a part of a team will tap into some of those skills that you might not be used to using: like being aware of other’s people positions or next moves, communication, and working with others towards a goal. Especially if you work on your own, normally or your job solely concerns you, being part of a team might awaken certain characteristics or skills you don’t normally have to use.

 

Gives You that Motivational Push You Need

Like I mentioned before, please excuse the irony—but being on an adult league team is a whole different ballgame. You're not simply going around exercising for your health and its benefits. You are engaged in a competition (no matter how light or serious it is), and you play a part as a teammate to help your team and find the motivation to work towards that goal.

 

Competition goes hand in hand with adrenaline. This might cause you to push yourself harder and reach physical limits that you normally wouldn't care to reach.

 

Pushes Your Body..and Changes It

Of course, you get out what you put in. However, team sports might cause you to push your body harder than you normally would simply exercising. They are physically demanding and have you engaging muscles you wouldn't normally use. This form of functional fitness can get you the results you may have been looking for the whole time.

 

Among so many others, these three reasons are great benefits that should motivate you to sign up for an adult league.

 

Written By: Adriana Rodrigues is a professional soccer player and a coach. She has over twenty years of experience in soccer after having played in a Division 1 University and has represented two national teams, both Brazil and Portugal.


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