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5 Tips for Starting a Club Sports Team


Community sports leagues and rec sports teams provide great ways for players of all ages to have fun and socialize.
Community sports leagues and rec sports teams provide great ways for players of all ages to have fun and socialize.
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Do you still cherish memories of scoring the winning goal for your high school soccer team? Or have you found yourself looking for ways to mention your college softball scholarship in casual conversation, despite the fact that you graduated 12 years ago? If your Wii sports package is the closest you get to team competition these days, why not nurture your inner athlete by starting your own community sports club?

Community sports leagues and recreational sports teams provide great ways for players of all ages to have fun and socialize while they keep their skills sharp and get some exercise. A well-run league can help to strengthen neighborhood ties, keep kids and young adults out of trouble, and build a sense of camaraderie within a community of any size.

Whether you have moves the pros would envy or you just like to get outside and run around with a ball, there's bound to be a sports league that fits your needs. But if you can't find one in your area, you can start one yourself. The idea may seem daunting, but it could be easier than you think. Read on to find five tips for starting your own sports club team.