It can be difficult to meet people who share your interests. Sure, you could try to mix and mingle with folks at a bar or hope that you'll meet a neat group of people at work, but both of those options can be hit or miss. Most sports leagues allow you to sign up as an individual and they'll connect you with a team. All you have to do is show up [source: Baltimore Sports and Social Club]. You're also guaranteed to have at least one thing in common with your teammates -- the sport you're playing. Chances are, you'll build new friendships that carry on beyond the field.
Ever notice how great friends seem to have a catalog of inside jokes? It's because they have shared memories, the next social benefit of sports leagues.