Let’s face it; staying in shape is hard to do. That’s especially true as you move deeper into the world of adulthood. Your glory days as a high school athlete can quickly fade into a monotonous 9-to-5 routine. However, adult soccer leagues offer a chance to grind back into shape while enjoying the sport in its purest form. So put down the FIFA controller, dust off your old cleats, and check out this guide to adult leagues around the Valley.
Arizona Sports League
Arizona Sports League has the largest selection of soccer leagues in the East Valley. Their games are played in East Valley parks and are ideal for residents of Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and Mesa. ASL has over 35 leagues available to adult players of all skills, ages, and abilities. They offer year round play Friday through Monday. This league caters more to men, but does hold Friday night coed games throughout the year. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team. Arizona Sports League has been helping free agents find teams due to the rising popularity of solo players. They have an online free agent database to help with team placement. For more information, visit their website: http://azsportsleague.com/soccer-leagues/
For free agent questions, you can check out their free agent page here: http://azsportsleague.com/soccer-free-agent/
If you’re looking to play against top-level talent, look no further than SUASL. SUASL, or Scottsdale United Amateur Soccer League, is the gold standard in competitive play in the Valley. This men’s amateur league regularly attracts talent from high school, college, and even MLS play. They also are sponsors to numerous USASA and USFF competitions. SUASL’s four adult men’s leagues play in parks around Scottsdale with seasons in the spring, fall and, if the demand is high, a summer league. Over the hill? SUASL has you covered. They have leagues that cater exclusively to the over 40, over 48, and over 55 crowd. For more information, visit their website: http://suasl.com/
Arizona Women’s Soccer League
Women can get in on the fun by participating in the Arizona Women’s Soccer League. AWSL is dedicated to developing women’s soccer on a local level. As a result, they host over 25 teams each season in addition to holding officiating classes. The league is open to adult women of all ages and is separated into 4 divisions based on skill level. The season runs from October through March and is split between eight fall and eight spring games. In addition to league play, AWSL coordinates numerous women’s tournaments throughout the year. AWSL’s games are played on Sundays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Tempe. For more information, visit their website: https://www.eteamz.com/AZWomensSoccer/
Arizona Sports Complex
The summer heat is unavoidable for us locals. However, the mind numbing heat is no longer an excuse to avoid exercise. You can play soccer year round at Arizona Sports Complex in Glendale. This state-of-the-art multi-sport facility hosts adult soccer leagues from the confines of an air-conditioned building. As the premiere indoor sports facility in greater Phoenix, you’ll experience competitive play in a fun environment. ASC hosts women’s, men’s, and coed leagues for soccer players of all levels of experience. They host games seven days per week and league play typically lasts eight weeks. This venue follows the official rules of indoor play, but it’s a small price to pay for year-round fun. For more information, visit their website:
Small Goal Soccer (SGS) (6-a-side)
On their website they state that their manifesto is “Small Goal Soccer will provide affordable, quality, fun, fast paced soccer for all the men, women and children in the world. We will together build a strong soccer community and leave no player behind! Viva” and they did not lie! The SGS community has continued to grow every season and is now enjoyed in various areas of the valley including Avondale, Gilbert, North Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, mesa and Scottsdale. SGS hosts men’s, women’s and co-ed leagues.
Now that you have adult league info, get out and play. You can also join our community to spread your love of the game at AZSoccer.net FORUMS!
(Featured Image Credit: Arizona Sports Complex)