As a kid, making new friends was as easy as joining the local Little League team, or going out on the playground during recess. But with their full-time jobs, committed relationships, and crippling fear of the monkey bars, adults don’t have it that easy. That’s where Texas Sports & Social Club steps in, organizing recreational co-ed sports leagues for people aged 21 and older.
Season after season, Texas SSC gives grown-ups the chance to stay active both physically and socially. It fashions leagues for flag football, softball, and kickball, and partners with community parks to host games. Participants can get in on the action by joining existing teams as free agents, or even by recruiting their friends and dearest sock puppets to forge their own squad.
The West Austin Youth Association opens its doors to everyone, regardless of their ability, zip code, or financial status. It hosts a number of youth sports programs that run the gamut from lacrosse to basketball to soccer, as well as camps dedicated to other pastimes, including watching movies, dancing, and conducting science experiments. And each day, they welcome kids to burn off excess energy during open-gym sessions, which are held in the massive gymnasium.