Maybe you’re rusty. Maybe you think that sports teams are best left to professionals and school age kids. But there are some options out there for those with the willingness to try something new.
Houston Cougar Aquatic Sports
As the group says on its website, “the term ‘Masters’ sounds daunting, but in swimming it simply refers to any swimmer over the age of 18.”
Houston Cougar Masters, a U.S. Masters Swimming registered club, is a diverse group of fitness swimmers, competitive swimmers, and triathletes, ranging in age from 18 to 94. Coach Greg Orphanides offers challenging workouts and expertise in stroke technique tailored to each swimmer’s abilities and goals.
“Anyone who can swim at least 25m unassisted is welcome, regardless of fitness level,” said Coach Orphanides.
For more information, visit www.coogaquatics.org.
Houston Sports & Social Club
The Houston Sports & Social Club offers a variety of co-ed sports leagues and tournaments as well as a wide array of social events and activities. Their motto – “Meet People. Stay Active. Have Fun. Give Back.”
HoustonSSC was founded in 2011 by Omid Rafiei. He and his wife, Andrea Rafiei, met in a kickball league in Austin. When their life took them to Houston, Omid wanted to create a similar type of business that brought him and his wife together.
There are also happy hours after every HoustonSSC game and no annual membership fee. Sports include bowling, dodgeball, kickball, soccer, corn hole, flag football, softball, and sand volleyball, which is played at the Crowbar on Wakefield Drive.
For more information, visit https://www.houstonssc.com/.
Houston Parks and Recreation Adult Sports
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Sports section manages a wide variety of recreational sports opportunities. They state that their office organizes more than 1,000 adult teams. Men’s, women’s and coed leagues are played during the winter, spring, summer and fall seasons, Monday through Friday, for a five-week doubleheader or 10-week single games at locations throughout the city. Softball, kickball, basketball and flag football are offered, among other sports.
H.P.A.R.D.’s Fall/Winter Activities Guide is available online now. Check out the listings for recreation, fitness, and educational opportunities you and your family can take part in. For more information, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/adultsports/index.html.