Every city has soccer, volleyball, and basketball leagues to join, but Austin offers some great alternative sports leagues that help keep Austin weird and fit!
Austin Bubble Soccer: Strap into a giant inflatable bubble, and completely take spatial awareness out of the picture of soccer. You will find yourself being knocked to the ground and laughing more than actually playing soccer. Get a big group of friends together and take part in this highly entertaining way to play a game of soccer in Austin.
Austin Ultimate Frisbee: Ultimate frisbee is a social and fun way to get in a great workout. There are multiple ultimate teams in Austin, some much more intense than others. You can even join a mixed team. There are leagues all throughout the year, and you can partake in tournaments all over Texas and even the country.
Archery Tag: Throw on a face mask and pick up a bow and foam-tipped arrows for a game of Archery Tag, a Katniss-style dodgeball game. Throw an Archery Tag party, form your best team of 5, and challenge anyone to a match.
Inline Hockey: You may be a little hard-pressed to find ice hockey in Austin, especially in the summer, but this does not mean we lack any hockey leagues. Austin Sports Arena offers kids and adult inline hockey leagues. You will be able to improve your speed and develop your stick skills all throughout the summer.
Major League Bocce: Italy has made its way all the to Austin with these bocce leagues. Make a team and head out to Alamo Pocket Park on Wednesdays or Little Zilker Park on Thursdays for some bocce games.
Futsal League: Hone your soccer skills and footwork with this Uruguay-invented indoor soccer game. Cristiano Ronaldo attributes his 2002 World Cup winning goal against Turkey to moves he learned in futsal. The ball is smaller and heavier than a normal soccer ball to limiting bounces, and there aren’t any hockey walls. You have to rely on your footwork and on your teammates. Join an Austin futsal league and bring you and your friends’ soccer to the next level.
Austin Rugby Club: The Austin Rugby Club is one of the most successful rugby clubs in the nation. It is home to the wildly successful team the Austin Blacks. While they have highly competitive teams, the Austin Rugby Club is also committed to making rugby accessible to everyone, no matter the age or level. Join a scrum today!