For the athletically inclined, joining a sports league can be a great way to stay in shape, and to make new friends. If you’re bored and looking for things to do, Orange County, then why not get some exercise, and feed your competitive side in the process? These are some of the best leagues in which to get involved.
Irvine has a soccer league that plays regularly. All you must do is appoint a team captain and pay the registration fees. If you don’t have an entire group of friends with whom you can form a team, you can register as a free agent. Teams look periodically for new players, and if you’ve got what it takes, you can prove your worth and join. There are many different outdoor sites where games are played, and soccer leagues are governed by FIFA rules, just like the big leagues.
Also in Irvine, they have a basketball league. You get a chance to play some round ball on indoor courts and bring out your inner LeBron James or Steph Curry. The same rules apply as with soccer: you appoint a team captain who takes care of the registration fees, or you register as a free agent, in which case teams in need will give you try-outs. The league is governed by official High School Federation Basketball rules, and your registration money gets you a referee for each game, as well as the use of the court. Just don’t lose your temper if you don’t agree with a charging call that goes against you.
Last is the Irvine softball league. This is a league where you play outdoors, at different athletic parks, weather permitting. Same deal as the other two: you round up your friends and play as a team, or you submit yourself as a free agent. Your fees cover an umpire, use of the field, and you abide by the rules and bylaws of the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation. If you’ve always wanted to call your shot like Babe Ruth, now is your chance.
It’s a lot of fun to get out there and get some exercise, and the competitive nature of these events is just a little special extra incentive. Let’s hope you have what it takes, Southern California. Eye of the tiger.