Do you have to be extremely good in a sport to join a gay sports club?

  • KnuxNole

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    Jul 13, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    I have been looking up some gay-specific special interests groups to meet other gay folk. I came across some sports club, which sounds cool, however the thing is...I'm not an expert at any particular sports. I love sports, but I wouldn't say I'm a rock star at any particular type, a jack of all trades you can say. I fear that I'll join, be one of the "not so good" people, and get shunned away.

    I really don't want this next statement to be offensive, but also it seems these types of groups/clubs are mainly for those in the 30+ area. I can definitely be friends with people in this age group, but I guess I feel I relate better to people around my age, since I'm not overly-mature or anything. I'm not the immature brat, but usually from the older crowd I'm told I have a very young charm...whatever that means icon_question.gif
  • RSportsguy

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    Jul 13, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    KnuxNole, I am sure there are clubs with different sets of skill levels. How are you going to be sure about it unless you try? Have fun! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 13, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    No, you don't have be extremely good. It's an added bonus if you are but not a necessity. The purpose of going and joining a club is a to have fun, make some self-improvements as needed, get a better understanding of your hobby and overall meeting new people.

    If you feel like you might get shunned away because of your "not so stellar" skills in whatever particular sport you are interested in then maybe that's a sign for you to try a little harder but even then you shouldn't let that stop you if it's something you really wanna do.

    Don't over think the phrase "young charm". Take that as a compliment as I'm sure that's what it meant to be.
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    Jul 13, 2010 1:33 AM GMT
    athletic skill? i thought these clubs were excuses for jocky gay guys to take turns fucking each other over the course of the season...
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    Jul 13, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    That's an added bonus, DJ icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 13, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    i dunno, after a few weeks i get burned out hearing the sordid tales of the gay baseball diamond. it all ends up resembling "the gays of our lives." do you really have to get dressed up in athletic costumes and sweat in the sun to have bar drama?

  • Jul 13, 2010 1:42 AM GMT
    KnuxNole saidI have been looking up some gay-specific special interests groups to meet other gay folk. I came across some sports club, which sounds cool, however the thing is...I'm not an expert at any particular sports. I love sports, but I wouldn't say I'm a rock star at any particular type, a jack of all trades you can say. I fear that I'll join, be one of the "not so good" people, and get shunned away.

    I really don't want this next statement to be offensive, but also it seems these types of groups/clubs are mainly for those in the 30+ area. I can definitely be friends with people in this age group, but I guess I feel I relate better to people around my age, since I'm not overly-mature or anything. I'm not the immature brat, but usually from the older crowd I'm told I have a very young charm...whatever that means icon_question.gif


    I'd check out this website: http://www.nagaaasoftball.org/memberCities.php

    Not sure what part of Florida you are from, but there are a couple Florida cities in this softball league. I have been part of the Phoenix league for the last two months and it is awesome (I also knew someone on the Philadelphia league, which is how I became interested in gay sports). There is an age range on my team of 23 to 41. There is no "one age" which stands out. You don't have to have any experience to play on the softball leagues. Just let the primary contact know that you have no experience and that you are looking for play on the D league. And you will not be shunned in the gay league. We are friendly. icon_smile.gif

    Hope this helps.
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    Jul 13, 2010 2:03 AM GMT
    You re cute and you ve got a great smile... Worse that ll happen is you ll be the water boy, LOL

    Just kidding... I am on a gay master's swim team and there are all levels.
    I suppose all cities are different and probably has alot to do with the size of the club.

    It's one of the best way's to build comarderie, meet people, get in shape and yeah, have fun. Go check it out, and i m sure you ll be glad you made the effort.
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    Jul 13, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    I'm a part of a water polo club/team that accepts everyone of all skill levels. And so far the showers haven't turned into anything more than guys soaping themselves up to get the chlorine off their bodies....

    Check it out!
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    Jul 13, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    3 or 4 years ago Montreal had the Outgames .
    i'd say about 90% of the competitors were only there to participate or achieve some personal goal .
    It's an occasion to have fun and to do well if you can.

    that should be a pretty good reflection of what happens in clubs all over.
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    Jul 13, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    Wait there is actually gay sport clubs, beside dance clubs and gay bars???? icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 13, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    Funny timing! I literally just played my first soccer game in a gay league yesterday. I was in the same boat you were... haven't played since sophomore year in high school, and was really nervous that I'd be terrible, especially since I signed up for the competitive division instead of the recreational. Well, I will say everyone is really good, but there really isn't one "worst" person on the team, and we had a ton of fun.

    I'm really glad now that I signed up and I'd recommend you do the same... just jump in and have fun, you might regret it if you don't. Oh and btw, the age group is all over the place in the league I'm in, so give it a try and you might be surprised.
  • silverfox

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    Jul 13, 2010 3:58 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidathletic skill? i thought these clubs were excuses for jocky gay guys to take turns fucking each other over the course of the season...


    Bad jack....bad bad jack! icon_smile.gif

    Don't listen to him Op.... Sports Clubs are a great way to meet guys, network etc. I find guys in my tennis league of all ages. Age isn't a factor, skill level is....and again, there are guys at all levels. I have made a ton of friends, roped a couple (meaning 2 or 3 guys, not "a couple") for dates and whatever. All good stuff. Go for it!