Getting started in sports!

  • jmybanez2000

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    Jan 06, 2012 7:10 AM GMT
    So I never played team sports in high school. But I kinda want try them out. Where could I do this as 22 year old male? Does any one have some suggestions?
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:48 AM GMT
    You're in school so take a class. Pick a sport you're interested in trying and take it as a class.
    If you want something a little less traditional, you should be able to find a group for dodgeball, kickball, or ultimate frisbee in your area. Google, meetup, and campus flyers are your friend in this search.

    Have fun!
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    Jan 06, 2012 9:30 AM GMT
    Sorry, but we both know there is only one sport in Texas, so get those shoulder pads out, start sprinting, smacking your head into brick walls, and used to having your ass smacked more then that time at the Eagle.
  • jmybanez2000

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    Jan 06, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidSorry, but we both know there is only one sport in Texas, so get those shoulder pads out, start sprinting, smacking your head into brick walls, and used to having your ass smacked more then that time at the Eagle.


    I would totally be done for some football again. I only played in jr. High.
  • jmybanez2000

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    Jan 06, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    Ermine saidYou're in school so take a class. Pick a sport you're interested in trying and take it as a class.
    If you want something a little less traditional, you should be able to find a group for dodgeball, kickball, or ultimate frisbee in your area. Google, meetup, and campus flyers are your friend in this search.

    Have fun!


    I graduate in May and my classes are pretty tight but I'll give some of this a shot. Maybe join like an adult league or something.
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    Jan 06, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    jmybanez2000 said Maybe join like an adult league or something.

    That would have been my suggestion. There are many in just about every area. Rugby, softball, soccer, hockey, etc.
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    Jan 06, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    I know there are a few Texas gay flag football teams that play in the national tournament. I'd be surprised if you couldn't find an adult league, maybe even a gay one, in your area.
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    Jan 06, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    imasrxd saidI know there are a few Texas gay flag football teams that play in the national tournament. I'd be surprised if you couldn't find an adult league, maybe even a gay one, in your area.

    Cant ever go wrong with flag football! icon_smile.gif
  • jim_sf

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    Jan 06, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    jmybanez2000 said
    dustin_K_tx saidSorry, but we both know there is only one sport in Texas, so get those shoulder pads out, start sprinting, smacking your head into brick walls, and used to having your ass smacked more then that time at the Eagle.


    I would totally be done for some football again. I only played in jr. High.


    I think you'll be more successful finding a rugby team - but then, your profile says you want to try rugby anyway, so go ahead and try it! Since you've played football, you're presumably already OK with tackling and being tackled, and that could give you a leg up in some respects.
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    Jan 06, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    Hey- first time jock here too. What I did was figured out what sports I'm interested in playing, if I had the ability to do so, and how willing I was to stick with it. So I joined the rugby club on my college campus and even though I had a rough start and freaked out a little bit (if anybody has been paying attention to my posts from last fall, I was) I'll stick with it for a little more now.

    Anyway I hope that helps. Good luck in finding a sport you want to play.
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    Jan 06, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidSorry, but we both know there is only one sport in Texas, so get those shoulder pads out, start sprinting, smacking your head into brick walls, and used to having your ass smacked more then that time at the Eagle.
    And remember: it's not gay if you say "GO TEAM!"

    Or is that a North thing? icon_confused.gif
  • tuffguyndc

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    Jan 06, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    jmybanez2000 saidSo I never played team sports in high school. But I kinda want try them out. Where could I do this as 22 year old male? Does any one have some suggestions?
    dose it have to be gay oriented? if not, i say join a few of the coed groups. do you have a idea of what type of sport or sports you want to play?
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    Jan 06, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    Try taking a look at meetup.com
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    Jan 06, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    jim_stl said
    jmybanez2000 said
    dustin_K_tx saidSorry, but we both know there is only one sport in Texas, so get those shoulder pads out, start sprinting, smacking your head into brick walls, and used to having your ass smacked more then that time at the Eagle.


    I would totally be done for some football again. I only played in jr. High.


    I think you'll be more successful finding a rugby team - but then, your profile says you want to try rugby anyway, so go ahead and try it! Since you've played football, you're presumably already OK with tackling and being tackled, and that could give you a leg up in some respects.


    Rugby is for Sheilas ... Try Aussie rules football ;)
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    Jan 06, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    Don't listen to him. Aussie rules is for the pretty boys. The only pure rugby is rugby union. If there're no rucks and mauls, then it ain't rugby.
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    Jan 06, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    Aggieboy said
    jim_stl said
    jmybanez2000 said
    dustin_K_tx saidSorry, but we both know there is only one sport in Texas, so get those shoulder pads out, start sprinting, smacking your head into brick walls, and used to having your ass smacked more then that time at the Eagle.


    I would totally be done for some football again. I only played in jr. High.


    I think you'll be more successful finding a rugby team - but then, your profile says you want to try rugby anyway, so go ahead and try it! Since you've played football, you're presumably already OK with tackling and being tackled, and that could give you a leg up in some respects.


    Rugby is for Sheilas ... Try Aussie rules football ;)


    ^ Says the guy who went to Texas A&M. icon_razz.gif

    Rugby is a good one to get into. Also looks more badass with the ladies gents.
  • jim_sf

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    Jan 09, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    RIGuy60 saidDon't listen to him. Aussie rules is for the pretty boys. The only pure rugby is rugby union. If there're no rucks and mauls, then it ain't rugby.


    This. Besides, have you seen some of the Sheilas who play rugby? You do not fuck with rugby women.

    Women+Rugby+Final+Auckland+v+Canterbury+

    They will end you.