When I tell people that I run adult sports leagues on the side, they always have questions which range from the strange to the hilarious. However, one always comes up - "Why don't you just play in a city league?" My response is always the same. "I would if they would let me!"
Now, some background information is probably important here. There's nothing that should preclude me from playing in a sports league, mentally or physically. The people of Fresno and Clovis Parks and Rec also aren't jerks that keep people out of their leagues. Why then can't I play adult sports in Fresno or Clovis?
Well, it's because of the way that their leagues are run. If you want to play one of their sports, the process is simple. Someone shows up at the respective city office with a completed roster for the team. That person also pays one fee for the whole team. Seems simple enough. Cities all over the country have been doing it this way for decades. It's an easy and effective process that everyone can understand.
Except for one thing - you need a team. You need to find 10 or 12 people to play on your softball team. You need 7 people for your basketball team. You need 10 people for your volleyball team. I think you get the point. And if you're the team captain, you need to get all of these people you've recruited to sign waivers and pay you back the team fee that you fronted.
I am not from Fresno. I knew nobody when I arrived. Fun existed in Fresno, but this transplant was having a hard time finding it.
Now you can see where Valley Social Sports was born. I take the pressure off of you and shift it to Valley Social. If you decide you want to play any of our sports, all you have to do is register yourself. The Valley Social Crew and I can take care of the rest. Want to play kickball, but only have 3 friends? Not a problem. We've got tons of friends and we want to share them with you! Whether you sign up by yourself or with a couple of friends, we guarantee that we can find you a spot on one of our teams!
And what about our beloved team captains, those mavens who bring with them hordes of sporting kings and queens? Well we make life for them easier, too! No longer will captains have to chase down registration fees or forms from each player. Valley Social handles all of that through our easy to use website.
So there you have it - why a transplant from Tennessee is running adult sports leagues in Fresno and Clovis, California, instead of playing in the city leagues. I hope you'll join me for the next one. I've got great new friends for you to meet!