10 Life Lessons You Only Learn From Playing Social Sports

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We all know you’re not just playing in that kickball league just for the fun of it.  You learn something new every day, and you’ll be damned if you don’t expand your mind when you step up to the plate…literally.
10 Life Lessons You Only Learn From Playing Social Sports
1) You probably weren’t as good in gym class
as you thought you were
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2) There are no professional scouts in the stands
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3) Always take photos at the beginning of the night
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4) Don’t date anyone who yells at referees
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5) You don’t really know your coworkers
until you’ve survived a dodgeball match with them
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6) Don’t give out your number after a game of 105 cup beer pong Drunk Flirting - Meme Center

7) You’re never too old to make new friends
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8) You won’t get judged on your skills, but you will get judged on your team name
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9) A game of flip cup can be the solution for ending an age-old rivalry
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10) Playing social sports can make you feel like a super hero Super Hero - Pinterest

 

What life lesson have you learned through playing social sports?
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Highlight of the Week – Our Squad is Family

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“We’re the Splash Brothers of North Jersey and this shot is from when we won the championship in the South Orange summer league. This is our third championship (in a row, if you don’t count the spring season, which only part of our team played). One of our teammates badly broke her ankle this summer, so this win was for Stacey. Our team formed two years ago, and although not everybody plays every season, the majority of our players are alumni from Montclair High School spanning 9+ years. Our charity is Montclair PAL, which runs Montclair’s rec basketball program for middle school boys and girls (which some of us have played or coached in). All of us are former HS and college athletes, and it’s an awesome feeling to play on a team together. Our squad is family!”

-Sarah, Splash Brothers, ZogSports New Jersey

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Brunch Together

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An Easy Change

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Father and Son

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Found a Home

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Same Game

Highlight of the Week – Highlight Tapes

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What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“It started off with me and a buddy just trying to get into a healthier life style but quickly became the best part of my week. Every week as soon as the game ended I couldn’t wait to get back out there next week. I enjoyed it so much I even started making my own highlight tapes. Granted I may not be the best player but I made sure the highlight tape made it look like I was. The thrill of the competition was amazing and I thought it couldn’t get any sweeter, but somehow it did. After trying to win a championship for 5 plus seasons it finally came! Now my highlight of the week is defending this 2x time back to back Zog Championship soon to be 3x times! Keep a look out for Curry Up and Shoot!

Check out their highlight tape here!

-Steve, Curry Up and Shoot, ZogSports New Jersey

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Did you make the game winning catch?
Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

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That’s Hilarious

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The Hawk Will Never Die

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Season Made

Everyday Were Shufflin

Unwind and Socialize

Mr. Mars & Mrs. Venus

Glory Days

Highlight of the Week – A Very Zog Engagement

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What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“I started playing Zog volleyball in Hoboken during the Fall season of 2013, Debra and I had been dating for about 9 months. It is likely that watching me play volleyball came a distant 3rd to exploring some of Hoboken’s fine restaurants and getting to see her boyfriend, but Debra dutifully attended many Zog volleyball games. I feel safe in saying that she was the #1 Zog fan. She learned all of my teammates’ names so she could properly cheer for them and learned the volleyball vernacular. Throughout the next four seasons, Debra resumed her status as #1 fan by stepping up her cheer “prop” game. It started out with the Volley Llama poster. She took her creativity to a new level with the Cream of Wheat noise makers. Lastly, but not least, she brought pom-poms for last season’s playoffs. You could say Zog was a big part of our relationship…

So it should come as no surprise that the day I had chosen to propose (Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11th) I also had a volleyball game scheduled in Hoboken. Now I know that Debra is very understanding but I certainly didn’t want to push my luck… I e-mailed my team and told them I couldn’t make it (for only the 2nd time in 2+ years of Zog volleyball). Of course things don’t always go as planned… Our captain e-mailed back and said we only had 4 players coming and 1 of them was limping quite badly. It was the last game of the regular season and we needed a win or 2 to make the playoffs. I told them I would see what I could do…

Nov. 11th arrived and I had everything I needed (parental permission, a shiny ring and the courage to go through with the biggest decision of my life). I’ll spare you the lengthy details but we spent the day together and I made a concerted effort to keep Debra on her toes. Every detour we took she wondered if there was another surprise waiting or if it was just another decoy. We finally made our way onto the pier in Hoboken and I got down on my knee and asked her to marry me. It was 7:45 PM, we were newly engaged and she says to me “Wait, do you really have a volleyball game tonight?!”. It might not be the most romantic thing to do after you get engaged, but the game was at 8 and we hurried across town to the Boys and Girls Club. The first people to hear that we were engaged were my Zog teammates. One of my best friends is also my Zog teammate… two of my Jersey City teammates were on the opposing team that night… Jen the ref has known us for 2+ years and watched our relationship grow.. and of course my Hoboken team is full of new friends. It might sound weird but Debra and I both thought it was very “us” that the 1st people to know about our engagement were our Zog friends. We won the match 2-1 and clinched our playoff spot. The wedding is set for September 24th of this year. It was a great outcome all around.”

-Mike, Cream of Wheat, ZogSports New Jersey

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Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

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Didn’t Know You Before

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We Make Them Look Good

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Swiffer Sweeper

Sandy Balls

All About The Glory

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A Great Experience

Highlight of the Week – 10 Years Later

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What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“Having Captained teams for coming up on ten years, I must say that the highlights are clearly the people.  Although the roster may change from season to season, the new players tend to mingle with the old and friendships are ignited.  Former players will still to this day come and watch their old team or revel in our legendary bar closing post-parties.”

-Casey,Y’all Avg, ZogSports New Jersey

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Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

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Backs Against the Wall

Backs Against the Wall

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

DANGAR

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Reaching the Promised Land

Reaching the Promised Land

An Escape

An Escape

Highlight of the Week – From Fourth to First

From Fourth to First
From Fourth to First

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“After pulling off a win in the last game of a dismal regular season our team was lucky to go into the playoffs as the 4th seed.  We had nothing to lose, seeing as how we had lost to all the other seeded teams, so we came out loose and looking to have fun. All the pieces of the puzzle seemed to fit perfectly that night, including some lucky breaks.  We beat the top seeded team by 2 scores, carried the momentum into the Championship game and didn’t look back. After years of coming up short in the Top Division, we finally did it!!!  Shout out to our playoff MVP’s Lauren Downey and Greg White!”

-Jerry, Jester’s Dead, ZogSports New Jersey

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Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

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Creating a Zog Family

Creating a Zog Family

Friendly Competition

Friendly Competition

Legends of the Hidden Zoggers

Legends of the Hidden Zoggers

Across the Country

Across the Country

More Fun Than You

More Fun Than You

Highlight of the Week – New Team, New Fun

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“This summer my regular Zog Team decided to take the season off, but I still wanted to play.  So I helped recruit a new squad – Go Dig or Go Home.  This new team was a mix of players who I’ve met throughout my time playing & reffing with Zog.  While everyone is a good player, we wanted to form a team that put the emphasis on FUN rather than wins and losses. We’re having a blast getting to know each other and learning how to play well together, including experimenting with new formations and plays.  While I still love my other team, this has been a really great experience… you can see how much fun we’re having in all of the pictures!”

-Jennifer, Go Dig or Go Home, ZogSports New Jersey

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Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

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New Kids on the Block Party

Who's Got Spirit?

Who’s Got Spirit?

Unbreakable Bonds

Unbreakable Bonds

Charity Check

Charity Check

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