10 Life Lessons You Only Learn From Playing Social Sports

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?
Comment below and let us know!

Highlight of the Week – Same Game

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“ZogSports is the highlight of my week, because I get to see old friends and meet new people, all while playing the same game that we loved as kids.

-Michael, The Replacements, ZogSports Atlanta

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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?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


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Love from NYC to SF

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Highlight Tapes

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That’s Hilarious

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The Hawk Will Never Die

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Season Made

Highlight of the Week – Glory Days

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“I look forward to our weekly flag football games because I can always count on them to be fun and competitive. It also gives me and my team a chance to re-live our glory days from high school and college!

-Jammel, Mr. Mars & Mrs. Venus, ZogSports Atlanta

Mr. Mars & Mrs. Venus

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

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


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Bucket List

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A Very Zog Engagement

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Didn’t Know You Before

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We Make Them Look Good

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Highlight of the Week – An Escape

An Escape

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“ZogSports is an escape from everything that could go wrong.  It helps us while we’re helping other people.

-Nic, Don’t Touch My Buddha, ZogSports Atlanta

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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?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


From Fourth to First

From Fourth to First

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

Highlight of the Week – Excuse To Drink

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“Zog gives us friendly competition and an excuse to drink beer before 6pm on a week day. It’s a great way to get to know people from different departments outside of our daily work interactions as well as other young professionals in the Atlanta area.”

-Bailey, PureBalls, ZogSports Atlanta

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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?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


Ballers to Baggers

Ballers to Baggers

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New Team, New Fun

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New Kids on the Block Party

Who's Got Spirit?

Who’s Got Spirit?

Unbreakable Bonds

Unbreakable Bonds

Highlight of the Week – The “Eye Test”

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“Each week I look forward to the networking opportunities ZogSports offers – building and strengthening relationships with my teammates, as well as creating fun rivalries among other teams. The stories we write and experiences we share on the playing fields build friendships that will certainly last. Personally, I love being overlooked on the football field. Our team seldom passes the “eye test”, but defying expectations and repeatedly winning titles is pure joy!”

-Gene, Always Look Cool, ZogSports Atlanta

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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?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


Other Side Of The Whistle

Other Side Of The Whistle

A Highlight Two Hours Away

A Highlight Two Hours Away

Flying Balls

Flying Balls

Birthday Party

Birthday Party

Refs Have Highlights Too

Refs Have Highlights Too

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Meet The Girl

Highlight Of The Week - New Friendships

New Friendships

Highlight Of The Week - Company Dodgeball

Company Dodgeball

Highlight Of The Week - MVP Glasses

MVP Glasses

Highlight Of The Week - 13th Season

13th Season

Highlight Of The Week - Happy

Happy

Highlight Of The Week - Colleagues

Colleagues

Highlight Of The Week - Love To Ball

Love To Ball

Highlight Of The Week - Champions

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Highlight Of The Week - Engaged

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Highlight Of The Week – New Friendships

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“Each week our free agent team comes together and plays volleyball, each week our teamwork improves, our scores get better, and we all become better friends. I love seeing the improvements we make as teammates, while growing new friendships, all in such a short period of time! Can’t wait to play future seasons together!”

-Jeremy, Sand Shrews, ZogSports Atlanta

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

We want to hear about it!

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Highlight Of The Week - Company Dodgeball

Highlight Of The Week – Company Dodgeball

Highlight Of The Week - MVP Glasses

Highlight Of The Week – MVP Glasses

Highlight Of The Week - 13th Season

Highlight Of The Week – 13th Season

Highlight Of The Week - Happy

Highlight Of The Week – Happy

Highlight Of The Week - Colleagues

Highlight Of The Week – Colleagues

Highlight Of The Week - Love To Ball

Highlight Of The Week – Love To Ball

Highlight Of The Week - Champions

Highlight Of The Week – Champions

Highlight Of The Week - Engaged

Highlight Of The Week – Engaged

Highlight of the Week - Tie Dyed

Highlight of the Week – Tie Dyed

Highlight Of The Week – Colleagues

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“Every week I had a BLAST playing with my colleagues and getting to know them on a personal level. Especially our weekly outings after the games. Hopefully we can repeat as champions next season!”

-Jarvis, Coke A-Team, ZogSports Atlanta

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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?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


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Highlight Of The Week – Love To Ball

Highlight Of The Week - Champions

Highlight Of The Week – Champions

Highlight Of The Week - Engaged

Highlight Of The Week – Engaged

Highlight of the Week - Tie Dyed

Highlight of the Week – Tie Dyed

#SPOTaZOG

 What are the odds of spotting a fellow Zogger in NYC? Pretty high. The odds of spotting one in Argentina? Very low. Unless, of course, you’re Emily, an Atlanta Zogger.  Read on to find out how Emily was Spotted by a fellow Zogger in Argentina! 

When I was visiting Argentina a few weeks back I went to Iguazu National Park one day.  I’d happened to pack my Zog shirt and knew a day of trekking around the park in the heat would be the perfect t-shirt day. I donned my Zog shirt that Saturday also as a nod to my football team, Touch Down My Pants, playing back in Atlanta.

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Inside the park they have narrow bridges over the river that lead out to where the falls are.  It’s just wide enough for two people to pass going each direction.  After checking out the falls I was heading back to land.

A guy walking towards me, clearly an American in his Red Sox cap and speaking English, spotted me in the Zog shirt and says, “Hey!  ZogSports, awesome!”  Not having much room to stop and make small talk on the narrow walk ways I yelled over my shoulder, “Yeah buddy!” and kept on my way.

 

It was a brief, but fun exchange between Zoggers thousands of miles from home!

Though we aren’t in Argentina (yet), be sure to wear your Zog shirts around your city. You might run into a ZogSports staff member and receive one of these bad boys, good for a discount off of your next registration:

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Families That Zog Together – Stick Together

This week’s post comes from our Atlanta GM, Brian Caldwell. After having an awesome time in Vegas, Brian is here to share with you what it was like to be reunited with his Zog family once again.

As the Atlanta general manager, I’m the only full-time ZogSports employee for 640 miles, so it’s easy to feel like I’m on an island and disconnected from my colleagues in the other cities.  Since joining the Zog team in January, I’ve gotten to know the other remote General Managers, Kendra (DC), Matt (LA), Nick (SF) and the HQ crew in NYC, through our daily 30-minute video conferences and weekly General Manager calls where we learn, share, and brainstorm ideas.  Yet, there has only been one time in the last year when all twenty full time ZogSports employees were in the same place to learn and hang out together. Brian Vegas

When I found out Zog was sending the entire full-time staff to Las Vegas I must admit I had mixed feelings of excitement and reticence. On one hand, I was psyched to have the opportunity to spend time with the entire staff and support our kickball teams. On the other hand, the last time I went to Vegas was in college, and I found the place to be shockingly overdone and exorbitantly overpriced for my mid-western college town pedigree.  Yet, as weeks went by and excitement grew among the group, I told myself how blessed I am to have a job with a mission I support and awesome perks for its employees.

We hadn’t seen each other since March, but the chatter and inside jokes picked up as soon as the plane landed.  The mood among the staff reminded me of a college roommate reunion; you may go months or even years without seeing one another but you never miss a beat! Events like these make me realize how strong of a bond we have as ZogSports employees.

Continuous Improvement is one of the ZogSports core values, so part of our Vegas trip was spent learning new leadership tactics to take home and employ on the job.  Successful part-time staff management is the single greatest challenge of being a General Manager.  Mike, the ZogSports VP of Strategy & Expansion, shared with us the story of a US Naval nuclear submarine captain who was able to transform his crew from thoughtless followers into free thinking leaders by shifting the language he used to phrase his expectations.  We also learned how to maximize our “Return on Luck,” as Mike (also the resident gambling guru) led a statistics-based seminar on the popular casino game Craps.

The atmosphere was electric as the ZogSports participants competed in the Saturday kickball tournament.  There was a DJ spinning upbeat dance tracks, live play-by-play commentary from a St. Louis Cardinals announcer (“That One Guy”), and an American Honey bar with all of the cocktails a fella could want.

While Atlanta didn’t have a horse in the race, I was adopted by the San Francisco squad—quite fitting as the team colors were the same maize and blue of my alma mater (GO BLUE!).  Unfortunately the SF team was one and done, but the entire ZogSports crew, both players and managers, rallied around team New Jersey as they made it to the semi-finals.

I recall an amazing moment as I watched the game and realized nearly everyone surrounding the court was affiliated with ZogSports in some way, shape or form.  What a true “family” experience to wrap up our company trip to Las Vegas.