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 – Father and Son

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

This week’s highlight comes from a father/son ZogSports reffing duo in Los Angeles:

“Big Daddy Kane” BDK (father):

Ever since I joined ZogsportsLA, life is fun, playing sports is extremely enjoyable and being a field team member is AMAZING. I’ve come across some amazing people, I’ve reffed some awesome games and I’ve made lots of new friends. I enjoy every minute of every game i referee, I make sure EVERY player feels the energy I bring!! I love to spice things up, I like to bring joy and good sportsmanship to every game. Zogsports is the best coed league I’ve come across. 

Diego (son):

It’s a ton of fun reffing for ZogSports! Whether it’s hanging with others or watching an insane play happen, I’m glad to be a part of every game. I’ve been a part of the team for more than a year, however I’m still continuously improving and learning with every game. I hope to be a part of it for much longer so I can have even more fun!

-Javier and Deigo, ZogSports Field Team, ZogSports Los Angeles

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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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Found a Home

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Same Game

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Love from NYC to SF

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Highlight Tapes

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Highlight of the Week – Season Made

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“Finally got picked for the bowling raffle tonight and bowled the strike I needed to win this sweet a$$ shirt and the pot of $90.  Even if we don’t make the playoffs, this made my season!!  I love bowling with ZogSportsLA! #bowlsohard

-Alex, Bowl So Hard, ZogSports Los Angeles

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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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Everyday Were Shufflin

Unwind and Socialize

Mr. Mars & Mrs. Venus

Glory Days

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Bucket List

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A Very Zog Engagement

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Didn’t Know You Before

Highlight of the Week -Swiffer Sweeper

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

Highlight of tonight was that Kills for Kids brought their own Swiffer sweeper for playoffs! It was great!

(This was after the winds in Cali blew in so much dust the week prior!)

-Drew, Volleyball Referee, ZogSports Los Angeles

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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!

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Sandy Balls

All About The Glory

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A Great Experience

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A Family Affair

10 Years Later

10 Years Later

Backs Against the Wall

Backs Against the Wall

Highlight of the Week – DANGAR!

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What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“What do you do when you don’t play but want to hang with your coolest friends?   Lead the fans in some great battle cries!  EE CHEE WA MAA!! (yes, ewokese exists!)  And it’s that kind of spirit that I feel carried my favorite team, Ewoks Him Again, to the win! DANGAR!!

For those who need it….

Translation: Ee chee wa maa  (wow! Gee whiz! Oh my goodness!)

                         Dangar (traditional battle cry)

I’ve Zogged myself with Bowling and loved it!  My highlight is that no matter what sport it is and whether or not I’m playing, I’m guaranteed great friends and great fun!”

-Jon, Ewoks Him Again, ZogSports Los Angeles

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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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Reaching the Promised Land

Reaching the Promised Land

An Escape

An Escape

From Fourth to First

From Fourth to First

Creating a Zog Family

Creating a Zog Family

Friendly Competition

Friendly Competition

Highlight of the Week – Unbreakable Bonds

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“Everyone is constantly making connections that carry over both personally and professionally, and forming lasting friendships. Our team (Woo Tang) is a mix of people who mostly had never met before, and through Zog, we’ve developed unbreakable bonds that have made us a team with strong chemistry and group of friends who love spending time together. We’ve made so many memories together, and value all the eating, drinking, dancing, and laughing at happy hour as much as we do winning games on the football field.”

-John, Woo Tang, ZogSports Los Angeles

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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!

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Charity Check

Charity Check

The

The “Eye Test”

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

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Highlight Of The Week - MVP Glasses

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Highlight Of The Week - 13th Season

13th Season

Highlight Of The Week - Happy

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Highlight Of The Week - Colleagues

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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 – Meet The Girl

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“ZogSports has meant so much to me. I was able to come right to LA and immediately have friends that shared a common interest. And creating a softball team allowed for the perfect non-threatening environment to meet the girl I’m going to spend the rest of my life with.”

-Austin, Pitch Slapped, ZogSports LA

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Highlight Of The Week - New Friendships

Highlight Of The Week – New Friendships

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 – Happy

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“My highlight: sitting on the grass with the team, taking off our cleats, sweat on our foreheads, sun on our backs, bodies aching, happy.”

-Rosie, Show Us Your TDs, ZogSports Los Angeles

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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!

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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

Finding Love in a Zog Place

 Taylor and Aaron are not your average couple. The two ZogSportsLA football players met off the field only a year ago. Having ZogSports as common ground, these two avid players took their shirts and traveled the world together. Taylor and Aaron are here to share their story! 

“Ready….hike!”  And so began the relationship between Aaron and Taylor.  We met during the first scrimmage game of the first season of ZogSports Los Angeles.  After the game, teams were encouraged to head to a designated sports bar for fun and socializing.  Since we were on opposing teams during the scrimmage, this is where we had our first friendly conversation…that lasted 5 hours!unnamed

 

Those five hours covered all of the typical questions and more, starting with “so what do you do?”  Aaron:  I’m a theoretical mathematician.  Taylor:  I’m an MRI technologist (oh yeah and a former NBA dancer).  Aaron:  A former NBA dancer??  Taylor:  A theoretical mathematician??  The explaining went on and on between them as they swapped stories about everything from Aaron’s time living in England while receiving his PhD at the University of Cambridge to Taylor’s recent USO-style trip to Kuwait riding above the deserts in Chinook helicopters and performing for soldiers stationed at various U.S. military bases in the country.  All of the sudden, it was five hours later and we had certainly hit it off!  Date #2 was scheduled for later that week.rome

 

Time flew by with some notable events:  Taylor fractured her elbow playing in a Zog game, they went to the 50th anniversary Rolling Stones concert, set a Guinness world record for “largest gathering of people wearing rally wigs” at an Anaheim Angels game, and some jet-setting to places all over the world including Australia, Vancouver, Cancun, Italy, England, and more has kept us active and enjoying life together. We recently got engaged in Geneva, Switzerland at CERN (site of the world’s largest particle accelerator).

 

We’ve played touch football every season since the start of ZogSports LA and literally take a picture in our Zog shirts in every location we visit.  We’re so thankful for the amazing people at ZogSports and are having a blast planning our wedding! Switzerland CERN Zog

20 Questions with Alexia Penna

Today we have ZogSportsLA‘s Alexia Penna sharing her likes and dislikes with us the ZogSports community.  Alexia loves making memories with her LA team and is happy to be a part of the increasingly growing LA Football and Volleyball leagues.

  1. Sports You Ref? Football and VolleyballAlexia
  2. When did you start working at ZogSports? Fall, September 2013
  3. Guilty Pleasure? Chocolate
  4. Hometown? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  5. Hidden Talent? I know how to eat!
  6. Favorite Sports Team? UCF’s Immortals
  7. If you were a drink, what would it be? Why? Spiced Old fashion because I love bourbon/whiskey
  8. What’s the worst present you’ve ever received? I got an ugly shirt for Christmas one year that I ended up exchanging for an awesome part of printed pants and a great dress for work so it ended up being a great present.
  9. If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be? Why? Wandering with a Purpose
  10. What’s the last thing you ate? Ferrero Rocher
  11. If you could only bring three things with you to an island, what would they be? The BF, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23, and a working private jet.
  12. Which celebrity would you love to meet? Why? Jason Mraz because he is the man!
  13. Last movie you saw? Frozen! frozen
  14. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for? Travel to every country with those I love, go back in time to 2009, and that my family may be healthy and happy!
  15. What’s your favorite joke? Don’t really have one. I crack myself up all the time but do not have a go to joke.
  16. Funniest ZogSports Memory? Most of my favorite Zog memories have been made outside the fields with the teammates that have turned into really great friends.Alexia2

  17. Beer Pong or Flip Cup? Flip Cup
  18. What are you listening to right now? Animals- Martin Garrix
  19. Have you ever been in a newspaper or on tv? If so, where? Newspaper: In high school for football recognition for my Flag Football team, also have been given photo credit for food photography countless times and been photographed for high profile events in Florida.  TV: CBS National Intramural Championship interview as captain of flag football team; featured extra in Sydney White trailer nationally.
  20. Best vacation you’ve ever been on? Why? Studied abroad in Paris and fulfilled my dream of being Parisian for a summer speaking French, eating chocolate and drinking wine followed by spending an amazing time in Istanbul and the south of France for a few weeks.