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Anybody In Here Play In A Company Sponsored Sports League?

Last night was my first company-sponsored soccer game. I have not had that many endorphins released from playing sports in a long time. Not to mention I met multiple people from my own company who I had never talked with before (thank you W.F.H and my company hiring a bunch of new people) Long story short I'm still buzzing from the game this morning and was curious if any other savages have had pleasant experiences joining/participating in a company-sponsored sports league?


If you don't I highly recommend asking the leadership at your company if they would be willing to sponsor one. I've played pick-up basketball and golf with people at my company, but neither of those was a company-sponsored event they were just planned over slack casually. Yesterday was my first time participating in an organized sports league (since college) and it was truly such an enjoyable experience. If for some reason the leadership at your company isn't willing to sponsor a sports league then creating a slack channel and running pick up games is also awesome, but we all work in sales and selling the benefits like team comrade, coworker bonding, and improved health amongst your employees seems like an easy sell to me.


Anyways, much love savages. Good luck creating some business todayπŸ”₯😎⚽️

I've participated in a company sponsored sports league
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Kinonez
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WR Enthusiast
This is awesome! Wish my company did this! It would promote teamwork that’s for sure, even if it’s not for everyone, the rest can watch or bet!Β 
Chep
WR Officer
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Business Development Team Lead
Hahahaha love the idea of betting on a company-sponsored sports league
AlphaCharlie
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Account executive
Hahaha right? I'd be soo bad they would write songs about my epic failures!Β 
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poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
We had a company-sponsored kickball league, and it was a disaster. Injuries, washed-up D1 bros getting way too into it, BDRs realizing what their co-workers look like outside of professional office place clothing...just a disaster.
AlphaCharlie
Politicker
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Account executive
Hope everyone is fine now! Did you get hurt?
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
My last company we played volleyball against our competition. Which turned to kickball. It was a blast.
Chep
WR Officer
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Business Development Team Lead
Have not played Kickball in forever. Need to see if I can get a game going at my company. Sounds like a fun time
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
I mean an elbow or two may have been thrown, but the beers together after were the best. πŸ”₯
HappyGilmore
Politicker
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Account Executive
Shoot I wish we had that, we have a soccer team which isn’t for me but would love a company sports league
DungeonsNDemos
Politicker
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AE of B2B
Sounds like a great time! My company is too small for a sports league and I highly doubt more than 2-3 of us would even want to do it.Β 
I miss soccer sometimes.Β 

I think the best we could do is joining a bowling league.Β 
Chep
WR Officer
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Business Development Team Lead
Bowling could be fun. Worth giving it a shot for sure
TheSolicitorGeneral
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Small Market AE
We had a co-ed softball league. Nobody took it seriously (I was a recruiter then) and we got our asses kicked and we ended up going like 1-9. It was not a great time lol
SaaSKicker1000
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AE II
I was in a company softball league a few years back - new company is fully remote and there’s only a few people in FL so probably won’t happen lol but I loved the softball league when we did it. I was Pete Alonso in that shit.. #Dingers
Kodiak
Politicker
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Senior Account Executive
Yes, and loved it! Our team was absolute trash. Like we didn't even win one game trash. But it was so much fun! Not only did it make everything more fun with the activity but it made the day-to-day sales more fun with the banter it created.Β 

We were trash because it turned out people take ultimate frisbee SUPER serious! Who knew people would draw up plays for frisbee?Β 
CharmingSalesGal
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Account Executive
My current company & last company had sponsored sports teams.
; the former company, it was a disaster but my current company, it was AMAZING.

My previous company had pretty specific rules on what leagues we could join to make it fair to everyone. There was only one league within the location perimeter which made it difficult for those that wanted to play but had a life outside of work (aka kids they had to care for).

My current company was pretty lax about it which made it even better. We designed the T-Shirts for it and regularly met up for drinks beforehand. There weren't any rules around locations or number of men vs women that joined, etc (things I saw at my previous location that were hindering).

It's wild how much an active, out of office game can attribute to the teams success and collaboration within the office!! Highly recommend if the circumstances are right.
NoSuperhero
Politicker
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BDR
I wish, I spent a little time playing FootSal in a previous job. But it was between departments and it was a lot of fun. I wish we had one where I'm at now tho. Imma bring it up next meeting
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TheIncarceration
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SDR Manager
I've been pushing to create a basketball league for ages. We just don't have enough bodies to get anything started sadly
NorthernSalesGuru
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Account Executive
I participated in a league of sorts with my company before.Β 

for context, I’m a former professional/competitive athlete.Β 

let’s just say I don’t believe in just playing to β€œhave fun” and get aggressively competitive.

I no longer work for the company….
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What sports did ya'll play?
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