Easiest Sports

i know some sports in this list have some rules that are hard to understand, but this list is about when you play for fun with some pals

The Top Ten

1 Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.

Soccer is simple to look at. It's EXTREMELY harder to play. It requires mentally knowing every person's position on the field, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, coordination, foot-skill, and so much more. All you need is a field, ball, and net. But you need so much more to actually be able to play it WELL. Think the goalies have it easy? Try falling on the ground on your ribs 50 times per game. Try anticipating that shot that comes 90 miles and hour. Please don't say it's easy when you're just looking at the simplicity of the rules of soccer. I assure you it's harder to play.

Soccer is the most technical sport out there. First of all your running most of the time for 90 minutes, unlike baseball where you don't even run a mile a game (no wonder there is 160+ games in a season). In soccer you need to know how to dribble, kick with power or accuracy, pass at the exact moment, and aim your shot. In baseball all you do is swing at a ball or catch it, in football you're not even running constantly (not to mention 17, 60 minute games in a season), and hockey (if your good) you play around 25 minutes and rest every other minute. Soccer isn't the hardest, but it sure isn't the easiest. It requires mental aspects as well as physical athleticism and vision. Don't be voting if you aren't playing it.

Here's my opinion on all that say soccer is easy, you don't know what your talking about and your incredibly naive. In soccer games you usually run 7 miles per game and that is very hard and athletic. Baseball players don't even run 1/10 of that and basketball and football players don't run 5/10 of soccer players. Then there's the skill mentally and physically for physically it takes years to develop ball control and skill. Come on its not like some idiot gymnast who do the same move over and over. For all who says they played soccer and hated it and said it was easy well your wrong you probably played on a crapy rec team and you were the worst player. Imagine those who play select and premier and played their whole lives.

Soccer is easy and depending on your position you may just stand all game lmao

2 Golf Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes from a range of 80 to 600 yards on a course in as few strokes as possible.

To those commenting on GOLF as the hardest, are you kidding me? Go to ESPN and look at what was rated the hardest sport. Boxing was the hardest and Golf was in the bottom 10 as the easiest. I golf and although it is difficult, it definitely is one of the easiest sport to do. You can take your time making a shot in complete silence compared to a field goal kicker making the last second field goal or a basketball ball player making free throws. You wearing Sunday Church clothes to compete and the only thing that looks sporty is the baseball cap. I must admit boxing is the toughest, can you imagine getting punched in your face and body. They must be in shape and no one will deny that you will get injured. But, one thing I noticed golfers who only golf are those who are not athletic. But, athletes who do golf are.

If you concentrate on it, it would be pretty easy to get around.

I play golf and it is definitely the hardest sport! I don't even understand why its on this list. People think it's so easy but you should try it before you open your mouth. The conditioning and fitness I do for it is INSANELY hard. I weigh 60 pounds and push sleds with 120+ pounds. In golf you have to be really strong. Golfers don't "RETIRE" at 25 like most soccer players do either. The margin for error is huge. A golf ball is 50 times smaller than a basketball or football. The mental toll is insane as well. While you basketball people are playing the AC I'm out in the 100 degrees heat for 4 hours. Golf requires so much coordination. I also have to train my muscles to work together. you people are totally underestimatibg a really hard sport. So before you open your mouth you should try to do it and see how hard it really is.

Hmm, is that why Ronaldo is 31 and still playing soccer? Golf is easy that's why in golf they don't retire until, they're dead.

Gold does not require much energy and movement at all, but it is unquestionably very difficult because of the amount of focus and precision that is needed. Saying golf is easy is like saying goalie is the worst position.

3 Bowling

Bowling is easy that's why people of all ages can play. You don't have to have much physical strength to do it.

You may be able to throw a ball down the land and hit some pins or get a few stores a game, try getting more than than four in a row and not missing any spares the whole game. Good luck. Try averaging 220 a game for six games straight. Not going to happen. Curling is all about repetition and consistency to actually bowl in a real leauge and make any money. Even young kids average 180 in their tournaments and that's bowling six to eight games back to back. Bowling is one if the hardest sports bit the hardest but top ten to become any good at.

Bowling is a very hard sport. I have been bowling for 40 years and trust me, it takes tons of practice. And that guy who said five year olds can hit pins, that's because they use ball rollers.

You're knocking pins down with a ball. Little kids play bowling, if a five year old can knock down a pin then you can too.

4 Basketball Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end.

You see many people using fancy dribbling skills thinking they are good, but most are trash. Nevertheless though, it is really easy to understand and pick up.

Noo basketball is extremely challenging. Its like football but without pads. The amount of running is similar to that of football or soccer and it requires lower and upper body strength. Though it is physically demanding, its rather easy to pick up and understand. Gets more mentally challenging the older you get.

Basketball like soccer is a very hard and athletic sport running and ball control wise. Seriously basketball is a 3 I want to knock whoever made this list in the head.

Am not voting because I think it's easy but its because its think the opposite. Half of the sports here are 10 times harder than cheer I take cheer and a lot of these sports are much harder.

5 Volleyball Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

Recently learning volleyball, trying out for my schools team, and making it I understand why people think that it is a fairly easy to learn sport. I came into the sport thinking that it would be easier to learn than basketball, which is another sport I play along with track and field. I was complacently wrong, learning to play volleyball is definitely the hardest. You need to learn how to hit, set, block, dive, sprawl, and many more. and don't forget the fact you need to learn different variations of each thing. before I played I would need to put hours of just learning the rotation which is hard physically, and mentally. we come home after practice with burns, bruises, and sore muscles, with only knee pads to protect us just like any sport, and it is definitely one of the hardest. (by the way there is a difference between real volleyball and gym volleyball, gym volleyball is the one where you just stand there and its really easy. )

Yeah starting out it's really easy but if you played club it would most likely be lower on the list. Like any sports, it's easy to get the basic motions down but it gets harder as you progress. For example, spiking a volleyball correctly is hard. Same with jump serves, bumps, and sets.

Volleyball is a really hard sport starting from not knowing any thing about it even if you know how to play volleyball it is a very competitive sport and is harder than it looks I should know being a Junior olympian and only being in 6th grade (12 years old)

This sport is really hard I' play it. it isn't as easy as you think it is. I've played tennis and swimming too. Tennis to me is really easy. Swimming, it really pushes you and you have to have good muscles.

6 Curling

Why is under basketball and soccer you're just sliding a rock across ice

You throw a rock across ice. I see 6 year olds do it, I see 60 year olds do it. No athleticism required, no difficult rules, no strategy involved. Just slide a rock. I don't know why this isn't #1. After watching it the first time, I thought it was a joke, after watching multiple games over the last few years I still think it's a joke

first you slide a rock on ice... then you sweep in front of the ice

Basketball and soccer above curling, what a joke!

7 Ping Pong Ping-pong, or table tennis, is a sport where players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table.

That's a lie. Ping Pong takes so much mental capability because that ball is flying at you so fast. You have to think about the spins, speed and your counter-spin.

Hard, if you stop for a week you lose a lot of technic, and the psychological plays a lot, by the way, it's extremely hard to correct all the technical problems a player has, you really need to be mentally tough to play this sport seriously

This is easy if you rallying but hard because it comes at you so fast

You just have to think were the ball is going to go

8 Table Tennis Ping-pong, or table tennis, is a sport where players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table.

Table tennis is the same thing as ping pong

Table Tennis = Ping Pong

Yup! It's maybe easy

Very easy and fun

9 Tetherball

A pole in the middle, two players on each side, and a ball hanging from the top of the pole... the only objective is to hit the ball to the opposing side

May be the easiest "sport"... But to me its definitely the funnest haha

Is it even considered a sporth though?

If you could've played this when you where 5 I'm sure it's the easiest sport

Is this even a sport? I thought it was a simple playground game.

10 Boxing Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring..

Sorry I meant in fact not is fact.

Kick his ass and it's over.

Just punch people in the face?

This is trash

The Contenders

11 Football American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

Football is an amazing sport and anyone who thinks its easy is a complete fool

Ok I'm a swimmer and I totally agree with this! I even have a shirt that says " if swimming were easy they'd call it football" sure it may be dangerous getting hit and stuff but really? It's not that hard! My Best friend does football and swimming and he even says swimming is a million times harder! Besides at games you sit on the side line half the time and don't even play. And when. You are on the field you're not guaranteed to be running. So what I'm saying here is that football is easy.

Oh yeah, you only have to pick a certain play with complicating routes and then pass to the receiver going that way or when you run the ball make sure the back is going through the line or you toss it to him. Also ya need a kicker with kick power stronger than Messi's and make sure your defense perfectly counters the offense. Very easy to play! (For all those that can't understand sarcasm, this is sarcastic)

This sport is hard! All these gymnasts think they would just be bruised... One Cardinals player lost his finger! Definitely hard to play!

12 Badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".

The game is challenging. It's not just about hitting the shuttle, but how hard you hit it. How much distance. And how fast you can get to the shuttle.

I have been through many tournaments playing this, and trust me, THIS IS EXTREMELY difficult to master

Very very easy. After one round you'll completely understand the game and be a pro. It's one of my favorites. Really addicting and super fun, also very easy to understand.

It's so easy, I find it laughable that some1 broke their leg playing it

13 Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

Baseball. What to say first. Well...90% of the game you just stand there in the field and do nothing or stand in the dugout eating chicken wings and drinking beer #Red Sox 2012 and if you are a pitcher you only play in every 1 in 5 games if that. Actual baseball players say in interviews that they just swing the bat and try to get lucky. Sports Science actually did a segment on this and they proved that baseball players can't know for sure where the ball is so they must just swing and try to get lucky. Baseball players claim they know where its going, but that is just to make themselves feel better. I have nothing else to say. Wait, actually yes I do. In any sport where the best players are morbidly obese it must be a joke. It is not a coincidence that the only other sport where this is true is sumo wrestling

Soccer/football number one? HA!
Let's put this into a better perspective.
Let's say that we are determining which sport is easiest based on professional play.
Soccer, forget it. No way in hell 5% of the population could run 90 minutes the way any Barcelona player can.
Tetherball, I don't know, pretty easy, but Baseball is still easier.
Basketball, no way in hell you could play defense like Kobe, Lebron or Dwight. You'd get trashed and offense? Forget about shooting, you're gonna get blocked. Once they play D on you, you'd probably get it stripped.
Golf? That sport is really hard, maybe not energy wise, but skillwise, harder than anything.
Tennis, way harder than you think.

Now baseball.
Can you stand there? Yes.
Can you swing a bat and hope to get lucky? Yes.
Can you sit in the dugout most of the game? Yes.
Can you stand in the outfield and catch a ball with more ease than trying to score on Goalkeepers or make a layup on a 7 footer (2.2 ...more

Baseball requires timing to hit the ball and thinking in the field if I get the ball what am I going to so with it, it takes a lot of practice to get good at hitting the ball and fielding. Pitching is very hard. First you need all of the mechanics, then you need to learn that you need speed when you are pitching or you really won't strike people out, this is my dad's saying don't aim it just throw it. It is not as easy as you think it takes a lot of effort and skill. FWI I throw 52 miles per hour and I am 9

Baseball players have the ability to play other sports easily like football or soccer since parts of baseball are very similar to those sports. But put a football, soccer, or basketball player up to the plate against somebody throwing a ball 80-100 mph from 60 feet away. Baseball is definitely the most mentally challenging game. You need good timing and reaction. Though its not as physically demanding as football or basketball, it's still one of the hardest sports you could ever play

14 Competitive Eating

Anyone can eat this is not a sport and to who ever does it Stop this is not a game and certainly not a SPORT binge eating is very unhealthy

Shut up. It is very much a sport. If you go off that logic, then football is just people throwing a ball into two separate field goals with a point system. Anyone can do that. Any white man can cry over this. The end.

Voting this just because its on here although I don't think of it as a sport. Every sport has its challenges and it is unfair to rank one as the "easiest" in my opinion

Literally anyone could be good at this sport if they tried

15 Swim Team

First of all...its not swim team its swimming. I am a 13 year old girl who is at a very competitive level of swimming and it is NOT easy. I train for at least 20 hours a week. my idea of sleeping in on Saturday is getting up at 6:10 A.M. and then I would be late. I work my butt off and am stronger than everyone in my grade. If you thinks its easy or fun you're obviously not at USA swimming level or you don't swim. I can't have a social life because I devote all my time to dropping half a second to get a sectionals cut in 200 fly. I know a lot of people claim its not a sport because you "can't get hurt" or whatever. Those people have obviously never seen a meet warm up, a lane line, or swam before. You can get hurt. My friend got separated ribs from swimming fly and I know a lot of people who have gotten tendonitis so you can too get hurt. It is also really hard because unlike in a game, if you have a bad day, and mess up there aren't any teammates to help you win. Its all you. I love ...more

Woah mate...you have hit my nerves. SWIMMING IS ONE OF THE HARDEST SPORTS MAYBE EVEN THE HARDEST EVER. I want to never see this again.

I swear the coaches aim in life is to kill everyone with hard fly sets - FefeCat

Wow! Swimming is a really hard sport. Try doing a 300 fly bile being timed. Swimmers have really good stamina and we work out before swimming to prevent ourselves to pull a muscle or dislocate our shoulders. Swimmers also need to be careful that they eat and drink enough because of they don't they could get serious eating disorder. You still think swimming is hard? Try swimming till your legs fall off and then do that set 40 more times, WHILE STILL BEING TIMED! #aswimmerslife #ilovemakingoveswimming

SERIOUSLY!?!?! For your information on this same website, swimming is ranked the second hardest sport! I've been swimming half my life now and I know it is definitely NOT!

16 Netball

Netball is really simple the only skills you need is catching throwing and you need a loud voice like me if you are like me you don't like sport net ball is really easy to get into

Sounds really easy... Try to say it is harder than baseball, basketball, gymnastics, or cheer (al star cheer).

Netball is my favourite sport in the world and in my mind it is one of the best.

You have to love it its de easiest

17 Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

Gymnastics is not easy at all. It is actually the hardest sport. Search the hardest sports and it will come up. Watch an elite competition and try to do what they do.

Whoever thinks gymnastics is easy should get themselves educated, quick. Not only does gymnastics require countless hours of hard work, but it is the combination of floor, beams, vault, bars, and so much more. Also it is very dangerous so it take up to a year to perfect a new skill!

Are you crazy? Gymnastics is definitely not easy. you think it's easy? Try it. you couldn't last one minute

Are you sure you didn't mistake this for the hardest sport in the world even to be a level 2 gymnast could take a whole year you've got to be kidding me gymnastics is definitely not as easy as other sports and this is the stupidest list in the world.

18 Tennis Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.

I disagree because if you want to win then you are going to need to hit hard with top spin and you need to hit to a certain part of the court and a certain way in different situations. Also for your serve you need it to be hard, deep, and have a lot of top spin.

Yeah, all that stuff in the main topic is literally all you need to do to play tennis. Focus on good serves and returns and you can play tennis...

Tennis is the hardest sport I have ever played. Many people say it's easy and that all you have to do is hit it over the net. But they are wrong that's more like vollyball. Literally I have had to do so much conditioning my teammates have cried and have been in shock for a few minutes after running. You have to cover a whole court and physically get to EVERY part of it. You are also mentally alone while in other sports you could be doing horrable but still win the game because your teammates did good. Not in tennis. You are alone and have to rely on your self. Mentally and physically strong

Tennis is very difficult when you are playing a game under pressure. Tennis takes lots of thought in terms of where you want to hit the ball on the court and the right power. It is difficult to hit hard and at the same time get it over the net with topspin. Therefore I disagree

Tennis depends on your skill level. If you just pancake volleys and serves, and then just push back shots at the service line, sure, I guess that's tennis. But, try playing at UTR 16 or Federer and I doubt tennis is easy.

19 Cheerleading

I'm not a cheerleader, but I know that cheerleading is a sport and they work HARD.

Cheer leading is not easy.. we have to seal crawls, real push-ups, leg raises, crunches, sprints, planks, and 100 jumps EVERYDAY and it increases every day.. and it is a sport because you compete against other schools.. you memorize 90+ cheers, 20+ floor cheers, Meet the Team cheer, Hello cheer, before the first game. You should try it. See if it's a sport or not. And our seasons go all year round by the way.

Cheerleading is actually super hard, very difficult.

Cheerleading is so easy

20 Walking

Really why isn't this first

Okay, even a toddler can do this "sport". Please, this shouldn't even be apart of this controversy.

So your saying when I walk everyday I am doing a sport? This is not a sport.

They actually do have competitive walking.

21 Horse Riding

Most people may not think so, but riding is a sport and horses don't do all the work. Its hard enough to keep a smooth canter, imagine doing that while preparing for your next jump, keeping your horse in check, and making sure to not pych yourself out.

NON-EQUESTRIAN HATERS PLEASE READ! Ok ok non-equestrians saying It's not a sport I've got something for you.

For those of you inexperienced with horses and watching Olympic Equestrian events, it may look as though the horse is doing most the work, but...no. OW, and no. Imagine sitting on a big exercise ball, but not able to put your feet on the ground but rather gripping the sides of it with your lower leg and thigh (not just sitting--in fact, your butt should be light). For posting trot, squeeze from your upper thighs and knees so you lift your butt off the ball--yes, still without letting your feet touch the ground--and maintain your balance/center. (Stirrups are for extra security and a balance aid, not for pushing against. Watch the Olympic riders' stirrups -- they barely move because they're using their legs to grip, so their feet are still). Balance yourself so you don't just roll off. Then imagine the ball moving every which way and bouncing. Then imagine the ball having ...more

Don't even try to win this one guys... horseback riding is the HARDEST sport in the world. Who do you think controls it? Who do you think tells it when to jump? "You just sit there" "The horse does all the work" "It's easy" WE HAVE TO COMMUNICATE WITH AN ANIMAL THAT SPEAKS A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE. WE RISK OUR LIVES FOR A SPORT. WE RIDE AN ANIMAL THAT COULD KILL US INSTANTLY. Don't deny it, we all know you're jealous that you can't make riding a horse while paying attention to leads, diagonals, speed and having the correct posture and remembering the course while trying to make it LOOK easy.

Horse riding cracks me up... I mean crufts is hard because you have to run along side dogs and that run super fast yet for someone obviously had sense and saw its down to the dogs ability like horse ridind is down to the horse. Lets face the fact if I was a millionaire I could probably win the olympics as I have done proper sport my full life (triathlon) so I have way more endurance (muscular and cardiovascular) than most jockeys and because I would be loaded I could just buy a well trained horse as I have more muscle than all the horse riders I know I'm sure I would be fine when it comes to the riding element. And ok I get the skill is hard but so is darts and most darts players play after a few pints also maths is hard but people still don't crack on pretending it's a sport. So to all horse riders try a proper sport like rowing, swimming, running or anything else so you can realise the truth

22 Field Hockey

I have never tried it but seen people play it

23 Cross-Country

Are you kidding? Cross country is incredibly hard. "Doesn't get easier than running"? You try running hours and hours of mile repeats and doing 400, 800, and 1200m repeats until you feel like you're about to pass out. Try being so physically exhausted and out of breath that you literally can't stand and collapse on the ground. Try having your legs be in so much pain that they feel like they're on fire. Try training so hard that passing out would be a huge relief. In no other sport do you push yourself so hard that you pass out or collapse or throw up. Cross country is the number one hardest sport I've ever done, and I'd like to see you make it through a single practice.

Cross country is absolutely exhausting. Sure a highschool race is only 3 miles, but during practices, the GIRLS team has run 10 miles just to get a pr. You are pushing yourself over your limit all in the name to say that you got a certain time. Running isn't easy for everybody, myself included. You may not need the hand-eye coordination, but you meed to have the stamina and endurance to go 2-10 miles for a race at nearly top speed, without a break. In almost all other sports you get to have a break, and you can cancel for heat and rain. Try running 3 miles in 103 degree heat in under 30 minutes on a muddy backwoods course, getting pushed and spiked, then try and tell me that this isn't a sport!

If your actually good cross country is the hardest sport

It is really hard I did it my self at zone and I came 2nd

24 Auto Racing

This is one of the hardest sports because its drivers sweat up to 9 lbs of their body weight in one race and experience more g force than nasa astronsaughts (don't mind spelling) the drivers can even crack nuts with their necks

Really, I get that this is hard. It takes a lot of skill and bravery and all that, but is it really a sport? It takes literally NO athleticism AT ALL and even golf takes more mentality than this. Seriously, I can't see why this is a sport.

Yes of course this is a sport it is very intense and you should show some respect you smelly poo

Your just driving can't get easier than that

25 Softball

Softball is not a easy sport it is hard on pitchers, catchers, and batters it is hard on the pitchers because the wind up can mess up a pitchers shoulder and they have pressure on them to throw accurate pitches. It is hard on catchers because they have to worry about getting the players out by like throw downs and they can throw their arm out. It is also hard on batters because they have to have a good bat speed that it's quick enough to hit the ball but it takes patience sometimes when hitting because it might be a slower pitcher and you might not be use to slow pitches and they may swing to fast because they are impatient and they are too anxious to hit the ball

Oh my, I've played this sport for a very long time and finally I decided to quit after high school. Thankfully I decided to start rowing and let me tell you our warm up for rowing alone was harder than anything I've ever done playing softball. Honestly this sport doesn't require much physical activity at all but I will say I've gotten hurt quite a lot by the ball but it wasn't anything that couldn't be fixed. However, softball does require a lot of patience and time dedicated to succeed but it's not really that hard to be honest.

I fell think that softball is the most easiest in the world is so easy that every body thinks its hard and it's so easy because it's so easy.

Softball is one of the hardest sports because if you get injured you can sometimes. I play catcher and pitcher so I need so much water I sometimes feel sick.

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