Easiest Sportsi 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
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.
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 shouldn't even be a sport. Not all the players run the entire time, and the net is HUGE! There is no challenge when the net is as big as it is. And I've seen "professional" players kick a ball from 25 to 30 yards away from the goalie and the goalie doesn't have the vertical to stop the ball or the reflexes to react to it. Athleticism? Give me a break. They are well conditioned, and that is all. Put any of them on the field or court in something that requires real athleticism, and they would never survive. And yes, some soccer players are kickers in the NFL, but they are KICKERS, and they won't play any other position because they don't possess the same athletic ability as required by other positions.
I've played soccer for about 9 years I've met so many amazing girls along the way. People say that it's the easiest sport it may look like that watching it but if you actually try it you'd think different. This sport takes a lot of skill mental and physical you have to learn all positions and all plays. It may not look or feel like a long game to those who are watching but if you are playing you'd definitely feel different about the game. To me the game is not just about wining it's about improving having fun always trying your best. I love to win but sometimes you just gotta be fine even if you lose, I know it's hard sometimes but you should never blame someone else like the goalie because it's not his or her fault because if it gets passed forwards, midfield, defense, sweeper and then makes it to the goalie how is it her fault if it went passed everyone else. You should always have good sportsmanship it's key to wining.
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.
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.
Golf is definitely not easy! I'm a 14 year old girl and play in tournaments. You have to have experience with playing golf because so many factors go into every swing. Golf is a sport because it matches up with the definition of a sport. I take lessons every week so I can get my swing precise. If you say golf is easy and don't end up in the 70s or low 80s then it's hard. I shoot around an 83. I put work in every single day to make sure when I go to college I will get a scholarship. For all y'all people saying golf is easy and not a sport have lost their brain!
The only active thing about golf is the mental part. Yes you swing a metal pole and maybe have to walk a little but it's nowhere near as physically demanding as running or soccer or almost any other sport. Yes you do have to think a lot but you do the same in other sports and even running to keep yourself motivated. I don't think golf should be considered an actually physically active sport unless they make you run from hole to hole.
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 by far one of the hardest sports in the world to master. We play on an invisible playing field.. the oil pattern constantly changes throughout the game. You can bowl 2 shots exactly the same.. Same release, same balance, same ball revolutions and get 2 completely different shots. We have to watch our balls to tell us how the lane is changing. Secondly the amount of variations to everything can change our game drastically, oil pattern, lane surface, room temp (drying oil), even other bowlers can effect our shots because of where their ball goes through the oil, not to mention all the different hand positions and styles to suit your own personal needs. I've been bowling for 12 years now and only achieved 1 perfect game of 300 some pepole don't can't even do that in a lifetime. Any of you think bowling is easy enter into a professional league.. last place is all you will be seeing.
THIS "SPORT" IS A JOKE seriously I got bowling all the time with my friends and at least 3 out of the six of us get strikes... Its not that hard... You toss a ball down a big slippery alley and it goes twoards the pins... In my opion all you are doing is tossing a ball.. THIS "SPORT" IS ALL ABOUT LUCK
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I played volleyball for a long time, I agree it is pretty easy. I'm a gymnast as well, and compared to the hard training that gymnasts endure volleyball was a nice break from it. It does take some skill though.
Although some aspects are hard in volleyball, and coaches can sometimes be merciless on practice. Volleyball is an easy sport to learn and play if you have the right amount of strength.
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
This is quite easy. Looking at it, it seems all it is is an easier version of skeeball. Roll, and hope for the best.
Basketball and soccer above curling, what a joke!
Never heard of it? Like what even?
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.
It's really much harder then people think physically,I can see how people don't see it as a sport but I can assure you it is.I have played a lot of sports volleyball,hockey,soccer,golf and many more and it is up there in terms of physicality like you really need to be super fast,powerful and smart to be any good people practice a ton and dedicate there intire life to it.It is easy at the start but gets harder as you go along.
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
Ping pong is easy. It can even be a party game! I don't even see how its seen as a sport.
Yup! It's maybe easy
Very easy and fun
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?
Is this even a sport? I thought it was a simple playground game.
You hit the ball and it swings around a pole... Pretty simple...
It is is fact the hardest sport.It requires so much stamina,strength,and speed.See a list of the hardest sports and boxing I bet you most of the time will come first.see some website called TOTAL SPORTEK.Also imagine how hard it will be to get up after being knocked out with a blow that hits with more than 900 pounds of force! Georges ST.Pierre can hit with more than 2800 pounds of force with his fist.Also in 0.98 second Georges ST. Pierre can punch and kick at the same time that equals to more than 6000 pounds of force! See sports science Georges ST. Pierre kick punch.
Stand with one foot in front of the other and punch... That's pretty much it
Sorry I meant in fact not is fact.
Just punch people in the face?
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.
Football is hard to coach, and is hard on your body, but it is probably one of the easiest sports to pick up because of how specialized it is. Every player on the football field is assigned one job (with the exception of the TE and FB who must both Run/Catch and block). If you only have one thing to do it is much easier than having multiple things to do. Also because it is a team sport and so specialized their is a spot for everyone on the field. If you can throw: QB, if you are athletic: RB, DB, WR, if you are big: OL, DL. So anyone can be apart of it and it doesn't necessarily take a large skill set to be good.
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 is dumb... I know you don't have to be super smart to play this game but could you take a couple hundred pound dude SMASHING into you as you sprint across a huge field trying to get that extra 6 pionts! Didn't think so... I know its not the hardest but it definitively does not deserve to be on this list. Every game SEVERAL injuries happen. P.S. I'm a gymnast, not a Football player...
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.
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.
Badminton is anything but an easy sport! anyone who says otherwise has CLEARLY never played a proper game in their life. It takes actual skill and it complex to master
To me this sport is hard. But because I'm not fast is the reason why. Well if I get fast it would be as easy as ABC!
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.
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 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
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
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
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
Ok. So y'all think I should play competitive eating and become fat! Yeah right!
Only fat people are good
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
Swimming is the hardest sport ever! You have to swim so many laps. 200meters in the pool is two football fields! Most of us have to swim 500meters just for warm-up. You have to wake up at 5 in the morning and practice till school starts then you have to swim once more after school until the coach tells you to stop! Swimming is the hardest sport ever!
Swimming is the 2nd hardest sport and 1st most demanding on this site. We swim 11x a week, in the gym 4x a week. You call this easy, come to a practice. We do more kicks than soccer players, more flips than gymnasts, more dives than volleyball players, we go further to reach our 'home plate' than baseball/softball players, and you call this sport easy
What do you people mean by saying swim is easy, it's ranked the second hardest sport. Try swimming ten one thousands timed, then kick five two hundreds ALSO timed.
We kick more than soccer players, more flips than gymnastics, and more dives than volleyball players.
This sport isn't easy you need to be extremely fit and have really fast reflexes. You always need to be a few steps ahead of your opponent and come up with some pretty smart strategies or you're kinda screwed. Plus it's more physical than you would expect since I've earned a few black eyes and this is coming from someone who has played rugby for 10 years. Don't judge it until you've tried it.
Netball is actually not just catching and throwing it doesn't even need a loud voice I've been playing netball for 8 years and have always bean in the A team. You actually need to be really fit and fast you need to be able to get in front of your appoment. try facing berowa A team in NSW.
Netball is really hard.
You have to know all the rules and have fast reflexes and be able to think several steps ahead and have good game strategy.
If you think it is easy, you either
a) Haven't player
b) Didn't try
c) Are making unfair assumptions based on little or biased knowledge.
Sounds really easy... Try to say it is harder than baseball, basketball, gymnastics, or cheer (al star cheer).
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!
I definitely agree. I do gymnastics and when I first tried it I thought it was very easy and when I actually learned how to do it properly it turned out to be really hard. I learned how to do a front handspring recently and it took me longer then I thought it would.
SERIOUSLY?!?!? This should NOT be on this list or even near it. Cheerleading maybe but definitely not gymnastics. This is the hardest sport there is, and it is number one on the top ten hardest sports. This must be a huge mistake.
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.
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
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.
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 is definitely NOT an easy sport. It may look effortless, but that's when the pros do it. I've played for over 7 years, and I'm still learning and making mistakes. This should not be on the list in my opinion.
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.
1. Walking is harder than ice hockey 2. Is walking even a sport?
3. I'm sure anyone can do this
They actually do have competitive walking.
The other comments about cheerleading are incredibly inaccurate. Cheerleading requires the perfection of hand movements. Even the way you place your thumb can be counted against you. Cheerleading also requires many types of jumps. They must be sharp, clean, high off the ground, and in perfect sync with you teammates. Finally, most high school cheer teams require at the very least 2-3 years of prior tumbling or gymnastics experience to get in. Most tryouts require a round off back handspring and a front walk over as their minimum. Many girls tryout with a front/ back tuck or even a layout. These tryout skills are just the beginning though. Throughout the season girls continue to build new skills. Whoever voted cheerleading as easy should think twice before they think everyone can be a cheerleader!
I'm not really gonna argue of how this is harder then football but like I am gonna say one thing, ya'll do not run six miles before practice ( yes I researched) so stfu
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.
I'm not a cheerleader, but I know that cheerleading is a sport and they work HARD.
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
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.
You might think it's hard but really? It's hard for the horse. All you're doing is sitting on it and trying not to hurt it's back. It might require some skill but this is a list of the easiest sports and this is significantly easier than the rest.
Its not that easy... People think you just sit on a horse and ride but you have to wear all these clothes in the heat and pulse up and down on the horse so you don't hurt their back so it takes a lot of leg muscles!
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!
I've actually tried this sport, and it's kinda tough. Totally harder than most sports in the list.
All it takes is stamina, no hand-eye coordination or strength needed. Other sports have running...plus stuff that involves hand-eye coordination and strength, like football, lacrosse, soccer, etc.
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
Is this even a sport?
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.
Softball and baseball is the hardest sports ever you need to know a lot like stealing catching hitting throwing bunting pitching and so many more I can't fit it all.
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.
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.