Top 10 Best Sports to Play

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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.

People underestimate soccer because they think all you have to do is kick the ball. You need to get past skilled defenders, stop tricky offensive players, and make the shot get past an agile goalie. Soccer is just as much of a physical game as a mental game. Foot skills are needed, and every time you get shoved down, you have to grit your teeth and come back fighting harder.

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It's just the best sport ever. Anyone can play soccer. You don't have to be huge like in football or tall in basketball. There is no huge advantage to your size. It's about your skill, abilities, work ethic, and teamwork. One player rarely ever scores a solo goal, especially as you climb the skill ladder. It is hard work to get good. It isn't easy, it's incredibly fun, and it's the best.

I feel like soccer is actually the best sport to be playing because it is actually my favorite sport. I find it interesting and fun to play.

2 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.

Basketball is just so exciting. No matter what point in the game it is, making a shot just gives you a kind of thrill that you can't get anywhere else. Injuries are rare, and even so, it is one of the most fast-paced and tough games to play. It takes a lot of skill to make a ball in a small basket. Basketball is the best sport because it has CLASS and requires skill, not just brute force, to play.

Basketball is the best sport that you can play because it is a game where you need to hustle. You are always moving your feet, and it takes arm strength to shoot. You also need speed.

Another reason is that you can play basketball when you are older. If you play football, good luck with that. It doesn't involve tackling. It is less barbaric. Basketball is the way to go!

Basketball is the best sport ever. I play basketball, and it is so fun but so competitive. I play local comp, reps, and state. But playing basketball, you have to realize that it IS a contact sport and expect to get hurt. Like right now, one of the girls on my reps team is in a neck brace because of basketball.

3 Ice Hockey Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.

No sport requires more training than hockey, except for maybe swimming. At a very young age (1-3), a kid has to live in a cold/big city where there is a rink or frozen pond nearby to practice. Then, after a few years, the kid eventually gets gear for hockey and plays it.

After a few more years of practicing, the kid eventually heads to bigger leagues, where they will be met with hard blows from tough players. Then, by an extremely slim chance, the kid becomes a man and makes it onto prospect teams. Then, by an even slimmer chance, the man makes it to the NHL/AHL where they have to play against the best. No other sport requires such skill and dedication to play, unlike those who think American football is the best.

You're on a slit of metal 1/8 of an inch thick, on a giant ice cube trying to stay upright, while other players are trying to beat you with clubs. You play 82-110 games a season just to raise Lord Stanley. The sheer pace of a game 7 OT Stanley Cup final can be enough to give you a heart attack. Hockey is non-stop action.

There's a lot of reward in watching your team rebuild over 7-10 years to just get a CHANCE to finally raise the Cup. Or, in some teams' cases, they've been waiting 50+ years for it. When they get it, it will be euphoric.

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

I play basketball, football, and volleyball. I prioritize football simply because the feeling of being a football player makes me feel like a better person. Basketball is a great sport, but it doesn't impact my life outside of the game in the same way.

The way someone presents themselves on a football field reveals a lot about their character. It is a great reward to do amazing things on the field. I play volleyball to keep myself active during the off-seasons.

Football is an amazing sport that requires a lot of consideration and effort. This is personally why I enjoy the sport more than others. It makes you extremely fit if effort is put in properly, and though there are a lot of rules, it expands your memory and experience. I love football, and I think it deserves rank 1.

Football, hands down. Fast-paced, physical, violent sport that will always get the adrenaline pumping. The big hits, the big passes, the great runs, the game-winning play. Nothing like some American Football.

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.

Volleyball teams get closer than any other sports team. We are always there for each other. We are family, and we support each other on and off the court. No sport I have played has had so much impact on my life. Volleyball is the way to go, socially and athletically.

Favorite sport I play out of soccer, swim team, and basketball! Great way to meet new people and a fun, energetic team sport.

Volleyball is a great sport to play. It allows players to develop team-building skills and hustling skills.

6 Swimming Swimming is an individual or team sport and activity. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Swimming is amazing! It's the best sport ever. How could anyone think that swimming is for babies, weak, pathetic, and makes you sluggish? I am a competitive swimmer, and it's not easy at all. For all of you who think swimming is weak, try swimming 400m (16 lengths). I challenge you to try that. You probably can't even make it halfway. I swim around 3000m/3km five days a week, and it is so tiring.

And then there's dry land training, which involves push-ups and similar exercises. Also, try swimming 5km in 98 minutes. It is super exhausting. Swimming is amazing.

If one swims, they become jacked. All of a swimmer's muscles are very well defined and are not the average man's bulky muscles which, by the time you're 70, will be very sore and painful because of the tension. Swimmers can achieve sexy, elegant, and flexible muscles without having backstabbing and damaging effects on the body when you're older.

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

They play the most games out of all sports. Despite only having about 500 million fans, other sports fans, like maybe about one-third of soccer fans and two-fifths of cricket fans, should start being fans of baseball. America's favorite pastime last century, it's still a great sport! It needs to start regrowing its popularity by having almost another billion fans. Baseball is so much fun to watch!

Even though Major League Baseball, I wished should've been called Mega League Baseball instead, to have all mega-cities with a city population of at least 3 million or metro of over 8 million around the globe automatically be members. American football fans saying that all other sports suck are wrong. You just don't care about other sports.

The original America's favorite pastime, baseball is jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring with its fastballs, diving stops, and out-of-the-park home runs. It is no wonder that it is not the most popular sport because it takes so much skill.

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

Gymnastics is the best sport to play because you can always learn new skills, get better, and perfect the basics. You can also express yourself through the style of your routine and skills, not to mention how physically fit it makes you. I love this sport and I don't know how I could live without it.

Gymnastics is fun, both to watch and do. I have tried a lot of sports in my lifetime, but gymnastics is the only one I still do. More people should try gymnastics.

My favorite sport! It's fun! It's tiring, but the number one thing about sports is FUN! It's hard, but if you keep practicing, you'll think it's a great sport.

9 Cheerleading Cheerleading is a sport and performance activity that combines elements of dance, gymnastics, and acrobatics. Originating in the United States, it has evolved significantly over the years, moving beyond the traditional role of leading cheers for sports teams to become a highly competitive activity in its own right. Cheerleading squads perform choreographed routines that include stunts, jumps, and... read more

I'm really glad this is included. I don't even cheer, but my little sis does, and Jesus, it's so hard. People really underestimate the guys and girls who cheer like they really work their tails off.

I love all of these sports, so the honorable mentions are everything. But cheerleading is fun and cool. I have experience.

Cheerleading strengthens your muscles.

10 Rugby

Rugby is my second favorite sport after Roller Derby but is definitely better than the ones in front of it, and not just because I'm from Australia, the best Rugby country in the world.

Rugby is probably one of the most stereotyped games ever. If anyone says that it is rough, violent, barbaric, etc., they obviously have not played it.

PS, soccer is for wimps.

The purest of team sports. Communication is vital. It's violent, fast-paced, powerful, skillful, and flashy (even more so with sevens), and the culture is the best.

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

Great to play, similar to badminton. It requires speed, reflexes, and some strength. I find watching it at a high level a bit tedious, as the top players just go through formulaic routines.

Such a great sport to play. You make so many great memories and you make friends for life by playing with others. It's great because you can be on a team or you can be independent.

This sport is really good fun. It takes up a lot of energy and gives you a good workout.

12 Cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket, a set of three wooden stumps sited at each end.

The only reason cricket is this low is because most of the people voting are Americans. That's also the only reason baseball, American "football" (which you don't actually use your feet for), and basketball are so high. If you had as many Australians (me), Pakistanis, Brits, and Indians voting as there are Americans, cricket would no doubt be number one or two. This list is so biased.

Cricket is a very good sport. It's so underrated as well. Some people find test matches boring, but T20 cricket matches are so much exciting! If T20 matches were introduced internationally or in the Olympics, it would blast off!

Cricket is very good because of the strategy you must form and the skills of strength. It is for the efficient use of strength and energy.

13 Lacrosse Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.

I play girls' lacrosse, and I think it is the best because they don't give random sports the title of the fastest sport on two legs for no good reason. So maybe some of you should open your eyes and smell the roses because you must be dreaming if you think basketball is the best! And I expect better from football players to be at the top. So where are you standing right now? Are you in front of the line of duty (haha - or also meant as danger for those who don't know), or are you behind the line of righteousness?

I play boys' lacrosse and I am a defenseman. It is the greatest sport here, only hockey comes close since I play both. It is really fast-paced and is played in the heat. Also, the fun of lacrosse tournaments completely made my summers before I turned 13.

I don't want to be a sore loser, but in basketball, it requires no strength. Since when do you see a hulking basketball player check someone onto their butt? Not much. Also, in swimming, there is no object to it really, you just slap a rubber cap on and frolic!

I just committed to a D1 lacrosse school, Notre Dame, and it is the best day of my life. LAX is LIFE

14 Softball

I think softball is an amazing sport. I love baseball just as much, and we share the same plays and skills. Being pushed by a baseball player is like saying both sports are not worth pursuing because they are very similar in certain ways.

Don't get me wrong, softball is different from baseball, but the differences are slim. If you want a faster sport, I would recommend softball. If you prefer a slower sport, perhaps an all-day event, then baseball might be more to your liking. It just depends.

Softball is an amazing game. Most softball players get insulted and pushed down by baseball fanatics because they think we can't play. It's ridiculous because we train just as hard and just as long as any baseball player. Why isn't this up on the list with baseball?

The best game I have ever played. I've played it for 7 years. It's an awesome game to play and watch. It's a healthy hobby because there's a lot of running. Everyone is good at playing softball.

15 Surfing Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore.

I haven't surfed yet, but I will soon. I've been encouraged by a lot of people, mostly friends. This sport is amazing, in my opinion. You should really try it.

The feeling you get pulling into a wave is second only to sex.

16 Horseback Riding Horseback riding (or Equestrian) is one of the most intense sports known to man. Not only because it's physically challenging, but it takes more than athleticism. Horseback riding takes commitment, time, patience, and most importantly building a bond with your horse. If you don't have a good relationship with your horse, you're not going to have a good experience. You need to spend as much time with... read more

Horse riding is so fun! I go to a barn and ride. My favorite horse died, and so did his owner. This is a sport. I don't care what people say! Some say basketball is thrilling because you have to move, but in my opinion, horses are the best animals (sorry, dogs and others). The only problem is the cost. I clean stalls for riding time.

Ask your parents if there is a local barn, and then see if you can clean stalls for riding time. Horses are such sweet and daring animals. Be safe while riding, but have fun! Thank you for reading.

Horseback riding is actually a lot harder than you think. You have to maintain balance and stay connected with your horse.

I have only done it quite a few times, and it's already getting difficult. You have to post, learn how to balance, and know how the horse speeds. Once, my friend and I were horseback riding, and she fell off a tiny, speedy horse that had come to a gallop and had fallen.

17 Track

I train in soccer and Athletics (Track), and I prefer Track to soccer because it relieves stress by running and increases your endurance and speed. There are no preferences in captains, and there is no bribery in Athletics, unlike soccer, where there is a lot of corruption.

I think track would be a good sport to play because it helps you increase your endurance and is a little less demanding.

Raw athleticism. Track runners, jumpers, and throwers are no joke.

18 Cycling

Can be done at any level, from purely recreational to MTB and race bike competition.

It's the best sport in the world!

Best sport ever.

19 Bowling

The only fun sport, in my opinion. You also have to use every part of your body, including your brain, because you need to think about how to get a strike 100% of the time.

Bowling is so much fun. I could bowl for hours and never get bored.

20 Mixed Martial Arts Mixed martial arts is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts.

Mr. Miyagi says wax on, wax off.

I love fighting.

21 Field Hockey Field Hockey is a team sport played on a grass or turf field, involving two teams of 11 players each. The objective is to use a curved stick to hit a small, hard ball into the opponent's goal. Originating in the British Isles, the sport has gained global popularity and is especially well-known in regions like Europe, Asia, and Australia. Field hockey is played both recreationally and professionally,... read more

Best sport ever. So dynamic, so fast, so fun to watch and play. Makes great groups. Takes lots of effort and sacrifice, but it is all worth it.

22 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.

The best thing about golf is that you can set your own pace. You can be a competitive golfer without the need to rush yourself or "play hard".

This game is so hard to master, which is what makes it so good. You'll never stop trying to improve your game.

Golf is the greatest! My dad taught me almost everything I know about golf.

23 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".

To those people who are well-advised or even in search of the truth, Badminton is their sport. If you play it with proper equipment in indoor spaces dedicated to this awesome sport, there simply is nothing that even comes close. Exhilarating speed, power, soft touch, extremely explosive rallies, and tremendous stamina and speed are only some of what you'll see.

Most people, when exposed to top players' skill abilities, are aghast and dumbfounded. It makes what they perceive as Badminton look like a children's picnic. These top world players are very premium athletes that go through a training and conditioning regimen like no other. Just Google 'This is Badminton,' and you might get my drift. Cheers!

You do list a lot of sports, some of which are obscure. Badminton has been around both indoors and outdoors. The indoor version is simply amazing! Among racket/paddle sports, which are listed at the very top of all sports for vibrant health and longevity, badminton is the best among them all. They offer the best cardio fitness because of the sheer nature of the aerobic workout. No matter what age and ability level.

Also, check out Pickleball. It's the fastest-growing sport in the US and is gaining traction worldwide.

24 Skateboarding Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation.

Not sure if I'd call it a sport, but it's definitely one of the more fun things on this list.

25 Muggle Quidditch

Quidditch is awesome. I particularly love how the game continues endlessly until the Snitch is caught, way better than sports like soccer with a time limit. Also, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to fly around on a broomstick. That would be awesome, with or without the bludgers!

I really can't imagine life without broomsticks! Way better than all those Muggle sports.

Yer a wizard, Harry.

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