Top Ten Toughest High School SportsThis is not toughest sports, but it's the toughest highschool sports. Ones which you dreaded all day, but you just couldn't quit.
The Top Ten
In the sport of wrestling, only 1 wrestler can represent the team for a given weight class in the varsity division. This means that you have to compete and win against every other team-mate you have in the same weight class for the right to compete at the next meet. Fail this, and you're next shot is JV (and no junior or senior wants to be here). Fail that, and you don't compete.
I've played every sport out there. None of them challenged not only my athletic skills, but my mental and emotional toughness like wrestling did. Every teenage boy should wrestle, it would prepare the men of tomorrow. - decdahalls
By far, the toughest high school sport out there. Requiring so much skill, strength, speed, determination, endurance, stamina, mental and physical fitness. Don't diss it unless you tried it. Anyone who trashes on it either hasnt tried it, or couldn't handle it.
Cutting weightV 13 Comments
I personally run cross country and I am a sophomore now, I started running cross when I was in the 7th grade. My brother got me into it and I sucked. When I ran it I just couldn't get into a place on my team except in last place. I also do indoor track and track. Indoor was only for high schoolers. I didn't run during the winter because I thought it would be fine. I did wrestling and my coaches made fun of me because I was too scrawny, I quit right before the first meet and didn't run till track. My time added about a minute for the mile which people that do track or indoor track know that can be a lot of time. I went into 8th grade year and ran better times once I got into it and I PR'ed. I did wrestling again because my friend convinced me. I wrestled pretty good and before I say this I just was gonna say that our wrestling team was good, we went to state a lot. But My track times stilled slowed down. that's when 9th grade year came and I ran harder, faster, and hated it. But that's ...more
We don't get off seasons. To be Good, you run every single day. That means, literally forcing yourself to wake up at the crack of dawn to put yourself through physical pain. Also, there is no one forcing you to run, or telling you that you must run because the rest of the "team" wants your spot on the varsity 7. Oh yeah, did I mention only top 7 make it? It's not like football or baseball or basketball or hockey or soccer or any other team sport where almost 15-30 guys make the varsity team. It's 7, and only 7.
This is by far the hardest sport. It takes dedication to work hard and drop your times as low as possible and to also get a better place. Practice is only cancelled when you see lightning other then that rain, hail or shin doesn't keep us away from getting our miles, which the range is around 45-55 if you are on varsity, which by the way only the top 7 runners make varsity, plus you have everyone behind wanting to take your spot so have fun with that if you are in the top 7.
The only sport where you're in constant pain, not only "even" when you're doing well or winning, but escpecially when you are winningV 12 Comments
The early morning practices, ranging from long endurance that makes slow torture seem relatable to the fast sprints where you wonder if it's possible if your heart will pop out. Oh yeah, combined with no breathing and freezing water. You love the sport, hate the swimming.
Swimming is a sport that takes a lot of skill.You can never quit! The countless hours we put into this sport is unrealistic. To swim you have to have a unbelievable amount of endurance, skill, strength, and mental skill. It's not only a race against your competitors it's a race against the clock and the clock never makes a mistake.
You don't "play" swimming. That's that. If you think your sport is hard, try doing it holding your breath. You need to have incredibly honed skills just to make sure you don't get disqualified, and extreme endurance to even finish the race. On top of that, your raceing others who want to beat you just as badly as you want to beat them. You must be excedingly mentally tough, but at the end of the day, even though you hate it, you don't know what you would do without it.
Swimming is one of the hardest sports! swimming means beating the clock and your personal best. There is no breathing which takes out most of your energyV 5 Comments
Theirs no breaks,you can’t stop or call a time out once u start theirs only one way out,to finish
Running, conditioning, skillwork, nonstop, and then practice starts.
Easiest sport in the world, next to baseball - decdahalls
Aside from the skill, mental preparation, and physical contact, football requires loads of work to prepare you for the game.
Crew is easily one of the most physically enduring sports. I wouldn't have any sport above it to be honest. Until you have tried it you can't judge it.
While other sports may be greuling or require hard labor for short periods of time, there is no break in crew. If you're tired you keep going until the race is over, anytime between 7 minutes to 15 minutes. You might think before a soccer game or running a 5k " oh, this is going to suck" but you don't wish for death or are scared to death brought to the verge of crying on an erg.
There's no pain like being halfway through a hard 2k. Everything is screaming at you to stop, your legs don't work right, your throat burns from the hard breathing and you are done for the rest of the day.
This requires so much stamina that takes sooo long to get.
Rugby is just Football for men.
So much conditioning
6 players trying to beat the living hell out of 6 other players in the water. No breaks and no giving up because it literally means you can be drowned
Throw the best wrestler or quarterback you know in 8 feet of water and tell them to tread water without using their hands for 45 minutes. Then tell them to do that while passing and catching a balll with one hand while someone else is doing their level best to drown them in the process.
We used to play water polo after swim practice to wind down.
An accident waiting to happen...
Sweat! Sweat! And sweat some more!
Ice on blades, Fighting, big sticks... It's a mans sport...
Basball is hard
You have to be quick, decisive, and be able to keep going at your full strength while predicting the other team. One mistake can cost a lot. The whole team has to work together as one or there is no chance to win.
There is a lot of plays to remember and different things to say.
In soccer, you are trying to beat out every other player in that position for your spot. If you lose, you're JV, and nobody wants that. Many kids are specialists in a position, so they can't play good anywhere else.
You need all kinds of strength and skill
Softball is a team sport, kind of like baseball but the pitching is much different, and much harder to learn. The ball is also bigger. The fields are normally smaller, but also are larger sometimes.
High intensity sport
train most mornings
gym in the afternoons
use all your muscles mostly the legs
takes a lot of practice to get right
hard work and determination
never win off having talent based on how hard you can push yourself
lots of pain at training so you can push yourself in a race
Related ListsToughest U.S. High School Courses Greatest High School Sports Movies Top 10 High School Sports Top Ten Toughest Sports Of All Time Toughest Single Game Accomplishments in Sports
3 years, 364 days old