Top Ten Underrated Sports In the United States


The Top Ten

1 Swimming 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.

It's so hard to swim good and no one believes that.

Its always hyped on the olympics so not really underrated

Swimming Sucks


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2 Surfing 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. V 1 Comment
3 Archery Archery Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus.
4 Baseball Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

Nothing like America's pastime - Jonerman

Hard to hit the ball

5 Bowling Bowling

This is one of those sports that's more fun to play than to watch.

I personally am a amateur youth bowler and the community is great! I would definitely recommend it if you have money to play the sport! PS start saving money if you want a bowling ball that works for you and seek out good coaches and pro shop owners in you're looking to do this profesionally! A good group a friends is good too for team events in tournaments!

I wanna bowling but mommy wont let me and I'm so sad I'm makingher a tape rn! - hannah bakerr

6 Ping Pong

Its fun most people just haven't had the chance to try it

7 Soccer Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. The goal is to score the ball on the other team's goal.

I like it myself, but I would consider soccer to be overrated rather than underrated in the United States. Although, if you compare it to American football, then sure, it is underrated. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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8 Tennis Tennis Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.
9 Skateboarding 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. V 1 Comment
10 Lacrosse 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.

Lacrosse is a contact team sport played on a field, in which two teams use a small rubber ball and long handled sticks to score in the opponent's goal.

The Contenders

11 Softball

Softball is the best sport. It is sooo overlooked! And why is soccer and basketball on the list? Everyone plays soccer these days. In conclusion softball is the most underrated sport.


12 Ice Hockey 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.


13 Running Running
14 Badminton 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".

Badminton is definitely underrated because people compare it to tennis and say it is easier (since replace tennis racquets and balls with something lighter) but it requires a ton of skill, agility, fast reflexes, and speed!

15 Fencing
16 Water Polo

Water polo is like basket ball soccer and swimming put together because it basically is a soccer field in a swimming pool. You have to pass and carry a volleyball and your feet cannot touch the pool floor. It looks hard but it's very hard

I play it as a sport. It's really hard because you have to make unnatural body movements. It's very underrated.. :(

17 Figure Skating
18 BMX Racing
19 Dodgeball
20 Cheerleading

It is hard and no one ever agrees with you when you tell them. We practice 24/7 and no one appreciates us

We definitely deserve to b up there we work non stop and unlike all other sports we don’t hit or carry a ball, or run up and down a court or feild we have to lift actual people without killing them or ourselves, we have to do gravity defying flips and on top of all that we have to preform and make it look easy. in cheer you don’t get another chance, penalties, or subs, u have one chance to b perfect. if you break your arm in the middle of a rutein you have to preform like nothing’s wrong you don’t get a sub.

I'm sure if you broke your arm in the middle of a routine you wouldn't get up a go on like nothing's wrong. That's a bit of an exaggeration if you ask me. - SassyEquine

21 Cricket 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. V 1 Comment
22 Squash

This sport requires people to be tip-top athletic as it is fast-paced and extremely fun.

23 Ultimate Frisbee
24 Finswimming

Since swimming is underrated, so is finswimming though both sports are really great and hard

25 Synchronised Swimming

Combination of swimming and dancing in water whilst holding your breath and throwing people up the water

26 Horseback Riding 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 more.

This sport is definitely the most underrated. I don't care what y'all think, almost nobody at my school considers it a sport and I find myself lecturing people on how it is a sport every day. - SassyEquine

My idiots of friends tell me every day "Horseback Riding is easy, you just sit there and let the horse do all the work, it is not a sport."
People think just because of the saddle you just sit there the whole time. I decided to teach classmates a lesson by making them come to the barn and post for a whole hour with some little no stirrup two points thrown in there as well. They never said anything offensive about horseback riding ever again. If you are getting picked on, tell them "Have you ever been brave enough to trust an unpredictable animal? To ever have one tiny mistake to possibly lead to death? Have you ever had the courage to communicate to an animal in silence? You babies with your safety nets and timeouts. Us fearless riders have non of those luxuries."

If you are a non-equestrian please consider what I am telling and don't ever tell one of us equestrians we are not athletes. Horse Back Riding takes much time and effort, and for people to be underestimating us ...more

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

Gymnastics is like the hardest sport, and people think it's easy. One practice for youth gymnastics is 4 to 5 hours for 4-5 days a week. Most people would break after one practice. No one is born with genes that help them with gymnastics, they have to earn it.

28 Golf 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.

Excuse me but you are saying that the Masters means nothing to the history of sports?

Not a sport. - Rpemk

You might want to look at the description for this item... And I don't even like golf. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

29 Arena Football

Arena football is great! Just wish I could find it on T.V. now a days - Jonerman

30 Rugby Rugby Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, league, rugby or football , is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.

Although popular outside of America, I find it to be the better version of American football

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