Comparing Sports

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Here we are comparing all major sports in different aspects including family, fun, talent, social, degree of difficulty, facilities, skills, cost, recreational, competitive, health, academics and careers in sports. Most important thing about sports is being active, having fun, and being social.  Each sport is different and so does each person. Individual personality and circumstances defines the best suitable sport for a person.

All sports are mainly described into two categories, individual and team play. Popular individual sports are golf, boxing, swimming, badminton, track and field, tennis and more. Popular team sports are cricket, basketball, American football, soccer, baseball, hockey, rugby and more.

Comparing Sports

Each sport is popularized in different parts of the world. Sports such as basketball, tennis, soccer, track and field events are global and played in most parts of the world.

Comparing Sports
Comparing Sports

Popularity in sports varies with gender. Mostly Men play and watch sports in general, but popular sports with women are swimming, tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field, golf, softball, and gymnastics.  And Tennis is known as the most popular sport among females.

Degree of Difficulty: Some sports are easy to learn and easy to play and some sports are difficult to learn and difficult to play. Like soccer is very easy to understand and easy to play. American football is very difficult to understand and difficult to play. But the thing that is common in all sports, is, it is very hard to master any sport and very difficult to reach highest level possible in every sport and very tough to become a professional of any sport.

Sports to compete and play

Here are the most difficult sports to compete and play i.e. Cricket, Ice Hockey, Basketball, American Football, Tennis, Soccer, Boxing, and Baseball.

Success Factors (Skills, Talent, Physical Attributes …): Each sport is different and also the talent that is needed to be successful in that sport. Here you can find major sports and what kind of skills are needed to succeed in that sport. One may not be successful in a sport with just these skills and often may need other skills to be successful.

Tennis – Agility, Endurance, Power, Speed, Coordination

Basketball – Endurance, Agility, Durability, Coordination, Speed, Height

Ice Hockey – Speed, Durability, Power, Agility, Coordination

Tennis – Endurance, Coordination, Agility, Power, Speed

Baseball – Coordination, Power, Speed

Soccer – Agility, Coordination, Endurance, Speed,

American Football – Durability, Strength, Power, Speed

Volleyball – Coordination, Agility, Power, Height

Golf – Power, Coordination

Lacrosse – Endurance, Agility, Speed

Swimming – Power, Speed

Gymnastics – Nerve, Flexibility

Competitive Sports

Competition in sports varies by country. Some sports are more competitive than other sports. Usually a sport played by more number of people is more competitive, except for few cases like boxing. Here are some most competitive sports in the world like American Football, Soccer, Cricket, Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Rugby, Swimming, Volleyball and Baseball.

Medical Conditions

Playing sports will enhance both physical and mental health. Sports in general will help your mental health by exhilarating your mind. When it comes to mental health, there is not much difference between various sports.

Lowest Physical Health Beneficial sports   – Golf

Medium Health Beneficial sports – Cricket, Baseball, American Football, Rugby

Highest Health Beneficial sports – Hockey, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Lacrosse

It’s very obvious that while playing some sports one can get wounded. Some sports are more injury decumbent than other sports. Some associating sports simply results in more injuries for obvious reasons.

Here is how the major sports spare when it comes to potential for injuries

Soccer, Hockey, Lacrosse, Basketball are the Highest Injury Prone Sports

American Football, Baseball, Cricket, Rugby are the Medium Injury Prone Sports

Golf is the Lowest Injury Prone Sports

Mark Cesar

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