What is a Team Sport?
Team sport is a type of activity in which people of all ages, from different backgrounds, and of different physical abilities join together to play a game. It teaches the social skills of cooperation, trust, and discipline.
Team sports are popular and often highly competitive at high school, collegiate, and professional levels. They are also popular with fans and widely watched on television.
Some of the most popular team sports include American football, baseball/softball, basketball, ice hockey, and soccer. These sports are a major part of the U.S. culture, and are enjoyed by millions of Americans as well as by international audiences.
Lacrosse is a fast-paced, high-stakes team sport that requires players to communicate and multitask as they move around the field. In this game, each player on a team has a specific role such as goalie, attackman, midfielder and defenseman.
Water polo is another highly competitive scholastic and college level sports. It is played by men and women on teams of seven. It requires remarkable endurance as players have to tread water constantly while they shoot, talk, and defend.
Wrestling is a participatory, but not very popular sport at scholastic and college levels in the United States. Traditional “folkstyle” wrestling is popular at scholastic and college levels, and the Olympic styles of freestyle and Greco-Roman are also performed.
Some people have a more positive view of team sports as being less physically demanding than individual sports, but this is not always true. In some cases, people who participate in team sports experience greater injuries than they do in individual sports because of the number of players involved.