The Physical Aspects of Sports

Sports are physical activities that one may play, either in a team setting or solo, in which the players engage in a competitive activity. There are sports which are common to most sports fans’ favorite activities. These sports are: basketball, American football, baseball, carpentry, badminton, golf, hockey, tennis, track & field, rugby, softball, volleyball, softball/fishing, sailing, snorkeling, sailing and surfing. There are many other sports and activities than what’s listed above. It’s always good to know which type of sport you like best. For example, some sports may not be as popular with the young people as the others because the young ones don’t follow many sports unless it’s on television where they see people playing street brawls or something similar.



Sports have been around for thousands of years. As far back as historical records, sports have been physical activities that involved using the body and mind in some way. Sports activities can either be competitive or non-competitive game (contact sports) or a game in which the outcome is not determined by the outcome of physical contacts. Examples of non-competitor games include chess, Chinese checkers, rai jitsu, and backgammon. Competitors in competitive sports can also be members of teams who are competing against each other in contests, often organized by universities and other institutions.


Many think of a game of basketball or football as a game of physical competition where the “players” take an imaginary ball (ball) and try to hit the other “players” with that ball. However, this is only one side of the story. There is also the mental side of sports where players and teams try to out think, out manipulate and out think their opponents, both mentally and physically. Sportsmanship is a big part of modern sports and can be seen in all different sports from tennis to softball. Today, many schools and organizations participate in sports competitions such as football, baseball and basketball to develop good sportsmanship skills in young people.

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