What is a Team Sport?
A team sport is an athletic activity that requires players to collaborate and cooperate in a coordinated manner in order to outperform and defeat opponents. Some examples of team sports include football, baseball, soccer, hockey, basketball and volleyball. Team sports offer a variety of pedagogical benefits for children, including the development of self-confidence and social skills, as well as an understanding of fair play and unwavering determination.
There are many ways that a child can engage in team sport, and the most important thing is to find a sport that he or she enjoys. Children can join a school or community team, or even start their own. Once they have found a sport that they are interested in, it is necessary to familiarize themselves with the rules of the game.
Team sports also help to foster good sportsmanship, and allow for teammates to put winning into perspective. For example, a track coach once asked one of his top 110 hurdlers to run the high jump at their state meet even though it would likely take him out of the championship race because he needed to score more points for the team.
Sports teams that are part of a league often perform better on their home field than they do away from it. This is because the athletes are more familiar with the field, accustomed to its idiosyncrasies, and can adapt to it much more quickly. For this reason, it is common for professional athletes to choose their home field for the majority of their competitions.