If you’re like the average person, you probably like to get into sport, or do it more often. Unfortunately you’re frequently lacking in motivation or maybe you just haven’t found the right sport to match your personality.
Whether you’re energetic, emotional or organised, you don’t have the same needs or motivations as everyone else. To help you find out what sport suits you best, here are some pointers you might want to look at, as you start your search.
Friend circles will be a major factor:
For some people, choosing which sports to pursue throughout school/college is hard because they have never really played an organized sport before and aren’t sure what they’ll most enjoy. For others it’s a tough decision because their friends don’t like to play the same sports. No matter what your sports dilemma is, you have to make the decision that is best for you. If you want to try out a sport and you have nobody to play with, you can always find someone. That’s what the “Meet” section on the PLAYO app does.
Something sounds like fun? Try it out…
Sports are meant to be fun. If there is a sport you really enjoy but you aren’t sure if you can make the team, try out anyway. You don’t necessarily have to be good at it.
What’s the worst that can happen? If you get cut you can always try another sport.
If Your School Doesn’t Have Your Sport…
Some schools/colleges are limited in resources, and may not have a lot of fields. For example, a rural school may not have enough students to make up a team for every sport. A school’s geographic region can also play a role. If you live in a climate where it snows from the fall to the spring, your school may not be able to participate in a lot of outdoor sports
Team sport or Individual games?
Tennis, track and field, swimming, gymnastics, and wrestling are all sports where individual performances are all that matter. Of course there are exceptions, like relays in track and swimming, but for the most part it’s possible to win a solo event in these sports.
No one knows your preference better than you do. Maybe you enjoy the spotlight. Maybe you get annoyed by the way teammates act when they are uber-competitive. Or maybe you just don’t like competing with friends for a spot in the starting lineup. For whatever reason, team sports might not be your thing. Luckily, there are many individualized sports to choose from.
If Organized Sports Aren’t Your Thing…
Many people are attracted to the competition and popularity that can come with team sports. Others love the camaraderie and unity that are present in a team atmosphere. But for some people, teams are just frustrating. If you’re not the biggest fan of organized sports, where you have to follow someone else’s schedule and rules, many other fun and exciting options are out there for you.
You might already have an exercise routine or activity you like to do in your free time, and if you find that they satisfy your needs sufficiently, by all means, keep at it.
Also try out the quiz: How Sporty do you think you are?
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