Sports (or sportsmanship) is any form of typically competitive physical activity that, through organised or casual competition, attempt to employ, hone or develop athletic, sporting or physical skill and abilities while offering recreation to participants, and occasionally, spectators. It may be contact sports like contact boxing, mixed martial arts fighting, or more exercise oriented sports like track running, basketball or softball. The most well-known and popular form of modern sport is football, with its worldwide following. Though other sports have also become very popular over time, such as hockey, cricket and racing. A wide variety of games are available for children and adults alike, ranging from virtual reality board games to real life simulations of hunting, racing or military exercises.
Some sports can be broadly categorized into sports which require team participation, and sports which involve the use of specialized equipment or a particular type of physical activity, such as archery or weightlifting. Sports can be competitive or non-competitive, but all are based on the same principles of self-discipline and a fair competition, which can include aspects of strategy and tactics. There are many different types of sports, but all require equal degree of skill, strategy and physical conditioning. As physical activity is necessary for all sports, the competitors can be classified into athletes or merely participants.
The game of football is usually governed by the “house” rules, which ensure fair competition between teams and prevent unfair advantage. It requires players to wear uniform jerseys, shoulder pads and appropriate protective gear. Each player on a team has a definite role and play a particular role according to the role that he or she is given. The game has also incorporated rules for the administration of the game, for example to prevent players from using ineligible touches, and the laying of card after card being exchanged, both with regard to the cards and the boots. The game of soccer involves a great deal of running around and making lots of tackles, while baseball involves hard hitting balls and the use of designated areas for bases, home plate and pitching machines.