Team sport is a term that is used to describe any activity where a group of people work together to achieve a common goal. It involves setting goals, making decisions, communicating, managing conflict, and solving problems in a supportive, trusting atmosphere.
Team sports are a great way to get physical activity and to stay healthy. They also help you develop important life skills such as respect, commitment, confidence and patience.
Some examples of team sports include basketball, ice hockey, soccer, baseball and football. These sports are extremely popular in the United States and are played by millions of people.
Swimming is another example of a team sport that requires a lot of teamwork and commitment. There are four athletes on each relay team, and they all have to swim different strokes while ensuring the rest of their team performs as well.
Track and field is another team sport that involves a lot of running and fast decision-making by the individual athletes on each team. It is a lot of hard work, but if all the athletes on the team support each other, they can achieve the highest level of performance possible.
The benefits of team sport participation have been shown to be extensive across multiple dimensions of health and development including increased self-esteem, higher levels of physical activity, improved cardiovascular fitness, reduced body fat percentage and improved psychosocial well-being (Chase & Kwong 2014). It has also been linked to better social competence in adolescents, higher levels of school participation and a positive relationship with friends and family members.