Sep 07, 2022 • 4 min read
If you are looking to stay active this fall and try something new, there are plenty of sports to choose from. Whether you are a parent hoping to show your child the importance of trying new things, or an athlete just hoping to try a new sport, you’ve come to the right place.
Fall season means school is back, football and soccer are headlining every high school program, and the long summer days are getting shorter. Depending where you are in the country, there may be seasons dedicated to certain sports. Wherever you live, TeamSnap has put together a list of sports that tend to be popular across North America around this time of year.
Soccer is played by almost 300 million people all over the world. The sport is more commonly known as “football” and globally is the most popular sport in the world. This fall, join a team or sign your child up for a team. Soccer is a team sport and the maximum players on the field is 11. Youth soccer has smaller fields and goals and can be played 4v4, 7v7 and 9v9. Not only is soccer played locally in the fall, but also television in the fall is constantly playing NCAA soccer games, Premier League games and international friendlies.
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Flag football has grown in popularity all over the country. The sport is a competitive mix of the classic American football game and tag. Parents love it as a safer alternative to tackle football. There are some big organizations like NFL Flag Football changing the landscape of the sport for youth all over the country. Learn more about TeamSnap’s partnership with NFL Flag Football.
Volleyball can be played inside, outside, on gym floors or on sand. The sport is popular recreationally, but has been around since the 1800’s and actually started out being played with a basketball. One thing that makes volleyball a great sport to try are the similar qualities found in other sports. Hand-eye-coordination and the movements in volleyball are similar to basketball and handball and the net may seem familiar if you watch or play tennis. In some places volleyball is more popular in the spring, but chances are still high it’s a sport you could try this fall.
Many hockey seasons kick-off in the fall. The sport is fun, fast, exciting and a favorite for those who like ice! Trying a sport like hockey is a great way to get out of your comfort zone if you have previously played sports on grass or courts and are open to trying something new. The sport requires quite a few pads and gear, but the sensation of the ice and skating around with friends is priceless.
Whether you are interesting in running cross country, trying out hurdles, or sprinting the 200-meter dash; track and field includes so many events suited for all kinds of athletes. Cross country is one of the most common running events held in the fall, however your school or district may have other running options as well. Track and field is a great option for kids unsure if they prefer team or individual sports.
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