Number one on the list is boxing.
This combat sport which involves two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring. The striking sport has recently had a bit of a revival with all of the hype surrounding the heavyweight division, however, has always required a lot of skill.
It combines balance with power and tactical awareness.
- Ice Hockey
Ice Hockey combines tactical awareness, power and requires a good balance.
It is a sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent’s net to score goals.
- American Football
Another one that requires power and agility and is one of the most watched sports in the US.
Similar with soccer, it is played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end but unlike soccer, it is played more with the hands hands and body.
Basketball is one of the quickest paced sports on this list. It mixes agility, power and speed and has seen its fair share of not just sport superstars, but world-renowned superstars over the years.
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender’s hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop.
Professional wrestling is a form of theatrical entertainment and performance art that requires a lot of tactical thinking and a lot of power.
Athletic performers play prizefighters competing in choreographed matches with predetermined, scripted outcomes.
- Martial arts
Martial arts combines timing and flexibility with power, which makes for a very skill-based sport.
Considering it is a striking sport, there is a lot of respect for competitors respectively.
Tennis is very popular sport all over the world that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each. Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent’s court
Tennis is a lot quicker paced then many realize with forehand & backhand shots clocking upwards of 100 mph, with how quick paced the game is, it makes for a challenging game.
The physical exercise in Gymnastics requires a lot of flexibility and skill. Naturally, it is a sport that includes physical exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance. The movements involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest, and abdominal muscle groups.
Gymnastics require a certain amount of courage.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game which is very popular in the US played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat.
Football is the most watched sport in the world and has the largest following.
It is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players, The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to outscore the opposition by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal. The team with the higher number of goals wins the game.
|ENDURANCE: The ability to continue to perform a skill or action for long periods of time. Example: Lance Armstrong
STRENGTH: The ability to produce force. Example: NFL linebackers.
POWER: The ability to produce strength in the shortest possible time. Example: Barry Bonds.
SPEED: The ability to move quickly. Example: Marion Jones, Maurice Green.
AGILITY: The ability to change direction quickly. Example: Derek Jeter, Mia Hamm.
FLEXIBILITY: The ability to stretch the joints across a large range of motion. Example: Gymnasts, divers.
NERVE: The ability to overcome fear. Example: High-board divers, race-car drivers, ski jumpers.
DURABILITY: The ability to withstand physical punishment over a long period of time. Example: NBA/NHL players.
HAND-EYE COORDINATION: The ability to react quickly to sensory perception. Example: A hitter reacting to a breaking pitch; a drag racer timing acceleration to the green light.
ANALYTIC APTITUDE: The ability to evaluate and react appropriately to strategic situations. Example: Joe Montana reading a defense; basketball point guard on a fast break.
|Degree of Difficulty: Sport Rankings|
|2. Ice Hockey||7.25||7.13||7.88||7.75||7.63||4.88||6.00||8.25||7.50||7.50||71.750||2|
|3. American Football||5.38||8.63||8.13||7.13||6.38||4.38||7.25||8.50||5.50||7.13||68.375||3|
|6. Martial Arts||5.00||5.88||7.75||6.38||6.00||7.00||6.63||5.88||6.00||6.88||63.375||6|
|11. Skiing: Alpine||5.13||5.25||6.00||7.38||6.13||5.63||8.38||6.00||5.13||5.63||60.625||11|
|12. Water Polo||7.88||6.63||6.88||5.38||6.38||5.00||4.25||6.38||6.25||5.63||60.625||11|
|15. Rodeo: Steer Wrestling||4.00||7.00||7.88||3.88||4.88||5.00||7.88||6.88||5.13||4.00||56.500||15|
|16. Track and Field: Pole Vault||3.38||6.88||7.25||6.13||5.38||7.00||6.63||4.25||5.25||3.75||55.875||16|
|17. Field Hockey||6.75||4.50||5.38||6.00||5.75||4.63||3.75||5.00||6.63||6.50||54.875||17|
|18. Speed Skating||7.63||7.25||7.38||8.88||4.00||4.25||4.50||4.63||2.88||3.50||54.875||17|
|19. Figure Skating||6.38||5.25||6.63||5.13||6.88||8.25||4.88||4.00||3.13||4.25||54.750||19|
|20. Cycling: Distance||9.63||6.38||6.25||5.13||3.75||2.63||5.88||6.88||3.00||4.88||54.375||20|
|25. Skiing: Freestyle||4.13||5.13||4.88||5.13||6.63||6.88||6.63||5.13||4.13||3.88||52.500||25|
|27. Cycling: Sprints||4.25||6.13||7.88||7.50||4.00||2.88||4.75||4.50||3.63||4.50||50.000||27|
|29. Ski Jumping||3.50||4.50||5.75||4.63||4.00||5.00||9.00||4.63||4.38||3.50||48.875||29|
|31. Skiing: Nordic||9.00||5.75||4.38||5.13||4.00||4.00||2.75||5.50||3.63||3.88||48.000||30|
|32. Auto Racing||5.88||3.50||2.63||1.63||2.75||1.75||9.88||4.38||8.00||7.50||47.875||32|
|33. Track and Field: High Jump||3.00||6.00||7.00||6.13||5.63||6.63||3.50||3.50||3.50||2.88||47.750||33|
|34. Track and Field: Long, Triple jumps||4.00||5.63||7.13||6.75||5.00||5.75||2.75||3.25||4.00||3.13||47.375||34|
|36. Swimming (all strokes): Distance||9.25||5.25||4.63||5.50||3.63||5.50||2.63||4.63||2.88||3.00||46.875||36|
|38. Track and Field: Sprints||3.50||5.13||7.25||9.88||4.63||5.13||2.00||4.13||2.63||2.38||46.625||38|
|40. Rodeo: Calf Roping||3.13||5.38||5.00||4.25||5.63||3.88||4.88||3.75||6.38||3.75||46.000||40|
|41. Track and Field: Distance||9.63||5.25||3.75||6.00||3.25||4.38||2.00||5.75||1.88||4.13||46.000||40|
|42. Rodeo: Bull/Bareback/Bronc Riding||3.25||5.38||4.00||1.75||3.63||4.25||9.50||7.38||3.63||3.13||45.875||42|
|43. Track and Field: Middle Distance||6.00||5.13||5.13||7.75||4.00||4.88||2.00||4.75||2.13||3.75||45.500||43|
|45. Swimming (all strokes): Sprints||4.13||5.25||6.25||7.88||3.63||5.50||2.50||3.25||2.75||3.00||44.125||45|
|46. Water Skiing||4.63||5.00||4.50||3.00||4.25||4.75||5.88||4.63||4.13||3.25||44.000||46|
|47. Table Tennis||3.50||2.50||4.63||4.13||5.88||4.25||1.38||1.88||8.88||6.00||43.000||47|
|48. Track and Field: Weights||3.25||7.88||9.13||3.00||3.13||3.00||2.25||3.63||4.00||2.88||42.125||48|
|50. Horse Racing||4.00||3.88||2.88||1.38||2.88||3.75||8.00||4.50||3.88||6.50||41.625||50|
|53. Roller Skating||4.75||3.38||4.00||5.13||4.00||3.50||2.63||3.38||2.88||2.63||36.250||52|