25 Sports to Help You Get Active This Summer
Depending on where you live, the weather is finally getting warmer. Summer is pretty much already here. Here are some sports which can be enjoyed during the warmer weather, or just simply an excuse to go outside or do something active.
Whether you like something calming or intense, find your challenge and get active. Even if you don't want to play a sport, you can still go outside and just go for walk. Here are 25 sports which are fun any season, but especially outside in the warmer months.
A great way to get active in the water. Whether you swim competitively or just for fun, there is plenty of fun to be had in the pool.
Tennis can be played in any season, if you have an indoor courts near you. However, it's great to play outdoors, especially if you can find some friendly competition.
3. Street Hockey
Also known as ground hockey. If you're a fan of hockey, find some friends and an empty or deserted street and start playing.
4. Field Hockey
More fun to be on a team, but again playing for fun is always encouraged as well. (Yes, this is the second hockey item on this list but basically this sport can be played in more places than simply an ice hockey rink).
5. Blind Soccer
Players must wear a face shield which covers their eyes, officially recognizing them as blind if not already. This is usually played on a smaller field and can be fun with a group of friends, blind or not. Brazil is recognized as the world's best blind soccer team and is part of the Paralympic Games.
This sport is enjoyed by those who understand it. In the UK, this is more of a sport played later months of the year. But, if you live in the U.S., you can play this sport wherever there is an open field and a team.
Probably America's favorite pastime. If you're a baseball fan, then you either love watching baseball or love playing it. Or probably a combination of both.
It is similar to baseball, only the ball is larger and the field not as large.
For those that know how to play this game well, this can be a great competitive sport. In fact, it is an Olympic sport. It is a good sport to play with friends outside (or inside) during the summer.
Ah, soccer. Or, football if you don't live in America. If you don't play, then it's never too late to learn ... or at least try. Next year will be the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, which will have soccer fans around the world kicking with excitement.
It's a great time of year to grab your bike and go for a ride. Whether you play professionally or just for fun, your bike is begging to be used.
12. Flag Football
Fun to play in teams and with friends, this game is sure to be plenty of fun in the warmer months.
13. Frisbee Golf
Depending on where you live, many parks have locations where the course is set for you. Take a friend and grab some frisbees and have some fun in the park!
14. Ultimate Frisbee
For those that want to take ordinary frisbee to the next level. This is a non-stop movement sport, so be ready to move. Of course, it's still a fun sport if you know how to play it right.
Maybe it's on your bucket list or maybe not. But, it still sounds fun and for those that live by the ocean and do surf this is on here for you.
16. Rock Climbing
Kind of an extreme sport and definitely not for the faint of heart. However, if you live for adventure and thrill then maybe climbing a mountain of a low or high peak is exactly what you want to do. Or maybe you like to do indoor or outdoor rock climbing which can still be just as fun.
Again, for those that love adventure. However, don't let that stop you if you want to try it.
18. Beach Volleyball
Volleyball plus the beach. A fun summer sport or an intense competitive sport that requires good focus and teamwork.
Don't lose your focus.
Maybe better to watch then to play, but if you're willing to learn then it is explained clearly on the U.S. Polo Association website.
If you love sailing and want to feel the wind, then you will love the excitement of combing surfing with sailing.
22. Water Polo
If you want to play a team sport in the water, this is the a great one. If you are unfamiliar with the sport, then more information can be found here.
Challenge your friends and family with diving competitions, a great way to cool down on a hot summer day. Unless, of course you happen to play on a team then good luck diving!
The golf course is waiting and you're still here? A schedule of the PGA Tournament can be found here, if you're interested.
Everything might require running at some point, so why not join in. All you need is some tennis shoes and you're off. If you're up for it, sign up for a mini-marathon near you to really get your heart pumping.