Compared to individual sports, team sports promote greater physical activity, social interaction, and mental toughness. In addition, they may enhance life prospects for young people. Team sports are practiced between two or more teams, and are designed to improve life skills, such as patience, comradery, socialization, and leadership.
Team sports require a high level of strength, endurance, and speed, and players must be able to adapt quickly to changes in pace, direction, and substitutions. They also need to have a strong sense of trust and teamwork, as well as be able to cooperate with their teammates.
Team sports include a variety of different types of athletic competitions. Some are full contact, requiring players to tackle and wrestle away from their opponents. Others are non-contact, requiring only a small amount of contact, such as tennis. Team sports are played between two or more teams, and each has different rules and equipment. They also require different substitutions and substitution rules.
Full contact sports involve high risks of injury, including the risk of injury caused by whole-body tackling. In some team sports, such as football, the player spends half his or her time running low-moderate speeds, while in others, such as rugby, the player spends a majority of time running high-intensity speeds.
Other sports include soccer, hockey, basketball, lacrosse, track and field, swimming, and tennis. Each sport has its own rules, equipment, and rules for play duration. They can also be played as a singles game or a doubles game.