Thinking Outside the Box: Sports You’ve Probably Overlooked

Sure, there are the popular sports, like football, basketball, and baseball, however, they’re not for everyone, and you might like to try something different. A simple online search would help to point you in the right direction. That said, I’ve listed my top three unusual and often overlooked sporting activities on this page. If you enjoy new experiences and want to stay in shape this year, you should give them a try. At the end of the day, all the suggestions I’m about to make are fun and exciting. So, I’m pretty confident that most people reading this post would enjoy them. 

Cycling and polo, all at the same time

A variation on polo is cycle polo. In this photo, a woman plays the innovative sport. Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0).

Cycle Polo

You’ve seen people playing Polo on the TV before, right? It involves players sitting on horses and using a hammer to move a ball around a pitch. People score points when they knock the ball through hoops fixed on the ground. Well, what if I told you it’s possible to enjoy the activity without having to rely on animals?

Yes, that’s right! Cycle Polo has become very popular in recent times. There are lots of clubs, and so you just need to perform some research. It’s a brilliant idea because there are no animal cruelty concerns. Also, it’s a fast-paced game, and so you’re guaranteed to break a sweat.

Underwater Rugby

The British sport of Rugby is much like the North American version of football. However, the players don’t wear padding, and it’s often a little more aggressive. Those with interest in the sport will feel glad to know there is a fresh new alternative. Underwater Rugby has taken hold in the US in recent years. There are many teams you can join depending on where you live in the country.

Players use snorkels and goggles to take part, and they spend most of their time beneath the surface. It’s an excellent method for building muscles because of water resistance. It’s also hilariously funny and entertaining for everyone involved. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to tackle someone in a swimming pool, but I do know you will find it amusing.

Paddleboarding

Surfing has been a hot pastime for many years. Still, it can take a long time for someone to develop the required skills. So, unless you live near the beach, you just won’t have enough time. However, there is an alternative you could try. Paddleboarding is much easier than surfing, and you can get started in minutes.

Just hire or buy a CBC stand up paddle board and find an instructor. You can try that sport anywhere there is a large body of water. You don’t need to use the ocean. Lakes and ponds are more than suitable.

As you can see from the suggestions on this page, there are many unusual sports you might consider. However, this is not a complete guide. There are hundreds of other activities that might tickle your fancy.

With that in mind, now is the time to continue your research. Just keep reading articles of this nature until you find something that appeals to you. You could even involve your family if you think they would enjoy the experience.

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5 thoughts on “Thinking Outside the Box: Sports You’ve Probably Overlooked

  1. Thank you Christy. Cycle Polo looks super cool. Though I am just uncoordinated enough I’d be an awesome fan of the sport 🙂

  2. My mum is an Olympic gold medalist, her sport being curling (played in the Winter Olympics). It’s not one of those mainstream sports that everyone automatically wants to try but I seriously encourage people to try it at least once, it’s a lot of fun!

    • Cool! I watched curling live once and enjoyed it – there’s a lot of interesting noises coming out curler’s mouths as they move and cheer one another on, by the way!

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