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Team Sports: Beyond The Big Four

When you think of team sports, do you stop with baseball, soccer, basketball, and football? These may be the big four, but they're really just a small part of the wide, wide world of team competition. The good news is, you don't have to be a whiz at hitting home runs or scoring touchdowns to have fun with, or get great benefits from, team sports.

Every team sport is different. Some let you shine as an individual AND benefit the team, such as track and field. Others, like volleyball, rely on all the players working together equally. In many sports, a team means just two people; in others, it means a lot more! Some of these sports were invented just recently and some date back hundreds, or even thousands, of years.

So if you're looking for a cool team sport to get involved with, you have a lot of choices! Let's take a look at just a few of these fun "alternative" team sports.

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