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12 sports played by American kids

In America, many children play/compete in a sport. Here is a list of 12 sports that some kids might play in America.

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Cheerleading

Cheerleading

A sport that involves flexibility and Gymnast skills. It is mainly a female sport but males also participate in this sport.

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Lacrosse

Lacrosse

A sport that is played on an outside field and involves a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball.

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Snowboarding

Snowboarding

A sport played in the snow, snowboarding is a sport that involves a snowboard and extra protective gear.

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Track and Field

Track and Field

A sport that is played in Spring and has many different components to it. For example you can run, jump, throw shot put, etc.

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Football

Football

Football is an American game that many young boys play. There is Flag and Tackle football, and when a child is playing Tackle football, they are divided into teams by their weight class and age.

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Soccer

Soccer

A game that involes using your feet and is often played by children between the ages of 3 and 6, although many people of all ages play soccer.

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Basketball

Basketball

A game that is usually played indoors and during winter, basketball is a popular sport. It involves players shooting baskets on the opposite teams basket and many other offensive and defensive plays.

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Baseball

Baseball

A game that involves a bat and a baseball. This game is played by many boys across America.

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Softball

Softball

This game also includes a bat and a slightly harder and bigger ball that is called a softball. It is played by many girls across America.

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Swimming

Swimming

Many kids are on a competitive swim team. They participate in many meets and sometimes tournaments.

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Field Hockey

Field Hockey

Field Hockey is a mostly female sport although some males play.

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Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

A fun sport played on Ice and involves Pucks, Hockey sticks, and Ice skates.