Die USA gelten als die führende Sportnation. Doch was wissen wir wirklich über den amerikanischen Sport, außer dass Baseball, American Football und. Kennedy weiterhin für sportliche Aktivitäten ein. President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Präsident Dwight D. Eisenhower gründete den. Doch wer auch immer den Begriff "US-Sport" in den Mund nimmt, meint im Normalfall genau die großen vier Sportarten der USA: Baseball, American Football.
Sport in den Vereinigten StaatenViele in den USA lebende Einwanderer verfolgen weiterhin Fußball als ihre Lieblingsmannschaftssportart. In den USA wird die FIFA Fussball-. So ist auffallend das Fussball (in den USA Soccer genannt) hier nicht der beliebteste Sport im Land ist. Beliebteste Sportarten sind ganz klar. Doch wer auch immer den Begriff "US-Sport" in den Mund nimmt, meint im Normalfall genau die großen vier Sportarten der USA: Baseball, American Football.
Sports In The Usa American Football VideoWHY US sports are more socialist than European football Find live scores, player & team news, videos, rumors, stats, standings, schedules & fantasy games on FOX Sports. Sports in the United States are an important part of culture in the United States. American football is the most popular spectator sport to watch in the United States, followed by baseball, basketball, and ice hockey, which make up the "4 major sports". The history of sports in the United States shows that most sports evolved out of European practices. However, basketball, volleyball, skateboarding, and snowboarding are American inventions, some of which have become popular in other countries. Major / Popular Sports of the USA (see more) Football (Gridiron), Basketball, Baseball, ice hockey, Tennis, Soccer, Golf, Nascar, Martial Arts / Boxing USA Sporting Success. But, on the surface, especially for people on the outside of American culture, attaching sport to education is a really weird idea. So, let me try to explore this concept a little bit and argue that sport does have a place within the education system. [bctt tweet=”The Role of Sports in the American Education System #sportsbiz”].
Nationwide, the NFL obtains the highest television ratings among major sports. Watching NFL games on television on Sunday afternoons has become a common routine for many Americans during the football season.
Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest annual sporting event held in the United States. The Super Bowl itself is always among the highest-rated programs of all-time in the Nielsen ratings.
The NFL has the highest average attendance 67, of any professional sports league in the world and has the highest revenue  out of any single professional sports league.
Millions watch college football throughout the fall months, and some communities, particularly in rural areas, place great emphasis on their local high school football teams.
The popularity of college and high school football in areas such as the Southern United States Southeastern Conference and the Great Plains Big 12 Conference and Big Ten Conference stems largely from the fact that these areas historically generally did not possess markets large enough for a professional team.
During football season in the fall, fans have the opportunity to watch high school games on Fridays and Saturdays, college football on Saturdays, and NFL games on Sundays, the usual playing day of the professional teams.
However, some colleges play games on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, while the NFL offers weekly games on Monday since and Thursday since As recently as , one could find a nationally televised professional or college game on television any night between Labor Day and Thanksgiving weekend.
Indoor football or arena football , a form of football played in indoor arenas, has several professional and semi-professional leagues.
The Arena Football League was active from to and folded in , but several teams from the AFL and its former minor league, af2 , relaunched the league in The AFL folded again in Most extant indoor leagues date to the mids and are regional in nature.
Dedicated women's football is seldom seen. A few amateur and semi-professional leagues exist, of varying degrees of stability and competition.
Football is unique among scholastic sports in the U. Baseball and a variant, softball , are popular participatory sports in the U. Baseball was the first professional sport in the USA.
It is played between the winner of each of the two leagues, the American League and the National League , and the winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff.
The New York Yankees are noted for having won more titles than any other US major professional sports franchise. The Philadelphia Phillies of the National League are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports ,  and enjoy a fanbase renowned for their rabid support of their team throughout Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley , and have famously been dubbed as the "Meanest Fans in America".
Louis Cardinals, and Cincinnati Reds. Particularly with Chicago sports fans who avidly follow the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox despite the comparative lack of success for the teams, with Chicago Cub fans being known throughout the country as one of the best baseball fans in the country, most notably for their passionate loyalty to the team despite their not having won a championship from to years which stands as the longest championship drought in US sports history.
Historically, the leagues were much more competitive, and cities such as Boston, Philadelphia and St. Louis had rival teams in both leagues up until the s.
An extensive minor league baseball system covers most mid-sized cities in the United States. Minor league baseball teams are organized in a six-tier hierarchy, in which the highest teams AAA are in major cities that do not have a major league team but often have a major team in another sport, and each level occupies progressively smaller cities.
The lowest levels of professional baseball serve primarily as development systems for the sport's most inexperienced prospects, with the absolute bottom, the rookie leagues, occupying the major league squads' spring training complexes.
Some limited independent professional baseball exists, the most prominent being the Atlantic League , which occupies mostly suburban locales that are not eligible for high level minor league teams of their own because they are too close to other major or minor league teams.
Outside the minor leagues are collegiate summer baseball leagues, which occupy towns even smaller than those at the lower end of minor league baseball and typically cannot support professional sports.
Summer baseball is an amateur exercise and uses players that choose not to play for payment in order to remain eligible to play college baseball for their respective universities in the spring.
At the absolute lowest end of the organized baseball system is senior amateur baseball also known as Town Team Baseball , which typically plays its games only on weekends and uses rosters composed of local residents.
Of those Americans citing their favorite sport, basketball is ranked second counting amateur levels behind football. Basketball was invented in by Canadian physical education teacher James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The National Basketball Association NBA is the world's premier men's professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
It contains 30 teams 29 teams in the U. After the regular season, eight teams from each conference compete in the playoffs for the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.
Since the Summer Olympics , NBA players have represented the United States in international competition and won numerous important tournaments.
The Dream Team was the unofficial nickname of the United States men's basketball team that won the gold medal at the Olympics.
Basketball at both the college and high school levels is popular throughout the country. Every March, a team, six-round, single-elimination tournament commonly called March Madness determines the national champions of NCAA Division I men's college basketball.
Most U. Many high school basketball teams have intense local followings, especially in the Midwest and Upper South. Ever since the s, an increasing number of players born outside the United States have signed with NBA teams, sparking league interest in different parts of the world.
Professional basketball is most followed in cities where there are no other sports teams in the four major professional leagues, such as in the case of the Oklahoma City Thunder ,  the Sacramento Kings , the San Antonio Spurs , the Memphis Grizzlies , or the Portland Trail Blazers.
New York City has also had a long historical connection with college and professional basketball, and many basketball legends initially developed their reputations playing in the many playgrounds throughout the city.
Minor league basketball, both official and unofficial, has an extensive presence, given the sport's relative lack of expense to operate a professional team.
The most prominent independent league is BIG3 , a three-on-three league featuring former NBA stars that launched in Several other pro basketball leagues exist but are notorious for their instability and low budget operations.
The WNBA is the premier women's basketball league in the United States as well as the most stable and sustained women's professional sports league in the nation.
Several of the 12 teams are owned by NBA teams. Historically, women's basketball in the United States followed a six-woman-per-team format in which three players on each team stayed on the same side of the court throughout the game.
The six-person variant was abolished for college play in , and over the course of the s and s was steadily abolished at the high school level, with the last states still sanctioning it switching girls over to the men's five-on-five code in the early s.
Ice hockey , usually referred to in the U. In the U. However, since the s, hockey has become increasingly popular in the Sun Belt due in large part to the expansion of the National Hockey League to the southern U.
Minor league professional hockey leagues in the U. Additionally, nine U. College hockey has a regional following in the northeastern and upper midwestern United States.
It is increasingly being used to develop players for the NHL and other professional leagues the U.
The Frozen Four is college hockey's national championship. Internationally, the United States is counted among the Big Six , the group of nations that have historically dominated international ice hockey competition.
One of the nation's greatest ever sporting moments was the " Miracle on Ice ", [ citation needed ] which came during the Winter Olympics when the U.
Historically, the vast majority of NHL players had come from Canada, with a small number of Americans.
As late as —70, Canadian players made up 95 percent of the league. For a more complete discussion, see Origin of NHL players. The National Women's Hockey League , founded in , is the first women's ice hockey league in the country to pay its players and features five teams in the northeast and upper midwest, with a Canadian team joining in — Three of the five U.
At the international level, the United States women's national ice hockey team is one of the two predominant international women's teams in the world, alongside its longtime rival Team Canada.
Soccer has been increasing in popularity in the United States in recent years. Soccer is played by over 13 million people in the U.
Most NCAA Division I colleges field both a men's and women's varsity soccer team, and those that field only one team almost invariably field a women's team.
The United States men's national team and women's national team , as well as a number of national youth teams, represent the United States in international soccer competitions and are governed by the United States Soccer Federation U.
Major League Soccer is the premier soccer league in the United States. As of its current season, MLS has 26 clubs 23 from the U.
The league plans to expand to 28 teams in with further plans to expand to 30 teams by The game schedule runs from mid-March to late October, with the playoffs and championship in November.
Soccer-specific stadiums continue to be built for MLS teams around the country, both because football stadiums are considered to have excessive capacity, and because teams profit from operating their stadiums.
With an average attendance of over 21, per game, MLS has the third-highest average attendance of any sports league in the U.
Another competition, the second North American Soccer League , had been the second-level league until being demoted in due to instability, and soon effectively folded.
Younger generations of Americans have strong fan appreciation for the sport, due to factors such as the U. Many immigrants living in the United States continue to follow soccer as their favorite team sport.
Women's professional soccer in the United States has not seen sustained success. Following the demise of two professional leagues in the early 21st century, the Women's United Soccer Association — and Women's Professional Soccer — , U.
Soccer established a new National Women's Soccer League in The NWSL has now survived longer than both of its two professional predecessors combined.
Of its current nine teams, six share ownership with professional men's clubs—four are wholly owned by MLS team owners, one is wholly owned by a USLC side, and another is primarily owned by a French Ligue 1 side.
A tenth team set to start play in is also owned by a USLC side. However, at the lower levels of the salary scale, the NWSL is effectively semi-professional.
Many notable international soccer players played in the U. The best American soccer players enter the U. Soccer Hall of Fame.
The following table shows additional sports that are played by over , people in the United States. Lacrosse is a team sport that is believed to have originated with the Iroquois and the Lenape.
While its roots remain east, lacrosse is currently the fastest growing sport in the nation. Major League Lacrosse is a semi-professional Field Lacrosse league also operating nationally.
Volleyball is a notable sport in the United States, especially at the college and university levels. In the —12 school year, over schools in NCAA Division I alone the highest of three NCAA tiers sponsored women's volleyball at the varsity level,  while fewer than schools in all three NCAA divisions combined sponsored varsity men's volleyball, with only 23 of them in Division I.
Now, I do not know if the American system is the best system. Maybe club sports or academies can teach these traits just as well.
I am sure that some combination of formal education and private sports can get our kids to the same place. But, I do know what sports did for me and I know what I have seen it do for others.
By empowering coaches with this new approach, they can create better systems to make kids fall in love with the game. Growth in emotionally and socially is more challenging for the students.
American schools provide best opportunities to the students for their growth. I also believe that sports is a reflection of life and there are a bunch of things that translate from sports to school and life.
One of the most important lessons i believe you can learn from sports is that your results are directly tied to how hard you are willing to work.
I also believe that most stars in sports are some of the smartest athletes as well and really have mastered not only the physical aspect of sports but also the mental aspect as well.
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The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government. Sports play an important role in American society.
They enjoy tremendous popularity but more important they are vehicles for transmitting such values as justice, fair play, and teamwork.
Sports have contributed to racial and social integration and over history have been a "social glue" bonding the country together.
Early Americans like Benjamin Franklin and President Thomas Jefferson stressed the need for exercise and fitness promoting for example running and swimming.
Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy continued to encourage physical activity. President Dwight D.Unter Einbeziehung von Eishockey und seltener Fußball werden diese Mannschaftssportarten im deutschen Sprachraum zumeist unter dem Begriff US-Sport. US-Sports. Die Amerikaner sind ein sportbegeistertes Volk. Sportereignisse Die beliebtesten Sportarten sind in den USA American Football und Baseball. Viele in den USA lebende Einwanderer verfolgen weiterhin Fußball als ihre Lieblingsmannschaftssportart. In den USA wird die FIFA Fussball-. Wer Zeit in seinem USA-Urlaub hat, sollte unbedingt einen Besuch im Sportstadion einplanen. Ganz oben sollten der Besuch eines der populären Sportarten. 10/8/ · Football, not to be confused with European football or soccer, is one of the most popular American sports. The Super Bowl is always the most watched sporting event in the United States, drawing nearly million people to their TVs to watch an event that's distinctly American. Now, I do not know if the American system is the best system. Maybe club sports or academies can teach these traits just as well. I am sure that some combination of formal education and private sports can get our kids to the same place. But, I do know what sports did for me and I know what I . New Jersey, USA When? American Football roots are actually in English rugby. The very first game played in America was a collegiate one between Rutgers University and Princeton University. Who? Walter Camp was an American football player, coach, and sports writer known as the "Father of American Football.".