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When looking at playing a sport, many people consider the social aspect of sports both for themselves and their children. Playing a sociable sport can not only help to build community, but also teach teamwork skills. There are many different sociable sports, many of which are team-based sports. Here are 10 sports for those who like to socialize:

1. Golf

Golf is frequently played in pairs or small teams. The slow-paced aspect of the game allows players to talk and socialize in between holes, especially with 18 holes.

2. Running

Although running is typically considered an individual sport, this sport gives its athletes the opportunity to socialize through competitiveness and shared interests.

3. Tennis

Tennis can be played in pairs or sets of 4. While either opportunity allows for socialization, playing with a teammate in a 2 versus 2 setup allows for plenty of time to build relationships and get to know each other.

4. Bowling

Bowling is a highly sociable sport due to its slow-paced nature. As each bowler takes their turn, other members of their team can spend time eating, drinking, and having fun.

5. Baseball

Baseball is a team sport that places emphasis on community. Many baseball players find themselves spending long hours together in the dugout cheering on their teammates as they go up to bat.

6. Soccer

Another team sport, soccer players find value in teamwork and communication. A strong team attitude is promoted both on and off the field.

7. Fowling

Fowlers can also find themselves talking with friends while they wait their turn. Additionally, with the promotion of alcohol during the game, many find fowling to be a highly sociable sport.

8. Badminton

Badminton encourages teamwork similar to tennis. However, it is more versatile depending on the weather as it is played indoors.

9. Football

Football also has a highly team-oriented aspect to it. Players are encouraged to spend time together both on and off the field.

10. Hiking

Easier than running, hiking allows its participants to socialize at a slower pace. Hikers may spend long hours in the words together talking.            

Socializing while playing sports is a great way for both children and adults to work on their interpersonal skills and build strong relationships that will last a lifetime.