Chapter 4

Individual VS Collective sports – THE BATTLE

The term “sports” includes a large variety of activities and forms of exercise and each one of them carries their own specificities. We are talking about individual sports – such as tennis, track and field, swimming, ping–pong, martial arts etc., collective sports such as volleyball, basketball, football, handball, water polo, and those which can be practiced in both forms, such as gymnastics or synchronized swimming. Although they all share certain similarities and common points, they also have significant differences that requires a different approach in FFS. By no means, though, do these differences exclude the family friendly concept from any of those sports categories. Let’s explore some of the strong and weak points of individual and collective sports under the prism of FFS activities: