Sports

How to Dip Your Toes into a New Sport


Have you ever watched a game on TV and thought, “Wow, that looks like a lot of fun; I want to try.” This is honestly pretty normal.  Whether it’s those unique devices from Future Motion Inc or dreaming of skiing in Aspen, getting to see people do sports honestly makes it all look like a lot of fun? With that said, however, you can’t deny that dipping your toes into it could be challenging.

 Just think about it, needing to learn how to do these things, needing to get the right equipment, or even needing to take time to do lessons. In the end, it’s all fairly lengthy. However, with that said, what matters most is trying to dip your toes into it before you become fully invested, and here’s what you need to know to achieve that!

It’s Going to Start By Finding One You’re Interested In

If you’re looking to get into a new sport, the first step is finding one that interests you. Watching sports on TV can be a great way to find out what you like and don’t like about a certain sport. If you’re not interested after three days, try another sport and repeat the process until you find one you are interested in. You can also go to sporting events and watch the games live. This can help you see the action up close and feel the excitement of everyone in the stadium. 

It can also be a great social experience. While this most likely sounds like it’s obvious (which it should be), it’s still best to consider. Some people sincerely just try a sport just to try it out, but what matters is trying one out that you do believe you could find enjoyment in. If you hate running, then why try to dip your toes into one that involves running right?

Look for a Club

Sometimes, but not always, clubs will give lessons to people who are interested. They understand that some people want to play the game but simply lack the skill, so if you want to give it a shot without the commitment of having to buy equipment, this could be a good step in the right direction. 

Ask Help from Friends

Ask your friends what sports they enjoy playing or watching. They may be able to point you in the direction of a new activity. If they’re part of a team or regularly attend matches, ask if you can tag along to get a feel for it. If your friend is in a club or doing lessons (or experience in general), then this is even better! Sometimes, friends are the best way to get into a sport as a hobby.

Can’t Find One? Just Invent One!

Okay, it might sound strange, but after trying all of these, if you’re still struggling, then why not. Try to make up something yourself. There are a lot of elements that all sports have, like the competitive nature, but there may be aspects you like of some and not others to the point where you might not want to dip your toes into it. Just think about it, some of the best sports in the world were all invented because someone got creative, so why not give it a try?


Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 12 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 12 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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