Hybrid sport

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A korfball match in the Netherlands between 'Trekvogels' and 'OZC'

A hybrid sport is one which combines two or more (often similar) sports in order to create a new sport, or to allow meaningful competition between players of those sports.

The most popular hybrid sport in terms of attendance and television viewers is international rules football.

Active sports[edit]

  • BASEketball - a fictional hybrid sport from the movie BASEketball which combines the game of basketball with baseball rules.
  • Bossaball - a hybrid sport combining elements of volleyball, association football, gymnastics, and Capoeira, played on a field with 3 bases, there is a trampoline at the third base along with a net. Allowing players to bounce high to spike or touch the ball and touch it with any part of the body, especially arms and hands
  • Korfball – several claims that it was developed as a hybrid of netball and basketball to enable play between teams of mixed gender. Despite the origins of korfball, today it does facilitate exactly that purpose.
  • Samoa Rules – A hybrid of rugby union and Australian rules football
  • Segway Rugpolocrosse - A field sport which combines elements of Segway polo, rugby, and lacrosse, played on the segway allowing players to run with it either in hands or in the netted racket of lacrosse stick, and contact, impede, and tackle each other with the player's body, lacrosse stick, and segway.
  • Slamball - a full-contact team hybrid sports which will combine elements of basketball, American football, ice hockey, acrobatics, and video games, played on the basketball court, surrounded by hockey-style plexiglass walls, with two sets of four trampolines at the front of net and boards around the edges of this court.


Vigoro - a hybrid of cricket and tennis


waterpolo - A hybrid of swimming and handball

Inactive sports[edit]