In soccer, you get points by scoring a goal inside the goal. The players wear a special type of shoes called cleats, and also shin guards to protect their legs from kicks.
In baseball, you hit the ball with a bat – and the other players can catch the ball with a glove. You get points (which are called runs) by finishing running around all four bases.
In American football, you get points by scoring a touchdown (running with the ball into the end zone) or a field goal (kicking the ball between the goalposts).
In basketball, you get points by making a basket – but the equipment itself is called a hoop.
VOLLEYBALL, TENNIS, PING-PONG
Volleyball, tennis, and table tennis use a net.
In tennis, you hit the ball with a racket, and in ping-pong you hit the ball with a paddle.
In hockey, you get points by putting the puck into the goal using your stick. Hockey players wear skates on their feet.
In golf, you hit the ball with a club. Your objective is to put the ball into the hole.
You roll the ball down the lane and try to knock down the pins:
Protection while playing sports
Boxers often use a mouthguard to protect their teeth:
In biking, motorcycle racing, snowboarding, and other high-velocity or high-impact sports, the players wear helmets:
And if a player has an injury, they might use a brace to support a part of their body while they play.
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