Hybrid sport

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.

  • 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.[1] 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.

Vigoro - a hybrid of cricket and tennis


Waterpolo - A hybrid of swimming and handball

Inactive sports


  1. ^ "Bossaball: the volleyball, football and gymnastics cross-over". inews.co.uk. Alex Nelson. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. ^ "ShieldSquare Captcha". validate.perfdrive.com. Sayon. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Hybrid of Scots Shinty and Irish Hurling created". www.scotsman.com. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  4. ^ "A Guide to Disc Golf from the PDGA". Professional Disc Golf Association. 9 October 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2020.

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