Team sports

Do want to play a sport as part of a team, working with others towards a shared goal? This is your chance!

The possibilities are endless and you should find a person, people or group local to you that could help. You should develop a programme which is interesting, relevant to you and will increase your physical fitness. Along the way you’ll have fun, make friends, learn new skills – or even share your own skills with others!

Here are just a few ideas of the sort of things you could do to get you started:


  • Join your local club to develop new skills and take advantage of coached practices
  • Lean new techniques, including dribbling, volleying and heading
  • Represent your team in regular league and club matches
  • Use online tutorials to teach yourself freestyle tricks


  • Train with a hockey club weekly and compete in tournaments in your local area
  • Learn different ways to pass the ball, including hit, push, drive and flick
  • Improve your goalkeeping technique and play for your school team
  • Transfer your skills to ice and learn to play with a puck


  • Join your local rugby club and play for a team
  • Learn different kicks, such as the chip kick, screw kick and drop kick
  • Learn how to tackle, pass and ruck by experimenting in practice sessions
  • Learn tag rugby and sevens, to increase your speed, agility and strength


  • Try playing in different positions to discover what you are best at
  • Improve your passing, catching and shooting techniques
  • Do specific netball drills with the team to improve your speed and agility on the court
  • Join your local netball club and play in tournaments

Remember, these are just a few ideas. Chat to your Leader, family, friends and people who’ve already achieved an Award to see what they’ve done and what opportunities are available in your local area.

Don’t forget to check with your Leader that what you choose to do meets the DofE’s requirements for this section and your level.

Physical categories

Find out more about what you can do under the eight Physical section category headings:

Team sports

Individual sports

Water sports

Racquet sports



Extreme sports

Martial arts

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