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What is Co-Ed sports or Co-Ed games?

What is Co-Ed sports or Co-Ed games?

Co-Ed sports include any sport involving two or more players of opposite sex (males & Females) working together towards a shared objective. A Co-Ed Game is an activity in which individuals of opposite sex are organized into opposing teams which compete to win. Popular examples of Co-Ed sports are soccer, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, water polo, handball, lacrosse, cricket, softball, and the various forms of flag football and hockey.

Co-Ed Games are played mostly at the amateur and recreational level. Official competitions featuring co-ed or mixed teams are so far only limited to ultimate frisbee. One of the most popular Co-Ed sport is Adult Co-Ed soccer. It usually involves a team mixed with men and women. The requirement varies but generally each team is required to have at least 2 women at all time on the pitch. Co-Ed Sports have many advantages and disadvantages.

Here are the advantages or positives of Co-Ed Sports.
  • Fair Play: Most Co-Ed players and gentlemen and classy ladies and the fair play in these games are usually above average.
  • Fewer injuries: Co-Ed games are usually recreational and Gentlemen usually slow down when they face slower players and the result is fewer injuries.
  • Social: Co-Ed games encourage players from both sexes to meet up and play and socialize.
  • Fun
Here are the disadvantages or negatives of Co-Ed Sports.
  • Players availability: It is sometimes hard to find enough women to fill the minimum quota required by Co-Ed Team Sports Games like Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, etc.
  • Quality of games: The games can seems very slow to above average players. Some players can be frustrated to have to slow down when they clash with players from the opposite sex.
  • Severe Injuries: Players who don't know the rules can cause severe injuries. Above average and string players who cannot control themselves can hurt weaker players form the opposite sex.
  • Jealousy: Players dating teammate in same team can create jealousy. Some players try hard to impress their teammate and it can affect the team negatively.

Example of Co-Ed games organized by ShowUpAndPlaySports:

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