At gamerisms, we present the top 10
sports games glossaries for the games we
love to play and watch with a passion.
Sport gamerisms for soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, golf,
hockey, football, tennis, cricket and rugby are defined.
This introduction explains the 10
briefly, provides examples of
gamerisms along with links to each sport glossary at the
Let's begin with soccer that is one of the worldwide sport games.
Soccer Sport Games
is a game played on a rectangular field with net goals at either end.
Each team consists of 11 players whose objective is to drive the soccer
game ball into the other's goal by kicking, heading or using any part
of the body except the arms and hands. The goalie is the only player
permitted to touch or move the ball with arms or hands.
At the end of two periods of play, the team with the most goals is
declared the winner.
Examples of soccer gamerisms: Banana Kick, Dummy Run, Flick Header,
Nutmeg and Sweeper.
Basketball Sport Games
is a team sport that pits two teams against each other with a goal or
hoops on each end. Basketball is played on a court, typically made of
wood. Five players representing each team take to the floor
Basketball is divided into two different parts, offense and
defense. On offense, the person with the ball must dribble or pass the
ball up the court without taking any steps with the ball stationary in
hand. Goals are scored in increments of one, two and
On defense, the objective is to stop the offensive team from
scoring by taking the ball away, thus changing possession. The winner
is determined by the team with the highest number of points.
Examples of basketball gamerisms: Brick, Charity Stripe, Finger Roll,
Reverse Dunk and Swing Man.
Volleyball Sport Games
Volleyball s a game played by six players on a court with a net in the
middle, separating the two teams.
team attempts to score by serving the ball to the team on the opposite
side of the net. A point is scored when the opposing team fails to
return the ball and it touches the ground, goes out of bounds or is hit
more than three times by one team. The team with the most points wins.
Examples of volleyball gamerisms: Beach Dig, Heater, Lip, Pancake and
Baseball Sport Games
is a game played on a diamond shaped field with nine players on each
team. One team plays in the field that is divided into nine
positions and one team has the opportunity to bat or strike a thrown
ball, attempting to put the ball into play and arrive at the first base
before the hit ball does.
The team with the most batters that
advance around the four bases on the diamond and cross the last one,
home plate without being tagged or forced out, wins.
Examples of baseball gamerisms: Buckner, Can of Corn, Dinger, Hot
Corner and Wheelhouse.
Golf Sport Games Glossary
Golf is a game played on an outdoor course with a series of 9 or 18
holes spaced far apart.
The objective is to hit a small, hard ball with the use of various
clubs into each hole with as few strokes as possible.
Examples of golf gamerisms: Chip In, Condor, Frog Hair, Rifle and
Hockey Sport Games
is a game played on a frozen pond outdoors or an indoor ice
The players wear skates and use sticks to try to knock the puck into
the opponents' goal. Five players take to the ice for each
along with a goalie.
Examples of hockey gamerisms: Biscuit, Dangler, Howitzer, Laser and
Football Sport Games
Football is a game played between two teams with 11 players on the
field per team.
object of the game is to move the football down the field towards and
within the opposing team's designated goal posts to score points.
The team scoring the most points is declared the winner at the end of
four 15-minute quarters.
Examples of football gamerisms: Blitz, Bomb, Coffin Corner, Pass
Patterns and Nickel Defense.
Tennis Sport Games
is a game played between two individuals or teams on a field or court
with a net placed between to separate the sides. A hollow
typically made of hard rubber is hit back and forth across the net into
the opponents half of the court.
The individual or team with the most points/sets wins the tennis match.
Examples of tennis gamerisms: Ace, Bagel, Cannonball, Jam and Walkover.
Cricket Sport Games
Cricket is a game where each team has to bat and bowl at least once
the format of the game. Cricket consists of three parts: batting,
bowling and fielding. Batting is the part of the game where the batsmen
play to score runs.
Bowling is when the bowlers look for chances to
use the ball to dismiss the batsman. There are ten ways of dismissing a
batsman in cricket.
Fielding includes the job of preventing
the opposition from stealing runs and catching the ball to dismiss the
batsman. The aim for both teams is to score as many runs as they
possibly can to win the match.
Examples of cricket gamerisms: All Rounder, Dolly, Dibbly Dobbly,
Googly and Nurdle.
Rugby Sports Games Glossary
There are 2 types of rugby games and both are covered extensively in
this rugby games glossary. The first type is Union Rugby and is the
most common game played, while the second type is League Rugby.
The primary differences between the two types are the number of players
per team, scoring points and the end-result of a tackle.
Rugby games have several different rules according to which version is
played. The primary rules that are similar are movement rules and how
points are scored. In rugby, the ball can be run or kicked forward, but
it can only be passed laterally or backward. The teams are designated
as attackers and defenders dependent upon whether they have the ball or
not. The attackers have the ball. The defenders do not.
Examples of rugby gamerisms: Chip Kick, Dummy-half, Front 5, Home
Nations and Binding.
To explore the 10
sport games glossary units, follow these links that begin with Soccer:
Sports Quiz (8)
Sports Facts Trivia (11)