47 Writing Prompts About Sports

Tommy was nervous as he walked up to the plate with the baseball bat in his hand.

He had practiced all summer to prepare for this moment.

He was focused on the pitcher as the ball was hurled towards him. Swinging the bat hard, he connected and ran around the diamond as the crowd cheered.

He smiled as he slid across home base. He knew he made the Little League team….

Many kids love to play sports, which makes this an excellent topic for writing prompts.

Even young writers who aren’t interested in sports have an opportunity to think critically about teamwork and sportsmanship by writing on this subject. 

How to use our prompts: 

Writing prompts can be used by having students select random numbers or instructing them to choose one prompt per day to get them in the habit of writing and improve their written communication skills.

They can be the beginning of a story that young writers finish or questions that encourage critical thinking or creative writing.

They can also be given as occasional assignments or as a daily writing exercise. 

The prompts:

  1. What is your favorite sport? Why?
  2. What is the most important lesson you’ve learned by playing sports?
  3. Have you ever been rejected by a sports team? How did that make you feel?
  4. How can playing sports help you make friends?
  5. How can congratulating the winning team help you build character?
  6. How have you worked together well on group projects?
  7. What are five benefits of playing sports?
  8. If you don’t like sports, what is another group activity that you enjoy?
  9. Have you ever gone to a professional game? Describe your experience. 
  10. If you could get tickets to any game, which game would it be?
  11. If you could suggest anything to your favorite player, what would it be?
  12. Write a story about spending the day with your favorite player.
  13. Have you ever got mad at a teammate? How did you deal with it?
  14. What would you do if one teammate cost you the game?
  15. Why is teamwork important in sports?
  16. Explain how wrestling is just a sport. 
  17. How can you deal with anger besides boxing and fighting?
  18. What is your parents’ favorite sport?
  19. Have your parents ever encouraged you to play a sport you didn’t like?
  20. How can you cope with losing a game?
  21. Why do you admire your favorite player?
  22. Why is studying more important than sports?
  23. How can studying hard help you in sports?
  24. Have your struggles with sports affected your self-esteem?
  25. What are your top three strengths in sports?
  26. What are three things you’re good at besides sports?
  27. If a friend or sibling is better at sports, how does that make you feel?
  28. Imagine that you became a famous sports player. What would life be like?
  29. What do you enjoy besides sports?
  30. Have you ever been teased about your favorite sport? Why do you still play?
  31. Write about any sports injuries you’ve had. How did you handle the injuries?
  32. Write a funny story about a short basketball player.
  33. How did you feel when you made the term?
  34. Have you ever been jealous of a teammate? Why?
  35. What are three ways you could improve your game?
  36. How can you balance school and sports?
  37. Why is exercise important?
  38. How do you exercise every day?
  39. How can you stay healthy enough to still play sports?
  40. Write a story about a nerdy kid who made friends by playing sports. 
  41. Write a menu of healthy foods that you can eat to stay in shape. 
  42. What are three ways that you can exercise besides playing sports?
  43. What is a sore loser? Why shouldn’t you be a sore loser?
  44. How can you help a teammate improve their game?
  45. Why is it important to have supportive teammates?
  46. If you couldn’t play sports anymore, what would you do?
  47. What do you want to be when you grow up besides being a famous sports player?

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