70 Unique Sports Trivia Questions for Kids (With Answers)

Looking for sports trivia questions for kids? These trivia quiz questions are perfect for kids of all ages. Covering all of the major sports played throughout the world, it makes it fun for the child who enjoys sports. Don't forget to grab the kids sports trivia PDF contained at the bottom of this article, it can help to print the questions in advance of game night!

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The best list of sports trivia for kids

These sports trivia quiz questions are both hard sports trivia questions and easy sports trivia questions. All perfect for the child ages 9 to 15.

How to Play

Here's how to play this sports quiz! Print the kids sports quiz questions at the bottom of this article. And then gather each kid who wants to play. Ensure that each child has a pencil and paper. A pencil is better, since the child can revise their answers.

Read each trivia question to the group. For example, "What does NBA stand for? Answer: National Basketball Association."

Each correct answer earns one point. Ask 10 questions per round. And play up to 7 rounds. The player with the most correct answers, wins the game! These questions help children gain knowledge of sports while testing their critical-thinking skills.

Sports Trivia Questions and Answers for Kids


Trivia Question: Until what year was a basketball game played with a soccer ball?

Answer: 1929.

Trivia Question: What color was the original basketball?

Answer: Brown.

Trivia Question: How is a goal scored in basketball?

Answer: When a team shoots into the basket.

Trivia Question: How many playoff points has Michael Jordan scored?

Answer: 5,987.

Trivia Question: What is the diameter of a basketball rim?

Answer: 18 inches.

Trivia Question: How tall is an NBA basketball hoop?

Answer: 10 feet.

Trivia Question: Who is the shortest basketball player of all time?

Answer: Muggsy Bogues.

Trivia Question: What year was women's basketball added to the Olympics?

Answer: 1976.

Trivia Question: What athlete is a member of both the football and basketball hall of fame?

Answer: Cal Hubbard.

Trivia Question: What year was the distinction between a professional and amateur basketball player dropped?

Answer: 1989.


Trivia Question: What year did football players first start wearing helmets?

Answer: 1943.

Trivia Question: In 1943 the Chicago Bears had how many rare "ties" in a football game?

Answer: 6.

Trivia Question: How much did a 30-second commercial cost in the 2011 Super bowl?

Answer: $30M.

Trivia Question: What is the current value of the Dallas Cowboys franchise?

Answer: $1.5B.

Trivia Question: How much money does the NFL make annually?

Answer: $1B+.

Trivia Question: What football team was the first to have professional cheerleaders?

Answer: The Colts.

Trivia Question: What football player was the first to receive a start on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

Answer: Terry Bradshaw.

Trivia Question: Who was the first African-American quarterback to play in the NFL?

Answer: Willie Thrower.

Trivia Question: Which professional football players are brothers and quarterbacks?

Answer: Eli and Peyton Manning.

Trivia Question: Who makes the Vince Lombardi trophy?

Answer: Tiffany & Co.


Trivia Question: What was the longest winning streak for the LA Galaxy?

Answer: 15 games.

Trivia Question: What was filled in the first soccer balls in China?

Answer: Rubble.

Trivia Question: What's a grassy soccer field called?

Answer: A pitch.

Trivia Question: How long is a soccer game?

Answer: 90-minutes long.

Trivia Question: How many soccer fans are there in America?

Answer: 33 million.

Trivia Question: Where did the term "soccer" originate from?

Answer: England.

Trivia Question: When was the first live broadcast of a soccer match?

Answer: 1937.

Trivia Question: How many miles does a soccer player run per match?

Answer: 7-miles.

Trivia Question: Who was the first player to be MVP in the World Cup as of 2002?

Answer: Oliver Kahn.

Trivia Question: What is the most goals scored in a year?

Answer: 27.


Trivia Question: When did the first England rugby team first come about?

Answer: 1871.

Trivia Question: What year was rugby founded?

Answer: 1823.

Trivia Question: What are the two types of rugby?

Answer: Rugby Union and Rugby League.

Trivia Question: Wales plays for which of the rugby leagues?

Answer: Rugby Union.

Trivia Question: What is the rugby world championship called?

Answer: Rugby World Cup.

Trivia Question: How often is the rugby world cup held?

Answer: Every 4 years.

Trivia Question: How many players are on a rugby team?

Answer: 15 players.

Trivia Question: How many teams play in a rugby match?

Answer: 2.

Trivia Question: When will the next world cup be held?

Answer: 2023.

Trivia Question: Where is Rugby Union played?

Answer: England.


Trivia Question: September 23rd is called what?

Answer: Tennis Day.

Trivia Question: What is the official name for tennis?

Answer: Lawn Tennis.

Trivia Question: What color are tennis balls?

Answer: Neon yellow.

Trivia Question: How long is a tennis court?

Answer: 78 feet long.

Trivia Question: How wide is the tennis court?

Answer: 27 feet.

Trivia Question: What is the largest grand slam in tennis?

Answer: Wimbledon.

Trivia Question: How many grand slam events are there in tennis?

Answer: 4.

Trivia Question: When a player shoots first, what is this called?

Answer: A serve.

Trivia Question: When a player returns the ball, what is this called?

Answer: A volley.

Trivia Question: A ball that can be hit using a backhand or forehand swing is called what?

Answer: A lob.


Trivia Question: Which team holds the most world series titles in major league baseball?

Answer: New York Yankees.

Trivia Question: How many home runs did Barry Bonds hit?

Answer: 73.

Trivia Question: How many players have hit 4 home runs in a single game?

Answer: 14 players.

Trivia Question: What year was the National Baseball Hall of Fame created?

Answer: 1935.

Trivia Question: What player went to the world series for three straight years?

Answer: Don Baylor.

Trivia Question: What player played for 16-straight years without missing a single game?

Answer: Cal Ripken, Jr.

Trivia Question: Jimmy Piersall celebrated his 100th home run by doing what?

Answer: Running the bases backward.

Trivia Question: How many hits does Pete Rose have in the MLB?

Answer: 4,256 hits.

Trivia Question: Who struck out the most batters in pitcher history?

Answer: Nolan Ryan.

Trivia Question: Who holds the previous record of 70 home runs that was broken in 1998?

Answer: Mark McGuire.


Trivia Question: True or false, hockey pucks are frozen before games?

Answer: True.

Trivia Question: The Pittsburgh Penguins once had a penguin named what?

Answer: Slapshot Pete.

Trivia Question: True or false, every member of the winning Stanley Cup team gets a day with the trophy?

Answer: True.

Trivia Question: When did "puck drops" first start?

Answer: 1906.

Trivia Question: True or false, the Stanley Cup contains typos?

Answer: True.

Trivia Question: If two goalies are injured on a team, who can play in the position?

Answer: A fan.

Trivia Question: Captain rules meant that a player had to be on the ice at all times, which player was this?

Answer: The captain.

Trivia Question: When was the first outdoor game of hockey played professionally?

Answer: 1991.

Trivia Question: Where was the first outdoor game played professionally?

Answer: Las Vegas, Nevada.

Trivia Question: Who scored five goals, five different ways?

Answer: Mario Lemiex.


Trivia Question: How many winter Olympic Games sports are played?

Answer: 15 sports.

Trivia Question: What Jamaican sprinter won gold medals at the 100, 200, and 4 x 100m relay three times?

Answer: Usain Bolt.

Trivia Question: Who was won the most tennis grand slam titles?

Answer: Novak Djkovic.

Trivia Question: What year was the first super bowl played?

Answer: 1967.

Trivia Question: How many sports were played during the 2008 Summer Olympics?

Answer: 28 sports.

Trivia Question: What baseball team has the most funds to work with?

Answer: New York Yankees.

Trivia Question: What NFL team has won the most super bowls?

Answer: Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Trivia Question: How long is the average baseball game?

Answer: 3-hours.

Trivia Question: How many PGA championships has Tiger Woods won in golf?

Answer: 4.

Trivia Question: How many grand slam titles has Serena Williams won?

Answer: 23.

Trivia Question: In the American Football association, how many teams are there?

Answer: 32 teams.

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