Top 10 Hardest Positions in Sports

Every sport requires talent and natural ability, but some positions are much more difficult than others. Join as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Hardest Positions in Sports. Suggestion Tool►► Subscribe►► Facebook►► Twitter►► Instagram►► Channel Page►►

For this list, we are focusing on the positions from a variety of sports that are toughest to play from both a physical and technical standpoint.

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Author SnapShot 2286 ( ago)
I think it is goalkeeper (football) because you need quick reflexes

Author char _8 ( ago)
I think hockey goalie is hardest

Author nildhara gadani ( ago)
cricket because a bowler can bowl almost 150K

Author Jack Moerschel ( ago)
I've played a lot of sports and a lot of positions, including a goalie in soccer...but I've recently started lacrosse and let me tell you, lacrosse is really hard to play: physically and mentally exhausting.

Author Mason Howerton VLOGS ( ago)
first base baseball

Author Ben Speyer ( ago)
Goalie in ice hockey is harder than goalie in soccer

Author Zachary James ( ago)
I play lacrosse goalie and HOOLLLYYY mother of god it's hard! It's natural human reaction to duck,turn away or just protect yourself but when you play goalie you have to step into the 90mph shot coming right at you.Its literally a gamble each time the ball comes toward you.Theres a 50-50 chance you'll save it and then if you do save it you have 5 seconds before you have to get out of your safe zone and be subject to a beating.Its one of the hardest positions ever

Author TheLandFish ( ago)
No defense for Hockey? We have to get the puck out of the zone, keep it in the offensive zone, and stop players from getting goals.

Author neelis warrock ( ago)
i think goalkeeper in feeldhockey is super hard

Author Mr.Raven red ( ago)
I'm a utility player in base ball and ever one thinks I can't fail

Author Ricci Humphries ( ago)
A fullback in rugby is easily one of the hardest positions in sport

Author YeahItzZach15 ( ago)
I'm pitcher for my baseball team and I won our teams tournament and we won gold medals and we were champs

Author Filippos Litz ( ago)
Handball goalkeeper

Author Mr Sports ( ago)
1 nba

Author Dan Bacon ( ago)
When she tried to talk about English sports, the terminology is just painful

Author the baseball and wrestling kid extreme ( ago)
ive ben soccer gollie

Author the baseball and wrestling kid extreme ( ago)
ive ben pitcher too i like it better than catcher

Author the baseball and wrestling kid extreme ( ago)
ive been a catcher it is hard

Author BBandSelin Luvdomo ( ago)
the hardest position is dance. i've done soccer, basketball, football and volleyball and still dance is the hardest. not even gonna question that

Author POKE CARDS ( ago)
I understand that goalie is a pretty tough spot, but I think its not the hardest. Because when I was a goalie for my soccer team , I could read the eyes of the attacker and tell where the ball was going. But in pro soccer its a whole different ball game. Those things are faster as heck.

Author Mike Abdoo ( ago)
Hockey goalie is by far the the hardest position. Getting 30-40 shots faster and harder to track than soccers 7-10 a game :/

Author Supermies ( ago)
The feeling when you let one easy goal like every 100 game and you still get so much hate for that

Author MusicAndSongs ( ago)
I'm a goalkeeper. Yet I don't get any saves a game due to my team being so good

Author G MarTin ( ago)
What about American Football Lineman they have brutal contact every play?!

Author NateMMDLX ( ago)
Wide receiver should be at least 10 :/

Author Andrew Selway ( ago)
in rugby it's a no 8 because you have to be where ever the ball is also pushing 7 players foward because you are at the back of the Scrum

Author Elias Nef ( ago)
I'm a goalkeeper. it's very difficult

Author Stefan Arendt ( ago)
Be a Goalie in Handball... Then you know what tough means

Author Uyi Odeh ( ago)
I understand what u guys mean as a center back it is my job to save the goalie and one time this kid got past him but he stalled long enough for me to sprint back me and my goalie always communicate and when a goal goes in we just shake it off and keep playing because in our school game we were losing 4-2 by halftime and in the end we ended up winning 5-4 in an upset

Author Benjamin Barnett ( ago)
Middle in volleyball, or libero

Author Conor Quaid ( ago)
number 8 rugby

Author Fizzi Coke ( ago)
Hardest position is soccer goalkeeeper.

Author Carlos Castillo ( ago)
where is the batter in baseball

Author Thomas Dixon ( ago)
Hardest position in baseball is 3rd base. (Hot corner). Sure, not a ton of action at 3rd, but often when it happens, he has a fraction of a second to react, compose himself, and gun the runner at first.

Author Bella Garfield ( ago)
I'm surprised that Crew/rowing wasn't in the top ten.

Author Joey Vermaas ( ago)
Of flanker rugby

Author Joey Vermaas ( ago)
Rugby flyhalf

Author NotTheStatusQuo ( ago)
Point guard is harder than center.

Author The Skeleton gamer ( ago)
WR American football

Author The Goalie Gamer 30 ( ago)
Offensive linemen have the hardest position in sports

Author Fidel Martinez ( ago)
Safety??? Where is cornerback? 🤔

Author Erik Howard ( ago)
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Author Comedy Football ( ago)
What about midfielder in football they have to run loads in a match and be able to read the game well and pass and shoot and defend

Author galaxy 101 ( ago)
i am a waterpolo player

Author Zecronite Gaming101 ( ago)
I'm always goal keeper on my team and when the enemy got a score they said "You can't play football"

Author matthew plater ( ago)
i feel you bro i play defence and im captain. i know that its never the goalis fault and if anyone bags the goalie i get them to be subbed next.

Author CTG M21 ( ago)
you ain't accurate broski

Author Mark Euske ( ago)
DS for volleyball?

Author MainTime ( ago)
Y'all wrong for showing hayward get blocked

Author The Red Bull ( ago)
Neuer has it easy with his defense

Author GK ShowCaseHD ( ago)
Its Sucks How Soccer goalkeepers dont get much credit and everyone just things its easy.

Author Bud Grasley ( ago)
the spotter in nascar

Author Benjamin Lagrandeur ( ago)

Author Sports master 18 ( ago)
My team only accuses me if I let in a goal in practice not games

Author Juan Parranda ( ago)
Batting is the hardest thing

Author RUBILEx 007 ( ago)
I'm a goalkeeper I'm 11 and I ve been scouted fer Liverpool

Author Eli McConnon ( ago)
half back

Author Zach Schulzeck ( ago)
halfback rugby leauge

Author Zach Schulzeck ( ago)
what a runout by wade

Author Earshad Hossain ( ago)
Wicketkeeper is truly a very hard position in cricket. I'm one myself wicketkeepers need good reflexes, good technique,good concentration,good communication and flexible body. It's really tough

Author TheGaminController ( ago)
I honestly thought that goalie (lacrosse) is the hardest. It requires strong reaction time, and to be tough because you have to react to 100mph rubber ball most likely aiming for your head

Author Felix Salonen ( ago)
linebacker in football is hardest

Author Felix Santana Jr ( ago)
Shortstop in baseball

Author Ryan Hogan ( ago)
The only other harder position than hockey goalie is MMA fighter. Soccer goalie? Get the f**k out of here lmao

Author Alyssa russo ( ago)

Author francargeric1 ( ago)
I think the hardest position to play would be quarterback, not only you need height (+5ft10) weight (+200 pounds) at the very minimum, speed and arm strenght, you also need to be accurate in 40 to 60 yds throws in the exact position that the defender cant reach, and your receiver can make a play, add in reading the defense, adjusting the protection, audibling, escaping sacks, throwing on the run while getting hit and it makes it the hardest by far. Goalkeepers (any sport) need to have good reflexes and 0 fear of the ball + reading where the shooter is going to shoot. Making a mistake as a goalie is equal as to making a mistake as a qb (see mark sanchez butt fumble), Midfielder is also hard, you need balance, speed, ball control and an amazing amount of stamina + accuracy, but doesnt compare to the complexity of being an NFL quarteback

Author Cj Tube ( ago)
Where's point guard

Author ZelfGamedJay ( ago)
pg is harder then center

Author Bro Gamers ( ago)
1 should be fly half and scrum half

Author Sid Cutts ( ago)
Tight head prop in rugby is the hardest position in rugby and that's coming from a scrum half

Author This wallpaper sux ( ago)
I play 3 of these positions

Author Aaron Williams ( ago)
Irish hurling goal Keeper

Author taivasily1 ( ago)
Lol reserves in soccer

Author Caden Baumeister ( ago)
hockey is the hardest

Author Musthafa Ibrahim ( ago)
i played as a goalie but its not that hard

Author This channel is for commenting only if you ( ago)
Every one is just commenting saying there position is the hardest. Tbh all sports positions are hard and you need to be fit and athletic for each one.

Author Andres Robles ( ago)
the hardest position in any sport it the water boy

Author cooper bashaw ( ago)
qb should be #1

Author Jaely Gamming ( ago)
Rugby...... Fullback, seriously

Author Manic ( ago)

Author mitchell nugent ( ago)
Playing full back in AFL up to 20 or more goals or more can be kicked per game with each goal equaling 6 points. Or if the opposition scores a behind 1 point it is the full backs job to kick the ball from the opposing teams goal square up to 50 or more meters to one on his team mates

Author Mikey Grove ( ago)
Where is AFL at??

Author Oexo Tekkaz ( ago)
hurling goalie in hurling a ball goes 100 miles an hour pure leather 6 feet goa

Author OsciGamer 2 ( ago)
Im a hockey goalie

Author John Mendoza ( ago)
What about American football center or all the linemen we protect the qb ( if u have a good line) and the running back or full back( when it's a running play) but wether u think we're needed or not it's still my fav position both defense guard and center

Author Shop2it ( ago)
What about center in American football

Author That1_ Guy ( ago)
Forward position in Rugby is actually really hard,lot of strain on the neck

Author Ethan Prendergast ( ago)
Never mind

Author Ethan Prendergast ( ago)
Midfielder s not he hardest position in soccer.

Author Kevin ( ago)
Short stop in baseball. While it by no means should have been number 1, It should have been pretty high. Not only do they have to be able to stop really fast balls in a matter of a second, but they also must deal with things such as Line drives, cutoffs, backing up, covering 3rd, covering 2nd...

Author danial sadri ( ago)
Basketball Point Guard is also hard tho u have to be able to shoot the ball u have to be able to pass the ball well u have to be quick u have to be able to control the ball well and u are the playmaker so it's very hard

Author No_Nareszcie ( ago)
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Author Drew2Drippy ( ago)
Honorable mention point guard?

Author Filip Skoglund ( ago)
im a goalkeeper in soccer but it should be like 7 or 6

Author MasterGaming10 Bat ( ago)
Soccer for weak
Hockey for men

Author Laser Alpha ( ago)
I think that the striker in soccer/football is one of toughest positions in sports. You have to do almost constant jogging/running during the 2X45 min game

Author Sebastián Ogalla Polonio ( ago)
Being a handball goalkeeper is a hard position too...

Author the Communist potato ( ago)
pivot in handball

Author RonnieM4851 ( ago)
i think the hardest positions is the outfielders from MLB because they always throw from long range when they got the baseball. as like as the catcher strong arms for throwing and fielding

Author FuzzDerp 123 ( ago)
welll i play goalie in lacrosse so u already know my opinion

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