A sports league is an organization that exists to provide a regulated competition for a number of people to compete in a specific sport. Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively At its simplest, it may be a local group of amateur athletes who form teams among themselves and compete on weekends; at its most complex, it can be an international professional league making large amounts of money and involving dozens of teams and thousands of players.
League is generally used to refer to competitions involving team sports, not individual sports. Sometimes a number of leagues are tied together in a hierarchical fashion; the best teams of one league may move to a higher league and the worst teams of a higher league may move to a lower league. This is called a league system and is most common in European and Latin American countries in sports such as football (soccer) (although it is not limited to soccer, contrary to North American popular belief). A league system is a hierarchy of leagues in a sport that usually teams can be promoted or relegated between depending on finishing positions or playoffs Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered A league may be split into smaller groups, often called conferences or divisions; teams then compete to be the best in their division and/or conference while also trying to be the best in the league. A division in Sports consists of a group of Teams which compete against one another for a divisional title
A league championship may be contested in a number of ways. Each team may play every other team a certain number of times--usually, teams play an even number of games or matches at their own stadium and on the road, because home field advantage is a major factor in many sports. Home advantage (also called home field advantage) is an athletic competition phenomenon In such a set-up, the team with the best record becomes champion--based on either a strict win-loss-tie system or on a points system where a certain number of points are awarded for a win, loss, or tie, while bonus points might also be added for teams meeting various criteria. In addition to this system, many leagues rely on playoffs. A playoff or final in Sports is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion or a similar accolade Teams compete in a regular season as they would in a simple league format, but the top teams (possibly determined by conference or division) advance to the playoffs. In these leagues having the best regular season record is relatively unimportant, though top-seeded teams in some leagues, such as the NFL, can gain byes to later rounds of the playoffs, and teams finishing with the best records usually have the advantage of playing the weakest teams that have advanced to the playoffs. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league.