|（Department of Sports and Art，Zhejiang Ocean University，Zhoushan 316004，China）
Abstract: From the perspective of culture, the author probed into the formation, transition and development of is-land village folk sports. The formation of island village folk sports is closely related to the oceanic geographical en-vironment, unique production manner, foreign invasion resistance, island folk customs, and holiday celebration. The development of island village folk sports culture is provided with such characteristics as ocean related, heritable, re-gional, labor related, venturous and exciting, entertaining, competitive, and communicative. The author put forward such measures as exert island village folk sports potential by fully utilizing oceanic culture.
Key words: traditional national sports；oceanic folk sports；sports culture；Zhejiang