In every case, the best camera for the situation is the one you have with you. So while you can plan for an event by bringing extra equipment, it's pretty likely that in many cases you're going to be using your trusty smartphone.
Luckily mobile phone cameras have come on in leaps and bounds over the last few years, particularly when it comes to speed and low light performance, and you'll regularly see stunning shots which have been captured on the multipurpose devices.
Still there's no harm in a little help, like these handy tips on how to get better actions shots.
A new perspective can be a great way to get an unusual shot, and getting right down to the ground or putting in a new angle can make things all the more dynamic. It's usually a big help to ensure that there's as much light available to the camera as possible if you're planning on freezing that action too.