Yes, if you’re involved with contact sports and want better control, try out the pump. I say this because, before I did have the pump, many times before I’d work out, I’d be really high, and the lag between injecting and lowering BS sucked and almost ruined the workout. Same with lows-- while exercising, lows take forever to get back to normal when chewing glucose tabs and such.
With the pump, if you’re at normal BG range before you work out and YOU KNOW you will go lower with exercise, you could just disconnect and reconnect when you’re done. Or if you’re slightly raised or know you will go higher with exercise, keep it on, but lower your basal rate. The pump was more stable, and trust me, I was stubborn in switching; I did good with shots and thought I could always work on getting better on my own, but the pump makes it really easier.
I second Dave’s comment on not recommending an Omnipod. I started using it right during marathon training, and the pods either kept falling off my body as I bounced or occluded. While it’s small I found it a little too bulky and didn’t want to put a crapload of tapes and adhesives on it if I was gonna run or play sports often. With conventional pumps, you could just disconnect (if you need to), and the site on your body is mostly flat. Being flat, it’s less likely to get dislodged or having it uncomfortably bounce around a lot. I’m glad I switched.