Troubling Decline in Youth Sports Participation


by Kamil Skwarek on Sep 30, 2014 | Views: 114 | Score: 2
20082012
Tackle Football3.263.08
Soccer7.116.61
Baseball6.045.61
Basketball7.596.95
Ice Hockey0.330.55
Lacrosse0.30.77
Sports
Number of Participants (Millions)
Sources: online.wsj.com
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Kamil Skwarek
Kamil Skwarek on Sep 30, 2014 12:46 PM said:

Between 2008 and 2012 youth sports participation among 6 to 18 year olds declined. Only hockey and lacrosse saw increases, but the number of participants are very small compared to the major sports. A number of factors are responsible for the decline including the rising cost of sports and the growing concerns about injuries, especially football.

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