youth sports statistics

Youth Sports Statistics

Youth Sport Statistics (Ages 5-18) Data
Number of kids who play organized sports each year 36,250,000
Percent of parents who are worried about injuries in youth sports 87 %
Percent of kids who play sports outside of school 60 %
Percent of boys who play organized sports 66 %
Percent of girls who play organized sports 52 %
Percent of coaches who are dads coaching their own kids 85 %
Percent of corporation executives who played sports 73 %
High School Sports Numbers Data
Number of boys playing high school soccer 286,000
Number of girls playing high school soccer 211,000
Number of boys playing high school football 1,200,000
Number of boys playing high school basketball 510,000
Female Sports Statistics (Women's Sports Foundation)
Female high school athletes are 92% less likely to get involved with drugs
Female high school athletes are 80% less likely to get pregnant
Female high school athletes are 3 time more likely to graduate than non-athletes
Odds of Going Pro Odds
Odds of a High School football player making it to the NFL 1 in 6,000
Odds of a High School baseball player making it to MLB 1 in 4,000
Odds of a High School basketball player making it to the NBA 1 in 10,000
Odss of a High School soccer player receiving a full ride to a Div I or II School 1 in 90
The following is from a study done by Michigan State on Youth Sports. 10,000 kids ages 5-14 nation-wide were surveyed.
Youth Sports Survey Statistics Data
Percent who participate in sports to be with friends 65 %
Percent who were reluctant to play sports 15 %
Percent who wanted to improve their sports skills 20 %
Percent who said they wouldn't care if no score was kept in their games 71 %
Percent who said they wished no parents would watch them play 37 %
Percent who said they see other kids act like poor sports frequently 51 %
Percent who would prefer to be on a losing team if they could play rather than warm the bench on a winning team 90 %
Percent of kids who said they had been called names, or insulted by coaches 45.3 %
Percent who said they planned to stop playing the next year 35 %
Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission, Athletic Footwear Association, USA Today Survey, Michigan State
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 16, 2017

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