Youth Sports Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission, Athletic Footwear Association, USA Today Survey, Michigan State
Research Date: April 18th, 2015

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Youth Sport Statistics (Ages 5-18)Data
Number of kids who play organized sports each year35 Million
Percent of kids who play sports outside of school60%
Percent of boys who play organized sports66%
Percent of girls who play organized sports52%
Percent of coaches who are dads coaching their own kids85%
Percent of corporation executives who played sports73%
High School Sports NumbersData
Number of boys playing high school soccer284,000
Number of girls playing high school soccer209,000
Number of boys playing high school football1 Million
Number of boys playing high school basketball500,000
Female Sports Statistics (Womens 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-ahtletes
Odds of Going ProOdds
Odds of a High School football player making it to the NFL1 in 6,000
Odds of a High School baseball player making it to MLB1 in 4,000
Odds of a High School basketball player making it to the NBA1 in 10,000
Odss of a High School soccer player receiving a full ride to a Div I or II School1 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 StatisticData
Percent who participate in sports to be with friends65%
Percent who were reluctant to play sports15%
Percent who wanted to improve their sports skills20%
Percent who said they wouldn’t care if no score was kept in their games71%
Percent who said they wished no parents would watch them play37%
Percent who said they see other kids act like poor sports frequently51 %
Percent who would prefer to be on a losing team if they could play rather than warm the bench on a winning team90%
Percent of kids who said they had been called names, or insulted by coaches45.3%
Percent who said they planned to stop playing the next year35%

Youth athletics are a sport category in which competitors under 18 years old participate. This includes activities which are individual and team based, outside of school or within school, and both competitive and non-competitive sports.

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