Youth Sports Statistics

Youth Sport Statistics (Ages 5-18) Data
Number of kids who play organized sports each year 35 Million
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 284,000
Number of girls playing high school soccer 209,000
Number of boys playing high school football 1 Million
Number of boys playing high school basketball 500,000
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 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 Statistic 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%

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.

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

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