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Youth Sports Data and Participation Resources

By Paul Langhorst on 2/7/2016

The following is a summary of some of the best youth sports data and participation resources.  Youth sports is facing many internal and external issues and these reports and articles help tell the story.  At Engage Sports we provide a suite of online management tools for youth sports, such as websites, online registration systems, and game/tournament scheduling tools. As such, it is important for Engage Sports to keep tabs on these trends and we are happy to share some of our go-to sources for youth sports data and participation stats.

 

Resources for Sports Participation Reports & Articles:

SFIA: (Sports & Fitness Industry Association)

https://www.sfia.org/reports/participation/

Aspen Institute
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/about/blog/7-charts-that-show-the-state-of-youth-sports-in-the-us-and-why-it-matters

Sports Business Daily - Article
http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2015/08/10/In-Depth/Lead.aspx

Physical Activity Council Report

http://www.physicalactivitycouncil.com/pdfs/current.pdf

National Report Card on Physical Activity
http://www.physicalactivityplan.org/reportcard/NationalReportCard_longform_final%20for%20web.pdf

US Census: Projection of Population Size 2014-2060: 

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p25-1143.pdf

 

US School Enrollment Projections:  2014-2060

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator_cga.asp

 

The Good Father: Parental Expectations and Youth Sports  (scholarly article)

http://www.usufamiliesinsportlab.com/uploads/2/3/5/3/23535918/coakley_2006.pdf


National Council on Youth Sports (NYCS)  (2008 participation study)

http://www.ncys.org/pdfs/2008/2008-ncys-market-research-report.pdf

High School Sport Participation Study: (National Federation of State High School Associatons)

http://www.nfhs.org/ParticipationStatics/ParticipationStatics.aspx/

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