American kids playing sports less

Only 28% of kids aged 6 to 12 played team sports on a regular basis in 2018, down from 45% in 2008, per the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.

According to the survey, three of the main reasons kids quit sports are (1) a lack of fun, (2) bad coaches and (3) financial pressure. …

The youth sports exodus

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

2 thoughts on “American kids playing sports less”

  1. Who cares what percent play ‘team’ sports. That doesn’t give you any indication of how active kids are. There are so many more activities to do other than ‘team’ sports and many of the most beneficial sports wouldn’t be included in this number.

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