Share of participants in regular kids' team sports in the U.S. 2020

Share of children aged 6 to 12 who play a team sport regularly in the United States from 2011 to 2020

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Release date

October 2021


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2020

Supplementary notes

Team sports include: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, field hockey, football (flag, touch, tackle), gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, paintball, roller hockey, rugby, soccer (indoor, outdoor), softball (slow-pitch, fast-pitch), swimming on a team, track and field, ultimate frisbee, volleyball (court, grass, sand), and wrestling. A participant is anyone who played a sport at least one day during the year, in any form and either organized or unstructured. A “core” participant is anyone who participated on a regular basis, a number of times per year that varies by sport, as defined by SFIA.

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