Youth Sport In The United States

Authored by: Jay Coakley

Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

Print publication date:  January  2016
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415840033
eBook ISBN: 9780203795002
Adobe ISBN: 9781134469932


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As of 2014, there were about 41 million 5–14-year-old boys and girls living in the United States. They constituted about 13 per cent of the total population. According to Sports Marketing Surveys, about half of those young people play sports, either organized or casual, during a given year, and it is estimated that 10–12 million play sports regularly or frequently.

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