We can count on our friends at the Aspen Institute for industry leading research on youth sports. Additionally, they are at the spearhead of Project Play 2020, a multiyear effort to grow youth sport participation, with partners such as NBC, MLB, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Amazon, The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, NBA, ESPN, NHL and more.
Above are participation numbers from the Aspen Institute State of Play 2018 Report. Interesting to see dramatic jumps in Ice Hockey, Flag Football and Track & Field, while Soccer and Tackle Football saw the biggest drops. To read the full report, click here.