Numbers show continuing decline in youth sports participation
from By Kate Hessong
Childhood sports have been an American rite of passage for as long as many can remember, so it may come as a surprise to most people to hear that youth sports participation has been declining since 2014. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, inactivity among children reached 20 percent in 2014, and grew to 37.1 percent in 2015. With these numbers, why are parents allowing their children to stop playing sports, when exercise is one of the most widely recognized methods to keep kids healthy and active?
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