Football participation decline December 11, 2014

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Football Participation

In a recent article published by Bloomberg research done by sports marketing surveys and presented by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. Quoted in the article was a discussion of the percentage decrease in football and the rise in rugby and lacrosse in the united states.

“Participation in tackle football fell 21.1 percent from 2008-2013, while rugby and lacrosse experienced the biggest gains, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. ”

These numbers represent a five year trend and that differential among the three sports. There are many factors to be taken in when looking at this data particularly the growing concern among parents about head injury and the dissemination of sports beyond their original starting location.

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-10/football-participation-fell-21-from-2008-13-rugby-lacrosse-up.html

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SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS USA has developed one of the most innovative applications of sports participation data. Users are now able to identify sports participation activity and behavior at a local level. This is a significant imporvement over the usage of national particiaption rates that was used in the past.

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SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS USA is the official research partner of the SFIA (formerly SGMA). Please visit the research page of their website to see the participation and industry reports:

www.sfia.org/research/overview