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432. Participation in High School Athletic Programs

[Data based on number of state associations reporting and may underrepresent the number of schools with and participants in athletic programs]

 
MOST POPULAR SPORTS, MOST POPULAR SPORTS,
PARTICIPANTS 1 1997-98 2 1998-99 2
YEAR SEX AND SPORT
Males Females Schools Participants Schools Participants
 
1971 3,666,917 294,105 MALE
1972-73 3,770,621 817,073
1973-74 4,070,125 1,300,169 Football (11-player) 13,243 971,335 13,192 983,625
1975-76 4,109,021 1,645,039 Basketball 16,617 544,463 16,763 549,499
1977-78 4,367,442 2,083,040 Track & field (outdoor) 14,612 471,175 14,620 477,960
1978-79 3,709,512 1,854,400 Baseball 14,407 449,897 14,486 455,305
1979-80 3,517,829 1,750,264 Soccer 8,859 309,484 9,041 321,416
1980-81 3,503,124 1,853,789 Wrestling 8,900 229,176 9,022 235,973
1981-82 3,409,081 1,810,671 Cross country 11,693 178,672 11,855 181,915
1982-83 3,355,558 1,779,972 Golf 11,935 159,501 12,251 167,781
1983-84 3,303,599 1,747,346 Tennis 9,364 137,827 9,521 142,953
1984-85 3,354,284 1,757,884 Swimming & diving 5,098 83,781 5,234 83,411
 
1985-86 3,344,275 1,807,121 FEMALE
1986-87 3,364,082 1,836,356
1987-88 3,425,777 1,849,684 Basketball 16,428 454,000 16,439 456,873
1988-89 3,416,844 1,839,352 Track & field (outdoor) 14,284 395,955 14,545 405,163
1989-90 3,398,192 1,858,659 Volleyball 13,019 373,219 13,250 380,994
1990-91 3,406,355 1,892,316 Softball (fast pitch) 12,326 333,374 12,679 340,480
1991-92 3,429,853 1,940,801 Soccer 7,468 246,687 7,931 257,586
1992-93 3,416,389 1,997,489 Tennis 9,297 151,539 9,385 156,505
1993-94 3,472,967 2,130,315 Cross country 11,097 150,846 11,341 155,529
1994-95 3,536,359 2,240,461 Swimming & diving 5,360 126,062 5,450 133,235
1995-96 3,634,052 2,367,936 Competitive spirit squads 3,154 58,737 4,064 74,462
1996-97 3,706,225 2,474,043 Field hockey 1,491 56,589 1,507 57,980
1997-98 3,763,120 2,570,333
1998-99 3,832,352 2,652,726



1 A participant is counted in the number of sports participated in.
2 Ten most popular sports for each sex in terms of number of participants.

Source: National Federation of State High School Associations, Indianapolis, IN, The 1998-99 High School Athletics Participation Survey (copyright).

http://www.nfhs.org/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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