Posted by Uh oh on December 30, 2016 at 15:40:55:
These are the numbers and they don't look good for female basketball. Volleyball has now passed basketball as a participation sport in the US. The only sport(s) with a higher participation number is track and field but since that covers several disciplines and multiple names (i.e. a single runner who competes in both 100m and 200m would be counted twice), volleyball is now the sport of choice for female high school athletes. While there has been a five year increase for mens basketball, womens basketball has dropped.
I'm sure we'll hear from people saying how volleyball is a soft sport, etc. but those numbers can't be ignored.
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