The Facts

Sports Activity and Children

Project Play collects and distributes data on sport participation and research associated with youth sports and physical activity. The above infographic summarizes the benefits that flow to physically active youth, as recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine. Below are links to the latest data on sport and physical activity rates, and key research findings that underscore the importance and challenges of getting kids active through sports:  

Sport Participation and Physical Activity Rates

Health, Education, Social, Financial Benefits


Direct and Indirect Consequences