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STRIKING EAGLES SOCCER CLUB

PO Box 34,

Gilbertsville, NY 13776

E-mail rwingjr@citlink.net

 

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PARTICIPATION RATES

The following are some participation rates.

Soccer Industry Council of America
1997 National Soccer Participation Survey
(Total Participants)

TOP 15 STATE PARTICIPATION RATES

TOP 10 SOCCER MARKET PARTICIPATION RATES

TOP 20 SOCCER STATES

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS

YOUTH TEAM SPORTS RANKINGS

 

TOP 15 STATE PARTICIPATION RATES

Rank

State

Number of Participants

Participants Per 100 People

1. Utah 278,000 18.4
2. Kansas 293,000 15.6
3. Delaware 212,000 12.3
4. Missouri 526,000 11.8
5. Iowa 297,000 11.5
6. Minnesota 450,000 10.0
7. Indiana 447,000 10.1
8. Connecticut 241,000 9.8
9. Colorado 307,000 9.7
10. Washington 505,000 9.4
11. New York 1,431,000 9.4
12. New Jersey 641,000 8.8
13. Ohio 962,000 8.8
14. Maryland 611,000 8.5
15. California 2,111,000 8.1

TOP 10 SOCCER MARKET PARTICIPATION RATES***

1. Kansas City 275,000 18.7
2. Cincinnati/Hamilton 255,000 12.7
3. Minneapolis/St. Paul 301,000 12.2
4. St. Louis 331,000 10.8
5. Houston/Galveston/Brazoria 477,000 10.5
6. Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton 277,000 10.0
7. Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City 457,000 9.2
8. Los Angeles/Riverside/Orange County 1,142,000 8.9
9. Portland/Salem 244,000 8.6
10. New York/New Jersey/Connecticut/Pennsylvania 1,210,000 8.3

** Compiled as an average of 1994, 1995 and 1996 participation
***Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA)
1997 Soccer Industry Council of America

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TOP 20 SOCCER STATES

1. California 2,111,000
2. New York

1,431,000

3. Texas 1,276,000
4. Pennsylvania 1,041,000
5. Ohio 962,000
6. Michigan 733,000
7. New Jersey 641,000
8. Maryland 611,000
9. Florida 574,000
10. Missouri 526,000
11. Washington 505,000
12. Illinois 469,000
13. North Carolina 457,000
14. Minnesota 450,000
15. Indiana 447,000
16. Wisconsin 418,000
17. Oregon 343,000
18. Colorado 307,000
19. Iowa 297,000
20. Kansas 293,000

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Total Participants
(US Population, 6 yrs. or older, at least
18,098,000 100%
once per year)

Male 10,858,000 60%
Female 7,240,000 40%
Under 18 13,410,000 74%
18 and over 4,688,000 26%
Northeast 4,211,000 23%
North Central 4,506,000 25%
South 5,233,000 29%
West 4,148,000 23%

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Frequent Participants
(25 or more days/year) 7,694,000 43%

"Core" Participants
(52 or more days/year) 3,231,000 18%

"Aficionados"
(Soccer is favorite activity) 4,048,000 22%

Youth Team Sports Rankings

Participants 12 - 17 (000)


1. Basketball 12,702

2. Volleyball 8,706

3. Soccer 6,034

4. Football (Tackle) 5,435

5. Softball 5,418

6. Baseball 4,444

7. Ice Hockey 785

Participants 6 - 11 (000)



1. Basketball 9,520

2. Soccer 7,376

3. Baseball 5,047

4. Softball 4,690

5. Volleyball 3,825

6. Football (Tackle) 2,603

7. Ice Hockey 431

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Scott Zettlemoyer
Los Alamitos, CA, USA

USSF D-License
The Soccer Alliance - Board Member
U14-G
Fury Academy - Regional Partner(1/98) http://www.furyacademy.com/

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