September 6, 2017

Study: Participation in youth sports continues to decline

Nationwide participation in youth sports is down nearly 8 percent over the last decade, according to a new study published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and The Aspen Institute. In 2008, close to 45 percent of kids ages 6 to 12 ...

August 17, 2017

Montana’s six-man football champs cancel 2017 season

The Hot Springs Savage Heat (Montana) won't field a football team this season, just one year after winning a state championship with a perfect 13-0 record. The Savage Heat played six-man football last season, but a bump in enrollment moved them to...

August 9, 2017

NFHS: Participation in high school basketball grows nationwide

Participation in high school basketball nationwide grew by close to 5,000 athletes last year, according to the latest survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The NFHS released its annual participation survey earli...

August 7, 2017

HS sports participation nationwide up for 28th straight year

High school sports participation has increased for a 28th consecutive year, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations' annual survey. The NFHS unveiled its latest survey on Monday, showing that 7,963,535 students play...

November 22, 2016

NFHS survey: High school football decline is slowing

The latest national participation survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations revealed that more kids are playing prep sports than ever before. That’s a fine achievement, but the focus continues to be on football and whether...

August 17, 2016

Wisconsin HS drops football one year after making playoffs

A southwestern Wisconsin high school announced this week it would cancel its upcoming varsity football season, just one year after making the postseason. More than 100 high schools around the nation have dropped football over the last year, accord...

August 16, 2016

Miami HS drops varsity football because of low participation

A Miami high school has announced it will drop varsity football due to low numbers, weeks before the season is set to kickoff. Archbishop Curley will continue with its junior varsity program in hopes of fielding a varsity team for the 2017 season...

August 11, 2016

High school sports participation up for 27th straight year

It's another year of growth for high school sports, as the latest participation survey from the National Federation of State High School Associations shows more kids are playing sports today than ever before. The NFHS participation survey counted...