High School Sports Participation Increases 28th Straight Year

The overall number of participants in high school sports increased for the 28th consecutive year in 2016-17, according to the annual survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The largest one-year increase in girls participation in 16 years helped drive the overall participation numbers to an all-time high of nearly 8 million. Participation in 11-player football did drop by nearly 26,000 from 2015-16.

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