In September 2019, the U.S. released the National Youth Sports Strategy to increase America's participation in youth sports. The strategy aims to increase children's involvement in sports to boost graduation rates, encourage cooperation and build confidence in the nation's youth.
According to ESPN, the most popular sport for both boys and girls is basketball, with over 450,000 girls and 550,000 boys playing for a school team in 2012. Baseball and softball rank second among the top five organized sports for youths. The third most popular youth sport for boys is football due to its emphasis on a team atmosphere.
Next, soccer is the fastest-growing youth sport in America and is included in the top five most popular youth sports. Finally, while volleyball ranks as a top-five sport for girls, track and field is a top-five sport for both genders in the U.S.
Youth sports change and evolve with the seasons. Alternating sports throughout the year keeps children engaged and prevents the risk of injury since different sports use different muscle groups.
Popular fall youth programs include basketball, football, soccer, and futsal. Spring favorites are baseball, softball, and soccer. Check out the Spooky Nook Events Calendar for more information about when we offer specific sports and youth programs in 2020.
At Spooky Nook Sports, we strive to provide incredible places for children to interact, grow, play and compete. We provide youth with the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, including clinics, summer camps, lessons, skill training, leagues and tournaments for each sport at our facility. In addition to individual sports teams, we offer the opportunity for youth to sign up for co-ed leagues.
Check out the following sports we offer in 2020 for youth:
With the growing popularity of technology and screen-heavy games, kids are less likely to participate in sports. As a result, screens have replaced physical activity in more households than ever before. How do we combat this? The answer is organized sports programs for children.
Youth sports programs have been proven to increase confidence, self-esteem, and competence. Sports can also encourage social and interpersonal skills, such as leadership and teamwork. Children can learn and build on life skills through youth sports programs, including time management, work ethic, and goal setting. These skills have been proven to boost school attendance, concentration, memory, and academic performance.
To get your kid active in a youth sports program in 2020, look no further than Spooky Nook Sports. We're the country's largest indoor sports complex, offering unique and flexible use of our 700,000 square foot space. Join a co-ed team or recreational sports group, and enjoy access to our quality playing surfaces, easy parking, on-site restaurant, and in-house hotel.
Contact us today for more information about our new and exciting sports programs for children in 2020!