RESULTS: Los Angeles County Youth Sports Participation Survey

  • 57% of households with youth ages 6–17 say they developed an increased appreciation for sports & physical activity over the course of the pandemic.
  • One out of every three adults said there were NOT ENOUGH opportunities for their children to play sports in Los Angeles County. This percentage was higher among lower-income households
  • Parents and Caregivers indicated that LOWER COSTS, More ACCESSIBLE and CONVENIENT LOCATIONS closer to where kids live and FINDING MORE TIME would make it easier for their children to participate in sports.
  • Similar to the 2018 and 2020 surveys, “I wish more sports were available at my child or children’s school(s)” was the statement receiving the highest level of agreement.
  • 70% of adult respondents agreed the COVID pandemic “has made it difficult to find places for my children to play sports in LA County.” The agreement was higher among households making less than $75,000.



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PLAY Sports Coalition

PLAY Sports Coalition


Our mission is to ensure youth sports programs thrive as part of a vital movement to help repair a society that needs community, connectivity, and joy.