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PostPosted: 02/15/17 1:31 pm    ::: Why volleyball -- not basketball -- is winning the popular v Reply Reply with quote

http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/18659764/why-young-athletes-flocking-volleyball-not-basketball-record-numbers

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Two years ago, for the first time, more high school girls played volleyball (432,176) than basketball (429,504), according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. In 2015-16, volleyball added another 4,133 girls to those numbers, while basketball lost 276 participants.



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PostPosted: 02/15/17 1:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I find it interesting as well. Basketball gets more coverage & has the WNBA. No pro volleyball league in the US &very little coverage of college volleyball.



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PostPosted: 02/15/17 3:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I have often wondered if more girls are taking up volleyball instead of basketball because it's less likely to be injured playing v-ball.



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