YOUTH SPORTS PARTICIPATION SURVEYS
Through our partnership with the LA84 Foundation, the Play Equity Fund collectively is dedicated to learning and evaluation. We seek insight and research to inform our strategies – and maximize the impact of our work in supporting programs and actions to ensure kids have equal access to sport and structured play for lifelong well-being.
Summary: The LA84 Foundation Youth Sports Participation Survey for the Play Equity Fund is a comprehensive study assessing youth sports as it relates to childhood health and community well-being in Los Angeles County. Since 2016, the LA84 Foundation has documented the evolution of youth sports participation in Los Angeles. These biennial reports offer insight into the day-to-day challenges over 1.4 million youth across Los Angeles are facing when trying to engage in sport, movement, and play. The survey tracks youth physical activity, sports participation, and the effects of inequity on access and attitudes towards youth sports.
Summary: The LA84 Foundation is pleased to present the 2020 Los Angeles County Youth Sports Participation Survey. This is the latest in a biennial report on an assessment of youth sports that began in 2016. This comprehensive study provides both aggregated and sport-by-sport data about the more than 1.2 million youngsters – ages 6 through 17 – who play sports in Los Angeles County. This report offers an opportunity to view youth sports through several lenses including race, gender, age, ability, facility type, mode of transportation and family income. The 2020 report traces the evolution of youth sports in Los Angeles over the past half-decade, and there are encouraging trends. However, for all who are committed to Play Equity there is data that raises concerns.