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NCAA Releases “2013-14 Women’s Lacrosse Sponsorship, Participation, Scholarship, Tournament, Graduation Rate And Budget Report”


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US Lacrosse Releases “2013 Lacrosse Participation Survey”; Record Total Of 746,000 Players Competed On Organized Teams, A 34% Increase Since 2008


2013 Participation Survey

A record total of 746,859 players competed on organized lacrosse teams in 2013, as reported in the annual US Lacrosse Participation Report released today. The growth rate from last year (722,205) was 3.4 percent and youth participation topped 400,000 for the first time ever. The 403,770 youth participants represent over half of the total playing population and youth participation grew 3.6 percent over 2012. Roughly two-thirds of the youth participants are boys (265,428) and more players came from New York (55,298) than any other state. Lacrosse continues to be the fastest-growing sport at the high school level, and a total of 290,046 players competed in 2013. According to data from the NFHS, from 2008 to 2013, a total of 621 schools added boys’ teams and 588 schools added girls’ teams. Those figures represent a 34 percent increase in the number of boys’ programs and a 36 percent increase in the number of girls’ programs, easily outdistancing other sports in terms of percentage growth. The second-fastest growing sports are water polo (13 percent for boys) and ice hockey (14 percent for girls). Lacrosse is also the fastest-growing NCAA sport, and more than 35,000 players competed on varsity, club or junior college teams in 2013. A staggering 60 new varsity programs were added in 2013, including eight new NCAA Division I programs. US Lacrosse has produced the Participation Report annually since 2001, and over that time span the number of players has grown 194 percent, from 253,901 to 746,859. This survey counts only play on organized teams, and does not count leisure-time play of the sport. The primary source of data for this report is provided by the 67 US Lacrosse regional chapters. Each chapter reports detailed participation at the youth level, and significant data is also obtained from US Lacrosse membership records, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Federation of State High School Associations and LaxPower.com.

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College Lacrosse: NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Participation Rate Increases By 400% From 1981-2013; 416 Teams, 9521 Student-Athletes In Div I-III


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Lacrosse In America: Over 720,000 Players Participated On “Organized Lacrosse Teams” In U.S. In 2012, An Increase Of 66% In Last Five Years


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Growth Of Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Releases “2012 Participation Survey”; 47% Increase In Last Five Years Make It Fastest-Growing High School Sport


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A record total of 722,205 players competed on organized lacrosse teams in 2012, as reported in the annual US Lacrosse Participation Report released today. The growth rate from last year (683,730) was 5.5 percent, marking the ninth straight year of at least five percent growth.
More than half of the participants (389,275) compete at the youth level, representing a 7.8 percent growth rate from last year. Roughly 65 percent of the youth players are boys, but both genders have seen significant increases in participation in recent years. Over the last five years at the youth level, the number of boys playing has increased 62 percent and the number of girls playing has increased 61 percent.
Lacrosse continues to be the fastest-growing sport at the high school level, and a total of 282,148 players competed in 2012. According to data from the NFHS, from 2007 to 2012, a total of 750 schools added boys’ teams and 638 schools added girls’ teams. Those figures represent a 47 percent increase in the number of boys’ programs and a 43 percent increase in the number of girls’ programs, easily outdistancing bowling, which is the second-fastest growing sport with an 18 percent growth rate for boys and a 22 percent growth rate for girls.
Lacrosse is also the fastest-growing NCAA sport, and nearly 35,000 players competed on varsity, club or junior college teams in 2012. Thirty new varsity programs were added in 2012, including the University of Michigan’s men’s team, the first school with a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) football program to add men’s lacrosse since 1981. http://www.laxmagazine.com/genrel/041513_us_lacrosse_national_participation_report_2012

NCAA Lacrosse Participation: Men’s Lacrosse Supported By 24.4% Of Member Institutions While Women’s Lacrosse Is Sponsored By 32.1%, Both Increases Over Previous Year


The NCAA issues an annual report on sports sponsorship, participation, and squad size. Their most recent report, which contains detailed information by gender and division for the period from 1982 through 2010, shows that 32.1% of NCAA member institutions sponsor women's lacrosse (up from 29.8% the previous year), and 24.4% sponsor men's lacrosse (up from 23.1%).

For NCAA Men's Lacrosse, the bulk of the growth has occurred in Division III.

Since the early to mid 90s, the number of schools sponsoring NCAA Women's Lacrosse has grown sharply and has surpassed the number for men.

Growth Of Lacrosse: The “2010 US Lacrosse Participation Survey” Showed An Overall 10% Increase In 2010 With High School Lacrosse Growing At Over 12% In Latest Year