This research was carried out by the National Federation of State High School Associations and it brings some very interesting numbers.
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.
Examine the past decade, and the numbers are more striking. Statistics compiled by the NFHS show an increase of more than 40,000 volleyball players in that span and a decrease of 23,000 basketball players.
Volleyball is definitely becoming more and more popular in the US every day, so it is no wonder that the USA Volleyball Federation considers to finally launch a professional league.
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