Awards & Engraving

July '16

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64 • A&E JULY 2016 The numbers… Sand/Beach: 652,000 youth participants in 2014. Compare that to 532,000 participants in 2009.* Grass: 614,000 youth participants in 2014.* TEAM SPORTS: THE BUSINESS OF CHAMPIONS The Numbers on Outdoor Volleyball The team sports world has a rich history of recognizing its athletes. From large column trophies for the champions to gold, silver and bronze medals, awards are a symbol of the ultimate achievement in the sports world. Are you capitalizing on this market? Each month, we'll highlight the numbers on a specific sport that prove why you should be. Casual vs. Core Participation 2014 (1-12 times/year) vs. (13+ times/year) Sand/Beach: 31.8% are core participants* Grass: 26.6% are core participants* Participation by Gender in 2014* Sand/Beach: Male: 55% | Female 45% Grass: Male: 49.7% | Female 50.3% Casual Core *Numbers courtesy Mike May, communications consultant with Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) The inside scoop… Sand/beach volleyball placed third for casual/ pick-up play, while grass ranked second in 2014.* Outdoor is widely considered a summer sport while court is reserved for the fall and winter months, according to several industry insiders. Bet you didn't know… According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), sand/beach volleyball ranked ninth in league play in 2014. IMAGE COURTESY TOPMOST PRISM CRYSTAL Casual Core

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