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LET THE KIDS PLAY: SGMA TOP 10 YOUTH SPORTS

     A recent study by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers
Association (SGMA) indicates U.S. children ages 6-17 prefer
"outdoor sports."  The SGMA reports that the ten most popular
recreational sports and athletic activities all take place
outdoors, and eight of ten involve a certain degree of aerobic
fitness.  The information has been abstracted from a study
conducted by American Sports Data, Inc.  This study is prepared
annually for SGMA and tracks participation in 62 sports and
activities (SGMA):
            TOP 10 MOST POPULAR YOUTH SPORTS IN USA
         (Ages 6-17; based on "frequent" participation)
     SPORT/ACTIVITY           LEVEL OF "FREQUENCY"   TOTAL(000)
     1. In-line Skating       25+ days/year          7,110
     2. Basketball            52+ days/year          6,200
     3. Touch Football        25+ days/year          4,040
     4. Slow-pitch Softball   25+ days/year          3,946
     5. Volleyball            25+ days/year          3,941
     6. Running/jogging       100+ days/year         3,429
     7. Baseball              52+ days/year          3,421
     8. Freshwater fishing    25+ days/year          2,751
     9. Tent Camping          15+ days/year          2,743
     10. Soccer               52+ days/year          2,674
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