There’s an alarming statistic in young athletes that is affecting the future of female leadership. Up to 70-percent of sports participants quit organized athletics by the time he or she is 13 years old… and the rate of girls foregoing competitive sports is even higher than boys.
Think about that: if we take a look at a 12-and-under volleyball team, only three out of ten on a team will still be playing when she’s on a 14s team.
Not only is it alarming that athletes are quitting their sport before many even begin, but we should take notice because “a background in sport can improve a woman’s leadership potential and help her land a job,” says a survey by the Ernst & Young (EY) Women Athletes Business Network and espnW.
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