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Table 1 Most frequent physical activities in North American schools (data from Woods 2011)

From: Biomechanical modeling as a practical tool for predicting injury risk related to repetitive muscle lengthening during learning and training of human complex motor skills

Rank Boys Girls
Physical activities % Participation Physical activities % Participation
1 Basketball 71 Dancing 61
2 Football 65 Swimming/diving 56
3 Soccer 51 Basketball 55
4 Jogging/running 49 Jogging/running 53
5 Swimming/diving 48 Volleyball 47
6 Baseball/softball 48 Bowling 47
7 Bowling 48 Soccer 40
8 Weight training 42 Baseball/softball 38
9 Bicycling 33 In-line skating 33
10 Skateboarding 29 Camping/hiking 29