During the 2013-2014 academic year, 429,634 girls participated in competitive volleyball at the high school level in the United States. This makes volleyball the third most popular participation sport among female high school athletes, trailing only basketball and outdoor track and field. In addition, between 2009-2010 and 2013-2014, participation in girls’ high school volleyball increased by 6%, compared with a decline of 1.4% in girls’ basketball and a decline of 2.1% in outdoor track and field.
Sources: National Federation of High School Sports. Accessed July 2015; Sports Health, published online August 10, 2015