Ohio University Online In a country as diverse and influential as the United States, youth and college sports in the America are lacking a certain level of diversity that one would expect. Children in urbanized areas have fewer opportunities for organized sports. These disadvantages can be detrimental to the youths’ self-esteem and teamwork mentality, especially for the girls that live in these areas. Twenty-five percent of high school girls from cities have never participated in an organized sport. If you are interested in learning more about the gender and ethnicity issues in American youth sports, checkout this infographic created by Ohio University’s Online Masters in Coaching Education.