Youth Basketball Team Forfeits Season When Told Girls Can’t Play

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A kids basketball team in New Jersey decided if they couldn’t play with their two female teammates, they’d rather quit for the rest of the season. The Catholic Youth Organization league recently told officials at St. John’s in Clark, New Jersey, that their fifth-grade team shouldn’t have ever been coed and that their girls weren’t allowed to finish the season.

But the team has been coed for the last four years because there weren’t enough girls to have their own team. So when the boys on the team heard the news, they chose to not take to the court without their girl players.

"One parent told me it's my decision (whether the girls play),” says St. John’s coach Rob Martel, “but I said no way, I'm not making this decision for 11 10-year-olds.” And when he asked the team to make the call, they chanted “Unity!” and decided to end the season together.

Source: Sunny Skyz

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