My granddaughter went out for a team sport at her high school. The roster was posted and she was on the team. Two days later, the coaches said since there were 4 new girls, they reheld tryouts and now my granddaughter was no longer on the team. Please advise.
Country relating to Question: United StatesState (if USA): CaliforniaWhat have you tried so far?: We are having a meeting with the High School Principal today.
This is so unfair when these things occur, but unfortunately there are no CA statutes that cover this type of behavior. The sole recourse here would be a complaint to the school administration and then to the school board for this being allowed beyond the cutoff date and after team selection. You can also complain to the state high school athletic association. However, generally the legal position of the courts and the athletic association is that if there is no race or sex discrimination (illegal discrimination) involved the coach and school have the sole jurisdiction and authority over these matters.
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I just want to say all is well that ends well. My daughter and her husband had a conference with the Principal after school. The Principal has reinstated my granddaughter on the team and has promised no retaliation on the part of the coaches. Thank God, there are still people with the ability to "go do the right thing." Thank you for your answer today.
That is wonderful news, these cases are so heartbreaking for children and coaches seem not to even care. I am glad to hear the principal did the right thing.
Thank you for your kind reply. We were already composing the letters you suggested. Thank you again. I will definitely call you again on my next "legal matter."
Thank you. As much as we would love to have you return, I hope you do not run into any further legal matters.
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