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I would like to know if there is any legal recourse for a high school student athlete that has been intentionally sabotaged by his coach from entering regional competitions and affecting his possibilities of getting recruited to a college.

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California San Jose

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So far discussed directly with the coach and he disregarded our request and shrugged it off as a wast of time for him. We have escalated to the principal and we have not heard back from him and we are trying to see our options.

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There are other factors that might or might not matter. like the fact that the student is in special classes for ADHD since the first grade and his most likely possibility of getting a scholarship only rested on his athletic ability and he is currently ranked second place in his district for his particular sport.

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I can suggest some options. would you like that information? please let me know and i will put it together and respond shortly. You can wait or come back later when we email you that a reply is ready. Thanks for your patience. This is not the answer. just an opening question so I can better focus the answer and make it more helpful.
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Awaiting your reply, thank you!If you have a follow up, just reply and ask me!
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