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Coach concerned about transgender playing girls
USA Today has reported on a high school aged male-to-female transgender volleyball player.
The student has reportedly been accepted by the teammates and coaches of their school’s team, however, an opposing coach says the student’s inclusion poses a physical risk for his team.
They all sign off on an assumption of risk form for an understandable amount of risk. Now, there’s an elevated level of risk their daughters are going through and being put through without any notification to the parents at all.
I have no problem with the kid being who (they) want to be, but now these girls are being put in an unsafe situation without giving the parents the opportunity to make an educated decision on whether they want their daughter in that position.
Binary spokeswoman, Kirralie Smith, said the coach had every right and responsibility to raise these concerns.
“Joining a girls’ team, or participating in any female category of sport, carries an assumption that it will be limited to biological females. This ensures a safe and fair playing field.”
“Allowing males to participate in these categories and without parents’ knowledge must be challenged. Males have natural advantages when it comes to strength, speed and stamina. Coaches must consider these factors for the sake of the girls and parents must be made aware.”
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