Boys In Volleyball?

By Alexis Brock

Wouldn’t a perfect world be if boys and girls could unite and work together? Well, at Garner they don’t get the chance because boys are not allowed to play volleyball on our girls’ team. This rule seems pretty weird since girls are allowed to play football, but not everyone thinks it’s weird. In fact, 29% of Garner students and teachers think boys should not be allowed to play volleyball on our girl’s team, while the other 71% think they should be allowed to play on our girl’s team.  Coach Nordman said, “Boys are not allowed to play volleyball. Not because we don’t want them to. It’s because the UIL State’s teams can’t do Co Ed, they have to have their own team”.  According to Coach Nordman, she thinks people would like it at first, but that some girls might get mad because the boys might take their spots on the team. She doesn’t think people would get the wrong message if they played because it takes an athletic person to play volleyball, whether it’s a girl or boy. She also says the girls would think it was fun at first until they noticed they weren’t getting enough playing time. Coach Nordman says that she likes coaching boys, and that she wouldn’t mind coaching boys in volleyball, but she would like to see them on an all boys team.

Matthew Rutault (8) enjoys a fun game of volleyball.

Mrs. Rodriguez (asst. principal) said she doesn’t think boys should be allowed to play volleyball .  She says “I think it would be okay,  as long as the players knew there had to be equality between all players.”

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10 thoughts on “Boys In Volleyball?

  1. Boys should be able to play volleyball, I mean you let girls play football. Whats the diffrence

  2. i think boy should be allowed to play volleyball. so they can know how hard girls work to get on A & B teams. its not that easy.

  3. I think they should; I thought that every one was equal no matter what gender you are. Boys do cheerleading and that is an all girl sport. So Boys you rock!

  4. I think they should make a boys volleyball team, i mean if they let us girls play football then boys should play volleyball.

  5. I believe they should let boys in because it would be fun to watch and if they let girls in football why can’t they let in volleyball??? They would be good at it and it could teach them some things and it would be fair!!!!!!!!!

  6. if boys play volleyball will they have to wear the volleyball clothes

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