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“Playing Time” Lawsuit Served Up by Teen Volleyball Player’s Family

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One Virginia teenager has taken her efforts from the volleyball court to the court of law — with her family filing a lawsuit against the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association after she claims it “blocked” her from playing with another team, reports CBS News.

“In November, the 10th grader tried out for several clubs and received a number of efforts,” according to the news report. “She accepted one with the Chantilly Juniors.”

But after the first tournament in January, Audrey Dimitrews and her mother said “she had a falling out with the coach.”

The Dimitrews reportedly found another team with a spot on its roster and had the blessing of the coach — but the league “said no.”

“They claimed the dispute was over ‘playtime’”, according to the news report.

But a league official wrote to the family, explaining that they could not move players “unhappy with the amount of playtime they are receiving” or they would be “overwhelmed with requests to change teams.”

With youth sports becoming “increasingly litigious” — do you think the Dimitrews’ lawsuit is legitimate, or does it deserve to be “spiked” by a judge?

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