What season is boys volleyball?

Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:I think its strange to approve sports without making sure there is space for them to practice and play. So many of the schools are overcrowded.

agree that the girls wrestling is incredibly strange


It will probably be dominated by mentally ill boys pretending to be girls.
Anonymous
Girls high school wrestling has been a thing for 20 years. Larger high schools with decent wrestling programs learned long ago that recruiting small and strong girls to fill their lower weight classes was the difference between winning meets and losing meets. Shortly before Covid a girl won the 108 weight class state championship in North Carolina.

States (all of them really) facing Title IX problems obviously noticed the numbers, and have been adding girls wrestling as an official sport for years now. There are about 50,000 girls high school wrestlers now.

Schools love it because it is a simple sport to add. They have the equipment, the uniforms are cheap. The rules are the same for boys and girls. Hire another coach and you are good to go.

The faster growing girls high school sport is flag football. Started just a few years back after the Las Vegas school district got tagged for violating Title IX. It’s a district similar in size to Fairfax - 21 high schools. They decided to try flag football and had over 1,000 kids the first year. Florida decided to give it a try and now has more than 9,000 playing. Georgia and New York recently added it.

A separate point - Title IX does not require an equal number of sports. It equals an equal number of participants in sports. What sports you chose to offer is up to the school. So, the reason you don’t see boys volleyball as an official high school sport much is because the participation numbers are still skewed even though Title IX is over 50 years old.







Anonymous
Yes, but if no girls want to wrestle, it doesn't help the title IX issue
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Yes, but if no girls want to wrestle, it doesn't help the title IX issue


Girls wrestle at my kids high school -many that also do karate decided to give it a try.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Yes, but if no girls want to wrestle, it doesn't help the title IX issue


Girls wrestle at my kids high school -many that also do karate decided to give it a try.


Same. Madison has female wrestlers too.
Anonymous
Last year Virginia had 658 girls wrestling on “boys” teams. So obviously not a new thing.

Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:I think its strange to approve sports without making sure there is space for them to practice and play. So many of the schools are overcrowded.

agree that the girls wrestling is incredibly strange


This is so true, and trickles down/out to rec, select, and travel sports that rely on FCPS for field and gym space also. The county just doesn't plan for leagues they know have been around for decades to actually have space to play. Meanwhile new leagues/teams/organizations fragment off of old ones every year.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Last year Virginia had 658 girls wrestling on “boys” teams. So obviously not a new thing.



How many public high schools are in the entire state?
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I think its strange to approve sports without making sure there is space for them to practice and play. So many of the schools are overcrowded.

agree that the girls wrestling is incredibly strange


This is so true, and trickles down/out to rec, select, and travel sports that rely on FCPS for field and gym space also. The county just doesn't plan for leagues they know have been around for decades to actually have space to play. Meanwhile new leagues/teams/organizations fragment off of old ones every year.


FCPS prioritizes space for school teams to play ahead of rec, select and travel sports, which is as it should be! Students need the option to play on school teams rather than families having to pay for all those other leagues if they can't or don't want to.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I think its strange to approve sports without making sure there is space for them to practice and play. So many of the schools are overcrowded.

agree that the girls wrestling is incredibly strange


This is so true, and trickles down/out to rec, select, and travel sports that rely on FCPS for field and gym space also. The county just doesn't plan for leagues they know have been around for decades to actually have space to play. Meanwhile new leagues/teams/organizations fragment off of old ones every year.


FCPS prioritizes space for school teams to play ahead of rec, select and travel sports, which is as it should be! Students need the option to play on school teams rather than families having to pay for all those other leagues if they can't or don't want to.


Ironically, the same gym space used on one school team practicing every day could be used on 5 rec teams and actually give students who would otherwise be cut the option to play.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I think its strange to approve sports without making sure there is space for them to practice and play. So many of the schools are overcrowded.

agree that the girls wrestling is incredibly strange


This is so true, and trickles down/out to rec, select, and travel sports that rely on FCPS for field and gym space also. The county just doesn't plan for leagues they know have been around for decades to actually have space to play. Meanwhile new leagues/teams/organizations fragment off of old ones every year.


FCPS prioritizes space for school teams to play ahead of rec, select and travel sports, which is as it should be! Students need the option to play on school teams rather than families having to pay for all those other leagues if they can't or don't want to.


Its not really an option because the teams are impossible to make. Joe who loves basketball but his family could never pay for anything other than rec isn't going to make the school team. If HS sports took everyone, your pooint would make sense.
Anonymous
What a waste of money
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I'm surprised that folks think you can have both boys and girls basketball in the same season but can't have both boys and girls volleyball in the same season because of gym space.


Um, its a whole extra team needing practice and game space when the gym space is maxed out. What's surprising?


NP. The pp is saying if you can have boys and girls basketball, you can have boys and girls volleyball in the same season as well. Our school has freshman, JV and varsity basketball for both boys and girls. There is currently a girls freshman, JV and boys volleyball team. They are only adding varsity boys volleyball.

Our school has boys volleyball as a club sport and played against other high schools in Virginia. My very athletic kid picked up volleyball easily. As another pp stated, a very athletic boy can pick up volleyball and get good rather quickly. My kid plays tennis and soccer and really loved playing volleyball.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Must be a real niche thing, as we live in Burke and don't know any boys who have ever played on boys volleyball teams. Its not a sport offered by our rec league.

I think kickball or rugby or flag football would be more popular.


The whole point is to offer a new sport. Just because your kid doesn’t play doesn’t mean other kids can’t have that option. For boys who don’t run cross country or play football, volleyball is a great option.
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