Girls Deserve Better

So how did things turn out? The board voted 10-4–to uphold the ban on girls playing.

It also turns out that Kayli isn’t the only girl who wanted to play in the league. Another team that joined the league had sisters who were looking forward to a fun-filled season of football, and now are unfairly being pushed to the sidelines, along with Kayli.

The next time you come across an organization that doesn’t allow girls to play, tell the members to get their heads out of the sand and join the 21st century.

Fred Engh is founder and CEO of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) in West Palm Beach, Fla. He can be reached via e-mail at To join more than 3,000 communities by starting a NAYS chapter, visit or contact Emmy Martinez at or (800) 729-2057.

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