Coaches and parents of a high school basketball team affiliated with Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association are shocked and frustrated after finding out their team was kicked out of their own league.
Why? Because they are too talented, according to Coach Jason Hanauska. He told FOX9 the following…
“We found out on Friday they were not going to be allowed because according to the league our girls were too talented.”
The parents of the girls on the team received a letter from the head of the association claiming this decision was made because “other teams do not want to play RAYBA due to the skill level.”
According to the report, at least three teams were threatening to quit the league, which forced the leaders to make a difficult decision.
The parents claim the letter came just one day before their girls were expected to play in the popular tournament, “If we had any talent in the league, this is where we would’ve found out and that’s what really makes us mad.” Hanauska said.
Obviously, the ones hurt most by this are the players. One player told reporters that this was her last chance to play because she’s a senior…
“It makes me really sad because I haven’t been able to play high school for two years because I did get cut when I tried and I found this as one last opportunity because I will never be able to play basketball again since I’m a senior.”
The coach was scheduled to have a meeting with the league’s board this week. We’ll update this story if we find out more information.
Click here and go to the bottom of the report to read the full statement released by Rogers Area Youth Basketball. They claim the team was never kicked out. However, there was a meeting scheduled after teams in the league complained about the level of talent.