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October 2nd, 2012
05:01 PM ET

A boy on the girls' team

Should Jenson Daniel be allowed to play on the girls' volleyball team?

There's no boys' volleyball team at Yonkers High School.  So Jenson Daniel, who hopes to earn a college scholarship in the sport, has been playing on the girls' team.

The state has benched him this year, though.  After a fitness evaluation, officials determined that Jenson is too strong to play on the girls' team.  So while he's allowed to work out with them, he's not allowed to play in games.

What do you think:  Does Jenson's strength give his team an unfair advantage?  Should he be allowed to play if there's no boys' team?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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soundoff (1,121 Responses)
  1. sheba

    i think he should be able to play on the girls hockey team .if girls can play on the boys " football" team why can boys play on girls teams . it is funny because in Ms. Coss' class we were talking about the same topic. i think that if you are going to treat one preson one way you should treat the other the same way.

    October 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • Alex and Alexandra

      we read your commet and we think if the boys can play on the girls vollyball team the girls can play on ANY boys team

      October 4, 2012 at 10:55 am |
      • Jason

        They already can if a same sex team is not offered such as football or wrestling. Volleyball is similar for boys so why not?

        October 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • Maya

      I totally agree with you. If people allow girls to play on boys' teams, why haven't people called them weaknesses? There's no difference with a guy on a girls' team.

      October 4, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
    • lauren

      as a volleyball player myself i think that he should be able to play even if he is strong because he could give his team an advantage and also if he encouraged enough boys to want to play then they might have enogh boys to set up a boys team

      October 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
      • Harrison

        ...Men and women are different. No reason that there can't be a boys and girls volleyball team, same with football. If not enough girls are interested that does not mean that a girl should be allowed to play on a boys football team. It's not discrimination, just common sense

        October 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
    • Ed

      i totally agree with 'Sheba'. It's basically gender discrimination by the state. And I think that needs to change in our governments today. If he wants to play on a girls' team, why not? Sure, he's ON the team, but he doesn't play to colleges can see how he's doing. They LET him on the team, but don't have him play? Wow. Just let the kid play.

      October 5, 2012 at 9:27 am |
    • Harley

      Just because he's not a girl doesn't mean he can't play on a girl team. Seeing as how his school doesn't have a boys volleyball team, he has the right to joing the girls. He obviously wants to be on the team so he should be able to. Boys and girls should be able to be on the same teams.

      October 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • Taylor

      I think he should be able to play, if his school doesn't offer a boys volleyball team,then they should allow boys to play on the girls team. Also volleyball is mostly about team work so i dont think having him on the team would be an advantage.

      October 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
  2. Sam

    I think all girls and boys should be able to play all sports. It doesnt mean they HAVE to be in that sport but if they wanted to then they should be able to try.

    October 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
    • Austin

      i totally agree i'm a girl and i play football

      October 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
    • Angel

      I think he should be able to play on the girls team because there may be girls on the other team strong as him.

      October 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  3. Jalil

    i think the kid is only one person and it is fair because he is not the whole team, i think he should play because he is trying to base this on his life and it can do the team good why not?

    October 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
  4. Tamia

    Jenson should be allowed to play because it isn't fair that there is no boys' volleyball team. If he really wants to play then they should let him join. Maybe if he gives the girls some slack then he should be able to join.

    October 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
  5. Maddie

    If people are so worried that it's unfair for Jenson to be on the girls' team, why don't they create a boys' team? If the school is low on funds, can't parent donate some money and equipment? If they can't even try to create a tea, I think Jenson should play, anyway.

    October 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
    • Melanie

      Schools are not the only place where you can play on a volleyball team. There are private teams.

      October 4, 2012 at 12:31 am |
  6. Olivia

    I like that a boy can play on the girls team if her wants! if his school doesn't offer volleyball then they can either make a team or let him play on the girls team. his strengths might give him an unfair advantage, but it means more wins for the volleyball team.

    October 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
    • James S

      Right! I know a kid who I go to madison's east high in wisconsin that joined the cheer team (the only boy on the team by the way) and he did really well. If they don't let him on the team thats segregation (which is against the law according to the 13th amendment). Thank you for reading stay in school get good grades and doo your homework!!!

      October 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
  7. Tom

    I don't see anything wrong with having a boy on a girl team, isn't ther girls on the boy's team too, so what difference does it make? Don't the Olympics have a boy's volleyball team? So there isn't really abything wrong with that

    October 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
  8. Katherine

    I think that there is no boys team so the school should either let him play on the girls team or make a boys team I think its wroong to seperate groupps into boy girl catagorys in the first place.

    October 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
    • Kinze

      He should not be able to play because they have their own sports and this is ours.

      October 5, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  9. Leah

    There is almost no different from boys and girls especially in volleyball. In regulation diagree, make a boy's volleyball team. If its what he love nothing should stop him. The girls don't have problem about it and neither does he, he should be able to play.

    October 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
  10. Leah

    He should still play. The girls don't mind neither does the coach. The girls want him on the team, he wants to be on it.

    October 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  11. Jordan

    I think he should be able to play because it is unfair to not let him if the school doesn't have a boys volleyball team.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • Kelsey and Raymond

      i highly agree

      October 4, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  12. kelsey

    I think he should be able to play volleyball, they shouldn't bench him because he's stronger... what if the whole teams stronger then the other team?... are they going to bench the whole team?

    October 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  13. Leah

    Does there have to be a rule about everything? Let him do what he loves to do.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
  14. Leah

    Do they have to be that strict? Boys aren't always stronger than girls.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  15. Dalton

    I definitely think that he should be allowed to play. There is nothing wrong with a co-ed team. Other schools should also be allowed to have co-ed teams. It if very unfair that he is not allowed to play, especially because there is no boys' team.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
    • Colby12

      I totally agree with you. Everything on your comment is true.

      October 5, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  16. Leah

    What if a girl was that strong? Would they kick her off they team? If not the shouldn't do it too this boy.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
    • Meghan

      That is so true. They are just kicking him off because he is the oppesite sex.

      October 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
    • Maddie

      I agree with you Leah. I like your reasoning.

      October 8, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  17. Leah

    This is just silly.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
  18. Leah

    What if a girl was that strong? Would they let her play in the games? If so, they shoudn't do it to a boy. They should be fair.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
  19. Samara

    People are pretty much alike. It's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities...

    October 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  20. Jessica

    It"s like Jenson Daniel is being Rosa Parks.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
    • Maddie

      That's a good point, Jessica! I never thought about it like that! He IS like a male Rosa Parks!

      October 8, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  21. Tim

    why not? i find it Sexist that they don't allow him to play. they say he is stronger but that is no reason to not let him play.
    it's just a sport right?

    October 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
    • Maddie

      Of course it's just a game, Tim! Some of these rules are just sexist! Boys and girls can compete together!

      October 8, 2012 at 11:18 am |
  22. Chris

    Though some may argue that Boy's seem physically stronger than girls, he should still be allowed on the team. Everyone seems to be looking for equality these days. If it is fair and right that a girl could play on a guy's team, then it should apply for boys on girl's teams as well.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  23. Lauryn

    yes i think he should be able to play on the volleyball team because i wouldn't want to be out of basketballif it was just because its for boys

    October 2, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
  24. Mason

    I would let him as long as he doesn't get to play the whole match.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  25. Kelsey

    I really think this goes back to the Title 9 debate we had in what seems like a long time ago. We need to be fair to both genders and allow them both the privilege of being treated equally. That is what the US is all about.

    October 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
  26. Carolyn

    He should be allowed to play on the girls volleyball team. It's not really an advantage if the other team has a girl that's to strong, so it would be even. But it's an advantage if the other team has girls that aren't as strong as Daniel.

    October 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  27. Rory

    I think a boy should be allowed on the girl's team because girls can be on a football team. And, the state officials must obey the educational law, Title IX.

    October 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm |
  28. Nico

    A boy should be allowed to play on a girls team if there is no boys team. Its either let him play on the girls team or get a boys volleyball team.

    October 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
  29. Billy

    I think that if women can play men's football why shouldn't men be able to play on the women's volleyball. I think he should be on the team and then all the schools in the district can have men play volleyball and even it out, that is if it is unfair.

    October 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
  30. Dashiell

    I believe Jenson should be on the volleyball team. Even though it is only girls, it is very unfair because the kid probably loves to play volleyball and he can't because of the rules. It's basically like giving a newborn baby its first toy, then right when he/she plays with it for a hour, you take it away and they start crying. Can't they make one adjustment?

    October 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  31. Ceresini

    I believe he should be allowed to play because if that's something he loves to do, why not? Especially if the school doesn't provide a boys volleyball team. Also, some girls strength are equivalent to a boys if they work hard enough and take it seriously.

    October 2, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
  32. Carleigh

    I think he should be able to play in the girls league. It adds more competiontion for the girls. If he enjoys it, let him play.

    October 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
  33. Dallin

    I think he should be allowed because it is an sport that should be for everyone.

    October 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm |
  34. CC

    If Jenson was on an all guys team, this wouldn't be a problem. If Jenson was a girl on the boys team (if it's the only one offered), this wouldn't be a problem. So why is it a problem for the only guy to be on the girls team if there isn't a guys team?

    October 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
  35. bobakatin

    i would think that having a boy on the girls volley ball team would be unfair considering the genetic differences between a boy and a girl. being a boy most boys have the advantage of strength and height as well as stamina ......

    October 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
    • Kirby

      How would you fell if that was your sport

      October 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  36. Phuong

    No, I do not think is a good ideas. Boy are to strong to play on this girl's team, and this is not fair for other team. I think he only work and help his team but not allowing for a competition.

    October 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  37. Tomecko

    No because they will have a better advantage. And that will mean each team will have to have a boy player.

    October 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
  38. Anna

    As a volleyball player myself, I would encourage him onto any team because of his incredible skills. His expertise could help other players to learn more.

    October 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
    • Laura

      Ii also am a vollleyball player. This is my second year. I think that he could help coach but i think he should not play because to other teams this would not be fair. They don't have this advantage. Also i believe that collages could still look at him, case he could be helpful, as to coach their teams.

      October 5, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  39. Kayla

    Girl's can be on foot ball teams what's wrong with a boy on a girls team sure they are a little stronger but we are all human we shoulder be along to do with others can no matter what your gender is.

    October 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm |
  40. David

    i think that this is an unfair rule because it shouldn't matter what gender or how strong you are to play on an all girl's team. also they should have some restrictions on how hard he can hit the ball and how much time he can play so the other team could have a chance to win.

    October 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
    • David

      okay Then read mines. IT SAYS GIRL IN IT. then what does it matter right? if u got a man in a girls restroom it is no longer a girls restroom
      :L

      October 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
      • Phuong

        Oh, It is related to sexual.

        October 4, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
  41. David

    I mean its called a girls volleyball team for a reason. I mean having a man in a girls locker room is that even correct? Same with the team. Its the concept of it. He could be a man on a girls volleyball team, but it would defeat the purpose of GIRL. no point in having ONLY GIRLS when u have a guy.

    October 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
  42. Barlie

    I think that it's not fair that the guy is benched because there is no volleyball team for him to play on otherwise. I think that he should get a group of guys together to have a team and start it as a school sport.

    October 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
  43. Barlie

    I think it was very brave of him to join a girls team. If I was a guy I would have never done that and they should let him play because he is brave enough to do that.

    October 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
  44. Jack

    I think Jenson Daniel is a very brave student and I also think where there is a will,there is a way. He should be allowed to play on the girl's football team!

    October 2, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
  45. Daniel

    I say he should because it is an advantage for his team because he is strong so his team has an advantage to win, and he will be able to get a college scholarship so it's a win-win for everyone

    October 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
  46. Ryan

    Jenson wants to play on a volleyball team to get a scholarship to a good college, and he is good enough player to play on a team, so the school should start a boys volleyball team or he should play with the girls. Because he deserves to play!

    October 3, 2012 at 12:14 am |
  47. Rochelle

    It is highly fair that he should play on the girls volleyball team , because it is the schools fault that they do not provide a male based volleyball team. And the fact that he is "too strong" is okay, because a female can also have the same strength that he possesses.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:30 am |
  48. Hohyeon

    I personally think allowing Jenson to participate in the volleyball team doesn't really matters.
    There are ways to prevent disadvantages the others teams get due to Jenson's participation.
    Such as putting him in a position he's not really good at.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:56 am |
  49. Kelly

    it's just like field hockey, they don't have many boys teams in the US so boys just play on the girls team. it is just like having a really strong girl.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:20 am |
  50. Heavenly

    no i do not think that jenson should be allowed because he mixing the gender of the team.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:16 am |
  51. Abbey

    I think that he should definitley be allowed to play. Sure, it's a girls league, but I think he has a right, because there is no boys league. Until they make one, he should be allowed to play with the girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:26 am |
  52. Colton

    His strength gives them an unfair advantage because he might hit the ball harder or spike too hard. And State Officials just don't want anyone to get hurt. He should be able to play because technically since there is no Boys Team the Girls Team is the only team that the school has. So it's like the Boys Team is combined with the Girls Team.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:39 am |
  53. Fred

    I think he should be able to play. Anyone should, no matter what their strength!

    October 3, 2012 at 7:47 am |
  54. ngochoang

    Just because Jenson Daniel is a boy that is strong why does he have to sit out and plus there is no boys' volleyball team. They should let him play because he likes to play volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:10 am |
  55. ngochoang

    No Jenson's strength is a unfair advantage because boys are suppose to be strong. Also he wants to play volleyball because that is his favorite sport and he likes doing it.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:17 am |
  56. Lilly

    He should be able to play on the team even though he is a boy. if he wants to play he should be able to especially if it's a passion!

    October 3, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  57. Molly

    Yes, I think he should be able to be on their team. I mean like... girls play on guys team all the time ! It's not even really that different, and if he really wants to play and there isn't a boys team... LET HIM PLAY !!!!!!!!!! :)

    October 3, 2012 at 8:39 am |
  58. Ashley

    I think that Jenson should be able to play on the volleyball team because of the fact that he could try out for cheerleading and probably be allowed to play. There is no rule against having a boy on the volleyball team, so they shouldn't make up rules so he can't play.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:43 am |
    • ashley

      I agree he should be able to play on the team!

      October 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
  59. Nina

    Jenson shouldn't be seen as having an unfair advantage, it is the same as if a very strong girl joined the team. Sports are all about trying to get an advantage over the other teams: that's why sports teams practice and work out a lot. Since there is no boys team for Jenson to join, he has no other option if he wants to play volleyball. I don't think the school board should keep him from playing what he likes just because it is not a popular sport for boys, and a boys team has not been made.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:43 am |
  60. Mr. L's Class

    Our class agrees that Jensen should be allowed to play on the girls team because there is no boys team at his school. You often hear of this story the other way around, a girl on a boys team, so it would only be fair for a boy to participate on a girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:47 am |
  61. Hunter

    It's unfair for him to play because boys are more athletic and stronger in most cases. It's okay for him to do what he does now, by practicing and sitting the bench, but if he plays it's unfair.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:50 am |
  62. Mitchell

    Ok... Honestly This is The dumbest thing I've Ever heard. "Too Strong" in my opinion I'd want him on my team to crush the competition. Also If he wants to play he should be able to play. Some Girls get to play football for Schools so how is this any different than what he's trying to do. AND its for a School Scholarship for College. Ok lets just Not let him go to college lets not let him chase his dreams and lets just let him stay home his whole entire life. Ohh But lets use the excuse "too Strong" to not sound like heartless creatures. Yup Sounds like a plan Man. If Your afraid of the other schools complaining tell them to get over there own stinking self. Its not our fault we have guys that want to play sports other than basketball and football. He Should play for the Team. Point Plank Period. I don't care what the Tests say or anything just let him do what he wants to do. Just My Opinion Though. He Needs To Play. Thats All I've got to say.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:51 am |
    • Peter

      Great long and good answer!

      October 4, 2012 at 6:25 am |
  63. Sylvia

    I think that boys should not play on a girl's vollyball team because it woulden't be fair.

    The boys are stronger then girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:52 am |
  64. Sean

    He should be allowed to play volleyball, but to make things simpler they should just make a boys voleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  65. Jordin

    I think he should be able to play on a girls team, because girls play on boy teams all the time. Therefore, he should be able to play on a girls team. It wouldn't be fair to not to let boys play on the girls team when there's only a girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:55 am |
  66. Raul

    I think it's ok because, if a guy likes vollyball then let him play. Theres nothing wrong with that because, guys let girls play with them. Why cant girls give guys a chance to play with them. A couple of years ago, there was a guy who tried to be a cheerleader.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:00 am |
  67. kellen

    I think that he should be able to play on the team because he is a guy and strength has nothing to do with it. Vollyball is a sport that you need teamwork not strength.... The team likes him then he should stay on the team!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 9:01 am |
  68. Ruben

    I think he should be able to play on the team because, a girl can play on a boys team so a boy should be able to play on a girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:01 am |
  69. justin

    I think that it's not fair that girls can be on guy's teams but guy's can't be on girl teams. The constitution say's that we have equal rights, now it's not so equal. It's not fair that girls have special privledges. God created us equaly. So I think that guy's can be on girls teams. If guy's can't be on girl teams girls can't be on guy's teams.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:03 am |
  70. Jillian

    It is fair. Every person has the right to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:04 am |
  71. dsavid

    i think he should be able to play volleyball because girls play on guy teams. It's not fair because we're all the same. it's like saying girls arnt aloud to play football and like saying that guys arn't ailowed to play volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:08 am |
  72. Zeek

    I think they should let him because he wants to help the team win which is teamwork and thats most important. Its even better because everyone wants him on the girls vollyball team. IT DOSNT MATTER ABOUT STRENGTH.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:08 am |
  73. Hannah

    I think that it would give them an advantage because a guy is a guy and most of them are more sporty than girls. I do not know if thats how he is but i think it would be unfair.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:09 am |
  74. Courtney

    Its not a bad idea, it gives them a little advantage but it makes it more challenging and to work harder. It also teaches them to use team work and work together no matter the gender. Everyone wants others to go to college so why take that away and let him give up?

    October 3, 2012 at 9:12 am |
  75. Gabe

    I don't agree that he should be benched it is not his fault that his school doesn't have a men's volleyball team. All he wants to do is play volleyball and thats his dream. No one should ruin his dream so what if he's stronger get the girls to workout or something.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:17 am |
  76. Anthony

    I would think that Jenson should be able to play on the girls volyball team beacuse first off there is now boys team and this is a sport that he really likes. Maybe he is A little stronger but it makes more sense.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  77. Kaylie

    If the school doesn't have a boys team they should let him play same with girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  78. Tracy

    He should be able to play on the girls volleyball team as long as a girl in the same school could be on a boys team. Regardless of the sport.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 am |
  79. Nolan

    I think that he should be able to play on the girls team.There is no boys team so get a boys team or let him play on the girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  80. Peter

    Joining the girs team Is a little be unfairness of he's strangthness and sort of, but no boys team is schools responsibility
    and he wants a college scholarship in sport. So the school has to let Jenson to play in the girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:35 am |
  81. Kaylie

    i think the weight and strength of a player doesn't matter. He should be able to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  82. David

    Boys sports like football and wrestling allow girls in them if there is no girls team, so why doesn't it work the other way around

    October 3, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  83. Cornelius

    I think the boys volleyball should not play. Because their wouldn't be enough boy's on the team. The girls wood make fine of the boys and neither the boys or the girls would like it.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  84. Mason

    There is most likely no rule in the rule book, that says he can't, and if their is no rule, then he might as well play on the team. And, if the girls want him on the team... LET HIM PLAY!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 9:42 am |
  85. James

    I believe he should be allowed to play, just a limited amount of time that gradually gets greater every other game. Everyone deserves a chance to play sports.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:45 am |
  86. Giulia

    It is very fair because the can easily learn from him and his strength. It can also let girls get better if they play on a game.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • Peter

      Great answer!

      October 4, 2012 at 6:23 am |
  87. Eric

    He should be able to play regardless. If they win a game, then the oppent should get male players so it can be even.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:45 am |
  88. Adelle

    I think that it shouldn't matter if he is on the girls team... big deal. He should be able to do it if he is going to be commited to his volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  89. Mia

    I think that Jenson should be allowed to play with the girls, because at my school the girls are allowed to play football which is mostly a boys sport and there not stopping them.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  90. Nolan

    I think that he should be able to play on the girls team.There is no boys team, so get a boys team or let him play on the girls team. The fact that there is no boys team sounds to me like discrimination becuse he can't play.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  91. Daisy

    I think he should join the girls volleyball team because girls had joined some other boy sports.At our school some girls joined the football team.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  92. Andie

    I think they should let him play on the girls team. There could be a girl on another team that is just as strong or stronger!

    October 3, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  93. Caroline

    I think he should be allowed to be on the girls team if there is not a boys team. It is not an advanvantage, a girl could be just as strong as a boy and they wouldnt count it as an advantage or unfair component .

    October 3, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  94. Sebastian

    I think that he should be allowed to play even though he's a boy, but we are all should be equal.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:53 am |
  95. Reese

    I think they should let him play because it is a disadvantage to boys because there is NO boy team.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:53 am |
  96. Jacob

    I think he should be able to play on the girl's team, but they should work on starting a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  97. landon

    i think its unfair that a boy doesnt get to play on a girls team because he loves that sport and wants to play but theres not a boy team so he should be able to play on the girls team

    October 3, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  98. Ryland

    I think that it is fair because he can do what he wants to do.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  99. Wyatt

    I think boys should play on a girls team if there no boys team for that sport. Because, the girls can learn from the boys skillful play, so they can get better at the sport. If the boy is to strong for the sport he can at least play a couple rounds and at least get play.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  100. destiny

    it is not fair to jenson that he cant play on the girls team he cant help that he is so strong!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  101. Samantha

    i don't think it is fair, because there are teams that a girls can't play on, but boy's can. But why should a boy get to be on a girls team?

    October 3, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  102. Gandolf

    I think he should be allowed to play as I have played against girls in football. Honestly, what is the difference and how is it fair for a girl to play football but a guy not allowed to play volleyball?

    October 3, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  103. Ian

    I think a boy should be allowed to play on a girls team. Just because he could be too powerful thats not fair to him to not let him play a game of teamwork. They could make a boys team or they could let him play on the girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • Peter

      Good answer

      October 4, 2012 at 6:22 am |
  104. Katelyn

    I think any boy or girl should be aloud to play their favorite sport. A boy should be able to play volley ball just like a girl should be able to play football.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  105. alex

    i think it is unfair because boys and girls love that sport but when theres no boy team for them to join and he cant join a girls team that means that he wont get to play unless he plays alone

    October 3, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  106. Hunter

    I think that it is fair for him because there is no other volley ball team at his school. So his school should let him play instead of him having to sit on the bench.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  107. mashell

    I think it should be a boys and girls team so others could play volleyball because there are probably other boys out there that might want to play and other boy sports let the girls play sometimes so they should just let everybody play the same sports

    October 3, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  108. Liese

    I think Jenson should be able to play because the other teams can choose to have a boy on them too. It's not an UNfair advantage, but it is an advantage. He can't help that he's so strong. It's totally fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  109. shawn

    it is fair that he's strong and it is a dream of his so he should

    October 3, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  110. Trent

    I think that he should, because this would help eliminate the gender-specific problems that we are facing today.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  111. corbin

    I think that he should get to play on a girls team because if there is no boy team then he should get to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  112. sarah and carter

    i think daniel should be able to play on the girls team first of all just because its a female gamete sport dosent mean he cant do it.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  113. Hannah

    I think its fair because he wants to play volleyball because hes to strong but give him a chance. Its not the people who said he can't play. It's his school's rule not the people so i say let him play.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  114. Michael

    Girls constantly complain because people don't consider them "strong enough" or as athletic as boys. However, now that there's a guy on the opposing team, they complain it's not fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:08 am |
  115. Devon

    I think that it should be fair if he plays on the girls team if there is no team for boys.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  116. Esmeralda

    In a way boys are more athletically stronger, but that doesn't man he shouldn't play. It would be unfair, because there is not another boys volleyball team. Plus his team players want him to play so why not? I say let him play

    October 3, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  117. Lucy

    I think it's fair girls complain that they can't play sports with boys but when it's the other way around they say no that is sexest.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  118. Gretchen

    Jenson should get to play. But the school should look into a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  119. Allyson

    They should allow him to be apart of the team; girls and boys should have the same rights. If you can put a girl on a football team then you should be allowed to have a boy on a girl team sport.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:17 am |
  120. Michael

    I think it's fair girls complain that they can't play sports with boys but when it's the other way around they say no that's Sexist

    October 3, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  121. Grace

    Jenson Daniel is now in “high school”, which means there is obvious difference in strength between boys and girls. So, it’s just not fair for any reason that boys in girls’ team are allowed.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  122. Michael

    Girls constantly complain because they're told they're not as "strong" or as athletic as boys. They claim it's sexist and they want to be treated equally. However, now that a boy is on the opposing team, they say it's not fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  123. tianna

    i thinks its fair that he is aloud to play on the girls volleyball team because there is no boys volleyball team so how would he learn how to play volleyball if he sits on the bench for his games its not fair

    October 3, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  124. aidan

    Well what i think that they should make a boy vollyball team. why is because in every sport boys and girls can play. like basketball,hocky,baseball, etc. So i think that he is making a point for all boys in the world. So i hope all the boys and girls let any boy or girl play vollyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  125. Devon

    I think that it should be fair for him to be on the girls team because there is no boys team for him to play on.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  126. Zac

    It is fair that a boy is on a girls team. There isn't any team for him to play on, so why would you take away his enjoyment of a sport he loves?

    October 3, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  127. jack

    i think that they should let him play forthe team

    October 3, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  128. Ahmad

    I think he should not be on the girls team because its not fair to the other team because he will always make them win

    October 3, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  129. Marisa

    i think that no matter what his gender is everybody should have equal rights. He should be allowed to play if he wants to but put on a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  130. Flo

    I think it is olny fair for him to play the sport that he wants.If he has to play on the girls thats his choice

    October 3, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  131. carlos

    i think jenson should play on the girls volley ball team so he can follow his dreams and become happy

    October 3, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  132. carlos

    i think jenson should play on the girls volleyball team so he can follow his dreams and become happy

    October 3, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  133. Chris

    i think he should not play on the girls volleyball team because the high school should make a boys volleyball team and if he should try a diffrent sport because they dont let him play games with them

    October 3, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  134. Dakota

    I think that he should not be able to play because he is stronger than the girls and he is a guy

    October 3, 2012 at 10:31 am |
    • Anthony

      I agree that he is to strong to play on the girls team.

      October 5, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  135. travis

    i think yes becuase they have girl hocke and some girls play football

    October 3, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  136. travis

    i think yes becuase girls play hockey and some girls play footbal

    October 3, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  137. Sydney

    I think they should have a chose if they would like to be on a girl team or a boy team. It doesn't matter if you have the same abilities. They shouldn't have people sitting on the bench because they are a different gender then the others at least they are trying a sport that they like. Boys and girls should be able to be on the same team together.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  138. Gage

    I don't see why he is benched. Because he's to strong..? If girls get to play football, a GUY sport, then guys should be able to play volleyball, a girl's sport. There is nothing wrong with that situation.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  139. Anna :)

    I don't think that they should have a boy on an all girls team because they would have an unfair disadvantage.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  140. Daniel

    i think this is fair because there is no biy team and if they dont like it they should make a boy team

    October 3, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  141. Elijah

    I think yes because everyone should be able to play volleyball

    October 3, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  142. Heather

    I think that he should not be allowed to play on the girls volleyball, he should run a Champaign to earn money to bye a boys volleyball for his school.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  143. Grace

    Maybe he can't play on a girls volleyball but start a boys volleyball team because i know other schools that have a boys volleyball team

    October 3, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  144. Jacob

    I think they should be able to play unless they are not really strong because if the person is very strong, he can easily score points.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  145. Talia

    I think they should keep him on their team. Either that or just make a boys volleyball team for his school. i have seen millions of other girls playing football and stuff like that but I don't think its very different for a guy to play volleyball. it just wouldn't be fair If they kicked him off the team. He is free to play what ever sport he wants. he shouldn't have to sit out of games just because those people are too suborn to notice that this could work out.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  146. Bradley

    I think they should it would only be fair for him to play since they don't have a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  147. Tucker

    I think that they should start a boys volleyball for the school. Or they should let him play with the girls cause I don't think it would matter if her did play with the girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  148. mikey

    I think its right for a guy to play volleyball because theres no guy volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  149. branden

    i say maybe if the boy us not big no stror then the girls then it is not fer to the girls

    October 3, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  150. Aubrey

    I Think he should be on a girls volley ball team his strength can help then win games I think its fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  151. Braiden

    I think it's would be fair if the boy was weaker then I would let him play. But since he is very strong and has an advantage then I probably wouldn't let him.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  152. Wesley

    I think that guys should be able to play on girls team if they don't have a guys team. My school doesn't have a guys volleyball team and I want to play volleyball because my sister is an excellent volleyball player. Many schools should have a team for guys and girls in all sports they have.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  153. Luis

    They should let all boys and girls to play if they want to Join in,because it wont be fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  154. Lexi

    I think its a great idea for him to be able to play. He shows that he is a great athlete and he proves himself. I dont think its fair that he can be benched. I feel everyone should get a chance to play if hes apart of the team. i hope one day that they create a boys team so that he gets a chance to get playing time.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  155. Thomas

    I think that he should not be able to play on the girls volleyball team because he could be strong enough to break an opponent's bone ore hue can be a unfair advantage because of his athleticism.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  156. Cori

    I think that boys should be able to play on a girls' team if they don't have a boys team for that sport. As long as they are not super big dudes that can kill you with one flick of a wrist.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  157. Thomas

    I think that he should not be able to play on the girls volleyball team because he could be strong enough to break an opponent's bone or he can be an unfair advantage because of his athleticism.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  158. lizbeth

    I think that they stout let the boy be on the team because everyone shout be able to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  159. Karol

    The student deserves the opportunity to participate if his school does not provide a gender appropriate team. Title IX applies here as well.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  160. Maddie

    Of course Jenson should be allowed to play! If men and women can compete together in the Olympics, why can't a guy compete on a girl's team? And strength is good in sports like volleyball. let him stay on the team.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  161. Geo

    It gives an unfair advantage to the team, because the other teams don't have guys on their team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  162. Jenna

    I think Jenson should be allowed to play. They can form a boys team but what if other boys don't want to join. That means he should be allowed to play on the girls team. I think it seems unfair that they are benching him.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  163. Tyler

    I think Jenson shouldn't be allowed to play because he might take a girls spot on the team and that is not fair to the girls. Jenson should get with some of his friends that are guys and petition the school to have a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:09 am |
  164. Lynzee

    Yes,it maybe an advantage,but there are girls out there who are stronger than guys or equally strong with guys. Jenson should be allowed to stay on the team,especially if there's no boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  165. jake

    boys could play but is a big dissvenege .

    October 3, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  166. Bree

    I don;t think it is unfair. Men should be aloud on the volleyball team. The other team could find a guy if they wanted to also.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  167. Taylor

    I think it would be fine but a little unfair. Maybe they should make a volleyball team for the boys so he can play....

    October 3, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  168. Kenny

    I think that a boy should be able to play on a girls team if he wants to. If he wants to follow his dream they should let him play. They should probably make a boys team for volleyball to if they have one for girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  169. rocco

    i don't think he should be able to play because he is a guy on a girls team and its not fair to the other girls volleyball teams that only have girls

    October 3, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  170. Takoda

    I think he should be allowed to play on the girls volleyball team because the school does not have a boys volleyball team

    October 3, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  171. christian

    I think he should be able to play just because he is a boy does not mean he is any better then the girls

    October 3, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  172. Kaylee

    I think it would be okay for a boy to be on a girls volleyball team. Its okay just because he is a boy its still okay for him to be on the team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  173. Alex

    I think it is fair to have a guy on a female volleyball team because it is showing that he has no fear of people making fun of him. He doesn't care what others say. This may be the only way that he can get a scholarship to go to college.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:13 am |
    • Alex

      I tottaly agree he can stand up for himself.

      October 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  174. Gabrielle

    l think its a good for boys to play sports with girls. because the same time girls wants to play boys sports.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  175. Catherine

    Jenson should definitely be able to play on the girls' volleyball team... since it's just a highschool team, it isn't a big deal anyway, and it would prevent Jenson from possibly getting a college scholarship and doing the thing he loves.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  176. channler

    I think he should be aloud to play it might be a disadvantage to the other team.The only reason for it is the fact their no boy volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  177. Brett

    I think that he should be aloud to play because he's still on there team. Hes on there team because he practices, works out and does all the training with his team and just because he's stronger doesn't mean that he shouldn't be aloud to play, because volleyball isn't a game of strength its a game of strategy and trying to hit the ball to the teams weak side that doesn't mean if you got someone on your team that's strong you automatically win.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:14 am |
  178. kylie

    i think it does not matter if your a different gender it matters how you play so Jenson Daniel should be allowed to play and lot of people think so.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:14 am |
  179. Katelyn

    I feel that a boy should be able to play on a girls' sport team, if there is not a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  180. theodore

    I think he should be able to play on the girls team beacaus i didnt recall George Washinton saying that america was not a free country so he should be able to...

    October 3, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  181. zach

    he shouldn't be on the girls volleyball but he should try to convince the principle to get a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  182. Luis

    I think it is fair to have him on the girls team because there is no boys team. How is he going to get a college scholarship if he doesn't play? It may be unfair to his opponents but it may be his only chance to get to college. Everyone wants him on the team. Why not let him and stop being sexist.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  183. Caylor

    I think they should let him play because, if they only had a boys volley ball team and a girl was in his place they would allow the girl wouldn't they? So it should be vis versa.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  184. Anthony

    I don't think Jenson should be aloud on the team, he is strong and healthy but, it wouldn't be fair to the other teams.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  185. Kyle

    I think it is unfair because he is trying to get a scholarship. If he played last year, then why can't he play this year?

    October 3, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  186. Isabel

    I think he should and shouldn't. He may be stronger but there isn't a boys volleyball team so he has one option and they need to make a boys volleyball team beause volleyball isn't just a girl sport!

    October 3, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  187. Thomas

    I think its unfair Jenson doesn't get to play when there's no boys volleyball team yes there's a strength difference but it just doesn't seem right to have a girls volleyball team & not a boys.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  188. Nick

    personally i think he should just find another sport or the school should make a boys team if they have enough people that want to.Why does it matter just let the guy play does equality really matter that much?

    October 3, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • nick

      but he wants to play volley
      ball

      October 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  189. Sydney

    Jenson should be able to play. If the school has a volleyball team for girls but not guys, then that shouldn't keep a determined guy from playing. As long as the girl volleyball team is fine with Jenson playing with them, he should be able to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:21 am |
  190. Alyssa

    I think he should be allowed to play. There is no fault for a boy playing on a girls' team, or a girl playing on a boys' team. If he wants to play, then let him.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:21 am |
  191. kenzie :)

    I think there should be a boys vollyball team its not fair that we still have sexist views in our world, normally we hear sbout girls not getting oppurtunities that guys get but in our soceity hear about boys not getting oppurtunities girls do. Everyone should get to do any sport they want it shouldnt matter what gender you are. :)

    October 3, 2012 at 11:21 am |
  192. fifi

    I think that jenson should be able to play volleyball with the girls cause most likely be a girl stronger then him that others teams will play.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  193. Keith

    If you let girls play football or wrestle then what's wrong with a boy playing volleyball. Talk about discrimination. Come on America!!

    October 3, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  194. noah

    personily i think that jensen daniel should be able to play volleyball,just because he is a boy he should get to play vlloeyball and if they won't let him play well then they should make a boys volleyball team because why can't he play volleyball but women can play pro football so its so unfair so my last words of this comment are LET HIM PLAY VOLLEYBALL!!!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  195. Sam

    as a boys volleyball player myself in florida, i know i shouldnt play against girls, but for fun, not competitively. it would be detrimental to the girls. it doesnt matter if there is no boys team, you cannot hurt the girls who may have hopes for college. play another sport. girls and boys volleyball are two totally different games, and he could damage the future of some girls by doing such.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  196. Wes

    I think that a boy should be on a vollyball team because he likes to play . But he cant because theres no boy vollyball team. so he should be able to

    October 3, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  197. Megan

    I don't think that people should be denied playing their favorite sport because of their gender. He should have the right to play on the team if he wants.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  198. Emma

    I think that until the school starts a boys' team, Jenson should at least be allowed to play some games. Maybe, until they let him (if they do at all), he should find somewhere else to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  199. Lehigh

    9 class members think that he should be able to play on the girls team since the school does not have a boys team for him to play on.

    3 class members think that he should not be able to play on the girls team because it would be an unfair advantage.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  200. Rae

    I think that he should be able to play because it is his dream to. Just because he is a guy and they are girls doesn't mean he is to strong to play. Some girls are just as strong as guys are. He would serve powerful hits but that wouldn't affect anything, LET HIM PLAY!!

    October 3, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  201. cheyenne

    i think that boys and girls should play what ever sport they want it should not point on a serton gender

    October 3, 2012 at 11:27 am |
  202. mike

    i think that jenson daniels should be able to play on the team because it is not his fault he is strong and other teams should let boys join

    October 3, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  203. Theresa

    I believe that Jenson should be allowed to play on the girl's volleyball team because in the 1970's Title 9 occured, and it allowed girls to play on boys' teams. So since girls were allowed to play on boys' teams, then why shouldn't boys be allowed to play on girls' teams?

    October 3, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  204. Luz

    I strongly think that they should let him play on the volley ball team. Even if he is to strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 11:31 am |
  205. Reading

    I don't believe having a co-ed team compete against an all women's team would be fair. However, I would advocate for creating a men's team! I think it would be a great turnout in any school and that if there are men out there interested in the sport, that they should be competing at a level where they can be challenged and improve.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:31 am |
  206. Elle

    I think that a boy should be allowed to play on a girls volleyball team because if the school does not offer a team for boys, it legally has to allow the boy to play with the girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  207. Andrew

    I think he should be able to play because the girls can always get stronger,
    and he deserves to play even if he no one wants him to play,
    no child shoud be not be able to play sports.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  208. Kaitlyn

    I think that he should be able to play on the girls volleyball team, beacause if he likes to play that much, he should be able to play. Also just because he is a boy that shouldnt effect his abilities to play a sport.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  209. Rosella

    I think that a guy should be able to play on a girls volleyball team. The school doesn't offer a buys team, so is only choice is the girls team. If there were a very strong and muscular girl, just as strong as the guy, I bet she would still be allowed to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  210. Eric

    I think a boy should be able to bee wants because he has the right to be on any team he wants and the same thing goes for a girl because we are created equal and we should stick with that.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  211. Zapcat

    I think that Jenson Daniel should be allowed to be on the volleyball team in Yonker's High School because there isn't a boys team. Also, if there are volleyball playing boys in other schools that don't have a boys team, then they would be allowed to participate in the girls team too. Maybe other teams could even add a boy from a boys team to a girls team if they want it to be fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  212. Jakob

    I think that Jenson should be allowed to play on the girl's vollyball team. Sure it would probably be a little bit of an advantage, but I believe that everyone shouldbe able to play on any team they want.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  213. Mariangela

    I think that it's awesome that he has interest in playing volleyball, but I think that it is unfair that a boy is playing on the girls' team because he is stronger and gives their team an advantage. I would encourage him to practice with them, but I don't think playing should be an option.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  214. lukas

    I think that having a guy on the girls team is completely unfair and that while Jenson should be able to practice with his friends I think having someone with his strength is unfair to the other teams.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  215. Hailey

    Jensen should be aloud to play! It's sexist to not allow Jensen to play because he is strong.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  216. Kai

    He should be able to play until they get a new team for the boys if it's possible, he should also try looking around for a boys volleyball team, join a club or something if he enjoys it that much.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  217. Trevor

    If there is no guy's volleyball team I don't think they should descriminate a guy form playing on a girls team. In a way if they didn't allow him to play they would be sexist.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  218. Vinnie

    I believe that Jensen Daniel should be on the girls's team, because there is no boy's team in general. If there is a problem then make a boy's team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  219. Tori

    I think Jenson should be able to play on the the girls valleyball team because its not fair that there is no boy team, and if he wants to play valleyball, let him..!

    October 3, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  220. Nathan

    I think Jenson should not be allowed to play because if there is a real interest in volleyball by the boys they should just make a boy's team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  221. Mary-Kate

    I think Jensen Daniel should be allowed on the girl's volleyball team if there isn't a boy's team and he really wants to play. He is really good and he clearly has a passion for it. If they really have an issue with him on the girls team, then they should make a boy's team so he can play.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  222. Alexa

    I think he should be able to play on the girls volley ball team beacuse he should get to play what sports he wants to play even if other people dont want him to play on a girls volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:36 am |
    • Abbey12

      I agree ;)

      October 5, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  223. Himani

    I would allow having Jensen Daniel on the girl's team because if he's that determined to play, then he should, but if the school really doesn't want him to play, then they should have a boy's team. They shouldn't stop him from doing what he's passionate about.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  224. Jake

    I think Jenson should be allowed on the girls team , but I do not think he should be allowed to play the games since it is an unfair advantage for that team. So in point I think he should be allowed to play on the practices so he can train and get better.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  225. Addison

    I think that boys should not be able to play on the girls team because its called a "girls" team for a reason! GIRLS ONLY. Its a sport for girls and were they can just be girls without guys around.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  226. patrick

    I think that Jensen has every right to play on the girl's volleyball team because there is no boy's volleyball team. If he wants to play then he should be able to despite the advantage.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  227. Eva

    i believe jenson should be on the girls volley ball team if he wants to!!! Plus there isn't a boys team so how would he play? Guysss, don't be sexist. let people follow their dreams

    October 3, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  228. Kenny

    Its un fare to the other girls volleyball teams because of his strength. If he wants to play on a team then he should start his own in his community or find a team else where.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  229. Brendan

    I think that if Jenson want to play he can because he want to get a scholarship.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  230. William

    I think Jenson should play beacause everyone has the right to follow their dreams and be a part of a team

    October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  231. Dasha

    I think that a boy's volleyball team should be established. Jensen Daniel should be allowed to be on the girls team until he can join a boys. Volleyball isn't only a girls sport so Jensen should be allowed to play in collage.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  232. Jaden

    I think they should let him play on the Volleyball team, my thinking behind it is that why is there rules on what sport you can play. Whats wrong with girls playing football and guys playing volleyball?

    October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  233. Joseph

    I think Jensen Daniel should be able to play on the girls volleyball team because he would be able to get a scholarship for college.But if he is not able to he wont be to live his dream that he has always wanted to do.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  234. Hellena

    Of coarse he deserves to play on the team! He's a human being who deserves his rights! He's a man. Most men are strong. What can he do about that. What he can do is play on that volleyball team!

    October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  235. Kat

    I think he should because if he didn't he wouldn't get his scholarship but if he's to strong for the team theres nothing that he can do.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  236. Taylor

    I think that Jenson should be able to play on the girls team, I don't think it's fair that he has to sit on the sidelines all the time.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  237. johnny

    I think that it is wrong that a boy should be on a volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  238. Tim

    I think if the school doesn't have an active boys team then he shoud be allowed on the girls team becasue if kids want to play a sport they shouldn't have to be restrained by their gender.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  239. Trevor

    I think it is unfair for a boy to play on a girl's team. Boys are naturally stronger, and he was taller than almost all of the girls. He should either get a scholarship in a different sport, or go to a different university. It is to unfair for the other girl's team that they a competing against, and it is a GIRL'S team, not boys, it is pretty self-explainatory that it is all girls and no boys.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  240. Zoee

    I think they should let a boy on the girls team or see if they have enough boys in the school who want to play volleyball to create a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  241. Abby

    Yes, I think he should be able to play on the girls' volleyball team because they don't have a boys' volleyball team and it's a free country. They might not even have the right amount of players. It doesn't matter if he's strong, weak,smart, or not smart, if he wants to play on it he can. I believe he can play on the volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  242. Grace

    I believe Jenson Daniel should be allowed to participate on the women's team. Even though he was to strong on the fitness evaluation, there is no other male team in the league. He would not be able to play, and I think if this is his passion and hobby he should be able t play.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  243. Eden

    In my opinion, I think Jenson should be allowed to be on the girl's team because since the school has no boy's team, and he really wants to do it, what else can he do? If the school really didn't want him on the girl's team, they should make an effort to make a boy's team so he had somewhere to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  244. christine

    I think that Jenson Daniel should be allowed to play because he loves playing volleyball and he is good at it and there is no boys team so he should be allowed to play on the girls team. It is not fair that just because there is not a boys team he shouldn't be allowed to do what he loves to do.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  245. Bridget

    I think that Jensen Daniel should not be on the girls' team because he has an advantage of strength. I think that the school should make a boys' volley ball team though and work on that to make things fair or just have him do the practices.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  246. Liam

    I think he should. Even if he was too strong he should be able to play because he has nowhere else to go to play. he wants to go to college and play volleyball they should let him.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  247. Elena

    I think Jensen should be allowed to play on the girl's volleyball team because girls are allowed to be on boys team. Also each team has a different ability level and better players than others but there are probably girls that have the same ability as him. He want to go to college for volleyball and this is his only chance. Also many girls are strong to and they are allowed to play.A boy should be allowed on a gil's team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  248. Valentine

    I think he should be allowed to play. Strength isn't the real trait that gives the advantage. What does is the agility and endurance
    of the person(s). I think he was brave to join the team anyways.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  249. Connor

    Its not right to bench one boy in the girls vollyball team, bench him and they bench all of us.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  250. Shareba

    I think he shouldn’t be able to play on the girls’ volleyball team. He is obviously stronger than the girls because he is a guy. That is the whole point of girls and guys on different teams for some sports. Females and males have different strengths it’s only fair for them to be on separate teams. If he really wants to play volleyball he should start his own male volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  251. Jose

    It is cheating for a boy that is fit and strong to play with a girls team and compete against girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  252. mr.kaymin

    I think it is a bit of an advantage because the boy is a lot stronger then the other girls than most of the girls on the other team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  253. Marianita

    I think it will be fun to be the girls on the volleyball team with only one guy and I think he is not to strong to play volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  254. Will

    I think that boys have the right to play what sport they want, and as true as girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  255. Zac

    I think that it is a good thing that they did that but with him having to be on the bench every game thats not fair

    October 3, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  256. Kayea.

    HE WILL EARN A FREGGIN COLLAGE SCHOLARSHIP!

    October 3, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  257. Daniel

    I think he should the school shouldn't be sexist so they should let him play.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  258. Celeste

    I think it's fair,if there's no team for the boys,why not let them play with girls? I think there should be atleast one boy on each team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  259. Meg

    There can be people skilled in certain sports that were created for the opposite gender, and they should have the opportunity to play. It's the same with football, volleyball, wrestling, ect. If they aren't letting them play on the team, they should at least attempt to create a team for people like that.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  260. Sorcha

    I think there is an unfair advantage because guys are alot stronger than girls and if there is only one boy on the girls team that one team with the boy will have more advantages that the other teams don't have.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  261. katherine

    i think its a bad idea the girls might be mean to the boy and the boy might be mean to the girls and the boy might get all the creed it

    October 3, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  262. Slendy

    I think Jenson should be allowed to play on the volleyball team because I know girls that are stronger than most guys and they play volleyball too. Just as long as he doesn't do anything inappropriate with the girls then he should be allowed to stay on the team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  263. Halle

    i think that it is fair to let a boy on a girl volleyball team because boy are stronger than girls . I think it is okay because when they have a game he can sit on the side line

    October 3, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  264. Brennen

    I think that Daniel should be able to play on the girls team because since they have no boys team they should be able to play because if they can't play on their own team they should at least be able to play on the team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  265. cayden

    i think that is an unfair advantage to have a boy on the girls volleyball team

    October 3, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  266. Courtney

    I think it is not fair to have a boy playing on a girls team. Because, that boy would be more skillful then the girls and I think he should talk to hes teachers into getting a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  267. Andrew

    Yes I think that it is not fair because we let girls play basketball and football with us boys and we don't say yeah were way to strong for you girls. So that is perfectly right and good for a guy to play on the girls volleyball team if its not obviously you need to make a boys and girls volley ball team.So do not bench him

    October 3, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  268. Anonymous

    i think its fair and not fair the reason why i think its fair because its what he wants to do and he enjoys it. the reason why i think its not fair because they wont make a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  269. maria

    I would allow that because that is not fair that a boy is tougher then them. he can just play a little softer that way he can play with the girls.I wouldn't let that happen to a student.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  270. Kailey

    Why should it be a bad thing for boys to play on girls teams.I mean girls are aloud to play on the boys teams, if he is to fit to be on there team then what would happen if a girl was to strong to be on the team would they bench her or say great we have a strong player on the team. Boys should be aloud to play on girls teams if there is no team for the boys or the school should make the team for the boys.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  271. Megan

    There can be people skilled in sports that were created for the opposite gender, and they should have the opportunity to play. People shouldn't keep them from playing a sport they love just because of their gender.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  272. Brylee and Devin

    We thank that a boys can play on a girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  273. Isabella

    I don't think it is fair at all. It is like saying you can't be in basketball because your too short. I also think it is brave for him as a boy to be on a girls volleyball team. I play volleyball and the game is not about muscle its about strategy and communication.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  274. Jade

    yes there can be a boy on a girl team . If the sport they want to play is no there they should do what they want . There maybe a girl that is as strong as a boy will they half to sit out? I think its okay and he's trying to get a scholarship . Its not fair

    October 3, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  275. chris \jazmyn

    No because that team would always win.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  276. shane & abbey

    i think jenson sould not play on girls team becaus we wont git to play bally ball as long

    October 3, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  277. Mrs. Collins

    I did a poll in my classes. By a wide majority, the students felt that he should be able to play since there is no boy's volleyball team. Girls can plan on boys' teams, so should the boys. They felt it was discrimination.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  278. breanna

    i think its unfair because he much stranger and he can hurt the girls because th ball can hit them in the face

    October 3, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  279. Joanna

    I think it is unfair that Jenson is not allowed to play. Just because he is a male doesn't mean that he should be benched. Each gender should have the right to play. It isn't fair to bench him because he is a male. He could lose a scholarship because of it.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  280. Logan and Trevor

    he should not
    play on the team because he is better than them.and so much stronger then them

    October 3, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  281. kelsie and imani

    I think that a boy should be on a a girls team if there is no boy team because they might like vollyvoll.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  282. Sam

    I think Daniel should be able to play on the girls team because he has the rights to play on the girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  283. Leidy

    It is unfair for him not to get to play on the volleyball team because there is no boys' team. Every school wants their students to reach their goals, why shouldn't Jenson be able to reach his?

    October 3, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  284. edward

    He should be in it' because it is just mean not to let him play. Who cares... he wants to play. Why doesn't he make his own team, or the school makes a boy team because their might be other boys that want to do volleyball too.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  285. claudette

    I think it not fair because probably some other boys would what to play

    October 3, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  286. Nayani

    I think it is unfair because it shouldn't matter what gender you are. It is not equal for boys. It isn't fair that there isn't a boys' volleyball team. Boys like volleyball as much as girls do.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  287. Joshua

    I think they should make a boys volleyball team. Then it would be fair to all players.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  288. Akari

    I think that he should be able to play on the girls team. If there was a boys volleyball team, it would be different. But because he is good and there is no guys team, it is other teams' fault for not having guys play on their team!

    October 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  289. Spencer

    I think he should be able to play but maybe limit the amount of playing time.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  290. August

    It's like letting girls play football, it shouldn't matter.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  291. sacrobi

    I think that Daniel should be able to play vollyball because i dont think someoone can tell someone els that they can not play a sport because of there gender.take football for example there are some girls that play football with boys so why can't he play vollyball with the girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  292. Michael

    If there was a boys team for his school I would say no. But because there is no boys team at his school I say yes. This is because he likes to play volleyball, so he should be able to play it and if he doesn't get to play he might not be able to go to college.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  293. Jesse

    I personally think that any person who wants to do a sport can . And plus what if a girl stronger than a guy it is not fair .

    October 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  294. brooke

    I think they should allow it because what if a girl is stronger than a boy. Plus this school doesn't have a boys volleyball team and other schools should let some boy on the girl team so it would be even when they compete in the tournament.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  295. Logan

    I think that he should be allowed to play because guys can be cheerleaders and girls are on the football team its not that big of a deal just let him play he didn't do anything wrong.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  296. Jeanetta and luke

    yes it is fair because boy are hard hitters and they mitt hit the volleyball all the way to the wall and the girls will mitt get a points lost of points and beat the other team and they will be the best team in the world and the champ.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  297. Alexander

    I think thats unfair because what if a girl is stronger than him?

    October 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  298. chelsea

    I think he should be able to play the would have a unfair advantage but they might need it.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  299. francesca

    They should let him play on the team. His strength does not matter, it's about teamwork. The people on the other team going against him have to work harder! It doesn't matter about his strenght it just matters if he's good at volleyball. I think he should play on the volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  300. Dawson

    I think that if the sport director says he cant then at least make a boy team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  301. Maddy

    I think it is fair because he doesn't have a team to play on because the school doesn't have a boys team. I also think that it is good for the girls because then they can get better Competion.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  302. Jake

    I say boys should be able to play in a girls league if a boys league is not offered and I think one boy will not make an unfair advantage to anyone else.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  303. Ema

    I dont think so. I would be making a new boys team by my self if i was him.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  304. Mary

    I think he should be able to. The school would let a very strong girl play on the team, how is it different for a very strong boy play.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  305. Molly

    Boys should be allowed to play any sport that they want. Title VIIII should extend to this boy, if he loves to play volleyball, his strength shouldn't be punished.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  306. Kylie

    I think they should make a boys team!

    October 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  307. Emma

    I think he should be able to play. If there was a girl that was as strong as him I believe they would still let her play so not letting him play is being sexist.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  308. Krystal

    I think that they should let him play on the girls team if they are down a player or if he is not the strongest person on the team because if he is the same strength as the girls it should be fine. :)

    October 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  309. Avery

    Is it fair if one girl is strong and the other team is average? It's the same situation. The only reason this is brought up is because he is a boy.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  310. Matthew

    I think that he should be able to play but have very little rules against him. He could just play a fraction of the games and the schools athletic coaches should talk about it to settle a agreement

    October 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  311. Sayan

    Personally, I think that Jenson should be allowed to play. There are girls that are stronger than boys and boys that are stronger than girls. Gender should not differentiate whether a person can play a sport or not.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  312. Matthew

    I think that he should be able to play but have very little rules against him. He could just play a fraction of the games and the schools athletic coaches should talk about it to settle a agreement?

    October 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  313. Ben

    I run cross country and during our meets the boys and girls are split up because the boys have a stronger physical body. The same should happen with volleyball, since he has a stronger body he should not be allowed to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  314. Lindsay

    I think that he should be able to play on the girls volleyball team because there is no boys team. If people have a problem with it then they can create a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  315. Sabrine

    I think he should because it was fine until they saw his strength and if a girl was as strong as him, they still wouldn't cut her out so why should they cut him out?

    October 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  316. Emily

    I think he should allowed to play on the girls team because their school doesn't have o boys team. He should be able to play the sport he loves.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  317. Elisabeth

    Well, they should let Jenson Daniel's play volleyball. I mean they don't have a boys volleyball team, because he really wants to play volleyball and he's good at it. So, it should not matter just because he has more strength than the girls. He shouldn't be sitting out on the side lines. He should be playing volleyball with the girls.So, I think Jenson should go out and play volleyball, and it's not about strength its about team work... that's what really matters it's team work not strength .and votes that said yes got 86% the votes that said no got 14%..so i think Jenson should play volleyball...

    October 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  318. Carl

    Yes Jenson should be able to play on the girls team because it's not fair that his school doesn't have a boys volleyball team

    October 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  319. Sarah

    I think that's it's good that he is accepted on the girls team but if he is much stronger than the girls than it's kind of unfair so I think their school should just make a boys volleyball team instead of going through all this debating.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  320. Ben

    This is a free contrey if he wants to play volleyball but only girls are supposed to play he should be allowed to compete also

    October 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  321. Delaney

    I think he should be able to play. Sine there is no boy team, they would have no right to make him not play. If they really don't want him to play with girls, they should make a boy team because he has a bright future with this sport!

    October 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  322. Rohan

    I think that Jenson should not be allowed to play on the girls teams. Jenson was given a fitness test and he is to fit for a irks team. If he played on their team it would give them an unfair advantage. Te only way for it to be fair is for Jenson to play on a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  323. Yoo-Jin

    I think that Jenson should not player on the girls team just to keep the games fair, but instead he could join a boy's volleyball team near him and if there is not any he can maybe start one.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  324. Dominic

    Yes he should be able to play because there is no boy team and that's the sport he wants to play and if he strong that's ok because volley ball isnt all strength you have to have skill too

    October 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  325. Lina

    I think that he should be allowed to play on the girls volleyball team. It's the schools fault that there isn't a boys team. If they do not want him to play on the girls team, where will he play?

    October 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  326. Jessica

    I think it's not fair to have a boy (who is probably stronger) be on a girls team. What they should do is create a boys volleyball team. Is it really that hard?...

    October 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  327. Logan

    I think a boy should be able to play on the girls team. They shouldn't take off the team if he can't join a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  328. Peyton

    I think Jenson should be able to play on the team if their isn't a boys team because volleyball isnt just a girls sport. If somebody has an interest in playing a sport, they should be able to play it one way or another!

    October 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  329. Ryleigh

    I think that is not that fair to girls because they can't play certain sports like football. That's there sport so, I don't really like the fact that they let him on to the GIRLS volleyball game.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  330. Maddie

    I think if they don't have enough boys that want to play to make a boys team, then they should let him play on the girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  331. Samantha

    I think that a boy should be allowed on the girls volley ball team. I think this is especially important because the school dosn't even have a boys volleyball team!

    October 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  332. Natasha

    Jensen Daniel should be able to play on the girls team, because girls are allowed to play on the guys team. For example, if a girl was stronger than guys on a team, she would still be able to play. Or if a girl was stronger than the rest of her team, she wouldn't be benched. It should be that same way for guys.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  333. Jessica

    I think Jenson should be allowed to play on the girls volleyball team. I think this because if he goes to practice, enjoys it, and is good, he should be allowed to play. Also volleyball uses strength but form is more important because I play volleyball so I know. Also the school could always make a boys volleyball team because there would be better opportunity for him there. They shouldn't discriminate against him if he has a passion for volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  334. Tatiana

    If he can't play with the girls, then he should try to make a volleyball club for guys. If that doesn't work, then he should get the people in his school to sign a petition to prove to the state he should be able to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  335. Ryan

    Just because he's a boy it should'nt matter that he plays on the girls team if he likes vollyball he should not be limited to other sports that he might not want to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  336. Wyatt

    I think he should be able to play if there's no boy's team because there's only one of him, not enough to make a big enough difference to win games for them

    October 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  337. Haley

    I think that a boy should be allowed to play on the girls team....but I do agree that it may be an unfair advantage to any other team that doesn't have a stronger athlete. I do think that he should have a right to do whatever he wants, but it still might be an unfair advantage. Even though it is an amazing advantage to their team it is a disadvantage to any other team that they play.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  338. Kelsey

    Please let this boy play the sport he loves! It is not his fault that his school does not have a volleyball team. I think that it might be a slight advantage, however how can we be sure if we don't give every girl this same test?

    October 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  339. kaylee

    I think that Jenson should play on the volleyball team because if he likes to play volleyball than he should play it. If he is able to actully play it then i bet that the other boys that want to play volleyball than they could. This would probabley get far in it so they would make a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  340. DaCoriona

    I think he should be able to play because, its his dream to play volleyball. Would you want anyone taking your dream away?

    October 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  341. sean-trelle

    i feel that the boy should play because if he like volleyball he dose. i think that is sextes if the poeple say no because he is a boy... i think he would be the first male to get a scalarship fpr volleybal.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  342. MiKayla

    I think that he should be able to play. If girls can, he should be able to also, and if you think it's a disadvantage it's really not because girls can be just as strong as guys they just have to work harder.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  343. Christina

    I think Jason should be allowed to play on the girls team. I think this because we are a free country we shouldn't have a difference in boys and girls who cares that Jason is very strong. There are some very strong women. Just because Jason is a guy shouldn't make him not be allowed to play on the girls team. If the girls mind him then the team can not let him join, but since the girls don't mind Jason he should have the total right to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  344. Emilio

    I think that if girls could play on the football team, boys should have the right to play on the volleyball team

    October 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  345. Danny

    I think he has every right to play on the girls team if there is not a boys team. If girls are able to play boys sports such as football, then why can't boys participate in girls sports?

    October 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
  346. kobe

    I do not think he should be playing on the girls volleyball team. Would it be fair to put the NBA players with WNBA players? I think he should go to another school with a boys volleyball program.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  347. casiana

    I think that a boy should play on a girls volley ball team. He should be able to play because no sport should be catogerized by gender. A sport is a sport no matter if your boy or a girl black or white. I think they should let him play. If they don't they are sexist.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  348. Abdi

    I think a boy should play on the girls volleyball because, they play on the same sport ,practic the same things,because there some girls that play football, because at my school monte vista high school theres a girl that plays on the football team.So i think that a boy should play.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  349. Jonathan

    I think that school should have a boy's volleyball team. Also I think that it is a bad idea to have a boy on a girl's volleyball team. It should be boy's on the boy's team and girl's on the girl's team. So if they put a boy on a girl's team then something might happen to them they can get hurt.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  350. Isai

    Jenson should be able to play on the girls' volleyball team because it isn't fair that there is no guys' team. He is very good at this sport and could be losing a chance to get a college scholarship. It would be as unfair as saying that a girl can't play on a football team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  351. Jennifer

    It is fair that he be allowed to play on the female volleyball team because he should have the opportunity to make his dream possible. His school should also have a male volleyball team so they don't have to tell them that they are too strong to play on the girls' team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  352. Sabrina

    Jenson should be allowed to play on the girls' volleyball team because it doesn't matter how strong he is. What if the other team has certain advantages? He should be allowed to follow his dreams.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  353. Anastasia

    I think he should be allowed to play on the girl's team if they don't have a boy's volleyball team. It is unfair for him

    not to be able to play just because the school does not want to create a boy's volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  354. Lizzie

    I want the guy to be on the team because he is strong. Doesn't matter if he is strong

    October 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  355. Baylee

    If it's what he loves he should be able to enjoy it. It's his passion and nobody should keep that from him. If he cares enough to come to the games even though he isn't allowed to play.... Doesn't that mean something?

    October 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  356. Jacob

    If they are awesome at it then no, but buys teams should be allowed for people to play on. If people can't play what they want it's not fair to them. I would support the fact of him playing on the girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  357. Abby

    We have been repeatedly taught in school that boys and girls should be considered equal. If anything, it should be a motivation for the others on the squad to try or play as hard as he does. There are plenty of co-ed teams, whether it be softball, football, volleyball, etc. so why not here?

    October 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
    • abby

      I totally agree. It is like saying "If a girl were to join a guys team, she wouldn't be able to play in games because she's too weak!!!"

      October 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
    • Abby

      I think that girls should be able to play baseball and boy can play volleyball on a girls team

      October 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  358. Alexandra

    It shouldn't matter what gender they are if they qualify they should be on the team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  359. Smiley

    I think he should be able to be on the team because if a girl gets to be on a guys football game then he should be able to as well.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  360. hi

    i think boys should be aloud on girls team because it doesnt matter what gender you are it matters if you have passion for the sport and if your good at it

    October 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  361. Matthew

    I think that he should be able to join the volleyball team, because if a guy wants to do something different than other guys he should be able to.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  362. Arden

    If they let him play instead of saying that he has to sit on the side lines the girls might win more

    October 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  363. Kaylee

    I Think That If You Love Doing It There Shouldnt Be Any Rules.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  364. Reynaldo

    I think its not fair for him he doesn't get to play. So I think its not fair he get to train with them,but he is benched how is he go to get a scholarship for sports. That is why I think its not fair

    October 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  365. Mario

    He might have an advantage due to gender, but there's no other team and the girls need that player.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  366. mathew

    yes he should be able to play to play if he wants to if there is not a guy team they should let him play.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  367. cole

    YOLO

    October 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  368. Britney

    I Think He Should Be Able To Play On The Girls Team,Because If There Isn't A Boys Team,Then He Would Be Aloud To Play On The Girls Team If He Wants

    October 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
    • britney

      true but many people think other wise of course but it would be a good competition

      October 3, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
  369. alexis

    i think he should be able to play on the girls vollyball team and i dont think that his strenght matters because their are alot of girls that really strong and if he wants to play he should be able to play

    October 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  370. Angie

    I think that Jenson should stay in the team because he really likes to play and he is doing something he likes to do. It really doesn't matter if he is a boy, because he is not hurting anyone, right? So he should stay and do what he likes to do

    October 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  371. Reynaldo

    I think its not fair for him he doesn't get to play. So I think its not fair but he get to train with the team,but he is benched how is he go to get a scholarship for sports. That is why I think its not fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  372. KIT KAT

    If the guy is stronger than the girls then it is not fair because he can't play and he doesn't have people his own strength he can play with. So i don;t think it is fair because the should have boys volley ball. If there is a girls why don't they have boys? i think they should have boys volley ball.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  373. Diana

    I think its the boys' choice.If he wants to be on the girls team he should stay on it.i think making guys not even try out on a team that doesnt have a guy team is stupid.Its like saying your guy you can't play this.If they have a problem with him playing on the girls team maybe they should make i guys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  374. Autumn

    I do not think that jenson should be allowed to be on the girls volleyball team because, it's for girls only and Jenson is a guy . Sometimes when a guy is playing a sport they get really into it and he could accidently hurt one of the girls because he is stronger. If Jenson really wants to play volleyball he should talk to someone at his school about making a guys vollyball team, so that later on if another guy wants to play vollyball he won't have to worry about being on the girls volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  375. kenzyy

    well I think they should let him play on the volleyball team because he should have the rights to be able to play on the volleyball team. Like for example women have the rights to vote so he should have the right to play. Besides us women can handle a little toughness in our lives were not just all clothes and shoes you know.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  376. Sophie

    Peoploe should not be sexist aganist boys playing a "girls" sport or girls playing a "boys" sport. Isn't this why we came to america in the first place? To have free will, civil rights and freedom to play on whatever team you like. Girls can play just as well as the guys can so it shall not be unfair.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  377. mondo

    I think its not far but its up to the team

    October 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  378. ????

    I think he should play because they don't have a no boys team for volleyball

    October 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  379. Vanessa

    That sounds kind of sexist and unfair. They don't have a boys volleyball team so I give props to him for being with the girls. Maybe they should ask the teams they play and see if its an 'unfair advantage' for him to play. Maybe its a bit more of a challenge.. but its not like half of the team is boys. If his school isn't going to let him play on the girls team then they should make a boys volleyball team. I'm sure there's other guys that like volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
  380. Cierra

    I don't think that Jenson should be allowed to be on the girls volleyball team beacause, first of all its a GIRL volleyball team. Second of all, guys sometimes don't know their own strength, and he could hurt one of the girls. Also, girls should have their space from guys because there are guys everywhere and sometimes girls just need girl time...even if it's playing volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  381. Gage

    I believe it is an unfair advantage, but I also believe they should put more male Volleyball teams across America, because even if you think it's a girl's sports than why is it in the Olympics.It is a sport made for either gender.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
  382. braden

    if he was a girl he would still be to sronge but depends on the leage rules

    October 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
  383. Tetra

    He should be able to play. There is no discriminating against girls, they can play on a boys' baseball team, or a boys' football team. But boys not being allowed to play is girls sport isn't fair, it is exactly the same thing, just with a different gender. Its just sexist.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
  384. josie

    I think that Jenson should not be on the vollyball team, because he is a boy and boys are much stonger than girls. If Jenson would like to play volleyball then he should form his own boys only volleyball team, or play a different sport with all boys.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
  385. Aliah

    I think it's ABSOLUTELY ok for a boy to be on a girls volleyball team! Boys can do anything girls can do and the same goes for girls. I believe if you really love something, to go for it.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  386. Emaly

    I think he should be able to play on the girls vollyball team or the should make a boy's vollyball team because that would be like me not able to play soccer if they did not have a girls soccer team so why not let him play it vollyball it only fair it is useless to pay all that money for just practices

    October 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  387. kayla

    I think if the guy really does love volleyball and is good at it i think its fine. Also i think its only fair that he gets to play on the girls volleyball time because the school doesnt support a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  388. Diana

    I think that they should should let him play on the girls volleyball team but they should also make a boys volleyball team too. Since he is very good at volleyball for now he should be on the girls volleyball team so he doesn't have to loose his ablility of playing or being a pro volleybal player.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  389. chelsea

    I don't think its a bad thing to have a guy on a girls team! If the girls were really that worried they would say something about it, maybe instead of kicking him off the team, they should check with the other team before the game. If the team is uncomfortable then he doesn't play. If they don't care then there shouldn't be a problem.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  390. ryan

    I think he should be able to. I think that if he wants to be on the girls volleyball team and is actually committed to the team there is no reason not to let him play. The reason I think he should be able to play is he isn't allowed to right now and he still practices with the team... that's committment!

    October 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  391. Tenzin

    Yes, i think he should be able to play because people should be able to do what they love even if it means playing in a girls volley ball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  392. Irissa

    I think he should, because even if he is stronger; deoesn't mean that he is better.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  393. Riley

    i think he should be able to play because well who cares if he is strong.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  394. Raven

    I believe that Jensen Daniel should be allowed to play volleyball on a girls team. If girls can play a boy sport i believe boys can play girls sports.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  395. Kaylee

    I believe that it is still fair that Jenson Daniel should still be able to play and should not be benched during the games. I think that yes, boys do have more strengths than girls; but, if there isn't a boy's team, then he should be able to play with the girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  396. McKenzie

    I think they should let him play on the girls volleyball team for the rest of the year and play in the games so they can use his ability on the girls volleyball team. Then next year make a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  397. sarah

    they should have a co ed team and they should let him play because of his strenght

    October 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  398. Sami

    I think it's fair because boys are a lot stronger and bigger especially at high school age. Girls may play with boys but that means they are going to have to keep up.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  399. Garrett

    If there is no guy's team what team would he play on? If he wants to play just let him play!

    October 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  400. adara

    I think Jenson should beable to play on the girls vollyball team,
    Awhile ago a girl was able to play on a guys football team so whats wrong with a guy playing on a girls vollyball team? it doesnt matter if hes strong or not he still should beable to play in the games. The people that say that hes to strong and cant play on a girls vollyball team need to shut it and hike up there skirts and STOP being biased agenst him. its not like hes breaking any of rule book rules. well thats all i haft to say.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  401. Melvin

    I totally believe that boys should play on a girl's team because if the school has no boy's volleyball team, then who else is the boy going to play for? I think it's fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  402. xavier

    I don't think Jenson should be allowed to play on the volleyball team because if he joins many other boys might want to join and have to many players on the team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
  403. Jacob

    I say no because if he`s too strong he could end up severely hurting someone. I say that they should also make a boy`s team though.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  404. Adam

    I recently started back public school after homeschooling. I understand Jenson's problem, because I was expecting my highschool to have JROTC but they dont. I planned on using JROTC to help me prepare for the military like Jenson wants to get a scholarship for playing vollyball. If they dont let him play on the girl's team then the school should create a boy's team and not dampen his dreams.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  405. margaret

    If the school dosn't make a boys volleyball team Jenson has to join the girls volleyball team if he wants to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
  406. robert

    I think boys should be able to play on a girls team if there is no boy team.I thin it is ridiculous how they think he is too strong to play on the girls team

    October 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  407. Alizabeth :)

    There is nothing wrong with a boy playing a girl volleyball team even if they are stronger then girls, They have every rights to play on a sport with girls even if its a girls volleyball team. :)

    October 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  408. nick

    yes i think that a boy could be on the girls team because there is not a boys team and there for he's not just trying to play a easy game he just likes volley ball

    October 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  409. Juan

    I think it doesn't matter if he's stronger then them he should still play but not hit the ball so hard.
    His strength could win games for the team and get them medals.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  410. Heather

    I think that the boy should be able to play on the girls team unless the school is going to make a guys volleyball team until then he should continue playing.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  411. Missy

    Well I think they should make a boys team but since they haven't they should allow him to be on the girls team and have him compete. They shouldn't keep a kid from his/her hopes and dreams. But they should work on making a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  412. Brooklyn

    I think that he should be able to play on the girls volleyball team. The state shouldn't be able to hold someone back from doing something that they love. If he loves the sport and really wants to play, I think that he should be able to and not play because the state doesn't agree with boys playing on the girl's volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  413. Gabby

    I think he should be allowed to play volleyball. If the state really doesn't want him to play, they can just make a guy's volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  414. kayla

    ithink it was sweet of those girls to invite him. he should be able to play. there is no unfair advantages.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  415. Quinn

    I think if they don't have a boys volleyball team they should let Jenson play on the girls volleyball team because it would encourage other boy or girl volleyball player fanatics to play even if he or even her Is on a girl or boy softball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  416. Violett

    Yes he should be able to play on the girls team if there is not a boys team, girls have the potential to be just as good as boys if not better your gender has nothing to do with how well you can play a certain sport!

    October 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  417. Audrey

    Jensen Should be allowed to play on the girls team. It's not his fault that his school doesn't have a boys volleyball team. He should be allowed to play because he wants the scholarship, he has to play to get it so if he's benched he'll never get the scholarship.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  418. Autumn

    Jenson should be allowed to play on the team, even if there is no boys team. His strength does not give his team an unfair advantage. That's basically saying that all the other girls are weak.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  419. Anthony

    I think that he should be able to join the team because there's no boy's volley ball team. The other reason I think he should be able to is because it doesn't matter how strong he is it depends how he works as a team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  420. Hanna

    i think it is fair for the boy to be on the vollyball team because the girls could use a little extra help sometimes and also it could affect his future.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  421. Kaitlyn

    I think Jenson should not be able to play because
    it would not be fair to the other girl teams that compete
    and becase then other boys will want to play to.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  422. Bobbi

    I think that he should not be on the team because it would not be fair to other girls that a stronger member is on a certain team. I think that the coach is doing the right thing and letting him practice but not play. I really exude this and the school should create a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  423. justin

    wow that is not cool to be sexist!

    October 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
  424. Tucker

    I don't think it's fair for the other teams when they play the games because he might be a little bit stronger than the girls and might be more coprtitive. He shoudn't be allowed and he should play a different sport to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  425. anthony

    I think he shouldnt be on the girls team because he is a boy and then it wont be called a girls team anymore!

    October 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  426. Quinton

    I think that Jenson Daniel should play because it should be fair if a boy can play on a girl team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  427. Jessie

    Well,if there going to kick him of the girls Volleyball team they might as well create a boys volleyball team or listen to the girls and keep him on the team so he can get a collage application.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  428. Oseas

    Henson Daniel should play in the volleyball team so that the girls can win and the other teams can have boys to be fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
  429. Britney

    I think boy's should not be allowed to play on the girls volleyball team,because it won't be fair to other girls' team.Boy's are stronger than girls',and it's only a girls team.So the boy has two choices:either play another sport with a boy team,or go to another school.That way it can be fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
  430. Chasity

    Yes of course let him play!

    October 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  431. sadie

    Jenson should be allowed to play on the girls volleyball team, because what if he is skilled enough to get a scholarship playing volleyball. Maybe playing on a girls team is not a bad idea! Some girls at my school play flag football on the boys team. Jenson probally feels that he is more welcome on a girls team than he is on a guys team. Because girls are more friendly than guys are when playing a sport.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  432. Melana

    Of course a boy should play on the girls team! It's not like there is a guy's team for him to join. If he isn't allowed to join the girls team, they should at least add a guy's team. If you love something enough, you will do anything for it...

    October 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  433. Cristina

    I think that the boy on the girls team shouldn't play on the girls team but that his school SHOULD get a boy's team of its own. i don't think it is fair that he can't plat just because he is too strong.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  434. Ashley

    I think he should be aloud to play on the girls team because why should they let girls play on boys teams for football and other stuff if they wont even let boys play volleyball on a girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  435. Katie

    Yes, Because He wants to be on that team just as any other girl on the team and he shouldn't be banned from the team just because of his gender.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  436. Ashlee

    Yes he should be allowed to play on the girls team. There isn't a boys team for him to play on. Plus in volleyball there is not any physical contact with other players. If there was a girl that had the same strength as him she would be allowed to play, and nothing would be wrong about it because she is a "girl".

    October 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  437. Jared

    If I got the opportunity to play on a girls volleyball team I would totally love too!! At my school we had a girl play football for us on our varsity football team. How hard would it be for a boy to play on a girls volleyball team if his school does not offer it for boy? Or if the state doesn't want to let him play, make a boys team!

    October 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  438. jonathan

    I believe that he should be able to play volleyball, because their is not a guys team. Eventhough, it may be unfair... other teams could have guys on their team too. So, that is why I think he should be able to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  439. Alyssa

    They should let him play, girls could become that strong too if they wanted to.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  440. Riley

    I think he should be able to play because it's not fair if there isn't a boys team and he can't play for the girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  441. Matthew

    I think that he should stay on the team because how would you like it if you wanted to play on a team and they was only a boy of girl team? I know it's not fair but I still think he should be on the team. And if I were him I would want to play,so I think he should stay on the team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  442. Kassidi

    If a boys team is unavailable and a boy wants to play, he should be given the right to play. It's not his fault that there is no team for him. All he wants to do is play. It is no advantage or disadvantage, because it is a not a full contact sport where different muscle strength makes a difference. He is doing what he wants to do and having the courage to stand up and play a sport he loves and that shouldn't be taken from him. He should be allowed to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  443. Michelle

    It shouldn't matter that there is a boy is on the girls team. He worked really hard to get where he is and be as strong as he is. So if a girl on the girls team worked out more and got as strong as him, would she be not allowed to play? The school/state needs a better argument. I say let him play.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  444. Jazmine

    I think that he should not play because other girls do not have the power that boys have, but if the team has the same amount of boys of the other team then that will be fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  445. CheyAnne

    Yes! Daniel should definitely be allowed to play on the team, even if he is stronger. Just because he may be stronger than the other teams' players doesn't matter. Sports are supposed to be fun and are meant to allow everyone a chance to play. Since there's no boys' team at his school, he joined the girls' team and seemed to be a great addition. The judges/coaches should definitely reconsider and give him a chance to play in what he and his team came a long way for.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  446. Josh

    Having a boy on a girls team is an unfair advantage to opposing teams so he shouldn't play with girls, but being in Jenson's situation is unfair so they should either fund raise to make a boys team at his school or play with another schools boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  447. Teresa

    Yes, he should be able to play on the girl's volleyball team because there is no boy's volleyball team! They should not be able keep him from playing the sport he wants to go to college for just because he's a boy. Yes, they could just form another team for boys but they probably wouldn't be enough boys who want to play since volleyball is a girl dominated sport.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  448. Nataly

    I think that there should not be a boy on the girls' team because mabe girls just want want to play against each other. And plus boys are stronger than girls.And that's not fair because the other team will always lose.If i were him I would go to another school.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  449. Dylon

    I don't think he should be on the girls vollyball team because he is a guy, and only girls should be allowed on the girls team. But, If he want's to he should be free to do whatever he likes.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  450. ariana

    If the school does not provide the same opportunity for a boy to play volleyball as a girl does, then he should be allowed to have that same chance to participate in that sport even if its with the girls. If it is not approved because of his upper-hand being a male, the school should invest in making a boys team. Allowing him to be on the team but not let him play games is unfair.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  451. Pamela

    I think that the guy should play in the volleyball game with girls still because if the other group doesn't agree because they have a boy in their team,they could just invite other boys or the boy could take turns going with the group of girls. Also,I think he should play if that's what he wants to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  452. Pedro

    Yes. I think he should be able to play on the girls volleyball team, because there is no boys team and it would be fair to let a guy play a girl sport like volleyball. Because, everyone should be able to play sports.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  453. David

    Yes, because that the only sport he is good at and with out that he could not go to college.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  454. Michael

    I think he should beallowoedtoplay onthe team.There are girl kickers in football sowhy not boy players in volleyball? They already let him play one year so why not another year? Plus its for a scholarshipfor college just let him play and show what hes got.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  455. Caitlin

    I do believe a boy should be allowed t participate on a girl's team, but only if there is no other option. A boy may be typically more powerful than a girl, but this shouldn't determine whether or not he's allowed to play. The girls aren't identical, there are probably some girls who are pretty powerful too. So allowing him to play or not based on his gender shouldn't be the case.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  456. Litzy

    I think he should play on the girls' volleyball team because it doesn't matter if he's on the girls team because he enjoys volleyball. And he could tell some teacher to make a volleyball team just for boys. It doesn't matter if he play's on the girls volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  457. Fernando

    I think Jenson Daniel should be allowed into the girls volleyball team because there is no boy's volleyball team . And since his favorite sport is volleyball he won't get a volleyball scholarship if the state has him benched .

    October 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  458. Chris

    I think that Jenson Daniel should be allowed on Yonkers High School's girl's volleyball team because there is no boy's team for volleyball and Jenson wants to earn a college scholarship in volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  459. Mirella

    I think he should play on the girl's team because that is his sport. If he doesn't go on the girls team , he has to move to anathor school that has a boy team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  460. Jackson

    He should not be able to play on the girls team as it is a unfair advantage for other teams in the leauge

    October 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  461. Trevor

    I think Jason should be able to play on the girls team because he loves the sport and is trying to get a scholership. If he wants play volleyball let him play volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  462. kathryn

    i think that danille should be aloud becasue thats not fair to him becuase if he loves the sport then he sould be aloud to play :)

    October 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  463. Morgan

    I think a boy should be aloud to play on a girls volley ball team, because theres no boys volley ball team and all he wants is to get a scholarship, so he should get a chance to reach his goal.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  464. Rianna

    I think Jenson Daniel should not be aloud to play on the the girls team because the girls on the team are playing for scholarships so if he outshines them then that could mess up their future, However it is not fair for him to not get to play a sport he wants, Jenson Daniel also might be looking for a scholarship and he has no team to play for.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  465. Lucas

    I think that he should even though he is a boy because since he loves the sport he should be allowed to play no matter what. Also he is trying to get a scholarship so he should be able to be obzerved for one.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  466. Katarina

    I think that he should be able to play on the girls volleyball team because he loves that sport and if there is no boys volley ball I think he should be aloud to.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  467. Colin

    Yes He should be able to play because if he get's the scholarship he can play for a boy team, and if they don't have a boy team what's the harm.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  468. Gabby

    Jenson should be allowed to play. Especially if girls can play on male football teams. It's only right

    October 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  469. Justin

    I think that Danille should be aloud to play on the girls volleyball team because the school doesn't have a boy's volleyball team. The borad should allow him to play because if he loves the sport and wants a scholarship he should be allowed to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
  470. Marla

    I think that Jenson Daniel should not be aloud to play on the girls team because, if he stands out then not alot of people would be watching the girls, and they would only be watching Jenson. However, if there is no boys volleyball team then they should consider, either making a boys team or allowing boys and girls play together on one team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  471. jonus

    i think he should be on the team because he proboble is not the one that wants to play so thay should make a boys voleball team

    October 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  472. Hannah

    i think he should be aloud to play because it anyones choice to play a sport and if thats his favourite sport and they don't have a boy's team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  473. Liam

    I think he should be aloud to play on the girl's volleyball team. But the school should work on making a boy's volleyball team. So once the season is done next season he can be on a boy's volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  474. Paige

    I think jenson danile should not be able to play becasue it would not be fair to other boys who would like to play, also he can join a team outside of school and it would not be fair for the girls because he could out shine them. However, it would not be fair to kick him off his school team and since there is no boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  475. Brittany

    I think that Daniel should be allowed to play on the team because he is trying to get a scholarship. Schools encourage you to go for your dreams and not being able to play on the team could crush his dream or his possible career.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  476. Kathleen

    I think that he should be able to play on the girls team, we have gotten to an age where we can realize that men and women are equal, and if the girls are okay with it I don't see the problem. I know that many girls prefer to play on a team of boys and i think that it should also be allowed.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  477. Ciara

    I think that it's fair for him to play because they're are girls that play football that may be weaker than boys but they don't ban girls so why should it be any different to a guy?

    October 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  478. Brady

    I think he should be able to play because our Varsity football team has a girl kicker and know one seems upset about that.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  479. Lauren

    I think he SHOULD be able to play. What happens if there is a really strong girl on the volleyball team? Would they make her sit the bench? It is the persons choice to work out and become stronger so if they want to, they should be able to no matter how strong.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  480. bethel

    I love cnn student news.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  481. Julia

    I believe that it's totally fair. If there was a girl that was that strong they wouldn't make her sit out. It is unfair for him and he is a team-mate to those girls so it's not fair for anyone.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  482. Julien

    No ofence to any girls but men are physically built bigger and stronger then women, its a fact. It's unfair and unsafe to other teams that play against this high school to let someone at that size play against their players.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  483. Jonas

    Of course he should why would he not be.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  484. cally

    I think jenson should be allowed to play on the team it does not give there team an advantege. and if other teams are concerned they should let boys play on the team or start a new team FOR boys

    October 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  485. Julia

    I think it's totally fair. We have a girl playing on our football team so isn't that the same thing? If they don't let him play but let all these girls play on the football team I would be frustrated as well.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  486. Jacob

    I think it is fair because first of all, officials shouldn't say no because he is strong, and there is no boys team so the could make a boys team if they said no

    October 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  487. Ian

    we have a girl kicker on my high school football team and shes really good I think he should be able to play beacuse saying hes to stonge is like saying she is to girly for football

    October 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  488. lev

    i think he should be able to be on the vollyball because its a boys and girls sport and he has rights

    October 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  489. Nicole

    So, you are telling me that if a girl was just as strong as this boy, she too would be put on the bench? Girls can be just as aggressive and strong as any boy. Girls can play Football, right?

    October 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  490. Emily

    He sould be able to play volleyball because their are girls who play on boy team why don't to a boy play on girl team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  491. Brandon

    No he shouldnt be able to be on the girls vollyball team because why would he wanna be on the girls team if he can be on the boys team

    October 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  492. Aaron

    Yonkers (and all high schools for that matter) should just have all coed sports.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  493. Jack

    I think he should be allowed to play on that team. If it's truly a sport he loves, and there is no where else to play it, then who has the right to stop him. Besides, if his teammates are okay with it, then whats the problem? Any girl could get just as strong as he is, and then would it be considered an unfair advantage?

    October 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  494. Zach

    Yes he should be aloud to play, sport wilth a boys can have girls on it it doesn't matter.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  495. eve

    I think that he should get a chance to do what he whants to do and be what he whants to be if he whants to be on the vollyball team let him its not that big of a deal for a guy to be on the team just like how a girl can play football

    October 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  496. chance and tyler

    we think that is fair because there is no boys volleyball and that just because he is a boy does not mean he has more skill.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  497. marcelino and dayshaya

    I don't think a boy should be on a glirs team because glirs are weak and boy are strong.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  498. TJ

    I think it is fair because if i was on a girls team for volleyball . I would like to play not to sit.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  499. luke

    I think he should because he likes yhat sport he should be albe to join any sport.I also think that just because a lot of girls play doesent mean boys can play.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  500. Andrew

    I am a guy, and i believe, personally, that if a girl decides to play on a boys team and they let her, that a guy should be able to play on a girls team; if and only if; there is no other alternative.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  501. peter

    that should be allowed. the people who run the volleyball leage are just being sexist and rude.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  502. Chase/Davin

    yes because it is not fair if there is no boys vollyball tem

    October 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  503. Kadasha

    How is it possible for him to play if there isn't a boys team? I see nothing wrong with letting him play for girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  504. Kennedy

    I think Jenson should be able to play on the girls volleyball team, because his strongness could help the girls win and since there isnt a boys volleyball team he should get the oppourtunity to play on the girls volleyball team to have a chance to play and get a good scholarship.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
  505. brady and hunter

    i think it is unfair to not let a boy play because girls can play volleyball and boys can't because they don"t have a volleyball team for boys.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  506. Ashley

    I think he should be on the team becouse it really is fair if they don't have a boy's team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  507. Allison

    I think it is unfair to bench Jenson, becuase i understand how that is. My friend is playing on the boys team for hockey this year becuase she is very great at the sport she plays. Lately people from the boys hockey team she is playing with have given her rude comments, I think that is only becuase she is a very strong link. I now see that does happen to other people and it is not bad to have an excelled person on your team, it would be worth it and very much luck to have Jenson on the team, everyone should accept that.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  508. Mrs. K's Class

    We feel that Jenson should be able to play because he is showing his school spirit by being on the team. We also think the state officials are being unfair because there isn't a boy's volleyball team that he could join. What about Title 19? Isn't it the same thing? If a girl can join a boy's team, like football, why can't a boy join a girl's team like volleyball?

    October 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  509. Madison

    I think that guy should be able to play on the girls Volleyball team. Here's the question...would they not allow a girl to play if she had the same fitness score as Jensen. I would think there are some high level girls that are just as strong as Jensen. It's not fair to Jensen.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  510. Drayton

    I find it to be very unfair to someone pursuing their dream to be sidelined by something like gender based sports teams. If he's that good at volleyball regardless of his strength he should be allowed to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  511. Miliama

    I think that Jenson should be allowed to play because even though it seems
    unfair then, I think that that's the school's fault for not having a boy's volleyball
    team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  512. Charity

    I think he should be on the team becouse it is fair if they don't have a boys team and plus if any cute boy wants to be on my girls vollyball team I would toatally want them on!!!!!!!! ;)

    October 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  513. Noah

    I think that he should be able to be on the girls vollyball team being lagit

    October 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  514. Jacquelyn

    I think that he should be able to play on the girls team, because he's really looking forword to getting a college scholarship, so we should support him.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  515. Reyn

    What I think is that Jenson's strength is, in fact, an unfair advantage. A boy playing with girls is unfair. But I do think that Jenson should be allowed to play because it is also not fair that they don't have a boys team. If he can't play with the girls, then where is he going to play?

    October 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  516. Joel

    it is a unfair advantage. they have one stronger player who can help them win.it would be fair if other teams have boys.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  517. Lindi

    I think that Jensen should play on the girls volleyball team. If others think that he shouldn't play on the team they should make a boys volleyball team. Also, even if he is strong he might not be a very good volleyball player. So I think they should just let him play, but the other team would just have to practice harder.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  518. Jake

    I think it shoulnt matter, it just like the black and white kids having to go to differnt schools an i think Daniel should play they have no boys volley ball team so LET HIM PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  519. Eduardo

    No because he is too strong and he could hurt somebody.It is also not fair that he is play against girls

    October 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  520. Tatum

    I think Jensen should be able to play on the girls volleyball team, because it's not his fault that he cannot play volleyball for a boys volleyball team. His school should have a boys volleyball team. But if he does get chosen to be on the team, he should be treated equally like everyone else so it is fair for everyone.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  521. Noah

    SERIOSLY LET HIM PLAY ON THAT TEAM HE DESERVS IT SO I LEAV SAYING YEA BUDDY

    October 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  522. Cody

    I believe that everyone has their own Rights and Freedom no matter what race or color he/she is. Since there is no boys volleyball team, I think that Jenson should be able to play with the girls even though he is strong. It's not fair!

    October 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  523. Ashley

    I think that the team may have an unfair advantage, but if their is no boy volleyball team and thats what he wants to do then he should be able to play. If I heard that a boy was playing on the team I was about to play I would be a little irritated especially if they won but if it is what he really wants he should be able to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  524. Cory

    I think that the team should let him play. He is trying to get a scholarship to college, and he cant do that if there is no boy volleyball team. It is unfair to the other girls team, but they could take it as a challenge to up their game. So I think that they should let him play.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  525. micah

    I think that it would be really unfair because men are usually stronger, faster, and taller than woman.However if there's no men`s team he should be able to play with the woman.It wouldn't be fair for Jenson if he couldn't play volleyball even if he wanted too.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  526. Maile

    I think that it gives them an advantage, but it is not his fault because they don't have a boys team so this is his only option. I think that it will give the other team's girls a challenge. It could make the teams want to try harder.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  527. Leslie

    I think Jenson Daniel should be allowed to play because it's his favorite sport and nobody should stop him from doing it.Another reason why is that jenson should be allowed so he could get a good scholarship and get in a good college.I also think there should be girls and boys volleyball teams so it could be fairfor everyone.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  528. Chris

    I think that he should be allowed to play because its only one player, not more than one. Also, girls get to play on boys' teams if there are no girls teams, so he should be able to play for a girls team, and Title IX was created to ensure that no one is discriminated on the basis of gender. Lastly, he might be strong, but how do we know that he is better than all the girls? A solution might be asking the opposing team every if they would allow him to play and how much he can play.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  529. justin

    i think he should play on the teambecause it is a law he should be able.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  530. Cory

    I think that they should take it game by game and talk to the other coaches. But if hes going to get a scholarship in volleyball and there is no boys team how is he going to college. So i think they should let him play.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  531. alla

    if girls are allowed to play on boys team, it should not restrict a boy on a girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  532. Belinda

    Yes,i think that having a boy on your team is a good idea because your team will have better luck to win,but wait the other team might get angry because of the new member of the team,but maybe if the other team find an extra boy they will have even teams. I think that's a good solution!

    October 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  533. madison

    i think it should be aloud for Jenson to be on the team espeacially when his school does not have a boys team

    October 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  534. Lane

    boys and girls should be able to play volleyball together

    October 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  535. Khristian

    I think Daniel should stay on the team and the school should make it a boy and girl team so it could be fair for both teams

    October 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  536. Irvin

    I think the boy should be on the girls team and the other team should get a boy too

    October 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  537. Kealoha

    I think it gives an advantage to have a boy on their girl's team. I think its unfair but it sucks that they don't have a boy's team. That's a bummer because he wouldn't get a scholarship.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  538. Daniel

    Yes,I think that Jenson Daniel should be able to play on the girls' volleyball team because there's no boys' team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  539. Devan

    The people who are telling Jenson that he can't play on the girls team should be telling the school that they should have a boys team

    October 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  540. Corrtez

    I think that he shouldn't play because it is not fair for a boy to play in a girls league. Boys are usually stronger than girls and that would make it unfair for their team. If I were a girl and I saw a boy on the other team I would be scared. I think that if their is no boys team that's just too bad for Jenson and he should just focus on school. If he really loves volleyball maybe he can just walk on at his college.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  541. Keilee

    I think that Jenson Daniel does give his team an unfair advantage from his strength most of the times boys are stronger than girls so if he plays, then he will make the volleyball team win. I also think that since there is no volleyball team, I think that he should be able to play because he is the one that wants to play volleyball and get a scholarship, so he should at least be able to practice with the rest of the team to make himself stronger and make his team stronger.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  542. Franny

    Yes, a boy playing on a girls' team is an unfair advantage. But the school does not have a volleyball team for boys, so if he wants to play he can't because the school can not or will not provide the team. So I think that his opposing team should know if the other team knows that there is a boy in the team than the other team can decide if they are ready or if they want to play a boy. If he can't play then it would partly be the school's fault because they don't have a boy's volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  543. Joseph

    I think that Jenson shouldn't be on the girls' volleyball team. I mean whats the point of training if you cant even play a single game? I know the rules and all but really theres no point of training if you can't play a game and how is he going to succeed if he doesn't play something he wants to play. I think that school should get a boys' volleyball team

    October 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  544. Cory

    I think they should just take it game by game and talk to the other coaches about letting him play. But if hes going to try to go to college on a volleyball scholarship and there is no boys volleyball team then how can he go to college. So if they let him play with the girls then he will have a chance at going to college. So i think they should let him play.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  545. Sarah

    I think that Jenson Daniel should be allowed to play on the girls' volleyball team because even though he may be a strong boy,there are lots of super strong girls that play volleyball that are much stronger than him. Another reason I think it's okay if Jenson was on the girls' team is because I've played soccer and basketball with both girls and boys and it wasn't difficult at all.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  546. Darian

    Strength shouldn't be a factor because any one of those girls could become as strong as him. And if there is no boys team he should be allowed to play because that's one if the reasons why we have title 9.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  547. Chad

    I think that Jenson should be able to play on the team because if he is that good then he should be able to hold back.
    I play on a intermediate Football team and we were playing a team with a girl on and it was perfectly fine with the officials!
    So if that girl could play with the boys then Jenson should be able to play with the girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  548. Daniel

    Is a good idea.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  549. Angie

    I think that having a male player on a female team is unfair, but it is also unjust to not let him play.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  550. Heidi

    I think Jenson Daniel should be on the girls' volleyball team because its really important to him because he wants to get a scholarship. I think they should not stand in his way of making it though life, but I also agree with the girls he might be a little too strong.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  551. David

    I think Jenson should be able to play on the girls volleyball team because there is no boys team. It isn't fair that he can't participate in the sport he loves. Just because he is stronger than the girls doesn't mean that he has more skill. An idea I have would be to ask the other teams if it is alright with them for Jenson to play, considering the fact that there is no boys team at their school. He could also try starting up a boys team. But for the time being, I think Jenson should be able to play on the girls volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  552. Jose

    I think the boy should be on the team because just because he's a boy doesn't mean he can't do it. Because there's a boy on the team probably means that boys can be on the other team. He should play because that's the only thing he's good at and he wants to play on a team so he can get a scholarship to college. College is important so you can get a good job or career.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  553. Kinsey

    if a girl is allowed to play football then there should be no reason that a boy is not allowed on a volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  554. brenda

    i think a boy in a girls valley ball team is a bad idea they should make a boys volley ball legue

    October 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  555. Salvador

    I think that they should start a team for boys volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  556. Erik

    A boy should be on the team because it wont be fair to be in a team and not play

    October 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  557. Mayela

    Hello, I think he should be able to play volleyball. But if he really wants to be in the team and the state says no. You should do something about it you should get some boys that want to play volleyball. Plus I do not think boys should versus girls. If they do end up doing a volleyball team with boys I think it should be boys versus boys and girls versus girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  558. brenda

    i think the high school should make a volley ball team for the boys because its not going to be fair for the team they are playing against.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  559. Cameron

    There shouldn't be a punishment for being "too strong." What if a girl on the same team was stronger than him, would they bench her? If the school doesn't provide a team for boys, they should be allowed to play with the girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  560. Ally

    If Jenson wants to play volleyball for his school, but doesn't have the benefit of having a boy's volleyball team, he should be able to play. When a teenager wants to do something they love they should be able to do it. At this age they start to become what they are going to be in the future, and if Jenson wants to be a volleyball player he should be one. Also, his strength shouldn't be an issue. On the other teams could have many girls who have great strength as well.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  561. Garrett

    If he wants to play volleyball, then let him play. It's not his problem that there is no men's volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  562. Maria

    I think boys should play with the girls team because if there is a boy on a girls' team and if another group doesn't think it's fair then they should add a boy on that team.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  563. Garrett

    If he wants to play volleyball, then let him. It's not his problem that there is no men's volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  564. Tori

    I think that Jenson Daniel should not play with the girls because he could hurt the girls he's playing against. They should start a men's team for high school so that college coaches can see that they play. You can also judge fairly on how well he can play. So that the coaches can see that he is the one to ask to be on the team. He deserves a fair chance at playing volleyball but that does not mean he can play with girls. It is the same way with soccer they have different teams for different genders. I know he can't start a team right away but he can practice with his current team until the men's team is started.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  565. Alex

    Yesnbecause girls can play on boys teams why can't boys play on girls

    October 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  566. Steven

    I believe that yes boys masculinity naturally outweighs girls, but that doesn't mean they can't get strong too! This boy should be able to play with the girls because they don't have a boys rem, and it just makes more competition for the girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  567. Bebi

    I think he should be on the team but it is unfair to the other team,or the school should get a boys volleyball team

    October 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  568. Emma

    I think it's fair because If some girls are aloud on the boys football tem the why can't boys be on the girls volleyball team

    October 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  569. Jade

    I think it is fair because if there is no boys volleyball team and if the girls are ok with him being on the team then there is no problem and he can't really help that he is strong. So they shouldn't bench him just for that.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  570. Eunice

    I say no because it gives the team a unfair advantage, and someone could get hurt

    October 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  571. Karla

    I think he shoudn't be able to play because they should keep the teams fair because there probably no other boy that wants to join volleyball

    October 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  572. Jade

    I think it's fair because it's only one guy and like 10 Gil's on the court.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  573. Fardeen

    I think it is fair for him to play because if he loves volleyball then no one should stop from doing something he love

    October 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
  574. Nina

    I think it's fair to let him play. I myself is on a volleyball team I hear some boys want to play but we don't have a team and we are all equals I doesn't matter how strong you are if he wants to play let Him play

    October 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
  575. TaLeah

    I think that he should be able to be on the girls volleyball team because there is no boys volleyball team to play on.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
  576. Elijah

    Jenson Daniel should be let play because it is a sport he is good at and he could get a scholarship for college and make it more affordable for him. They should make a boys team because I think a lot of people would like to be on his team

    October 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  577. Jesus

    I think that boys should not play against girls because boys are very strong and could hurt the girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  578. Jalen

    Yes-__-

    October 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  579. Skylar

    Just because he is a strong guy doesn't me he can't be on the girls volleyball team. I think it's pretty cool to have the girls support him. People shouldn't care whether or not he's strong. He should be able to play on the team.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  580. Narissa

    If it's his true passion to play Volleyball then he should be able to. America was built on freedom why isn't now?

    October 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  581. Juana

    I think that he should play in the girls' volleyball team because that is his dream and the state is killing his dream. Nobody should ever, ever judge someone by their sex. Also someone or some people can be strong in the competitors team so it is fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  582. Laura

    I think that if girls are allowed to prove themselves and go out for the boys teams, then a boy should be able to prove himself and play on a girls team. If they were to deny him the right to play volleyball then it should be called a sexist act. A lot of people say the female gender is treated unfairly, but it goes both ways.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  583. ruth

    I think he should be allowed because some girls are allowed to play in football teams and he should have the same right anyways there will always be someone better on the team

    October 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
  584. Colette

    I don't think Jensen Daniels should be allowed on the high school volleyball team because of the unfair height, strength, and ability advantage. But, in compromise, they should create a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  585. Aliix

    I think it is unjust to say that the boy cannot play volleyball! They let girls on the football field, so why can't boys play volleyball?

    October 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  586. Tianna

    Unless he's knocking girls over, there is no reason he shouldn't be able to play on the girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  587. yissel

    i think anyone should have the right to play any spot they like boy or gril. and everyone is eaqul no one is stronger everyone is the same and anyone has the right to choose any sopt they like. 10/3/12

    October 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  588. Conrad

    Because of Title IX, men's sports have been cut to create equal sport opportunities for women. When will Title IX come into play to provide equal sport opportunities for young men like Jenson Daniel. We see young women having the opportunity to join football teams as well as wrestling teams because their school doesn't provide a women's team. It is the school responsibility as well as the states to make sure that every student has an equal opportunity whether it is education or sports. If that school district cannot provide such opportunity to Jenson Daniel, I believe the state should pay his tuition to allow him to transfer to a school that does provide an all male volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  589. nick

    i think he should play on the girls team because its a school activity and anyone should be able to participate.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  590. jordan

    i think that it is a good idea for him because if he is good at that sport and he likes that sport then he should be abel to join the sport his school is reall nice for letting him join that sport so good job.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  591. Carl

    I thnk he should join the team because it's not fair that he can't join because it's for girls if he truly loves the sport he can play on any team.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  592. Karina

    Uh, I believe there are laws laid out by the Constitution saying that man and women are equal in rights, Of course he should be able to play. Women can play high school football if they want to, so why can't men play high shcool volleyball

    October 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  593. Abbie

    I believe that he should be able to play! His school is not giving him a chance by making a boys team so he should be able to play with the girls. I do not think that it is an unfair advantage just because he is a little stronger. Many girls could be just as strong.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  594. Jennifer

    Jenson's stength won't be a problem unless they want it to be a problem, The only way they could set this straight is to make a boy's volleyball team. Either way they need need to do something about this...It's Injustice!

    October 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  595. Nathalie

    I think that girls' volleyball is reserved for girls. even though everyone should enjoy a sport, having a boy on the team might be awkward. also, this would give an unfair advantage.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  596. sean

    i think he should be able to cause girls and guys all have the same rights

    October 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  597. Sebastian

    I think Jason should be able to play on the girls' team. Yes it would be sort of a unfair advantage but if he wants a college scholarship he should be able to earn it by playing volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  598. Alejadra

    i belive that this boy should be able to play because their are alot of girls that are playng in different sports and on the boys team .If he wants to play volleyball and they dont have a boys team but he has a schollarship then they have to give him permision to play with the girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:/

    October 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  599. larry

    I think he is strong but its not a unfair adavantage if the other teams try harder they could proble can beat them.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  600. nathalie

    i think that the school should start a boys' volleyball team so that he can play. otherwise this would give an unfair advantage for this school.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  601. Maya

    I am currently a volleyball player and have been one for quite a while. If I were Jensen and there was the option of playing on the girls team or not at all, I would totally want to play on the girls team. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. All that matters is that you're playing a sport that you love and if you're better than all the players on a different team, you only make your team stronger.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  602. John

    I answered no to the question because guys are much stronger than girls. Giving this team a huge and unfair advantage. I watched Olympic team volley ball this past summer and on the guys teams their server was usually their strongest guy so that he could bomb the ball over to the other side and score consecutive points. So the answere has to be no because it is just to unfair.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  603. Enzo

    I think it unfair to the girls becuase he is strong and fast and good and that unfair to him and that he cant play.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  604. Jacob*

    I say he shouldn't be on a girls vollyball team. But if he is that inspired to play vollyball, then he should go and speak up to one of his teachers and reccomend that they make a BOYS vollyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  605. Sophia

    I think that he SHOULD be able to play on the girls team even if he might be stronger, i actually think that this is a form of stero-typing. Why do they say that he can't play because he's stronger? What about girls? Are they saying that girls AREN'T strong? I say he should play volleyball. I mean, if the schools say to not stop anyone from playing or following their heart, why are they stopping him?

    October 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  606. Patrick

    I think that he should be allowed to play. Its not fair to say he can't play if the school won't provide a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  607. Jay

    I think that boys and girls should have equal rights when it comes to sports, just like how girls earned free and equal rights, boys should have them too.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  608. sherane

    Their are very manly girls out there who are stronger than some guys and they are on the football and/or the wrestling team. How come when a guy wants to be in a girl sport its downed upon and when a girl wants to be in a guy sport its honorable and respected?

    October 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  609. Aly

    ...if a girl is allowed to play on afootball or wrestling team a boy should be allowed to play on a volleyball team there if there is not a boys team so i believe it is only fair that he can participate in volleyball if he really wants to

    October 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  610. Katie

    Yes, it is fair for a guy to play on a girls volleyball team. If they dont offer a boys team they should allow him to play on the girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  611. Jason

    Yes, I think he should play volleyball if he wants to play. If his teammates dont have a problem with it then it should be allowed.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  612. Nalani

    Yes, it is fair for a boy to be on a girls volleyball team if a boys team is not offered. He knows the team an he can control his strength. He might be practicing with the girls to be become one day a professional.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  613. Anthony

    I believe he should be able to because there is no boys team and the girls seem to like him.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  614. Zach

    Yes, I think its fair because nothings stopping the other teams from having boys on the team. I think there just trying to get rid of one of the best players.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  615. Cheyenne

    Yes, because its only fair for everyone to get to play. He shouldnt get benched because hes a boy, that is discriminating.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  616. Holli

    I think that Jenson shouldn't be on the girls' team, but there should be a boys' team. That's kind of like saying that volleyball is a girls only sport. Boys play volleyball in the olympics! So why shouldn't there be a boys team? There might be other boys that want to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  617. Alex

    Yes, and No, depending on who is playing. If the guy is really athletic and has more energy its really not fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  618. Austin

    I think its fair for a boy to play on a girls volleyball team because the high school doesnt offer a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  619. Holli

    I agree that Jenson shouldn't be on the girls' team, he's just too strong! That's the same as in soccer with a boys and girls league. There should be a boys volleyball team along with the girls volleyball team. I'm sure that there's more boys that want to play at that school!

    October 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  620. Edwin

    Yes, it is fair because he should be able to play any sport that is offered. He should have that right as a student to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  621. jason

    i think he should and the league should be a mixed leagues so he can play because he has a talent and what good is his talent if he never uses after all this is one of his desires

    October 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
  622. Jonatha!!!!!

    I think he should be alowed to be on the team because there is no boys taem and he likes the sport so much he is willing to be on a girls team. The school should either make a boys team or let him be on the team because other teams would be doing the same thing they were in that position. He loves volleyball so let him do what his heart tells him to do dont hold him back.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  623. Holli

    I agree that Jenson shouldn't be on the girls' team because he's too strong. I also think that there should be a boys' volleyball team though. Then this issue wouldn't be a problem. I'm sure that more boys would like to play volleyball. It's kind of like soccer. There's a boys' league, and a girls' league. Boys and girls to me are just too different to be in the same league.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  624. Nathan

    He should get to play on the team, because everyone deserves to at least try to do anything they desire.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  625. Karissa

    It is not fair he should play or They need to make a boys team. They cant just tell him no that is his future on the line! Go Volley Ball

    October 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  626. AIDAN

    I don’t think he should be on the girl’s team because if he is way stronger then the girls he has an un-fair advantage and that he should try to start a boy’s team.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  627. Kayla

    I think that Jenson should definately be allowed to play. Isn't it just as possible that there are girls on the same team, as well as the opposing team that are just as strong as he is? If they were just doing this because of his strength, I'm sure that some of the girls would not be allowed to play. It's not just based on stregnth though, it's because he's a boy and the opposing teams see it as unfair.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  628. Alyssa

    I think that it isn't fair for the state to bench him during only the games. The girls want him on the team. It doesn't matter how strong he is, because he can contain his strength if needed. There are pretty strong girls too!

    October 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  629. Brendan

    He should be able to play because there is no boys vollyball team and he wants a scholarship so he should be able to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  630. Sadie

    Why shouldn't he? Just because they don't have a boys team shouldn't mean he can't do something he loves.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  631. Sadie

    He's to strong? He worked to be that strong. A woman could get that strong if she worked for it. Like he does. He should get to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  632. Isaac

    I think that Jensen should not be able to play on the girls Volleyball team because boys athletic abilities can differ from girls' in strength, speed and agility.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  633. Alexandria

    Jenson! Alright, well he shoudl totally be able to be on the girl's team. I go to a school where we have a coed volleyball team, so why not make that volleyball team a coed one where many other could play too! Many guys have great sports abilities and taking that away from them really isnt right. If guys wanna play sports that girls play there shouldnt be any judgement or reason to be told "No."

    October 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  634. Chelsea

    If there is no boys volleyball team at the school, then why not let him play with the girls? The school allowed it last year and the state did not say anything, it is not fair that they just go and change thier mind about the situation. Let Jenson play!!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  635. Mr. Lopez's 7th Block

    We feel Jensen Daniel should be able to play volleyball with the girls on the high school volleyball team. If Jensen is not allowed to play for the high school team, he is being denied one opportunity for a volleyball scholarship to college. We believe volleyball is not based on strength; but overall athletic abiltiy.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  636. Matthew

    I think that This is starting to look like the boys playing with girl toys, and the girls playing with the boy toys. I think that it really shouldnt matter if he plays, He's a human just like the others on the team. They should either let him play with the girls, or have a mens team.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  637. Desiree

    I think it should not matter if guys play on a girls team. It is a free country so we are allowed to do anything that is not against the law.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  638. Jade

    A boy can be on a girl team just as a girl can be on a boy team. On my uncle's football team, a girl plays. Her strength,size, and hight have nothing to do with her abilliaty to play football.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  639. Waleel

    I think it is fair to let the guy play. I think this because who cares if it is a guy or not. If he is good at volleyball then let him play. It is not fair for him not to play if there is not a guys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  640. bobby

    i think thats they should give him a chance because its something that he is into. But on the second hand he is a guy and he is stronger than the lady's. last but not least the locker rooms he cant go change with the lady's so thats my point of this topic.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  641. Giovana

    i think that Jenson should be able to play on the team because they dont have a boys team. It is fair if they dont think its fair they should just make a boys volleyball team

    October 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  642. Patrick

    I think he should be able to be on the girl's team or they could make a boys and girl's team with both girls and boys playing on it.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  643. Ashlyn

    Honestly,i'm fine about what he's doing.I mean,its not OUR decision of what,when,how,or why he's doing what he is.If that is what he wants to do,so be it.Its not effecting anyone or anything,so why do people criticise him?

    October 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  644. marquise

    I disagree with him playing because volleyball is a girl's sport, and he's to strong to be playing with them because he has a advantage because he's a lot stronger.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  645. douglas

    i think that he should be allowed to because if its really what he would want to do then he should do it. its wrong to bench him for being stronger then them because he cant control how strong the girls are. if i where the school i think that they should do something to fight that he has to be benched. i would be pretty mad if that happened to me. if that happened to me i would do whatever i can to make it so that i could play.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  646. chazz

    i think its wring because men could take advantage of the women in the locker room

    October 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  647. dakota

    i think if the boy wants to be on the girls team then he should be allowed no matter what. there is no law that say that he can't be.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  648. Emily

    I do not think that a boy should be allowed on a girls vollyball team.Because it is not right.Plus other boys probualy make fun of him.Which i am not saying is ok but he needs to ask to set up his own boys vollyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  649. poly

    i think that they shoudn't let jenson play on the girls vellyball team. Because it's just wrong and because it would not be fair for the other girl teams.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  650. kyle

    Yes, I do think it gives him an unfair advantage because he's going to spike the ball all the way to Antartica. Also he shouldn't because it's wrong in so many ways. It just dosen't go together, it's WOMENS vollyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  651. Alexandria

    It is not fair to have him benched during games. If the other teams don't like it, they should get a boy on their team as well. I also believe that this is going to cause a big controversy about co-op sports.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  652. Mason

    I think that he should play, if they are saying that he is an advantage, then the school should have a boys volleyball team, to make the officials happy.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  653. Danielle

    I think that Jenson should follow his dreams and do whatever he wants. If they think he is too strong, just think about all that hard work that he did to achieve this.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  654. Nicholas

    I think yes if it is the only option it is unfair to not let him play and if it is the only option they should call it just volleyball not girls volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  655. Alexandria

    It is not fair to have him benched during games. If the other teams don't like it, they should get a boy on their team as well. I also believe that this is going to cause a big controversy about co-op sports. There is a big uproar about kids and teens losing weight. Allowing boys to play on the team, would elp keep more kids active and in shape.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  656. JJ

    I think Jenson should be allowed to play on the girls team since their is no boys team. It would not be fair if he didn't get the chance to, because he wouldn't have the opportunity to play volleyball on any other team. I think the school should ask if any other boys are interested in playing volleyball, because maybe if other boys knew about the opportunity, then they could make an all boys team. However, if there aren't enough, the school should let Jenson play, because he has no other opprotunities to be active in a sport that he loves. The school also isn't stopping any other boys who don't have a team at their school, to join the girls at their school

    October 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  657. HALIE

    I think it is cravy that they won't let a boy play on a girl team if there isn't a male team. Whats the big deal? I understand he might be stronger but if thats what he likes and the girls and him are ok with him being on the team, then why can't he? I hope he gets to play in college

    October 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  658. Brandt

    I think if there is no team for boys that he should start a boys volleyball team but if the teachers wont let him make a boys team he should atleast be able to let him on the girls team but it is proven that boys and girls have different strengths but they need to realise that they are crushing this boys chance of getting a degree in college and perhaps crushing his dreams of playing volley ball.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  659. George

    I think he should be able to play. No matter the gender you should be ale to play. If he can't play at his school he should be able to play with the girls on the other team. Also woman always said woman should be able vote they got that now that a bay can't play with girls isn't that kind of hypocritical of them.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  660. Ayla

    Yes Jenson Daniel sould be able to play if he really loves it that much. They should not bench him just because he is a little stronger.Also they should get a boy volley team

    October 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  661. Alyssa

    If there is no boys volleyball team, he should be allowed to play with the girls. If he has a true passion for the sport and is good at it, I think he should be allowed on the team. It seems to me that he and the girls are okay with him playing , so I don't see the problem.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  662. Carisma

    He should be allowed to play on the volleyball team because I believe that strength has nothing to do with it. If he's a good player then that's all that counts. Gender shouldn't matter. Jenson enjoys playing volleyball so he should play. If anyone feels that that is unfair then they shoul suck it up because one day he might lead his team to victory.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  663. Megan

    He has every right to play on the girls team, there's no reason for him not to. Yes, he may be strong, but there are probably many people who are stronger than him. I say, LET HIM PLAY!

    October 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  664. Jenny

    Normally, there shouldn't be a boy on the girl's volleyeball team, but since there is no boy's team, I believe he should be allowed on the girl's team. Jenson Daniel has a passion and should be allowed to play because if there is no practice for him, how will he get better?

    October 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  665. Emma

    I think that he should be alowed to play because he is able to have an opritonity and is not disabled to play volley ball.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  666. Adam

    I think that he should be allowed on the team, as long as all the other teams have a opportunity to have a boy on their girls' team. I think it would be unfair if he wasn't allowed to play since there is no boys' team. I know I would be disappointed if I was him.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  667. Tyler

    I think he should be let on the team because it dosent matter if your a boy or a girl all that matters is if you have fun.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  668. Elizabeth

    I think that Jenson should be allowed to play on the girl’s team. Even though he is stronger than those he competes against he should be given the rights to play a sport. Just because his school doesn’t have a team doesn’t mean he shouldn’t get this opportunity to use a skill he is working hard to develop. There are many girls who are on a boy’s team, why can’t a boy be on a girl’s team? There is really no logical reasoning behind this, though I can see where the state is coming from. Jenson’s strength may give his team an advantage, but this is like telling a singer she can’t sing, because she’s too good. No child or teen athlete anywhere should be stopped from playing a sport because of their gender or their abilities.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  669. Megan

    If it were a girl playing on a team full of guys, there would be no issue. Why is it an issue when its a guy playing on a girls team? That's so unfair for Jenson. He should be allowed to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  670. Sara

    Yes, because its not fair that only girls have a sport that also boys play.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  671. Corey

    He should be able to play with them. At my school boys are not allowed to participate or even tryout with the girls cheerleading squad, that is sexist. If administrative leaders and teachers are encouraging students to be welcoming of everyone, why are they the ones telling athletes who can and cannot participate in sports just because there aren't sports for their gender? That is not right.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  672. stephanie

    he should be aloud to play on a girls team because the team whants to play, and he also whants to play so he should be aloud even if its a girls team.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  673. Macy

    Yes a he should be allowed to play because it doesn't matter how strong you are but how much heart you have.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  674. Melanie

    I believe that Jensen should be allowed to play on his team because there is no law saying that players aren't allowed to play due to aggressiveness. There are some aggressive girl players on some teams, and they're allowed to play. Jensen should be allowed to play on the team even if he plays a bit aggressive; he's playing hard for his team.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
  675. A.J.

    He should be able to play. He was a desire for the game, and no one should take that away from him.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
  676. Emma

    I think it is unfair that they won't let him play. If it bothers the people, they should make a boys team instead of forcing him not to participate in a sport.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  677. Abigail

    I think Daniel should be able to stay beacuse it dons't matter how strong you are to play many girls are really stong. So why does it matter now he could do it last season?

    October 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  678. Chloe

    There are Co-Ed teams all over. How is this different? He shouldn't be punished or made to sacrifice his dream of playing volleyball in college because his school decides not to fund a team for just boys.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
  679. destiny

    who on this earth would want a boy in volleyball if its supposed to be a girl thing.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
  680. NaevEnya

    It *is* a girls team, but they invited him to join it. They say having a boy on the team is an unfair advantage because he is strong, but it would be the same as having a really strong girl. Having strong and skilled people on a sports team is not an unfair advantage, it's a good thing. Plus, that's taking away possible scholarships.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
  681. Kacie

    He should be allowed. I know what he's going through, I was on an all boys baseball team. But the coach never let me play. When we practiced I was just as good as the boys. He needs to show that not only girls can be good at volleyball. It wont be an unfair advantage, there could be a other girl on the team just as good.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  682. abby

    I think that Jenson should be aloud to participate. He can't do anything about the fact that there isn't a team for guys. If their was a girl who had an exceding amount of streangth, compared to the others on her team, would it be fair for her to be kicked out of the games???

    October 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  683. JD

    The district should decide by using other sprots. If the district allows the girls to play on boys teams then he should be able to play on the girls team even if he is to strong, but if there are no girls on boys team then he should not be able to play on a girls team. Like that girl that was playing on the football team in the earlier episodes, if they have a girl playing on a team than he should be able to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  684. Abby

    Seems how volleyball is an olymipic sport there school should have a girls and boys volleyball team. Until then I think he has the right to play on the girls team.

    Abby

    October 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  685. Gideon

    I think that it shouldn't be a problem if he plays because if there isnt a sport for each sex then they should both be able to play on the same team. Also there are many girls on football teams and they have a great disadvantage to strength.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
  686. Giovanni

    I think he should be given the opportunity to play if there is no other option the school gives him. Athletes should be able to play the sport they love.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  687. Eleanor

    yes,because if girls can play on a boys team then boys can play on girls team. To not to would be sexist to men which is just as bad as being sexist to women.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  688. roshod

    Why not let the boys play it is just like girls playing football girls can do what boys cand do and it is the same for boys.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  689. Joey

    Yes, he should be able to play because girls can play football, not fair

    October 3, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
  690. Peter

    If he is not offered a chance to play on a boys team, then he should be allowed to play on a girls team. Girls can play high school football, so why can't boys play high school volleyball.? If this is something he really wants to do proffesionally or in college, than he should be supported by the league.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
  691. Amelia

    I think that anyone should follow their dream and his strength should not matter. This is like a girl being on a football team. Should she not be aloud to play because boys are not aloud to hit girls? If he wants to play volleyball, I say let him because anyone girl could be just as strong as him!

    October 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
  692. Amelia

    I think that anyone should follow their dream and his strength should not matter. This is like a girl being on a football team. Should she not be aloud to play because boys are not aloud to hit girls? If he wants to play volleyball, I say let him because any girl could be just as strong as him!

    October 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
  693. Beatriz

    i think that it is an unfair advantagebut that should not stop him from doing what he loves<3

    October 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
  694. Destiny

    Yes, the guy should be able to play on the girls VolleyBall team during the games. He shouldnt have to sit out during the games. Because it would stink if girls couldn't ride Dirt Bikes, Because I ride dirtbikes and i'm a girl so if the boys said no your a girl you can't race, I'd get very up set. So i say he should be allowed to play during the games and not have to sit out !!!!!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
  695. Jackson

    I think that the boy should be able to be on a girls' volleyball team because he loves playing volleyball and there isn't another team for him to play on.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
  696. haylley

    I belive that he should stay on the team because in sports there are going to be people stronger than you but that doesn't mean that they don't have the same goal as you.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
  697. Annika

    I think that Jenson should be able to play on the girls' team because he is the only boy who wants to go out and play volleyball. His strength is a fair advantage because everyone has their own level of strengh. You can't disclude someone just because of their amount of strengh, that isn't fair.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
    • Anne

      Boys are physically stronger no matter how hard girls try they cant amount to his strenght

      October 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm |
      • Annika

        Exactly my point....

        October 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  698. Bailee

    He should be allowed on the team, even if it's a girl's team, as long as he plays properly and follows the rules like everybody else. When they said "he's too strong", I believe that is just an excuse as to not let him play.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  699. Durinae

    I think that Jenson should be allowed to play regardless of gender. He should be allowed to play until a Boy's team is formed–after all, lots of people agree that there should be equality between everyone, despite gender or race, right?

    October 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
  700. Marco

    I think that they should let him play on the girl's volleyball team because it's just a sport. I mean like why are there girls on the boy's football team, thats what happened in my school. The coach didn't mind at all and let her try and in fact she is still playing on the team. If gender is an issue from preventing him from getting a scholarship why don't they just start a boy's volleyball team? He wasn't doing anything wrong and its not his fault he's not playing his favorite sport, volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  701. Kelsey

    I think that he shoul be able to participate in any sport he would like. They shouldn't stop him because he's stronger than them. What if some of the girls are stronger than the other team?..... Are they going to bench the whole team?

    October 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
  702. madalyn

    Jenson should be aloud to be on there team becuse he is strong and his team will win

    October 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
  703. Aeris

    I think he should be able to play because it's not about strength it's about how high you hit and team work it's not unfair to anybody else it's unfair to him.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
  704. Sawyer

    I think that he should be able to train with them, but i think it is unfair for him to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
  705. Megan

    I think that Daniel should be able to play because at our school we have a week that guys can play with the girls for a fun game our school vs. our school, and I've seen games it doesn't affect anything so they should let him play.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
  706. Hallie

    I think Jenson should be able to play on the girls team. every team has a secret weapon of some kind. volleyball is really more about technique than stregnth. If the schools feel so strongly about Jenson playing on the girls" team, they need to have a boys' team also.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
  707. Connor

    I think he should be allowed to play becaouse his school dosent have a boys vollyball team.It's not fair to the boys if they cant play but the girls can.Vollyball is not just a girls sport and i can relate to him becaouse i play vollyball myself.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
  708. Victoria

    If a girl wants to play football she is allowed to. There are girls who are strong and a great advantage for their teams. Why should this boy be treated any differently? Why look at him differently because he is a boy? If we take gender out of the equation, would a person not be allowed on a certain team because of their exceptional athletic ability? No. Jenson Daniel should be allowed to play. He is a person with a passion for the sport. He should not be denied the opportunity to play simply because there is no boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
  709. Amya

    If thereis no boys team for volleyball the he should be allowed to play, however since he is stronger he should only be allowed to play in private school games, because the other players will grow used to playing against him.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  710. Rachel

    I think Jenson should be able to play on the girls' team, regardless of his strength. If a girl had the same strength level, then would she not be able to play? Also, their team wouldn't have that much of an advantage compared to the other teams. Volleyball isn't all about strength, your team needs to have skill and strategy while playing the game too.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  711. Madison

    Jenson should definately be allowed to play suggesting that he is too strong in my opinion also suggests that women are weaker. Think about it if a girl was as strong as Jenson would she be kicked off the team? And what if a girl was playing on a guys team and she was stronger/weaker than the other players would she be considered a advantage/disadvantage? I really thought people had gotten over this whole boy girl thing guys nor girls are better! If are leaders can't get that maybe it's time to get new leaders before women/men lose the right to vote.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  712. Sarie

    I believe that the boy should be in the girls volleyball team for many reasons.
    First, there's no volleyball team
    Second, during the practices no one gets hurt and they allow him to practice
    Third,

    October 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
  713. Bryden

    Just make a men's Volleyball team. Same thing at my school, we don't have a men's team either, but that doesn't mean I can just join the girls' team... It seems really unfair to the other teams, there's a reason why teams are seperate sexes...

    October 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  714. Julia

    I think that the school should take responsibility, as they should have a boy's volleyball team. It doesn't matter about his strength, as long as he doesn't go all-out.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  715. Sarie

    I believe that the boy should be in the girls volleyball team for many reasons.
    First, there's no volleyball team
    Second, during the practices no one gets hurt and they allow him to practice
    Third, there may be girls as strong as him
    Fourth, I think the girls in the team should decide
    And Fifth, at least he wants a scholarship. He could of been one of these "drop-out kids" so they should give him an oppurtunity to try.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
  716. Deana

    I think boys should be allowed to play on a girls team. If they allow girls to play in football, why not allow boys to play girls volleyball?

    October 3, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  717. Sean

    why should it matter that he is a boy there is no boys team in volleyball. so either they need to get a boys volley ball team or let him play for the girls.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  718. Anne

    I think having a boy on a girls team is wrong. Its not only that hes too strong, he's also a boy. If the school made the decision not to have a boys volleyball team then deal with it. Boys physically mature different than girls do. That means that boys are stronger than girls. That is a very unfair advantage over the other teams. In his favor, I hope this experience sends a message to the school to make a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
  719. tyler h

    i think that he should be able to play on the girls team i mean if theres no boys team then let him play its not hurting anyone.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm |
  720. A

    Just because he's a boy doesn't mean a thing. If he wants to play let him or get a boy volleyball team. Do remember though that it is a free country.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
  721. Jordany

    I think Jenson Daniel should be allowed to play on the girls' volleyball team, in history many women have been arguing that women can do what a man can do. That should be the same at this time no matter boy or girl. Here is a question for you, if a girl was as strong as him, would she be benched during each game?

    October 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
  722. stephanie

    i think he should be able to play on the girls team because he loves the sport and there is not a boys volleyball team at his school and the girls on the team like having him on there team

    October 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
  723. Elizabeth

    I agree with A. it's a free country so SERVE UP SOME VOLLEYBALL!!

    October 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
  724. Amanda

    I think boys should be able to play on a girls' team if there isn't a boys' team. Any sudent should be able to play the sport or activity they love if the option is avalible at their school.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
  725. Shayna

    I think that since the school DOES NOT have a boy's team, it's only fair for him to be on the girls team. I don't think the girls mind it either...

    October 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
  726. Peyton

    I think that he should be allowed to play on the girls team because if he is not allowed to play on the girls team then he won't be able to play at all; there are girls on the boys football team at my school so why can't there be boys on a girls team?!

    October 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
  727. Samantha

    It shouldn't matter if your a Boy or Girl. If you love the sport and do well in it that's really all that matters.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  728. Charles

    I think its unfair but, that sucks that there is no boys team

    October 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  729. jake

    I think that this is unfair. I play volleyball as well, and i love it, but sadly, boys are stronger and usually taller than girls, so it's an unfair advantage.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  730. Laura

    I think that Jenson should be allowed to play on the girls' volleyball team, but maybe he shouldn't try his hardest and go a little easy. Everyone deserves a chance.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  731. MiKayla

    I think a boy on a girls team is good luck. And look at double dutch and cheerleading.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
  732. Ke'ala

    I think that Jensen should be allowed to to play with his team because he really loves volleyball. But, I think that his school should get a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
  733. deanthony

    I don't think he should be allowed to play on a girl's team. That is just unfair. It's like allowing Lebron James to play in the WNBA, or letting Tiger Woods play on the LPGA tour.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
  734. Kaitlin

    I think that Jenson should be able to play volleyball if he wants to. Itʻs not his fault that his school doesn't have a boys volleyball team. He should be able to do what he loves to do.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
  735. Lauryn

    I think that he does give the girls team an advantage, but I think that he should still play on a team. The school should make a boys team or he should play on another school's boy team.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
  736. Nathan

    I don't necessarily think that strength is an unfair advantage when playing volleyball. Jenson has every right to play on an opposite gender volleyball team. He's been benched, and excluded from the team. I believe that schools should give opportunities to people who follow their dreams even if different genders should exclude them.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
  737. Moen

    I personally think they should not let Jenson play on the girls team.
    I am all for letting both sexes play on both teams, but when a player (like Jenson) is way to overpowering, the game becomes unfair and not fun for the opposing team. Letting an overpowered boy play on a girls team, in a girls league, is like letting a sports player play with steroids. Whats the difference?

    October 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
  738. MJ

    I dont think it should be allowed, because other teams would be at a disadvantage, and it would be unfair if the won the championship, as it wouldn't be inside the rules.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
  739. Borat

    There should be a league that has a mix of sexes so that any one can play and they wouldn't call it unfair.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
  740. Monique

    I think that the boy should have the right to be on the girl's volleyball team. No matter what age, people have rights. A person shouldn't not be able to do a sport just because of their gender. If other boys want to do volleyball, they should either make a co-ed volleyball team or a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
  741. Macy

    I think that he should be allowed to play on the girl's team. He may be "too strong", but the opponents can always step up their game. It's not fair to deprive someone of what they want to do, and are good at just because they have a bit more strength than the rest of the group. I think it should be viewed as a challenge, not "unfair".

    October 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  742. Michelle

    I think that they should just get a boy vollyball team it would solve their problem and avoid future problems.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  743. amelia

    I think jenson daniel should be allow to play on the girls volleyball team beacause if thats the sport he likes than why not he be on it. the seon reason is that always make other people dreams to come true cuz he loves volleyball so if he plays on the team then he will be happy and so would everybody else.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  744. Nick

    The state probably doesn't have that right under the declaration. Plus, this doesn't have to do with his strength, its about his skill and what he's made of. I say let him play!

    October 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
  745. Alexis

    It shouldn't be fair if he didn't get to play he has every right as every other person on that team

    October 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
  746. amelia

    i think jenson should be allow to play on the volleyball team beacause it doesnt matter if you are a boy or a girl beacause anybody can do whatever makes them feel happy.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
  747. Mike

    I don't belive he should be able to play on the girls team. It's not fair to the girls on the other teams.The reson I don't think he should play is not for the reason he is a boy, but for the reason he could be a future NCAA athlete. Plus he can allways play on a reck team or a travel team.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
  748. Octavia

    I say he should be able to be on the team because if he wants to he should be allowed too. It's his choice and no one can change it. Also girls can be as storng as boys or even stronger. Let him be on the team everyone wants it! i want it too.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
  749. aaron

    I think that he should be allowed because it doesn't matter if he is the only boy and the rest are girls. The only thing that matters is that he likes playing it he shoud play it and have fun.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  750. britney

    i think the reason Daniel should play is that its kind of a connection with lots of people my connection is that i played football wit just boys and the coach thought i might be too weak but i persuaded by flipping the coach at tryouts

    October 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  751. nate

    that would be fair for a boy to be on a girls volleyball team, it's just not fair that girls get to play volleyball but men dont totaly not fair

    October 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  752. Ali

    No he should'nt be alowed to play, because it is an all girls team they should have a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
  753. anastasia

    I think if a boy wants to play volleyball he should. It is wrong to tell some one that they cant play a game that they really wants to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
  754. Emmett

    I think Jenson Daniel should be able to play on the girls volleyball team because there is not a boys team. It is unfair to take a sport away from somebody just because of gender.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
  755. Kenneth

    I think it is not fair because you can't stop him or others feeling the same way for playing a sport they love

    October 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
  756. sharon

    it's just a game it shouldn't matter if there is a boy on a all girls team or not it should be about playing the game for fun.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  757. Bradley

    I thank that it is unfair to Jenson because he practices but he dont get to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
  758. Jordan

    A girl can be just as strong as any guy and any guy can be weak to. In my opinion, they are all human. I really think he should be allowed to play, especially since he was invited to play. If that state really doesn't like the fact that he is a guy on a girl's team, then why don't they get the state to open a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  759. Inga

    I don't think that he should play on the girls team, I think that he should start a boys team, so he can play team volleyball without having an unfair advantage over other teams.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  760. Lexi L.

    i think he should b allowed on the team. if he truly loves the sport he will do his best to b a great player and b safe at the same time. besides, how is he supposed to get on the us olympic team if his school wont let him play? ;)

    October 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  761. Hayden

    I personally think a boy should be allowed to be on a girls sports team. If this is the sport that Jenson loves then, who is to say that he can't play. Girls and boys are all equals when it comes to sports. A girl is just as good as a boy, and a boy is just as good as a girl. Jenson should be able to play because the girls are just as good as him. Overall, sports should be the last thing we separate boys from girls, because in the end it doesn't matter if you win or lose or who is better or worse, it all matters on if you had fun and love to play the game.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
  762. zach

    I think it's a good idea for Jenson to play on the team so then it can encourage the students to train more.So if they train more that means that the teams can be even.When they train other teams will want stronger players then more boys can join the team.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
  763. vanessa

    they should leave him playing just because he is a boy dose not mean he cant be in a girl team and that he is stronger he might be weak and kick him off that is so not fair they should leave him

    October 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
  764. Andi

    I think that Jenson Daniel should be able to play on the girl's team because it doesn't matter if your stronger then everyone else. Volleyball is a competitavie sport so really there's no point in benching him.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
  765. Tiffany

    I think he should play for his desire of volleyball

    October 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
  766. Nicole

    Maybe they should start a boys team. You don't know, there could be other boys in the school who want to play too. But for now they should allow him to play, he has a right to i think.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
  767. aniya

    I think that a boy on a girl's volley ball team is fair if the school doesn't have a boy's team.But in a way it is kind of unfiar.I think he should be able to play sometimes,but not all the time.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
  768. Neeti, G.G., and Izzy

    Jenson Daniel should be allowed to play volleyball but not on the girls team. It is scientifically proven that that boys are physically stronger than girls. Jenson is too strong and he could beat the other girls very quickly. The school should form a volleyball team for boys. Besides, Jenson Daniel probably isn't the only boy at school who wants to play Volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
  769. Sofia

    I think the boys should make a petition about how they should make a boys volleyball team.You never know when a lot of boys would like to try out but can't.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
  770. Frodo

    When a girl plays a guys sport such as football, the team just accepts it, but when a guy plays a girl sport its said unfair because he is more of an athlete making it unfair to him because he can not choose which sport he wants to play when a girl can.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  771. Kermisha

    i think he should play because if there is no boys volley ball team, then how would he be able to play without a team?

    October 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  772. jack

    Yes, its the schools problem that there is no mens volleyball team he should be able to play his passion.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  773. Giana

    I think he should play because boys should play in any type of team they want so its not going to be fair if he doens`t get on the team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  774. Dalton

    Why shouldn't a male be on a volleyball team? In most schools, girls can be on the football team. So why is it that when a boy is on a girl team, everbody starts a big controversy? In order for him to be completely no elligible, there would have to be a male volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  775. Maria

    i think that the boy should be in the girls team!!! And if people say that he should not be in the team, well they should find someone that is strong to be in other teams .

    October 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  776. Alicia

    I think that a boy's team should definitely be created as long as there are enough boys that are interested in joining. As for a boy and the girl's team, I think that's okay as long as there's not a boy's team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
  777. Kermisha

    I think he should play on the girls volley ball team because there is no boys volley ball team at the school so he should be able to play because you can`t play without a team

    October 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
  778. Diana

    "I believe that a boy should be aloud to play on a girls volleyball team if the girls feel comfortable with it then its fine this is like saying a black girl can't play on the team because of her race. Just cause he is more fit does not give him the denail not to play it is the same as saying if a girl was more tonned then the others then she cant play either".

    October 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
  779. Daniel

    It is not fair for a person to not play because there is no boys team

    October 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
  780. Sydney

    He should be allowed to play. I mean there are no boys volleyball teams. So if he's really good and commited to Volleyball He should have the right to play. I mean it would make the girl's team have an advantage, but if it ends up being that big of problem then a boy's volloeyball team needs to be created. Because when you are good and strive to do something you deserve to do it.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
  781. Tamia

    The state officials should let Jenson be apart of the team. It's just like saying that boys are better than girls. The school should either make a boys volleyball team or let him join the girls' team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
  782. Lyhrah

    Yes, I do believe that Jenson should be allowed to play on the team. Just because the state says he is stronger than the other members, doesn't mean that they should bench him at the games. After all he does practice with the Yonkers girls volley ball team, plus the district, school and the team say that they want to see him remain.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
  783. Carson

    I believe its unfair that they won't let him play if they dont have a guys team. So what hes strong they should let him play the sport he loves no matter what.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
  784. miranda

    i think he should be able to play with the girls because theres no reason to be sexist about it. his strength does not matter, he could just hit the ball softer.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  785. ashly

    I think that it is only fair that guys be allowed the opportunity to be on a volley ball team. If there isn't a boys volleyball team then guys who want to play volleyball should be allowed on girls teams. It is a lot like girls being allowed to play on football teams, why say no if they really want to?

    October 3, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
  786. Lindsay

    I do not think that a boy should be able to play on a girls volleyball team because it give that team an unfair advantage. A boy is usually stronger than a girl, so if Jenson Daniel is allowed to play on the volleyball team, it would make that team stronger than the other and it would be like cheating.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  787. Lisa

    Yes because,
    It's like not letting a girl play at a football team and saying shes to weak. as long as she has a healthy diet and is in shape like the other players. I think jenson should play.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  788. Lindsay

    I don't think that a boy should be allowed to play on a girls team because of his strength. Jenson Daniels is obviously stronger than the girls in the leauge, so how is it fair to have someone stronger than you on the other team, when he isn't even supposed to be playing? If Jesen really wants to play volleyball, he should talk to the administration about making a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
  789. Silas

    I think that he should be able to play on the team, i dont think there should be "girl sports" and "boy sports." A sport is a sport and boys should be able to play on girls teams and girls should be able to play boys teams, If people say hes too strong, thats plain ridiculous. That just like saying that my teacher is too smart to teach. If someone wants to be stronger than that team, they should get a couple boys on there team. If the girls want to play, they need to get better than the boy

    October 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
  790. Haile

    Yes, I think he should be able to play their are plenty of strong women and they would not be sitting due to an inscrease of strength.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm |
  791. Lindsay

    I do not think that Jenson Daniel should be able to play on the girls volleyball team at Yonkers High School. It is unfair to other players and, in my opinion, cheating. Jenson Daniels is obviously stronger than the girls in the leauge, so how is it fair to have someone stronger than you on the other team, when he isn't even supposed to be playing? If Jesen really wants to play volleyball, he should talk to the administration about making a boys volleyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
    • Axel

      I think that Jenson Daniel play on the girls volleyball team because if he can make it on to the team, then he is obviously good enough to play.

      October 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  792. Darian

    Strength shouldn't be a factor because any one of those girls could become as strong as Jenson Daniel. And since there is no boys' team I say let him play!

    October 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
  793. Jorge

    They should let the boy play volleyball, in my school there's a girl that plays in the boys football team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  794. Long

    My students were very interested in this issue.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  795. Zach M.

    Jenson, should be able to play on the volleyball team. Other teams should just deal with it. If they don't like it then they should go get a guy on there team. He has the rights to be on the team. Don't let gender get in the way of your dreams.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  796. Elizabeth

    I think a boy should be able to be on a girls sports team if there is not a boys team for that sport because its not fair. It also is not fair for the other team because having someone with his strength is advantage that the other team may not have.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
  797. Jackie

    If Jenson Daniel wants volleyball be his carrer then, they should help in every way possible so he can
    achieve that goal.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
  798. ki-jana

    boys should because if there is not a team for boys volley ball then it should be allow.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
  799. Jacob

    I believe that Jenson should play on the Girls team. It's not going to affect the league if they have done before. Why stop this year? I believe they should just let hi play.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
  800. Kai

    I think it can be fair, if he sits out part of the game and goes in after half of the game.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  801. Julia

    While it really sucks that there isn't a chance for him to play at his school, it's an unfair advantage. Because he's much stronger than any of the girls he would face, having Jenson play against them is simply an unfair thing for the other teams to face. There are other scholarship opportunities he can go for, and there are other teams he could potentially join.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
  802. Jacob

    I believe that Jenson should play. It's not going to affect the league, if they have done it before. Why stop this year? I believe they should just let him play, but they should also start trying to make a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  803. Gabrielle

    I think that it is unfair to the other teams that they play. Jensen is probably stronger than the other girls and that it is an advantage to their team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  804. Caine

    I think they should let him play. if they bench him then why don't they make a boys vollyball team.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
  805. ashley

    Jenson should be allowed play on the team. that's not fair to not get to play just because he is a boy. and he should be let to play if he wants to. anyone should should be allowed to do the sport they want to do even if they are strong.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  806. Jared

    I can see why people would say Jenson should be allowed to play but I think it gives his team too much of an unfair advantage.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  807. Carly

    i think he should be able to play on the volleyball team and then i dont because 1 boys are stronger than girls and 2 its not fair to the other team that they have a stronger player and i think he should be allowed because it is what he wants and the other people shouldnt crush someones sprit.....

    October 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
  808. Cole

    I think that he should be allowed on the girl's team because he has a passion for volley ball, I think his strength is sort of an advantage and they should have him during games with weaker teams but should not be forced to be on the bench every game.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  809. Sadie

    No because one he is very strong and 2 he is a boy on a girls team it is not fair... I also agree that they shouldnt crush his spirit but it is still not fair....

    October 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
  810. Alex

    Yes.... Boys should have the same attention girls get and just because they are guys shouldnt mean he cantt play.... Tell the other team to get a male player if not then stop whyning about it.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  811. Emily

    There is no reason he shouldn't be able to play. Now, many schools allow girls to play football and thats more dangerous than having one guy with a bunch of girls. Schools are supposed to help students achive their goals and get scholarships, but if he cant do what he is good at then he won't be able to get that scholarship. LET HIM PLAY!!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  812. Alex

    I tjink that he should because if he can be on that volleyball team other boys from diffrent schools should be able to do it also.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
  813. Jack

    This is just a classic case of double standards in America. I can only imagine the outrage that would break out across the nation if a girl wasn't allowed to wrestle on the men's team, or something along those lines.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
  814. Chase

    i think Jenson Danial should be on a girls team because its the only vollyball team at the school even though he may be stronger doesn't matter you just have fun!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
  815. Frankie

    I don't think he should have to sit out because the state said so because the girls said it was okay that he played on their team. It's not like they said no and then the administration said he could and the girls were mad. I don't think he should be benched because he is "too strong" espcially since they don't have a boys volleyball team. If he really loves volleyball he should be allowed to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  816. Cody

    No, my thought is he is not to strong, but boys are built differently therfore making a difference in game play

    October 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  817. tyria

    I think Jenson should be allowed to play on the girls volleyball team becuase she train just as hard and the girls do and he does all the fitness work they do. Hes trying to get a scholar ship and should be allowed to play no matter if hes a boy he like volleyball so he should follow his dream and be able to play.By them not letting him play its just like saying he should give up on what he likes which is volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
  818. Peyton

    Ask your self why a boy wouldn't be able to play volleyball. Anyone who wants to play should be able to play... I don't think they should stop him from playing what he wants just because of his gender.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
  819. angel

    i think that boys should be aloud to play with girls in volleyball, no matter what the strength is as long as they play fair

    October 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
  820. Arora

    Boys should be allowed to play on girl teams, and girls on boy teams. It's not fair for him to be benched just cause he's "to strong". If its something he loves, let him play!

    October 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
  821. levi

    i say yes i thank a boy can play in a girls volleyball team

    October 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
  822. Wilson

    Yes I think that yes he should be able because there is no boys team he could play volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
  823. Kelsey

    I believe he should be able to play because there isn't a boys' volleyball team. Sitting on the bench is no option for him. He likes this sport he should be allowed to play during practice and during games.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
  824. Jonathan

    Jenson should be able to be on the girl's team because as a free country, people should be able to do what they want.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
  825. Arantza

    I believe that a boy should not be allowed on the team because it gives their team an unfair advantage. If Jenson wants to play volleyball he should gather up other boys who also with to play and make a boys volleyball team. Or the team could find other girl-boy teams to play against

    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
  826. Trey (leon)

    I think he should be allowed to play because if there is not a boys team they shouldn't turn down any student from any sport curricular activities and if a boy wants to play and there is no boys team then he should be allowed!

    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
  827. Brandon

    I think as long as the school does not have a boys volleyball team its fine

    October 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  828. Trinidy

    I think it's silly the won't let him play because that just like saying a girl can't play football and if he's benched he won't get his scalorship for college.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  829. Jessica

    At our school, girls have been allowed on the football team (if only as punter). It's not right to deny Jensen the sport he loves, although maybe there should be compensation for his strength – rules could be made against him playing front row or something. The best thing here would be to just establish a boy's league.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
  830. Rashad P.

    i think he should not be able to play because its not fair for the other teams to have all girls and for him to compete against them. him being their is a violation of rule of the team and should not be done.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm |
  831. Miranda

    I believe he should be able to play. If there was a boys team I don't think he should play on the girls team. But he has no team brides the girls

    October 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
  832. Angel

    Jenson's strength does not give his team an unfair advantage there are several girls just as strong or even stronger. I believe they should allow him to play with his team mates at games.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
  833. Angel

    I think it is okay for someone of his strength to be on a girl's volleyball team since they don't have a boy's. It is sort of like not letting a girl play on a football team because she is to weak. I think that if he really likes volleyball he should fight for the right to play. It is unfair and cruel to keep him back from something he loves! He shouldn't have to start a boys volleyball team just to play. I'm sure there are girls out there just as strong as him!

    October 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  834. Gabrielle

    I think it is very unfair that Jenson can't play becasue they feel he is too strong. That is like saying that a girl who did well on the fittness testing can't play on the girls team because she is too strong. It is not Jensons fault he has a love for the sport but the school doesnt have a team for boys.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
  835. Gracie

    I think Jenson Daniel should be allowed to play on the girls volleyball because, if he really wants to follow his dreams and get a college scholarship in sport than I think he should go for it! Plus if he is trying to get a college scholarship why wouldn't the school let him.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
  836. Paxton

    I understand that they think that Jenson Daniel is too skilled to be on the girls team but there could easily be a girl who was as good as Jenson and they would not try to kick her off the team. So it makes no sense that they should kick him offf the team. But, if they are going to be unfair, why dont they just make a boys team?

    October 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
  837. Breece

    While I uderstand why they don't want him on the team there is no reason to stop him from doing something he loves and it's not hurting anyone and the team wants him to play with them he has work so hard why waste it all this effort?

    October 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
  838. Emma

    I think boys should be able to play on girl's teams because it gives boys a chance to play a sport that most boys think is a "girls sport" and it allows people to get along better.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  839. Sofia

    Jenson can be allowed to join to girls team. It doesn't matter if he is too strong for the girls' team, the only thing that matters is that he is having fun. What ever happened to gender equality?

    October 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm |
  840. Steve

    He should be aloud to play at least until colleges can reconize him as a player which could give him some chance.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm |
  841. Marcelino

    letting a boy on the volleyball team is the same as letting a girl on the football team

    October 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
  842. Mayah

    I honestly think that it dosent matter what gender you are or how strong you are to be on a team, my wrestling team allows girls to be on a boy team and wrestle a boy. So its the same thing to me.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
  843. Nicole

    Before girls didn't have the right to play football, but as time changed girls were able to play football. Not letting boys play on a girl's volleyball team is not only restricting their right to play their favorite sport, but that is a civil rights issue because everyone should receive equal rights. So yes, boys should be allowed to play on girl volleyball teams.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
  844. Jacob

    Who cares about who is playing on the volleyball team. We should all be able to play sports and play different activities.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
  845. Mayah

    Its sextist to me to not allow boys on a girl team. Thats just not right.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  846. Laura

    I believe that just because he is a male that it should not stop him from playing. It is the exact same thing as having a "star player" or an "extra strong" girl on the volleyball team. Should the star player be taken out of the game for the unfair advantage?No. The only difference between the two is the fact that he is male. Gender should have no effect on his passion to play... If a student wishes to play a sport, male or female, they should be allowed to do so.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  847. Jamie

    Personally, I think that he should be able to play on the team because he really wants to get a scholarship, but there is no boys team. So, they should form a boys team OR they should let him play.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
  848. David

    it doesn't matter if your a boy or a girl but i think Jenson should be allowed to play because at my school our wrestling team we have both boys and girls on the team and the guys don't matter if there are girls on the team or not

    October 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm |
  849. Alyssa

    No i dont think that Jenson's strength gives his team an unfair advantage, girls' can serve as hard as a boy can and maybe even harder. If they dont have a boys' team then he should be able to play just like the rest of the girls' on his team and should get equal amount as everyone else its really no different then a girl playing on a boys' football team.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  850. Salma

    I don't do sports, but if I was ever in his position, I would be very disappointed, so he should be able to play his sport.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
  851. Darwin

    I think Jensen should be able to speak his mind. I mean it is in our country's bill of rights

    October 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
  852. Amanda

    I think boys should be allowed to play on a girl's team, but only if they are of equal skill. In this case, Jenson doesn't have a boys team to go to, so why shouldn't he be allowed?

    October 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
  853. mark

    i think Jensen should be allowed to play volleyball because he want a good scholarship and he get get one just because he is a boy. that is wrong

    October 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
  854. Cole

    I think it's fine for a boy to play on a girl's team. If Jenson is trying to get into a good college with a scholarship, then he's doing this for an educational purpose. Since this is the case, he shouldn't be anything but encouraged for his wanting to join the team. Gender has no meaning for sports.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm |
  855. Claire

    I thnk that boy should be able to play on a gir'ls team if there is not a boy's team in that sport. It is not reasonable if they say somebody is too stong to play on a team. They say that he is too stong ,but what if there is a girl that is that stong. Would they kick her off? It is unfair that they say somebody is too stong.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:10 pm |
    • Jack

      I totally agree

      October 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
  856. Malia

    Saying a boy can't play on a girl's team is like saying a girl can't play on a boy's team. So if the state benched him they have two choices, they can either have the university that Jenson wants to go to come watch him play volleyball or they can make a law saying that boys can't play on the same team as girls and girls can't play on boys teams.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:10 pm |
  857. Anna

    Nothing should hold him back from doing what he loves and playing the sport.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
    • Anastasia

      You are so right that is my thinking.. Like you said nothing should hold him back...

      October 4, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
  858. trynity

    I feel that they should allow him to play in the girls volleyball because he is so good so he should deserve this because he really would probably like to get a volleyball scholar ship and he needs to be able to have some high school expirence for a collage volleyball.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
  859. Yesenia

    Yes I personally think a guy should be able to be on a girl's volleyball team because what if that boy really liked volleyball and thought that was his thing.I also generally believe if he is very looking forward that goal they should give me a chance.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
  860. Justin

    I think that the boy should be allowed on the girls team because the school doesn't have a boys team. Also, if people are mad about it and the boy can't play in games, the school should try to get a boys team

    October 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm |
  861. alexa

    ...I think he should be able to play volleyball because they don't say a girl can't play football because we are to weak.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
  862. Erin

    I get that its a girls team and maybe hes stronger but guess what any girl can be just as strong as him or even stronger. If his heart is in the game thats all what matters.I would fight for him to stay on my volleyball team if he was.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
  863. Juan

    yes i believe that Jenson is standing up for his rights, Both boys and girls should be able to play a sport that they want to play. its not someone's decision to tell you what sport to play or not to play.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
  864. Andrew

    I think if they are going to bench Jason, give hm a chance elsewhere. If he wants a scholarship, aren't t there recreational places he can play?

    October 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm |
  865. crenshaw

    I think he should be allowed to compete in volleyball competitions because girls get to compete in football and wrestling.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
  866. Paul

    He should not be allowed to play because boys are genetically stronger than girls. This gives his team an unfair advantage over other all girl teams. The state did the right thing to bench him.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
  867. Raegan

    I think that if he really wants it he should be able to,but if he does not really care for it it should not matter.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm |
  868. Shree

    Yes, because everybody should have equal rights, no matter what their gender is. I think they should let him play on the girls team, or found a boys team

    October 3, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
  869. Shree

    Yes, because everybody should have equal rights, no matter what their gender is. I think they should let him play on the girls team, or found a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
  870. TDV

    yes he should because i am a boy and i love to play volley ball and girls get to play on boys football teams...!!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
  871. Adam

    I recently started back public school from homeschooling and understand Jenson's predicament. I was expecting my high school to have a JROTC program so I can prepare for the military but it doesn't. Yes, Jenson has an unfair advantage of strength but how can he reach his dreams if he cant play. Girls are allowed to play on boys organized sports teams all the time. Why dampen his dreams?

    October 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
  872. Nicole

    It isn't exactly fair for him to be on the team but he isn't breaking any laws and he practices like the rest of the team so he should be able to.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
  873. Connor

    i think its not fair if the girls are allowed to play and the boys cant it is so not fair! i feel his pain becouse i have been benched in vollyball to.they should add a boys team.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
  874. Deborah

    i think boys can play volleyball so the team will win more games then lose. Also i think it will be far to boys to play volleyball thats what i think.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
  875. Hannah

    I think that Jenson Daniel should be allowed to play on the girls volleyball team. People should be allowed to do what they love, regardless of their gender. I see girls playing on boys teams all the time. So why can't guys do the same? Who are those officials to say that someone is "too strong to play." Yeah girls are usually not as strong, but what does that matter?

    October 3, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
  876. Zachary

    Since I have played volley ball ithink its no different. If they have a volleyball team then anyone can going regardless of gender, even if the other team now has a disadvantage, isn't a challenge what makes the game fun?

    October 3, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
  877. Zachary

    Since I have played volley ball ithink its no different. If they have a volleyball team then anyone can join regardless of gender, even if the other team now has a disadvantage, isn't a challenge what makes the game fun?

    October 3, 2012 at 11:06 pm |
  878. Taylor

    Other schools around where I live have allowed guys to be on the girl's volleyball team, but they can't be on varsity. They can play junior varsity, because we think that is the level where players can work on and improve their volleyball skills. They also say that junior varsity is where we get playing time. I think having guys play on the volleyball team isn't a big deal at all.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
  879. Carla

    There is some debate whether or not to allow him on the team.

    Part of me wants to says to allow him on the team. If there's not boys' team and he has an interest in the sport, by all means let him play.

    But there is the fact that males are physically stronger than females that also plays a part. Against teams of pure females, would he cause an advantage for his team?

    And why is there no boys' team at his school? Lack of interest? Budget cuts?

    I think he should be allowed to play but there should be some restrictions on how much he should play. Just how not every player in the NFL plays in each game, there should be some rotation.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
  880. Tobey

    I think that Jenson Daniel should not have been on the girls volleyball team in the first place because it wouldn't be fair for other girl volleyball teams and he is stronger then other girls!!!

    October 3, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
  881. Jamal

    Jensen Daniel shouldn't be allowed to play on his team's volleyball team because it is proven that the way men are built allows them to be stronger than woman. Thus woman can't reach the physically capability as men so when he's on the court it is an unfair game.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
  882. Ana-Victoria

    I believe a boy can and should be aloud to play on a girls volleyball team and that this would not be an unfair advantage because girls CAN be as strong as boys, some people are just to sexist to realize this fact though.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:52 pm |
  883. Anne

    He shouldn't be able to play in my opinion. it is a girls team for a reason. If he really did love volleyball he would either promote a boys volleyball team or go to a place that offers volleyball for boys.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:02 am |
  884. Nikayla

    Jason should be allowed to play on the girl's volleyball team because all together their strength is equal. They shouldn't be benching him. Their discouraging him to play sports.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:11 am |
  885. Hannah

    I belive that Jensen Daniel should be allowed to play on the girls volleyball team because there is not a boys team for him to play on. If his school were to have a boys team or even consider to have a co-ed team this whould not be a problem. However, I do not belive that having a boy on the team would be fair to other teams only because he is phisically stronger that all the other girl players. Yes normally guys are stronger than girls but, there is not that much more of a difference I say let him play!!

    October 4, 2012 at 12:12 am |
  886. Casey

    I really think he should be aloud to play. His gender shouldn't matter at all, not in high school anyway. Here at my school we have had quite a few female wrestlers and even one or two female football players. Since there isn't a boys team for him to join he should be able to play with the girls, if the other schools in that league have an issue they could try recruiting boys for their teams as well.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:22 am |
  887. Melane

    I do not think a boy should be allowed to play on a girls sports team. Boys are physically stronger than girls, and having a boy on a girls' team gives that team an unfair advantage. This is why during the Olympics they have women and men's teams. It is not discrimination against boys or girls, it is sportsmanlike conduct.
    School is not the only place where you can play volleyball, there are private teams. Jenson Daniel needs to find another team where he will not give that team an unfair advantage.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:26 am |
  888. Escamilla

    In my own opinion i think he should be able to play with them and practice with them because if a girl tryed out for football she would have to take the risk of getting hurt and being like another guy on the team. So if a guy likes to play a girl sport then he should get to be on the team and play with them..

    October 4, 2012 at 12:28 am |
  889. Peter

    He can stay because he wants and if girls don't mind he can stay for sure

    October 4, 2012 at 12:28 am |
  890. Ethan

    I think he should be allowed to be on the team and play in the games because if it was football they let girls try out cause girls take the risk of getting hurt. so i agree

    October 4, 2012 at 12:30 am |
  891. Sara

    He should be able to play on the girls volleyball team. There is no girls' football team at my school but girls can still play on the boys team. Why should they discriminate against the same situation just because it's with a different sport and gender? It would be unconstitutional to keep him from playing when there isn't equal opportunity for him.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:37 am |
  892. Dan

    I believe this is nothing more than a case of gender inequality. There is a large push about awareness of inequality towards females (which there is nothing wrong with) but I feel like there isn't enough awareness of gender inequality aimed towards males. Under Title IX he should be allowed to play on the team just like a girl should be allowed to play on a football team with other boys. I don't think it had anything to do with him having an unfair advantage, it was all about the state government being uncomfortable with having a boy on a girl's team. That is just my opinion.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:45 am |
  893. Dillon

    volleyball is not a sport for only girls because some girls play football on a boys team so they should let boys play on a girls team. Sports should not be sexist. Strength should not really matter its only a advantage in a game. people male or female, small and big, strong and weak should be allowed to play in the same sport.

    October 4, 2012 at 1:16 am |
  894. Molly

    I don't understand why a boy wouldn't be allowed on the volleyball team, if Title VIIII makes it so girls are not discriminated against due to gender, then boys should be treated the same way. In my opinion, this is the only way to achieve true gender equality.

    October 4, 2012 at 1:21 am |
  895. Lili

    I think he can, because he really wants to and it's his passion. Though I do suggest he ask a councilor to make one. :P

    October 4, 2012 at 1:27 am |
  896. Joseph

    He should be able to play on the girls' team if there isn't a boys team. I've seen that happen lots of times.

    October 4, 2012 at 4:47 am |
  897. Amy

    Usually boys are stronger than girls. When Jenson Daniel's team get to play with another girls' team, he will be an advantage being on the team.

    October 4, 2012 at 5:12 am |
  898. Sue

    If he really wants to play on girls' team, I think there is no need to distinguish boys and girls.
    Actually, I can't understand why that school isn't making boys' team.
    I hope Jenson could adjust in girls' team.

    October 4, 2012 at 6:27 am |
  899. Sue

    If Jenson really wants to do volley ball, I think there is no need to distinguish boys and girls.
    Actually, I can't understand why that school doesn't make boys' team.
    I hope Jenson adjust in the team.

    October 4, 2012 at 6:32 am |
  900. Amira

    You always hear about cases where they allow girls to join male sports like football or wrestling so why cant they allow Jenson to join the girls' team

    October 4, 2012 at 7:15 am |
  901. Juile

    He SHOULD be allowed to play ! It doesn't matter if he's a girl or not. In the game book, Did it say "Boys are NOT allowed to play/join?" No, I don't think so. And if the other team doesn't have a boy on their team, then too bad. Some boys love to play volleyball. The only reason they don't join it is because they think only girls play it, but really, it's for both genders.

    October 4, 2012 at 7:42 am |
  902. Alex

    I think he should be able to play on the girls team, if not he might have to go to another high school, or make a community volly ball team

    October 4, 2012 at 7:43 am |
  903. Roel

    I don't think it is fair that he can't play on the team.Mabey he could try being light. Since there is no boys' team then they should let him play.Everyone should have the opportunity to earn a scholarship.

    October 4, 2012 at 7:49 am |
  904. zak

    No it's not unfair for a guy to play volleyball because i have seen girls play on guys
    sport's teams so how come a guy can't play on a girl's team ?

    October 4, 2012 at 8:10 am |
  905. Arantza

    I believe that a boy should not be allowed on the team because it gives their team an unfair advantage. If Jenson wants to play volleyball he should gather up other boys who also with to play and make a boys volleyball team. Or the team could find other girl-boy teams to play against!

    October 4, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  906. Alexis

    I play volleyball at a VERY competitive level. Watching the Olympics last summer I noticed how much higher men volleyball players could jump, and how much harder they could hit. If he was a back row player then let him play, and give him the occasional back row set, but I don't that he should be allowed to play.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  907. Jacey

    I play Volleyball, and I ave a couple girls with a lot of strength on my team, I think he should be able to play. There is no boys volleyball team, so the ruling should be overlooked, he loves to play and there is nowhere else for him to play at.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:34 am |
  908. Logan

    I think he should be alowed to play, and shouldn't be benched just because he's bigger and stronger. Would they do that with girls? Probably not!

    October 4, 2012 at 9:17 am |
  909. Kadasha

    I believe he should be allowed toplay on the girls team

    October 4, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  910. Noah

    Jenson should be able to play. If girls are aloud to play any other sport at the school then that opportunity should be aloud to boys also.

    October 4, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  911. Noah

    Jenson should be aloud to play, if girls can play any other sport at the school why can't boys? Some may say he is to strong but thats like saying a girl can't play volleyball because she is to strong, of course she would be allowed to play.

    October 4, 2012 at 9:34 am |
  912. Martin

    I think he should be allowed to play. Title IX is in effect for girls for the same reason. Why shouldn't it be allowed to work in reverse? Sort of a case of reverse discrimination.

    October 4, 2012 at 9:34 am |
  913. thomas

    i think he should be able to play. he shouldnt be tookin out because he TO strong

    October 4, 2012 at 9:47 am |
  914. Riley

    i think he should play theres all this stuff on ending balencing sports so whats wrong with it

    October 4, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  915. Brooke

    i think he should keep playing and not just girl have a team with both boys and girls

    October 4, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  916. Ari

    I think he should be on the girls volleyball team. There should be teams that allow boys and girls to play together instead of there being seperate teams. if the boy ios good the coach should want him playing. Anyways so what if he is strong. Being strong is good so if there is a fast ball coming at him he can hit it and it will go to the other side, instead of it striking the floor.

    October 4, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  917. Mikayla

    I think that it would be a great idea if they had a boy on the volleyball team because it would let the girls communicate with a guy and it would give them an experience with working with a guy since they might have to work with with people when they get older.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  918. Kelsey and Raymond

    No, because some boys that are strong usally are good at winning. They are also good at spiking.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  919. Aaliyah & Taylor

    Well we think that he should because it is not fare to him because he should follow his dream!

    October 4, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  920. Alex and Alexandra

    We think he should be able. but if any boy wants to play two they should put him on the other team or make a boy's team!

    October 4, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  921. logan

    No because he is stronger more then the girls

    October 4, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  922. Catelynn and Jeremiah

    We think he should be able to play on the girls volleyball team because they wont make a boys volleyball team.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  923. Marissa and Sophie

    We think that the boy should be aloud to play on the girl's team because, we think any gender should be aloud to play any sport strong or not. Please let the boy play.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  924. Katelyn/Kaleb

    We think that it is a good idea that a boy is on a girls volleyball so they can interact with each other.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  925. Aaliyah & Taylor

    Yes, because he should follow his dream!

    October 4, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  926. Emma

    I think he can because he can follow his dream's. No one should crush his dream's

    October 4, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  927. Bridget

    I think that they should start a boy volleyball if there are enough boys.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  928. claude

    I think he should not be on the team.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  929. logan

    No because he is stronger more then the girls.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  930. Emma

    I think he can follow his dream's no one should crush his dreams

    October 4, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  931. claude

    I think if he can control himself he can be on the team. And he should be allowed to do what he wants too.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  932. Maggie

    Yes because he needs to know that he is not better than everyone else and that he is important also.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  933. Galilea

    I think he should because what if he want to a a good volleyball and teach people how so I say he should go for it !

    October 4, 2012 at 10:58 am |
  934. TRENTEN and Gabby

    NO it would be easy just to make a boys team.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:58 am |
  935. Ty

    I believe that he should be able to play. If other teams feel it is a disadvantage then they can find a boy to play on their team also. Just like girls can wrestle and play football. Boys should be able to play volleyball. That's the only fair way!!!!!!

    October 4, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  936. Connor

    It doesnt feel right to be benched while others get to play. Kids all over the school i go to can't play games while others get picked and replace him. If he can't play, I cant and won't play until he plays.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  937. Rachel

    Many people think that he shouldn't because he is a boy, but many girls are just as strong as boys. He should be able to play on the team because he has the freedom too. Girls can play football and basketball. If girls can play boy sports, then boys should be able to play girl sports.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  938. terrance

    I say yes because it is not a boy volley ball team.And if he likes volley ball he can play.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  939. Jala

    I think the boy should stay on the girls volleyball team because he probaly wanted to be on the volleyball team since he was kid ant its not a boy volleyball team yet and it wouldn't be fair to take away his dream to be on a volleyball team.It wouldn't be fair to let him sit on the side line for nothing and watch the team play and for him to do all that work for nothing.It would be wrong to let him be the srtongest and sit for nothing and the girls need him on the team to help them win the game they have to play.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  940. angela

    yes it is ok if a boy play on a girl team just like it cool for a boy to be onn a cheerleadingg team theres no big promblem and a boy on a girls team" andd that like its ok if a girl play baseball

    October 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  941. Durante

    I think Jenson Daniel should be able to play cause it is not fair that he sits on the bench cause he is a boy and stronger then other! Let him play!!!!!

    October 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • Jala

      Durante why you said let him play like your demanding them to let him play volleyball with the girls and not sit on the side line like you their manager on boss like or else your going to fire them if they don't let them play. You going to fire them?

      October 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  942. Jala

    I think the boy should stay on the girls volleyball team because he probaly wanted to be on the volleyball team since he was a kid and its not a boy volleyball team yet away his dream to be on a volleyball team.It would not be fair for him to sit on the side for nothing.It would not be fair for him to be the strongest and sit on the side line.The girls need him on the team so they can win the next game they have to play.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  943. Kelvin

    Jenson Daniel should be allowed to play in the girl's team because the girl's need to win and if Jenson Daniel leave so the girls going to need someone in ther team. So I think Jenson Daniel need to be in the girl's team for they can win.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  944. tyesha

    i think its okay for a boy to play on a girl team because it shouldnt matter and i think people need to stop judgeing him .. its his choice .. !

    October 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  945. Rodney

    I think Jenson Daniel should be allowed to play on the volleyball team because that's how they can get extra points on the board and how they can win if they are losing because they said he was the strongest boy on the team and he should not be sitting on the side line maybe being water boy because it's not fair that he do all that work for nothing. That's why he should be playing instead and it probaly be other boys on the other team and they can't beat them

    October 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  946. Mady

    he should be able to play, the girls can play on a football team, so why can't a guy play on the volleyball team if you really don't think its fair then why don't you get a guy on your team?

    October 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  947. Sierra

    Jenson Daniels should be on the girls volleyball team because maybe they werent good.Maybe if they have somebody strong they would be alittle good. Does it matter what gender you are? if you say yes I totally agree. all boys arent stronger than girls. Some boys could be 7 feet tall and the is still stronger. Even though Jenson was stronger,they still make a good team.Jenson practiced with them ,but all games Jenson had to sit out.I guess he practiced with them because he wanted to to make them stronger so they can win.Thats why I think Jenson should be on the volleyball team.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  948. Whitney

    Gender should not matter. If it's okay for girls to play in football, why shouldn't it be okay for a guy to play volleyball?

    October 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  949. trevor

    i think its unfair for certian genders to play certian sports like girls can play footbal. and if hes really good he could make your team bettter

    October 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  950. cooter

    yes he should play just be put in a different lockerroom, im sure other teams are stonger than them, its called a challenge.lifes not fair

    October 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  951. Tyler

    he should be able to play on volleyball if he wants to . no matter what, anybody should play any sport they want to no matter what anybody says they can play that sport.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  952. Jordan

    I think they should let him play because girls can play football with the boys and boys are cheerleaders with the girls. and I would play with a girl in football

    October 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  953. Jack

    Of coures, he should be able to join the team. Girls join boys football, and other schools could also put boys on their teams.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  954. trey

    I think he should be aloud to play on the team if the district lets him... Its not his fault that his school doesnt have a volley ball team for guys. so let him so he can get his sschalorship for volley ball for a college

    October 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  955. Vicky

    I think that if the boy doesn't spike it to the other side it should be ok. It should be allowed, as long as he doesn't hit the ball too hard and hurt someone he should be ok. Or if they don't do that, then make a boys volleyball team! Some guys might want to play volleyball but don't show it, but if they made a team for the boys they might actually join the team.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  956. Megan

    I agree that he should be able to play on the volleyball team. A girl has played on the football team at our school, so wouldn't it be fair to let a guy play on the volleyball team?

    October 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  957. James

    I, myself is a male vollyball player and are school only has a female volleyball team. I think a number of male vollyball players that signed off on a piece of paper (at least enough to make a team) should be able to make there own team. But if there is not enough guys, the male shall be able to play with the girls no matter how big.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  958. trey

    I think it should be ok for him to be on the team if his school district lets him.. So he can move on with his life and get a college schalorship on volley ball

    October 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  959. braden

    it whould be unfier but there should be boys and girls team for every sport

    October 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  960. keegan

    I think if girls can play football I think a guy can play vollyball

    October 4, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  961. James

    I, myself is a male vollyball player, however we only have a female team. If a number of guys signed a piece of paper (at least enough to make a team), they should make a male team. However, if there is not enough guys, the person shall be able to play with the girls. What I fear is through that the male might get bullied.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
    • Tannya

      Nice. He should try that. .......That's very interesting.

      October 6, 2012 at 12:04 am |
  962. bailey

    I think he should be aloud to play. Its not like it is hurting anybody, and its not unfair,he is just a teammate.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
  963. Matthew

    Why is there even an arguement about this America was founded on freedom and yet people still say someone cant do something as petty as play voleyball on a girls team who cares if hes a boy and saying that he is to strong is like saying someones too smart or too pretty to play on a voleyball team. LET THE KID PLAY!!!!!

    October 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  964. Alyssa

    I think he should play on the girls' team. The school should either start up a boy volleyball team or just let him play. He should have the right to play volleyball if he enjoys it!

    October 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  965. Mary

    I totally agree

    October 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
    • Anonymous

      CHRISTIAN I THING THAT IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO HAVE A BOY ON A GIRLS VOLLYBALL TEAM BECAUSE THE GIRLS WOULD BE BEAT BY A STRONG BOY.

      October 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  966. Kate

    I think he should play on the girls team. If he truly loves the sport he should be able to play. I know if the only soccer team was the boys team I would defintly want to play to because it is somthing that I love to do. SO JUST LET HIM PLAYYY!

    October 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  967. brooke

    I think a boy should play on a girls team. What if a girl is stronger than a boy and if a boy is in the middle so let the boy play.
    So if that school doesn't have a guy volleyball team so let the other teams and schools have some boys to play on their team so the tournomet.

    October 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  968. Jesse

    I think that it is not fair because technically what if a girl is stronger than a guy then they can't play right

    October 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  969. Leon

    I think that saying that a boy can't play on the girls team is like saying a girl can't go and become a soldier, its discrimination, and it shouldn't be judged on his gender. Like, if he was a girl, and had the same strength, they would let him play on the team.

    October 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  970. Jacob

    He should be allowed to play on the girls team if there is no boys team. I think the sports should be revised to be all mixed gender sports. Some might say that where be a disadvantage for schools with less boys competing, I have seen many a girl beat a athletic boy in sports. Also the teams that would play each other would have to have the same percentages of boys and girls competing against each other. So, both teams would have even numbers of the same gender on the court or field at once. This would still allow sports to be dominated by men or women with having a few of each gender participate when they want to.

    October 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  971. Tyler and Hollea

    Jenson Daniel should be able to play on the girls vollyball team because girls get to play on boys teams when they want to play so why should't Jenson be able to play volleyball and he can't be to strong.

    October 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  972. Clark

    I think that a boy should be allowed to play on a girls’ team. You can’t say that he is to strong; if a girl was stronger than the other girls would she get kicked off? No she would be allowed to play, so how can a boy be “too strong” to play on the girls’ team. Also there is no boys’ team, so if he wants to play on the team he should be allowed to. I don’t think Jenson should be barred from playing volleyball just because he is a boy, no one would care at all if a girl played on the boys team so why do people care if it is the other way around.

    October 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  973. Cassie

    I believe he should be able to play. But, since it is a girls' volleyball team, there should be a boys' team too. Until they make a boys' team, he should be able to play during the games.

    October 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  974. Jamie

    Why shouldn't he be allowed to play? He has a true passion for the sport and wants to play, and the girls and coach seem to be fine with it. It seems to me they just don't want him to, because he is a boy. There have been many girls on boys teams, so why can't he play on a girls team?

    October 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  975. Tyler .S

    i think he should be able to play he has the rights of the consttution to

    October 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  976. Callie

    I think that guys should be allowed on boys teams, if the school doesn't have their own. He has the right to play and just because he's a boy doesn't mean he shouldn't be allowed to play. I think personally he should follow his dream and play. The gender doesn't matter.

    October 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  977. Caroline

    I feel that it is completely Un fair if there is no boys volleyball team and he can't play with the girl, thats like saying boys can't wear pink shirts and girls can't wear black. That's like saying, you aren't welcomed here because of the color of your skin. It really is ok to have a boy playing on the girls team! Is it hurting anyone? I also don't agree that people say he is too strong to be on the team. Any girl that is as strong as him is aloud to play right?

    October 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  978. Emonii

    I Think the boy should not be aloud to play volleyball on a girls team. The school should have two different teams one for the boys and another for the girs. It is not fair to have a boy on a girls volleyball team because boys are most likely to be heavy handed and more powerfull then the team. Thats like having a girl in a men hockey team or football team. Males and females have different strength thats why football and basketball is more of a men sport and cheer and gymnatics is more for females.

    October 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  979. Caroline

    Think about if your favorite sport only had a team for the opposite gender, wouldn't you still play? I would without any question!

    October 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  980. Cameron

    I think he should be able to play, or the school make a boys team. He is playing the sport he loves and he is playing it fair whether he is a boy or girl. Who cares if he is stronger, he obviously has the courage and love of the sport to be able to play on an all girls team! They shouldn't bench him either. If he has the courage to join the girls team another year let him play!!

    October 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  981. Shelby

    It shouldn't matter on size or strength. If a girl was the size or had the strength of a boy would they make her sit?

    October 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  982. Mariya

    I am sure that this issue has only two positive solutions: to let Jenson play in a girl volleyball team or provide a boy team. Moreover, it's obvious that other boys want to play too and they suppress their interests, therefore it will be fair to have volleyball teams as for girls, as for boys.

    October 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  983. Owen

    I think he should play because they don't have a boy's volleyball team. Maybe the school should have a boys volleyball team it would be a great addition to the school. I hope he gets to play,

    October 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  984. Mae

    I think that it is sad that Daneil is benched. But, I think that it is unfair having a guy on the girl's volleyball team.

    October 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
  985. Bailey

    I think a boy should be able to play on the girls team. As long as he doesn't try to purposley go hard on a team and respect the other players on the team.

    October 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
  986. Liesa

    I think that its entirely reasonable for a boy to play on a girl's team because there is no boy's team. I think more should be done to create a boy's volleyball team. Instead of creating problems, the state should just solve the problem by creating a boy's team. I think that when most people think about volleyball, they see it as what girls would play, just as if someone thought of 'football' they would remember it as a boy's game. But, it's unfair, because its just for the purpose of exercising, making friends, and having fun. Nobody cares about whether or not a team has more strength, and to be punished for that is just not right.

    October 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
  987. Jane

    I think that it isn’t fair to keep Jenson from playing on the girl’s team. It isn’t his fault that there is no boy’s volleyball team. If I were in that situation I would be really angry if I wasn’t allowed to play on a team just because I was a different gender, race, or religion. Everybody deserves the same chances. Also, if there was a strong girl they wouldn’t stop her from playing. Jenson obviously really enjoys playing volleyball and I think that they should let him play!

    October 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
  988. makarov

    i think he should be allowed to play on the team even though he is a boy because he practices for nothing if he can't play.

    October 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
  989. Jaymee

    I think he should be able to play. I don't know why people are even arguing about this. If he wants to play volleyball, then let him play volleyball! They should either make a boy's team or just let him play on the girls team. What's unfair isn't that he's too strong (which is a pretty stupid reason in my opinion), it's that he's not being allowed to play just because he's a boy.

    October 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
  990. Bekah

    I can understand why he should be able to play, yet why he should not. Yet, in reality I believe he shouldn't play with the girls. It becomes a safety issue, and girls and boys have different physical strengths. Another contributing factor would be that is it unfair to have a boy on one team, yet on a different team is all girls. By having a boy on the team is almost like a "secret weapon". Unless having boys is considered legal in all places for volleyball then I deem it unfair and should keep girls on the court in competition games.

    October 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
  991. Mary

    I think he should be aloud to play on the girls team there isn't a boys team. On my middle school football team there's a girl so he should be aloud to play on the girls volleyball team if that's the sport he wants to play.

    October 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  992. Kelsey

    I do think that his strength gives him and unfair advantage. I don't think he should be able to play on the team considering its a high school sport opposed to middle school sports where you would see co-ed sports/clubs. High school sports tend to be more competitive unlike middle school as well.

    October 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
  993. Hannah

    I think that if it is strictly a girls volleyball team, then that would be unfair to those who can't have guys on their team to help them out, especially if he is to strong. If he wants to play volleyball, he should go out for Co-Ed.

    October 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
  994. Rylan

    He shuld be able to play on the girl's team because there's not one for boys. If the state thinks it unfair maybe they should let the schol make a boy's volleyball team. Jenson is lucky to even play on a team because my school doesn't have any sports teams to begin with.

    October 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
  995. Katelynne

    I think he should be able to play the game despite he might be "too strong". If there was a girl who might be "too strong", would she get suspended from the game?

    October 4, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  996. Jack

    I think it's not fair that he got benched. If a girl was that strong would they bench her.
    It's also not fair that there is no boys volleyball team. Hopefully that will change in the future.

    October 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
  997. Andrew

    I think that Jenson should play on the girls volleyball team. If he wants to play, then he has the right to do it. He should also start an "arguement" that anyone should have the right to do anything(sports).

    October 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
  998. Alice

    I think that Jenson should definitely be allowed to play on the girls' volleyball team. There are girls who play on boys' football teams, so why shouldn't he be able to do the same? If the state is really concerned, they should make volleyball co-ed, or start a boys' team of their own.

    October 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
  999. Drew

    Yes I think they should let him play, because girls get to play football with boys, baseball with boys. So why can't boys play volleyball with the girls. All the other teams can have boys in there team to. I mean seriously. Come on people. LET HIM PLAY!

    October 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
  1000. Libby Sanders

    He should play or they should make a boy's volleyball team so he can play either way I'm sure there are enuogh boys who want to play.

    October 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
    • Anderson

      Your right Libby

      October 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  1001. Libby Sanders

    If he wants to play let him play it's not aiganst the law that he can't play on a girl's volley ball team. If want's to play that
    bad make a boy's volley ball team I'm sure some boy's want to play also but don;t speak up for themselves.
    JUST LET HIM PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
  1002. Eileen

    Well if being on the girls team causes a problem then why don't they just make a boy's team. I think maybe he should be able to play on a team with boys with equal or near the same strength as him. If not then the girls on the other teams need to hit the gym more often.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  1003. Kseniya

    I can not know does Jenson `s strength give his team an unfair advantage or not because I do not know his physical abilities. But I think that he shouldn `t be allowed to play on the girls` team because it violates any rules. If we allow this exception any teams can have as many boys as they want. In my opinion, it is ok to work out with girls, but not to play in games.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  1004. Garrett

    Thay should let him because girls play boys football sometimes and there should a boys vollyball team so it can be fair.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
  1005. Jenna

    I think that they should let the boy play volleyball. The strength excuse has nothing to do with it. There could be a girl who is too strong for volleyball to, but she can play. If the school can’t come up with a boys’ volleyball team then I think he should have the opportunity to play. I think it is cool how he wants to get a scholarship in that sport and I thought schools want the best for their students. So all in all I believe they should let him play and maybe he will encourage other boys to join the sport so we can have boys’ volleyball as a fall sport.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  1006. Miranda

    I think he should be able to play on the girls team because, their is no male team for him to play on. If the officials feel that he gives them an unfair advantage they could just give his team a handicap.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
  1007. Hana

    I think he should be let on the team unless it i a unfair advantage to the other teams, or they could start an all boys team as well.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
  1008. Brady

    I believe that it is unconstitutional to not let a boy be on the volleyball team.

    October 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
  1009. Anna

    I don't think he should be able to play on the girls school team. If it was just a club or other teams had guys on it then I would say it's fine but since guys have different muscle build and are stronger I think it would be an unfair advantage. When girls join boy sports its not really giving the team an advantage so it's a little different.

    October 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  1010. Katelyn

    Imagine if you were a girl on the volleyball team but from a different school. How would you feel playing against him? For some people it would be no big deal but there can also be lots of controversy having a guy on the girls volleyball team. Personally i think it would be fun and fine to have a guy on the team but if its the state law then i think they shouls respect that. i think he has good character though, we know he is commited because he is practicing and working out with no pay off during games. Either way people arent going to like it. As long as they are having fun then let things stay the same. He may be stronger but i think someday boys will be able to play with girls, maybe this will start something new.

    October 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
  1011. Emelia

    I think that he should be able to play on the girls team for many reasons. First off, volleyball is not a sport that has a lot of physical contact so it's not like he could severely hurt an opposing player. Another reason is that he was able to play with the team last year so it should make a difference if he plays with them this year. My last reasoning for thinking that he should be able to play with the girls team is that girls and able to play on guys teams if there is not a team for girls, therefor its only fair if boys are able to play on girls teams if the school does not provide a boys team.

    October 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  1012. Lindsey

    I think a boy should be able to play on a girls volleyball team because it doesn't make sense that he can't play because he's to good. Boys should be able play on girls teams as long as they play fair. I don't think it's a big deal if I had a boy on my volleyball team.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  1013. Lindsey

    I think a boy should be able to play on a girls volleyball team because it doesn't make sense that he can't play because he's to good. Boys should be able play on girls teams as long as they play fair. I don't think it's a big deal if I had a boy on my volleyball team. If girls can play games like football, boys can play games like volleyball.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm |
  1014. Ben

    There may be many different view points on if this should be allowed or not. My opinion is that he should not beable to play with the girls. A small part of me says that he should be able to because there isn't a guys team around that he can play on, and also girls can play guy sports. Now, the bigger part of me says that he shouldn't not only because of his strength, but also because he has a height advantage. How strong he is has alot to do with the unfairness. Expessially if he knows the sport good and is a good player, he can really hit the ball hard and puts the other team in a disadvantage.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
  1015. Meaghan

    I think he should be able to play on the girl's volleyball team. He should be able to play on whatever team he wants to play on. And if they don't want him too then why don't they create a boy's team?

    October 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
  1016. Rebekah

    Based on the Title 9 act that was put in place allowing girls to participate in male sports that do not have female teams, I find it sexist not to allow it to be the other way around. If he really likes volleyball, works hard, and wishes to play it in college, what damage is being done? The other schools have the equal right to have a boy on their team as well. The concern with Jenson being too strong is a bit ridiculous. How is being too strong as a male any different than just being awesome at volleyball? A really strong girl is allowed to play. At any level higher than high school, girls and boys should be separated in a majority of sports, but at a younger age, students should be allowed to participate what they wish.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
  1017. Micheala

    I believe that there is more than one problem with Jenson being able to play on the volleyball team. I am by no means sexist. I think that there is a safety concern for not only the opposing team during games, but his own team at practice. If Jenson is able to make contact with the ball with proper form, he could potentially hurt somebody. He is playing on a women's high school regulation height net, which is almost a foot shorter than the regulation height for males which only adds to the saftey concern. Also, if they let Jenson play, is there a rule about the limit number of men that can play on a GIRLS volleyball team, if not, then the school could potentially stack the team with boys and take out competition like it's nothing. I do not think that Jenson should be able to play on the girls volleyball team at his school.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
  1018. Hannah

    I have mixed feelings about Jenson being able to play on the girl's volleyball team. I think that every student should have equal opportunity, which is why I believe that they should let him play if they do not offer it at his school. On the other hand I can see how it can be deemed as a safety concern for people on the opposing team considering a regulation net for the men's team is almost a foot higher. I can debate on both sides of the spectrum but I ultimately think to please everyone they should offer men's volleyball at his school.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
  1019. Valerie

    Though i'm all for girl power, boys are just generally stronger than girls. Of course it would be fun to have a guy play on the team I see no problem with it, but you have to think about it in realistic terms. Boys just would have more of an athletic advantage.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:24 pm |
  1020. Belqeese

    I think he should play on the girls' team. The school should either start up a boy volleyball team or just let him play. He should have the right to play volleyball if he enjoys it!

    October 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm |
  1021. Caitlyn

    My dad told me that volleyball isn't bases on strength, it's based on skill and when it comes to volleyball, there really is no need for gender restrictions. So Jenson doesn't have an excuse for NOT playing volleyball. I think those guys who told him he can't play are just being prejudical.

    October 5, 2012 at 2:28 am |
  1022. Jayne

    There are different regulatory practices for mens and womens volleyball. Net height, is notably one of those differences. Would the girls be forced to play with a higher net, simply so that he could play? Many men's college volleyball players are recruited from club teams. It would seem like he would get more play time that way. If he's looking to obtain a scholarship, playing on the girl's team isn't going to help him get anything but attention.

    October 5, 2012 at 8:15 am |
  1023. Tabitha

    I believe it's an unfair advantage to have a boy on the girl team. He would be stronger than the rest so he would be able to hit the ball harder.

    October 5, 2012 at 8:35 am |
  1024. Chance

    I believe that a boy shouldn't be allowed on a girls team because its not a coed team and if he can't make the boys team just don't play at all.

    October 5, 2012 at 8:49 am |
  1025. Amir

    Boys shouldn't be allowed to play with girls because most boys are stronger than most girls. It would be an unfair advantage to a team with all girls if they played a team with boys and girls.

    October 5, 2012 at 8:50 am |
  1026. Adam

    I believe that boys shouldn't be allowed on a girls team because boys have a tendency to be more aggressive and physical with sports.

    October 5, 2012 at 8:52 am |
  1027. Candace

    I went to a small town that didn't have all sports available and as a female I fought and won the RIGHT to play on the boys' soccer team. They didn't have a comparable sport for females (SOCCER) so they had to let me play. I had and have played soccer my whole life and skills wise, could easily hold my own on the field. As the only female, however, I was subjected to relentless bullying and harrassment from the other players on MY team. Something I was willing to endure to be able to play. He most certainly should be given the RIGHT to compete in a sport he loves and has future dreams about. I don't see that he would give the team a clear unfair advantage and I think that's an insult to the other female players on the team to suggest he is so much stronger or dominating.

    October 5, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  1028. Title 9

    If they do not offer vollyball or an alternative sport that he can particapate he should be able to per Title 9 laws. Though I played field hockey and the boys were allowed to play with us in middle school but not in high school for the same reasons the artical mentions, that the boys are to strong. All of us girls thought they should be able to play, but they were not allowed too. Sometimes kids play sports that are not offered at there school at near by schools. Either way I hope he is able to play somewhere.

    October 5, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  1029. Andrei

    just because the boy is a diffrent gender from the girls dosn't mean that he couldn't play the same sport that he loves, girls realy like him to be on the team but he sould follow the State schools rules for Vollyball.
    let him play.

    October 5, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  1030. James

    I think they should let him play on the girls teams because in some schools they let girls play on guys teams so why won't let the him play on girls team

    October 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  1031. Eli

    I think he should

    October 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
  1032. Ellie

    I think that boys' should be allowed to play on the girls' volleyball team if they’re training and working out with them. Also, if others don’t like that, the school can just create a boys' volleyball team. In other sports, girls' play on the boys' team so why can’t the boys' play on the girls' team?

    October 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  1033. Colton

    I think he should be able to play because they could teach each other new things and can and if he really wants to be in that some rough acusations could be called to him thats why i personally would never play on a girl team but in my schools soccer confrence there are girls that play for other schools that dont have a team.

    October 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  1034. Jala

    Hi Sierra how are you doing?

    October 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  1035. Jala

    Hi Kate he should be able to play shouldn't he it's not fair he do all that hard working to sit on the side line to watch and really bascially do nothing but watch your team you can't play with wouldn't you feel left out like your not even needed on the team your just there to be there and do nothing but watch your team.Also they need a strong boy or at least someone that's strong on there team to help them win.

    October 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  1036. Ringo

    I'm a girl who does wrestling I'm the only girl there is no girl team and when I end up going to college it may be the same thing so I personally think that he should play no boys team so play. Now I'm TEAM JENSON

    October 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  1037. Preston

    I think a boy should be able to play on a girls team if there is no boys team at the school

    October 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  1038. Diamond

    My friend and I think that he should be able to play because he loves the sport....anyone else who likes this sport should also be allowed to play... if they get alot of boys to play in the future, then would be the time to start a boys team. As of the circumstances.. he is the only boy who wants to play so therefore, he should be able to play with the girls rather than him sitting around at home. Aren't people trying to get kids to be more active???!!!.. It would also improve the girls team by alot if they let him play... :)

    October 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
  1039. Alexandra

    Of course he should be allowed!!! Girl can be on football teams or wrestling teams so why can't a boy be on a Volleyball team. If there were enough boys that wanted to play then they could start another team but that's not the case so why not?

    October 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
  1040. Jenna

    Personally as a volleyball player I say no. It's an unfair advantage to the other teams. Guys are more agressive than girls. If a girl plays on a guys' sports team, that's not an unfair advantage. Girls are weaker than guys. Also, in male volleyball, the net is raised. So when he plays for the girl's volleyball team, he has a much bigger advantage with the net lower than if he played with a guy's team. There's also men's CLUB volleyball teams. He can get a scholarship off of that, too.

    October 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
  1041. Lynzee

    I agree he should be able to stay. He might help the team..Who knows? He should also be able to play with them. As long as the other teams get to have a boy on their teams as well. If he wants to get a sholoarship from volleball how can he if he doesn't even get to play. LEAVE THE TEAM ALONE AND LET HIM STAY!!!!!!!!

    October 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
  1042. Rachael

    I think that it gives the team an advantage of winning, but if girls can play basketball, baseball, and football (originally made for men) then i think that a boy should be able to play volleyball.

    October 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  1043. lady

    i think that its fair for a boy to play on a girls volleyball team since there is no boys volleyball team

    October 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  1044. Margarita-Pearl

    i say that it is fair only because its just a school sport. there is nothing wrong with the fact that he is a guy on a girls volleyball team

    October 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  1045. JP

    I personally cannot agree with either points o view as I do not know advantages in volleyball but there is a concern there why can we not just have fun... Doesn't this country give us laws in which we cannot discrimate from teams shouldn't we allow all people to join our teams whether male or female why can't we all just have fun and play with the people we love-JP

    October 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
  1046. Cade

    I think if he is going to be on a girls volleyball team that he should be able to play with the girl but he should teach the girls better skills.

    October 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
  1047. loudwhisper

    Let him play. I was playing against a cousin in a friendly family game at his graduation from high school. He was a football player, I was chubby freshman music student. He went to spike, me to block...he ended up down on the ground. Was I dizzy? Yes. I blocked the hell out of him though. Put him up against a girl with no fear. There always one on a volleyball team. I wouldn't have asked to take on my cousin, and I was too dizzy to participate in the heckling, but I felt like a bada**.

    October 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
  1048. Sam

    If he is willing to put the time and effort into the sport, why not? It doesn't matter about how strong someone is necessarily, but how much they are willing to put in the sport

    October 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
  1049. Mae

    There is a reason its called a girls volleyball. If boys were going to be able to play it would be called a girl/boy volleyball team.

    October 6, 2012 at 12:01 am |
  1050. Tannya

    In my own opinion i think they should let him play volleyball. In a boys soccer league we were only two girl. If we could play with boys, why can he play with girl? If there is no way for the school to create a boys volleyball team, then they should let him play with the girls.

    October 6, 2012 at 12:01 am |
  1051. vouchersmate

    wow thats reason enough to believe female diversity is working everywhere

    October 6, 2012 at 8:49 am |
  1052. katniss

    if this person is good and likes the sport then he should be able to play as long as the girls on the team are okay with it.

    October 6, 2012 at 9:13 am |
  1053. Nardira

    It doesn't matter about the gender of the person. It only matters if the person wants to play on a team sport that they like.

    October 6, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  1054. Lea

    I think he should be aloud to because it would do you could see how he works with the girls and just because he is a boy people say no he shouldn't but that is not fair at all

    October 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  1055. Nameviance

    i think tht he should be able if there is no boys volleyball team

    October 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  1056. Faith

    I think he should be able to play on the volleyball team. If girls are aloud to play on boys team. Then, boys should be able to play on girls team. ALL GENDERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY IN ALL SPORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    October 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  1057. NAVIJOCHICK

    ALL GENDERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY ANY SPORTS THAT WOULD LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SO, I THINK HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY ON THAT VOLLEYBALL TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

    October 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  1058. Faith

    ALL GENDERS SHOLD BE ABLE TO PLAY ANY SPORTS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SO, I THINK HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY ON THAT VOLLEYBALL TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    October 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  1059. sara

    just because he's a boy doesn't mean that he shouldn't be able to play if he wants the scholarship for it. the school doesn't have a boy team so let him play, and if you do have him play, only let him play for a small portion of the match then it'll be fairer.

    October 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
  1060. sara

    Let the kid play!!!! some girls are stronger than some guys so would that be an unfair advantage? I mean there have been times when a girl has been stronger. Does that mean that the girl that is super strong can't play? no. so let him play

    October 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
  1061. sara

    Let the kid play!!!! some girls are stronger than some guys so would that be an unfair advantage? I mean there have been times when a girl has been stronger. Does that mean that the girl that is super strong can't play? no.they let her play anyway so let him play

    October 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  1062. sara

    Let the kid play!!!! some girls are stronger than some guys so would that be an unfair advantage? I mean there have been times when a girl has been stronger. Does that mean that the girl that is super strong can't play? no.they let her play anyway so why can't he play

    October 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  1063. wally

    i keep hearing the word ' fair'. well life is not that at all, good luck in the future. girls may be allowed to punt in football and not much more. start a mens team.

    October 7, 2012 at 9:10 am |
  1064. Brianna

    I think he should be allowed to play because girls play on boy teams. For Example: Baseball, Football, And Basketball. I Understand the point on why there is a debate, but they need to make a right decision.

    October 7, 2012 at 9:36 am |
  1065. brayan

    jenson should play on the volley ball team why do people have to be like this complaning just put him on the team and if he plays good let him on the team beacause sex dosent matter

    October 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
  1066. Jake

    I believe that Jenson's stength may give his team a slight unfair advantage, but one person does not usually decide that fate of a team sport. He should be allowed to play in order to force other schools to allow other boys to play. After awhile, these schools may in turn create male volleyball teams which could create male volleyball for these schools.

    October 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  1067. Lily

    I think he sould be able to play. He needs a scholarship to college, it's like saying a girl can't be on the boys football team and that is unfair. He should definitely be able to play.

    October 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  1068. Brielle

    I think it should be allowed but if the other team doesnt think its fair than they should get a boy on their team so it will be more fair

    October 7, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  1069. Bethany

    Well since he can not join the boys volleyball team since there is no one he can join the girls volleyball team otherwise if the other team doesnt like it because they think the other team has a advantage they also could be aloud to have a boy on there team

    October 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  1070. JK

    ..AND YET, WAHT IS THE RULE AT MINIMUM ? THERE SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST RULE OF ANY SPORTS. NO RULE, NO FAIR, NO DIFFERENCE, AND THERE IS A CHAOS.

    October 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
  1071. Monica

    Jenson should be able to play on the girls' volleyball team. He played last year on the team, so there should be no reason for them to deny him this year. It should not matter if he is physically stronger. There are plenty girls who are just as strong as him or even stronger. It is completely unfair for the state to deny him to play, and it is gender discrimination. The state is wrong. If he betters the team, then why not let him play? Why cause a big scene over it, just making themselves look like the bad guys. He has worked so hard to get this far. LET JENSON PLAY.

    October 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
  1072. Loryn

    i think that just because someone is stronger doesnt me they should be treated diffrently. Just like guys shouldnt be treated diffrently than girls.

    October 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
  1073. Emily

    Yes he should, because girls can play on boys baseball team but boys can't play on a girls. But I think he should!

    October 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  1074. Isabella

    well i think the school should take out some money and put it tworads a boys team

    October 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm |
  1075. nikki

    There are different teams for a reason. I don't want any of those girls to get hurt or for their team to have an advantage. Girls shouldn't be on boys teams for the same reason. Female empowerment is great and all but when it comes down to it, safety should be the number one priority. This school needs to invest in a boys team so he can have equal opportunities.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  1076. michael

    i think they should make a boys team

    October 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  1077. Milly

    Since girls are allowed to play on boys' sports teams such as baseball, and football, boys should be allowed to play on a female team. People may think that since boys are generally bigger and stronger than girls, it would be an unfair advantage, but if it is such a big concern, the school should form an all-boys volleyball team.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  1078. Ruby

    I think that Jenson should be allowed to play on the girls team because number one, everyone can choose what they want to do or play and number two, isn't everyone trying to tell us to stay active sixty minutes a day, every day....... this is just a stupid thing to fight over!!!!!!!! Why not just let him choose himself!?!?!?!?:(:(:(:(

    October 8, 2012 at 5:27 pm |