Committed to ending the practice of scheduling North Dakota Girls' sports in nontraditional seasons
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nontraditional sports seasons for girls is discrimination
Did you know that the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA) mandates that our girls soccer teams play their high school season in the spring, a nontraditional season, while the boys play in the fall?
STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS HAVE AGREED THIS PRACTICE IS UNLAWFUL
Courts all over the country, all the way up to the US Supreme Court have concluded that scheduling girls' sports in nontraditional season violates Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution.
NORTH DAKOTA GIRLS ARE MISSING SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES
Because soccer is traditionally played in the fall and all of the states around us schedule girls' and boys' soccer in the fall, all of the development opportunities for soccer players are scheduled in the spring. The NDHSAA not only schedules the girls' season for the spring, but also prohibits them from participating in ANY other soccer program during their season, so ND girls are not able to train or develop in high level programs. These are the same programs that college recruiters attend to identify upcoming talent.
IT'S TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE GIRLS OF NORTH DAKOTA!
Please sign our petition to show your support for moving the North Dakota Girls' High School Soccer season to the fall, along with the Boys'. The petition will be sent to the NDHSAA, so your voice will be heard! Encourage everyone you know, post it on social media and help us stand up for the girls of North Dakota!