We've all heard the term "helicopter mom." Well, this takes things a step further. A St. Louis area soccer mom has filed a federal lawsuit because her son was cut from his high school soccer team. The mom claims there is a case for discrimination. What she should do is just accept that her son is not good at soccer and help him build new interests. Instead she is trying to convince a federal judge there is a case for discrimination.
At this particular school, they do not allow all students who do not make the varsity team to return to JV. Because of this, seven juniors who did not make the varsity team did not rejoin the JV team. Still, this mom is demanding that her son has a spot on the team. Instead of accepting the ruling, she is humiliating her son in federal court.
“[John] was right on the bubble of making the team this year and has some impressive attributes,” soccer coach Dave Aronberg told the ultimate soccer mother in an email. “However, there were a few holes in his game including technical ability and game decision making that put him behind a number of kids.”
This wasn’t good enough for this overbearing mother who is claiming age and sex discrimination because the girls’ soccer team has different rules. Different teams have different rules for many reasons, but this family doesn’t feel the rules apply to them and their special prize of a son.
“Female juniors get to play on the female junior varsity team, but male juniors don’t get to play on the male junior varsity,” the entitled family’s lawyer said.
Can you imagine being a junior in high school and mommy coming in and trying to save your status on the team? What if she does win the lawsuit? Is there any chance the team is accepting of him being forced back on the team by his mother?
The lesson to be learned here is that not everyone can make the team. Either work hard to improve your skills or move on and try something new. Filing a lawsuit is a ridiculous move in this spot and the mother is only making a joke out of her son.