Club volleyball player serves up lawsuit over playing time

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) A 16-year-old club volleyball player and her family are suing after they say her coaches spiked her playing time and her league blocked a transfer to another club where she could have played more.

Audrey Dimitrew and her family sued the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association on March 10. They claim she was led to believe she would get playing time when she joined the team but was later told she lacked the skills to compete with the group. Coaches told her she could switch teams but the league blocked that move saying it could lead to an overwhelming number of team-change requests.

The lawsuit was first reported by The Washington Post ( ). The newspaper reports that in recent years more families have asked the courts to intervene in youth sports disputes.

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