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Mother files a lawsuit against her son’s high school after he didn’t make the soccer team 

A Missouri mother has filed a lawsuit against her son’s high school after he didn’t make the varsity soccer team. 

The teen, who is a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, reportedly tried out for the varsity soccer team last year.

When he didn’t make the team, the school wouldn’t allow him to go back to junior varsity, or JV, because they want to allow younger students a chance to develop their skills. 

A Missouri mother has filed a lawsuit against her son’s high school after he didn’t make the varsity soccer team (file image)

According to the New York Post, the mother, who hasn’t been identified, filed the suit on Wednesday.  

The woman claimed that the coach’s decision to cut her son is discriminatory. 

In the suit, the teen is named John Doe. The suit claims that the student played JV last year. 

‘[John] was right on the bubble of making the team this year and has some impressive attributes,’ soccer coach Dave Aronberg told the family in an email, according to the Post. 

Aronberg went on to say that the teen’s ‘technical ability and game decision making’ put him behind other athletes. 

The coach said a total of seven juniors were cut from varsity. 

The teen, who is a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School (pictured), reportedly tried out for the varsity soccer team last year. The family seeks to have their son put back on the JV team, a decision that will be made Monday

The teen, who is a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School (pictured), reportedly tried out for the varsity soccer team last year. The family seeks to have their son put back on the JV team, a decision that will be made Monday

But in the suit, the family blames their son’s age and sex discrimination, noting that the same rule doesn’t apply to girl’s teams. 

‘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 family’s lawyer told the Post. 

The family’s lawyer said John ranked 19th of the 36 players who tried out.

According to the suit, the family seeks to have their son put back on the JV team, a decision that will be made Monday.

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