Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: East Coast. Occasionally I may be located at an anime convention.
I agree. While pregnant women can excersise and be fine in the first trimester, how long did she expect to keep playing? She'd have to leave the team as the pregnancy advanced and a replacement would be needed. Or would she think she'll be six months pregnant and running around the court after the volleyball? (I did have a funny mental image of that).
I used to play volleyball, and that ball can hurt big time. I've seen broken noses, black eyes, crotch hits, gotten some big bruises myself.
Abdomen or torso hits aren't that unusual. I would imagine that happening to a pregnant person could be dangerous.
While it was right to put her off the team I do think the coach was out of line for telling her teammates without consulting her (read that in another report).
Not to mention in our sue-happy culture, if anything went wrong on the court the school could be held liable for big $$$.