Girls Basketball Team in Minnesota Kicked out of League for Being Too Good

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
January 25, 2016 Updated: January 25, 2016

A girls basketball team in Minnesota found out they were kicked of the league for being too good.

“We found out on Friday they were not going to be allowed because according to the league our girls were too talented,” coach Jason Hanauska told KMSP.

The girls had won three straight and were ready for an upcoming 3-on-3 tournament before they got the letter.

Hanauska and girls’ parents received a letter from the Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association that read: “The Northwest Suburban Basketball League has decided RAYBA does not fit into the league. The main reason they made this decision is because other teams do not want to play RAYBA due to the skill level.”

The coach says the other teams were threatening to forfeit the games or quit the league.

The girls and their parents were upset. 

“This is absurd,” one mom said.

“Are we supposed to play worse just to make them happy?” a player added.