Philadelphia Archdiocese Bans Female Football Player, a “Sport Designated for Boys”

January 10, 2013
By
Caroline Pla (#10) was told she can no longer play football because it's "designated for boys."

Caroline Pla (#10) was told she can no longer play football because it’s “designated for boys.”

All Caroline Pla wants to do is play football, but according to the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), females are banned from playing the sport. Pla, a Doylestown, Pennsylvania resident, is just 11-years old and has been playing football ever since she was five. When she was in the fifth-grade she joined the Junior Varsity Catholic Youth Organization team, the Romans, in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She found much success with the Romans while creating strong bonds with the coaches and players.  Her success on the field was good enough to get her voted onto the all-star team.

For the past two seasons Pla has been playing CYO football. Coaches, players and teammates were, for the most part, accepting. Unfortunately, after the team’s second game Pla’s parents got a call for the Archdiocese telling them that Pla could no longer play football for CYO because she was a female. This call certainly came to a surprise to the parents and coaches who did not even know there was a female exclusionary rule. The parents were able to convince the Archdiocese to let Pla finish out the season, but come season’s end, she would have to hang up her cleats.

Since the season ended, Pla has reached out to the Archdiocese to see if the rule could be changed. Pla never heard back. Pla is now turning to the internet and started an online petition that has eclipsed 27,000 supporters as she attempts to collect enough signatures to get the CYO to change its discriminative gender rule.

To: Archdiocese of Philadelphia CYO Office, Office of CYO Sports
 
Stop Discrimination – Change the CYO Football Rule – Allow Girls to Play. It is one of the lone remaining organizations that discriminate against girls in football. The ability of a girl to be able to participate and compete safely has been proven. Girls are allowed to play Pop Warner football. My daughter has been fortunate enough to be part of a special CYO team the last two years, where she…
 
Stop Discrimination – Change the CYO Football Rule – Allow Girls to Play. It is one of the lone remaining organizations that discriminate against girls in football. The ability of a girl to be able to participate and compete safely has been proven. Girls are allowed to play Pop Warner football. My daughter has been fortunate enough to be part of a special CYO team the last two years, where she got to experience the camaraderie and ultimate team atmosphere of football, while representing our local CYO program. She was physically able to compete, and was a contributer and equal part of the team. According to the rule, she is no longer allowed to continue, as the CYO office looks to enforce this archaic language in their handbook – that football is for boys. The rule, as it stands now, will prevent any girl in the future from participating in and be part of a CYO football team. My daughter wants more than anything that this rule be updated and modernized to reflect the times. Simply change the rule and allow girls to play.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

To date, the Philadelphia Archdiocese defends the safety measure stating , “CYO football is a full-contact sport designated for boys.” The Philadelphia Archdiocese is taking an out-dated narrow minded approach to this issue. He could not be more wrong, there are plenty of woman, especially at that age and all the way up to the college ranks, who are more than capable of playing in this male dominated sport.

Be Sociable, Share!

4,125 Responses to Philadelphia Archdiocese Bans Female Football Player, a “Sport Designated for Boys”

  1. antique sextant prices on October 18, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Chances are you’ll even construct up a tolerance to the toys you
    personal so it’s good apply to not use the toys too often or, as a substitute, you possibly can attempt new and totally different toys.

  2. best diet pills for women that work fast on October 18, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Water helps in moving the focus and have resorted
    to Iced Tea with sweet-n-low, how to lower the extent
    of cholesterol within women diet pills that work fast your daily
    diet and increasing the fat. ExerciseYou don’t need to
    pay some extra. Unfortunately, many individuals who want to do it
    without being miserable. Fact: Liquid diets have been asking me how they will be here MUCH faster
    than it sounds.

  3. ask fm tracker online on October 18, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I’m pretty pleased to find this site. I wanted to thank you for
    your time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely
    appreciated every part of it and i also have you book marked to see new stuff on your blog.

  4. Titanfall hacks on October 18, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Overall, politicians are split on the concern of whether Twitter is much more for business or private use. The very first thing is the fact that you can build up quite a large following of individuals.

  5. I’m really inspired along with your writing skills and also with the format to your weblog.
    Is this a paid subject matter or did you modify it yourself?
    Either way stay up the nice quality writing, it’s uncommon to see a great weblog like this one these days..

  6. marc jacobs 財布 bow on October 18, 2014 at 8:14 am

    多様な魔法の公式オプションLT行くキャリーがで構成されてパスファインダーの動き
    marc jacobs 財布 bow http://www.czmsgc.gov.cn/purse/MarcJacobsbag-sale8084421.html

  7. Jobs that allow you to travel the world on October 18, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Great blog here! Also your site lots up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your associate hyperlink on your host? I want my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  8. male enhancement on October 18, 2014 at 6:44 am

    hi!,I love your writing so much! proportion we keep in touch extra about your article
    on AOL? I need an expert in this house to resolve my problem.
    Maybe that’s you! Having a look ahead to see you.

  9. water damage Hammond on October 18, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Major thanks for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

  10. Korey on October 18, 2014 at 5:50 am

    You will be exposed to a certain amount of physical wear and tear akin to a real match.

    So if you are interested in getting access to a personal bowling coach check out.
    Use these extensions to grow your Alhambra from
    around your central fountain.

  11. sivuland.biz on October 18, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to
    say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed aand I
    hope you wriye again very soon!

  12. ghd straighteners uk on October 18, 2014 at 4:46 am

    Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article!
    It is the little changes that produce the largest changes.

    Thanks a lot for sharing!

  13. michael kors store brea mall on October 18, 2014 at 3:38 am

    http://www.wedding-gowns-shop.com/vans-sko/sitemap-3.xml If you don’t mind leavіng the Strip, head for
    the Fashion Outlets Las Vegas in Primm, with more than 100 stores (you’ll
    need a car to get there). Mɑjor price reductions at thе end of Julу and during holiday markdoԝns.

    Lеave room in your suitcase..

  14. Reinaldo Rinehart on October 18, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Simply wanna comment on few general things, The website layout is perfect, the content is very excellent : D.

  15. prada americas cup patent leather & mesh sneakers on October 18, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Und ich war in einem wirklich ausgereiften Stimmung, wenn ich abgeholt die neueste Ausgabe Aktuelle Allergie-und Asthma Berichte, Volume 8, Number 4, 2008. In ihm wurde der Leitartikel mit dem Titel "Fortschritte in der Immuntherapie allergischer Rhinitis", die von Lee Mo. Nicht 眉berraschend, ihre erste Thema der Diskussion war sublinguale Immuntherapie (SLIT). Sie hatten dies in ihrem ersten Satz ihres ersten Absatz sagen:… SLIT wurde erstmals in den 1980er Jahren in Europa eingef眉hrt "Screw mein inneres Kind ich bin verr眉ckt Curtis entlastet seiner Patienten, indem Pollen Heuschnupfen Antigen Tropfen in den Mund. .. Ja, 1900 bis 2000 nicht in "The immunisierende Heilung von Hay Fever" Geschrieben Medical News, New York 1900, 77:16 19 Im Jahr 1905 verwendete deutsche 脛rzte orale Immuntherapie f眉r S盲uglinge allergisch auf Kuhmilch (Finkelsteim, H. Kulmilch desensibilisieren. Ursache von ALS Ernahrungsstorungen bei Sauglingen Mmonatsschr Kinderheilk 1905;.. 4:65 72) Eigentlich Allergie Injektion Immuntherapie (SCIT) wurde zuerst verwendet, 11 Jahre nach der oralen Immuntherapie von englischen 脛rzten John Freeman und Leonard Noon.In die 30er und 40er Jahre, verwendet 脛rzte Mund Immuntherapie, gr枚脽tenteils 眉ber positive Ergebnisse. desensibilisiert Schwarz 150 Patienten auf Pollen mit Tropfen zum Einnehmen 40% von ihnen haben zufriedenstellende Linderung der Symptome. (Schwarz, J. Die orale Verabreichung von Ambrosia-Pollen. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 1.939. 10:156.) Leo Conway begann mit oralen Antigen sinkt auf saisonalen Allergien bis 1934 steuern. (Conway, L. Pollenallergie S眉d Med Surg 1943;… 4). Gutterdam 1933 berichtete 眉ber 85 Patienten, die orale Antigen Tropfen, die Suche nach guten Linderung der Symptome in 75 85% der Patienten. (Gutterdam, E. Die orale Verabreichung von Pollenextrakten. S眉dwesten Medicine. 1933:17:199.) Sie nahmen drei 15 Tropfen Pollenextrakt zweimal pro Tag. Im Jahr 1937 berichtete Hollister Stier gute Ergebnisse in 78% der Heuschnupfen-Patienten und in die allergisch auf Tierhaare und Nahrungsmittel. . Gab es andere; (36:166 Stier, R. Hollister, G. Desensibilisierung durch orale Verabreichung von Pollenextrakten Northwest Medizin 1937.).? Nat眉rlich. Schofield, Walker, Stuart, Farnham, Keston, Waters, Hopkins, ein few.But f眉r mein Geld zu benennen, die drei Pioniere auf dem Feld waren: Franz枚sisch Hansel, Larry Dickey und David Morris.I habe in meinem Leben sehr privilegiert gewesen bekannt haben alle three.French Hansel kann der moderne "Vater der sublingualen Immuntherapie" genannt werden. H盲nsel experimentierte mit sublingualen Tropfen f眉r Hausstaubmilben w盲hrend er ein Fellow der Mayo Clinic in den 1920er Jahren und ver枚ffentlichte seine Ergebnisse in 1936. (H盲nsel, F. Allergie der Nasen-und Nasennebenh枚hlen. CV Mosby. 1936). Er war der erste Arzt, zu beobachten, dass tats盲chlich zu platzieren Antigen spezifisch f盲llt unter die Zunge aufgefordert, schneller, effektiver Desensibilisierung als in jedem anderen Teil des Mundes. Er hatte folgendes zu sagen: Es ist nicht unvern眉nftig anzunehmen, dass diese stark saugende sublingualen Bereich hat bestimmte immunologische Funktion. Durch diese Route praktisch alle Injektionen, von denen viele nicht gut vertragen, k枚nnen ohne erkennbare Verletzung oder Reaktion in den lokalen Gewebe "((H盲nsel, F. Klinische Allergie. CV Mosby. 1953) er sp盲ter n盲her beschrieben eingef眉hrt werden sublinguale Behandlung in "sublinguale Therapie Pr眉fung und Trans Soc Opthalmol Otolaryngol Allergie, 11:…. 93 1970 W盲hrend meiner fr眉hen Ausbildung hatte ich das Gl眉ck zum Mittagessen mit Dr. H盲nsel zu haben, und seine Erfahrung mit SLIT insbesondere diskutieren Wie gl眉cklich ! Guy Pfeiffer, MD, ein Sch眉ler von H盲nsel, entwickelt sublinguale Tropfen f眉r Lebensmittel. Wie H盲nsel, war er ein HNO-Arzt, der seine f眉nf Jahre Erfahrung mit SLIT bei einem HNO-1963 conference.Lawrence Dickey, ein Chirurg und Urologe Colorado pr盲sentiert von Ausbildung, begann mit Schuss Immuntherapie zu seinem Urologie Patienten, die Allergien hatte und nach Anh枚rung Pfeiffer, hielt er die Behandlung seiner Patienten mit Aufnahmen und begann Behandlung mit SLIT. Dickey schrieb 眉ber den Einsatz der SLIT in Trans Soc Ophthalmol Otolaryngol Allergie 5.37, 1964 in einem Artikel mit dem Titel "Die sublinguale Therapie bei Allergie", und er schrieb auch in JAMA 1971, mit einem Artikel mit dem Titel "Die sublinguale Antigene", JAMA 217: 214, 1971. Wieder einmal hatte ich das gro脽e Privileg des Wissens Dr. Dickey, er war 眉beraus freundlich und gro脽z眉gig sein Wissen in diesem Bereich. Bei einer 1964 ASOOAS Konferenz hatten Dickey dies 眉ber SLIT sagen: "sublinguale Therapie ist mehr akzeptabel, um unsere Patienten Sand bequemer f眉r unsere B眉ropersonal. Es gab weniger Aussetzer von sublinguale Therapie als wir mit Injektionsbehandlung hatte. "Schlie脽lich meinen eigenen Kollegen, dem ich verdanke, wie eine pers枚nliche Schuld der Dankbarkeit, schrieb wahrhaft bahnbrechende Artikel 眉ber SLIT. David Morris, MD war an der Konferenz ASOOAS im Jahr 1966. Er h枚rte Pfeiffer und Dickey pr盲sentiert auf der Konferenz. Und er interessierte sich f眉r SLIT und anschlie脽end in den Annals of Allergy 1969 auf SLIT f眉r Nahrungsmittel und im Jahr 1970 f眉r Formen ver枚ffentlicht auf SLIT. Seine 1970 Papier auf SLIT f眉r Formen Neuland Grund war er der Erste, der Erfolg, die speziell f眉r die Behandlung von Erkrankungen der Atemwege durch Schimmelpilze allergy.My n盲chsten Post verursacht wird sich berichten, dass mit SLIT faszinierende Frage. Bis dahin bin ich zur眉ck zu meiner Wut-Management-Programm. again.Thanks f眉r die Buchung der Informationen 眉ber Franz枚sisch Hansel. Meine Familie mietete ein kleines Haus auf seinem Grundst眉ck, w盲hrend mein Vater war ein Sabbatical an der Washington University in 1972. Doc Hansel war etwa 80 dann und schien aus einer anderen Zeit transportiert wurden. Die Nachbarn sprach von seiner verstorbenen Frau, die alle gebeten hatte, sie anzurufen "Lady Esther". Doc hat einige Experimente an mich, mit meinem Heuschnupfen f眉tterte mich Pollen Pillen, um mich zu immunisieren helfen. Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob es geholfen, aber es ist sicherlich nicht schaden. Wie auch immer, es macht Spa脽, ein Foto von ihm als junger Mann zu sehen und zu wissen, dass er in Erinnerung

  16. Anonymous on October 18, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Thanks. Numerous stuff!

    xunjie 会議産業省が求めていたと述べている。
    キャンディプリンキッズ商人ウェブサイト:ベンの原稿がより多くの情報の普及のため、
    波レトロな外観を愛していることを見ることができましたドットドレスは彼女の服のマークになりました。

  17. nike air max usa hyperfuse on October 18, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Some genuinely nice and utilitarian info on this web website , likewise I believe the layout has amazing features.
    nike air max usa hyperfuse http://www.wrrc.org/iw/index.php?pid=8417

  18. フルラ 財布 レディース on October 18, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Nicely put, Thanks.
    xunjie 子供用ロングコートは、
    デザインとマーケティング支援を提供し、
    ひらけた女史腕時計の新紀元同18 kのバラ金特別表车种元素の精华を凝聚してブランドの特色をちりばめ表壳628個の円形ートダイヤモンド(約4 .
    79カラット)を、

  19. nike air max 90 current kevin lyons on October 18, 2014 at 2:00 am

    I like your writing style really loving this website. “If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.” by Thomas Fuller.
    nike air max 90 current kevin lyons http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/wp_blog.php?do=2874

  20. fairfield services on October 18, 2014 at 1:48 am

    This design is incredible! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start
    my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job.
    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  21. ugg boots cheap on October 18, 2014 at 1:47 am

    I really like what you guys are usually up too. This kind of clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the very good works guys I’ve added you guys to my personal blogroll.

  22. Xfactorbetting.Net on October 18, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Hi there would you mind letting me know which web host you’re working with?

    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different web browsers and I must say
    this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Cann you recommend a good hosting provider at a reasonable price?
    Thank you, I appreciate it!

  23. windows 7 loader daz on October 18, 2014 at 1:38 am

    The new activation system, called Volume Activation (VA) requires the use of a special Multiple Activation Key (MAK) or a Key Management Server (KMS).
    ‘locking down Word – Press’ or ‘hardening Word – Press’, along with best practices for general website protection:.
    So be sure to check your website functionality, like plugins, rotating banners,
    comments, and your Admin login each time you make a change with.

  24. gaga 時計 レディース on October 18, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Well expressed truly. !
    xunjie 中国国際若手ファッションデザイナーコンテストは1993年に設立された「ヘンペル賞」は、
    現在で飾る:コアヒントラブリーファッション潮を作成するために子供たちの最新動向範囲、
    どのように外国のように良いと言う、

  25. gaga 時計 レディース on October 18, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Well expressed truly. !
    xunjie 中国国際若手ファッションデザイナーコンテストは1993年に設立された「ヘンペル賞」は、
    現在で飾る:コアヒントラブリーファッション潮を作成するために子供たちの最新動向範囲、
    どのように外国のように良いと言う、

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Shop at Amazon