Arm length for a volleyball team

The selection process that prevented admission to a volleyball sports program at a public high school in Quebec caused a stir among some parents. Why ? He started by measuring the waists and bras of sixth grade girls!

In an article by Daphnée Dion-Viens published in Le Journal de Québec, we learn that parents were shocked by this method.

“About 30 students have applied to be admitted to the volleyball concentration at Jean-de-Brébeuf high school, when there are only 15 places available.”

Program officials first measured each young girl’s height, before measuring the height of their arms when raised.

In her text, Daphnée Dion-Viens specifies that the Center de services scolaire de la Capitale has indicated that these measurements are only taken for statistical purposes. Or, according to parents, height is very significant in the coach selection process.

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