I am all for parental support of their child's school activities. I also have no problem with closed practices or tryouts. What I do find a little bizarre are chains and locks on the gates during those practices or tryouts. This is just one of a few actions that have been questioned, yet no answer has been offered.
Somehow I don't believe the parents are upset over their child's participation in the summer league program. However, I feel they are upset over how their girls have been treated because they decided to play on a traveling team.
I understand that as far as Valley schools go, Calexico High School has a relatively small turnout for girls basketball. What I do find hard to believe is that between the two junior highs and the returning players already at Calexico High School, there weren't more than five girls willing to play during the summer league session.