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This may not be the question you were expecting, but I have no other place I believe can help me. I want to convince my mom to let me play club volleyball. But we don't have a whole lot of time, with track (for school) and school volleyball. So I wanted your help to show her, that we can make time. The clubs I  am looking all let you take a rain check and make up the practice later. But she is concerned I won't be in bed before 10. (Preferably sooner.) I really want to play club, and I am sure I would make a good team. It would definitely help me in my high-school and college years. (I did read up on your other responses to people with similar problems, so I know if I don't start playing club I most likely won't play in college.) please help me out- thanks.

-Ainsley Bargaine

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