But these strict heritage rules may have to change as Chinese American communities evolve and demographics shift.
Thousands of players come from Chinese American communities in Boston, New York, Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco and elsewhere.
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He said he feels more included playing 9-man than he feels playing on mostly White volleyball teams.
He said he wants 9-man to remain Asian, that as US demographics change, there may be fewer 100% Chinese players interested in the sport.