Re: How Many Games Do You Allow Players To Miss


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Posted by OC Hoops on November 13, 2019 at 06:21:28:

In Reply to: Re: How Many Games Do You Allow Players To Miss posted by Retired Coach on November 12, 2019 at 19:11:10:

: We’re missing something ... WHY is the player missing the games? Sure if he’s missing the games for reason that are questionable, sure take away his captaincy, bad mouth him in social media and hang him upside down by his shoelaces!

: But if the player is missing the games for reasons that may be more or as important than basketball, give him a break! This is his senior year of high school and his world is about to change.

: Here are some reasons that may fit into the “acceptable” column:
: - any activity related to his religious beliefs
: - any family activity his parents are requiring him to attend
: - any activity that his failure to complete compromises his chances of graduating
: - any activity related to his college selection process


Retired Coach has a solid list - I would add that the family activity needs to fall under the once in a lifetime category: grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, a funeral, wedding are good examples. Mom’s 39th birthday party or family Christmas trip doesn’t make the cut for me.


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