Players are expected to demonstrate commitment to their teammates and their own personal development through attendance at all practices and games throughout the entire baseball season.
Valid reasons for a player not attending a practice or a game:
In the event a player will be missing a practice or a game, the player/parent should make a reasonable effort to communicate with the Coach prior to the missed practice or game.
Mounds View High School requires that Players be in school all 6 periods to participate that day. As well, upon notification to the Coach of a 4th tardy in any one class, the player will not be able to participate that day.
When the players travel by bus, we want the players to ride the bus back to school from the game.
Obviously, there are valid exceptions to this. We have no problem with a parent driving a player to/from a game for reasons in line with the absence policy; commitments related to religion, health, school or family. We just ask (and the school requires) that the coach be notified by the parent ahead of time.
** A valid School absence does NOT include “I had a lot of homework to do.” You are expected to manage your time, manage your priorities, and plan ahead.