My 16 year son's coach is very strict about the kids missing practice and will bench them if they miss a practice. Well my son is in a tournament this weekend and we drove one of his teammates since his parents couldn't make it to them game. On the way home from the game my son asked his friend why he was benched. He said it was because he had missed the last practice because he had to work and couldn't get his shift changed. He also said he was told if he misses a practice again because work, not to bother to show up to the next game. He said his boss is very flexible and his work schedule is worked around the hockey schedule but the last practice he missed was an add on so he had no choice. I think it's insane that he punishs them for having a job and expects them to put their hockey before their job when some teens can't afford to not have a job. What do you think?
We drove him to the 2nd game today so I asked him what his parents said about him being benched and he said they are mad because before he even tried out for the team they asked the coach if him having a job would be a problem. The coach said no it wouldn't be. So why is it a problem all of a sudden? He said this was the 1st practice that he missed, l would understand where the coach is coming from if he missed a bunch of practices but that's not the case