Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Letter to the Coach
Re: Letter to the Coach
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 15:53:20 -0400
On Mon, 30 Aug 1999 DanrMoser@AOL.COM wrote:
> In a message dated 8/30/99 3:21:46 PM, iti@FRONTIERNET.NET writes:
> <<We might say, for example, "For our part, we recognize the value of
> sports in a young man's development, and in turn we will excuse our
> Scouts from Scouting activities for important sporting events when
> Sounds great, but my experience with sports teams in our area (particularly
> HS) is there is no such thing as an excused absence. Miss and you don't play.
> We keep in touch with Scouts during seasons and encourage them to make
> outtings that their schedule permits.
I've got a couple questions. I don't intend to argue with anyone, I know
this is how Coaches seem to operate, but since I haven't had direct
experience, inquiring minds want to know.
Timmy Star-Scout goes out for American style football. He makes "the
team" and is required to show up for EVERY practice or he doesn't play.
Question one: How BIG is this Team Timmy made? Is it just enough to
field a team plus a couple extras in case of injury, or is it four-deep
on every position?
Question two: "or he doesn't play" means (1) he doesn't play in the game
after he missed practice, or (2) he'll never play again this year, or (3)
he's not allowed to dress out for the game?
Question three derives from the answers to the above two. What are the
odds that, even if he doesn't miss a practice, he'll actually be on the
field for more than one play a season?