We had a “make-up” practice on Thursday since our outdoor practice was rained out on Tuesday. Our practice was at 8:30. At 7:30 the tornado warnings and local weather enthusiasts starting going off. We only had 10 kids show up a practice because of the weather threat. A was very tempted at 7:45 to put out a message that I expected everyone to be at practice, regardless of the thunderstorms. But, I was afraid that if I did that, a tornado would hit ASP and it would be my fault. So, I just left it vague. Ten kids, to their credit (and their brave parents) showed up and we had a great practice. The other 7 did not show up — without penalty.
There are a million potential excuses to cancel practice. That is a very slippery slope!! Unless fields are too wet, we will practice. If fields are too wet, I will try to move indoors or on the outdoor turf at ASP. We are asking our players to do exceptional things and will give them every opportunity.