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We were up front with the coach before signing contract that we would not pull our son from school for hockey. There may arise a situation where we choose to do so, but they should not count on him for any games or travel during school hours.
Absolutely this will get it done. They will now stop because you cried on a youth hockey forum.
Sorry your kid got cut from school.
If your kid falls behind because he missed 1 day of school I hate to break it to you but he probably isn't that bright. On the other hand, he is missing out on growing as a person and enjoying a bit of this insane world we live in.
Hockey isn't always about playing hockey.
The point is that tournaments were always Sat-Mon of a long weekend. Now they are starting Friday morning which means travel on a Thursday. The only one's this benefits are the tournament directors and the local hotels. Some schools give out 0's for unexcused absences in middle and high school. Like I said, I reserve the right to pull him for a big game, but weekend money grab tournaments in September don't cut it.
You are right, Hockey isn't always about playing hockey its always about lining someone else's pockets.