Natalie Hughes to Bob Van Gelder Hi Coach. I am Natalie Hughes, Justin's mom. I have a question....I have a trip planned for Justin and myself for this weekend, leaving on Friday morning. His dad stated that positions would be picked on Thursday and Friday and that it is vital that we are present. I will certainly cancel if need be. If you could please let me know, I would appreciate it. Thanks, Natalie.
Bob Van Gelder Positions are never set in stone & each player will play the position(s) that the coaches determine best helps the team. That being said it's hard to determine that if the player is not there with his team. As far as missing more practices, I will always say practice is most important & vital, being that I am the head coach. Justin is already behind in the hitting drills as he cannot wear his gear yet from missing 3 days last week. I also have a trip planned this weekend to Reno with my kids & we are leaving @ 5am Saturday to meet up with the group. The decision is ultimately up to you.