We understand that players and their families must commit to high attendance of games and practices in order for San Francisco Little League to work. This is because SFLL strives to have parity between teams, to promote team cohesion, and to keep roster sizes small so that all players get substantial playing time. Significant absenteeism makes these objectives unworkable.
Players and their families should understand that a player is expected to attend all practices and games and when that is not possible the following applies:
• ADVANCE NOTICE OF ABSENCE REQUIRED - When a player cannot attend a game the parent must notify the coach a minimum of 48 hours in advance and 4 hours in advance if a practice is to be missed (or less if there is illness or last minute emergency travel).
• FAILURE TO NOTIFY COACH - Failure to inform the coach with the proper notification will result in an unexcused absence resulting in a warning to the player by the coach and notification to the Player Agent. One more occurrence may result in a suspension with any further occurrences leading to possible expulsion from the League.
• SUSPENSION/EXPULSION - Excessive absenteeism or tardiness (even with proper notification) to practices and games also may warrant suspension or expulsion from the League. Excessive absenteeism would be when a player has 4 consecutive tardies and/or absences or, cumulative absences or tardies have reached 6 for either practice or games.