RH... What age group is your DD? I agree, it doesn't make sense for Friday games, but it is what it is. Our DD missed a LOT of school for softball the last 1.5yrs, absolutely put her in difficult situations grade wise that was hard to dig out of. But there are valuable lessons to be learned.Hotels, anybody???? OK, give me a legit reason. FUN is not the answer.
Homework in the car, homework on the road, basically homework everywhere but home!
FWIW, she needed to take summer school last summer because of her electives, took an entire year of world history in 6 weeks where she was on the road for 4 of them. Sheesh.
But this is the game if kids are really wanting to play in college.