Absenteeism is not a crime nor a penalty as much as it is a self-inflicted wound. You will truly hate yourself and feel ill if you miss a Moose League - East play day or event.
For the new Moose League - East member, the act, much less the thought of missing a play day, is strongly over-ridden and negated by the novelty and excitement which has been experienced by our new leagues players for generations.
As much as absenteeism is not mentioned (written) in our league guidelines, rules and constitution, it is still felt as an act near or similar to treason or cutting a class in college for which you would ace the final if called upon to do so.
Over time however; even the most seasoned Moose League player will find that life, work, school, medical emergencies, weddings, funerals, yard work, silly holidays, road construction, laundry, un-called-for dental appointments, deer season, happy hour, anniversaries, birthdays, road-trips, graduations, baby showers and other such non-sensical tasks and events will interfere with their obligated time on-court.
For this we have established the following Acceptable Excuses for being absent from a Moose League - East event:
Weddings - Unless you don't know either the bride or groom and attended simply for free food, music and beverages.
Weddings - If it's your wedding, because we are going to see you out here on the courts single in a few years and you are going to put us through all the drama in the interim.
Medical Emergencies - Only if the subject is bleeding and the trauma is life-threatening.
Yard Work - Only if you are doing so to host a party for other members.