We had practices 2 times a week, then the games (2 x's a week) started with a practice maybe once a week at that point. John took Mark to most of the practices with an occasional step in from our sister in law Jackie or brother, Brent. Then, the family would all make it out for the games! Mark's cousin and good buddy, Grant, was the catcher and did great! Mark played in the outfield. It was an adventure.