We will send a mass text if the fields are too wet/ unplayable.
We cannot monitor the weather at all times for storms/lightning/heat. Coaches and parents/guardians are responsible for the children on the field.
We will mimic MSHHA guidelines:
When thunder is heard or a cloud-to-ground lightning bolt is seen, the thunderstorm is close enough to strike your location with lightning. Suspend play and take shelter immediately.
30-Minute Rule: Once play has been suspended, wait at least 30 minutes after the last thunder is heard or flash of lightning is witnessed prior to resuming play.
Any subsequent thunder or lightning after the beginning of the 30-minute count, reset the clock, and another 30-minute count should begin.
Precautionary measures should be taken when the heat index is between 95 and 105 degrees. Over 105 degree heat index indicates a significant danger level. The National Weather Bureau, on its radio station, broadcasts an hourly heat index reading.
Thus, if the heat index is 105 degrees, then NO practices or games will be held. If in the precautionary zone, please consider shortening practice, or moving to a later time in the day.