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Weather Policy

YAKS/FWSC reserves the right to cancel training sessions/games when the temperatures drops below freezing (32 degrees), there is a severe weather warning, a tornado warning, a high wind warning, and heat related temperatures (estimated to be above 95 degrees, based on the temperature and humidity).

Because there are several factors that determine the threat to player safety, it is hard to set a definite temperature to cancel. With that said, the directors will always make a decision we feel is in the best interest of the SAFETY of the players, parents and coaches. Understand these decisions are based on the forecasts which are not always reliable indicators, and we do not make the decision to cancel trainings or games lightly.  We will always take into consideration field conditions as well as driving conditions to get to the fields.  Our goal is to communicate any cancellations as soon as a decision has been made.  Often we will wait to make a decision in the hope that conditions improve that will permit us to train/play. We appreciate your support and understanding when we are faced with making these difficult decisions.

YAKS/FWSC follows the NCYSA Thunder and Lightning policy: 

If the fields are open and inclement weather approaches, get off the field. If you see lightning, clear the field. If you hear thunder, clear the field. SEEK PROPER SHELTER. Play will be halted for a minimum of 30 minutes. If no lightning is spotted during the 30 minutes and/or thunder is heard, play will resume. If lightning is seen and/or thunder is heard during the 30 minute period, the waiting clock starts over. No play will resume until a minimum of 30 minutes passes with no thunder and/or no lightning. 

Heat Policy
Coaches and parents need to monitor athletes at all times. Athletes should never be turned down for a water break, and must be allowed to take water breaks when needed. Any athlete that does not “feel well” should be taken out immediately and is to be given aid immediately.  

*Monitor when Frankin County is under a heat advisory from the National Weather Service 

Heat index under 95 degrees:

Provide ample amounts of water. This means water should always be available and athletes should take in as much water as they desire. Optional water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes duration. Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action

Heat Index 95° to 99°:

Provide ample amounts of water. This means water should always be available and athletes should take in as much water as they desire. Mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes duration. Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action. Reduce time of outside activity. Consider postponing practice to later in the day.

Heat index 100° to 104°:

Provide ample amounts of water. This means water should always be available and athletes should take in as much water as they desire. Mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes duration. Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action. Reduce time of outside activity as well as indoor activity if air conditioning unavailable, postpone practice to later in day if possible.

Heat index above 104°:

Stop all outside activity in practice and/or play, and stop all inside activity if air conditioning is unavailable.

 

*If a game is delayed for weather, please try and get the game played. Re-scheduling is, as you may well guess, difficult. However, you need to be realistic; other teams may be scheduled after your game etc. It's possible you may need to shorten the halves; officials please include the coaches in your discussion, this may resolve some questions about whether to play or not given scheduling concerns. Games are considered played in full after one half or more has been played and those games will not be rescheduled. Referees should note on the score sheet at what minute game was suspended and what the score was.

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