At any time there is lightning seen or thunder heard…All fields MUST be cleared for 30 minutes after the last occurrence.
Fields are checked on Saturday mornings if:
It has rained in the previous 24 hours
The forecast is bad
It has rained a lot during the previous week
The website will be updated:
By 7:15 am (for games starting before 12:00 pm) *
By 10:30 am (for games starting at 12:00 pm and after)
* For the KickStart, Kindergarten and 1st grade players, once a field is closed, it is closed for the day and there will not be a second check.
The message as to whether fields are open or closed will be displayed on the home page of our website. Important: referees, coaches and players should go to the field if it is listed as open.
The only time a referee is responsible for the cancelling of a game is if HYS has listed the field as open but conditions have deteriorated since the last update. If upon arriving at a field, it is decided that the field is unplayable or dangerous, it is the referee’s responsibility to cancel the game.
In the case of inclement weather during the week:
Practices are up to the discretion of the coaches except those held at the YMCA (Coaches who practice at the YMCA will receive an e-mail directly from the YMCA as to whether the field is open or closed.)
All coaches are responsible for letting their team know whether practice will be held.