EXTERNAL CONDITIONS, WEATHER, ETC.
Play will continue in the rain but will halt immediately for lightning.
We are equipped with lightning detection equipment and we will blow horns to alert you. If the horns sound, please have your team seek safety very quickly. The tournament will monitor the weather and after 30 minutes from the last lightning detection, the Resume Play horns will sound and emails & texts will be sent to Coaches & Team Managers through Got Soccer.
Upon the Resume Play notifications, please have your team VERY QUICKLY return to the fields for a quick warm-up and then the referees will resume play. It will be important to get your play in and reduce any delays to the following game on your field.
Regardless of weather conditions, players and coaches must be on the field at the scheduled time, ready to play.
In the case of inclement weather or field conditions, games may:
*** If in the event the Tournament Director rules that during the preliminary round “Taking of Kicks from the Penalty Mark.” will be done due to inclement weather or field conditions, the following rule will apply:
Only referees or duty manager can suspend a match already started due to weather conditions. Duration of any suspension will be determined by the Tournament Director. In the case of extreme weather (heat/humidity), a break will be given at the midpoint of each half of regulation time and at the end of each overtime period (if played) for player hydration. This break will be given at a normal stoppage of play and it is mandatory for any FYSA sanctioned match during which the air temperature is or is expected to reach eighty-five (85) degrees. (FYSA Bylaw 402.4)