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Muddy Soccer

Weather Policy

 

Weather conditions are the responsibility of the game officials, coaches, and club administrators. All should be aware of the potential dangers posed by different weather conditions and work together to keep the players and other participants as safe as possible.

 

Conditions in one location may be very different from another, especially the further apart the two locations are. The coaches are responsible for keeping informed of the weather conditions at home and at the game site.

 

The Coach or a Club member is responsible for communications with the opposing coach and CJSL Games Chairperson by telephone, text or email, at least 2 hours before game time, (as referees must be given ample notification), in order to ascertain whether the scheduled game can be played or is cancelled before starting the trip to the opponent's field.  

 

Any cancellations under 2 hours will result in the Home Club being responsible for any game related referee fees.

 

 

Please NOTE

If  NO contact takes place between the games chairperson and clubs involved, then games will be presumed to be ON as scheduled and only Referee on site can then cancel a game.

 

Grass Fields

  • The home club shall report to the Games Chairperson on any days when the play-ability of a grass field may be in question or if the grass field is closed by the parks department.
     

  • If the Home team deems the grass field is unplayable he or she must notify the games chairperson and the opponents no later than 2 hours prior to game time. 
     

  • Any notification under 2 hours will result in the Home Club being responsible for any game related referee fees.
     

  • Once at the field, only the Referee has the authority to call off a game if he/she deems the field or weather conditions impossible or unsafe to play.

Turf Fields 

  • All games played on Turf are "ON"  
    Unless the Home Club can prove a turf field is unplayable due to flooding and reports this to the Games Chairperson with video or picture proof or there are extreme weather conditions as defined below, then those games will be canceled.

     

  • Any notification under 2 hours will result in the Home Club being responsible for any game related referee fees.
     

  • Once at the field, only the Referee has the authority to call off a game if he/she deems the field or weather conditions impossible or unsafe to play.

Extreme Weather Conditions 

In these cases CJSL and or the Games Chairperson, (in communication with the home team, the referee assignor) has the authority to cancel games for:
 

  • heavy rain / torrential downpours

  • lightning/thunder in the immediate area as reported by any  National Weather Service

  • snow > 2 inches

  • extreme high winds in excess of >30 mph

  • sleet, icing

  • extreme cold temperatures as defined by US Soccer Recognize to Recover

  • extreme hot weather as defined by US Soccer Recognize to Recover 

Hot Weather

Heat is a problem when it prevents the body from cooling itself. The hotter the body gets, the more likely it is to increase fatigue levels, develop cramps and increase the possibility of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The hotter and more humid the weather, the faster these problems can develop. Temperatures as low as 65 degrees, with a relative humidity of 100%, can be serious.

  • a. Mandatory water breaks

  • b. Shorten the games if needed
     

Coaches and Referees are encouraged to monitor the conditions.

Games Chairperson

David Gordon

DavidG@cjslsoccer.com

954-829-2544

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