Inclement Weather Policy
Severe weather in our area that may involve the suspension or cancellation of a game, practice or other activity generally includes lightning, heavy rain, hail, snow and tornadoes. While there are guidelines that referees, coaches or staff will follow in these severe weather conditions, it is important that each individual, to the best of their ability, take responsibility for their own safety. All individuals should know and heed community warning systems and general rules of severe weather safety. Families are encouraged to have their own plan for severe weather regarding shelter, carpools from canceled games and practices, and other events.
The Casper Soccer Club will use the WeatherBug Spark Lightning Alert application to review and assess lightning conditions.
Same-Day Cancellation of Games and Practices
The Director of Coaching or team coach(s) will make the decision to cancel activities at any fields we use. . Please check the CasperSoccer Club website before you leave for the soccer fields or your teams TeamApp. The Club or coach will try to provide information regarding cancellations as early as possible. Weather conditions will be assessed in a timely manner for adequate notification of schedule changes. Be prepared that weather conditions may change quickly and cancellation may occur without notice Email notices will be sent out the day of the soccer activities.
In Progress Suspension of Games
The referee will suspend the game if a warning of severe weather is reported or sighted. Policies governing games which are suspended in progress:
- Go to your cars as quickly and orderly as possible. Remain in your car for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes the referee or club administrator will determine whether play will resume.
- If the referee determines that play cannot resume, you will be informed the game has been abandoned and you will be instructed to leave. Games that are abandoned within the first half of play may be rescheduled. If play is abandoned during the second half of play, the game will be considered played complete. The type of game/event will also determin if the game will be rescheduled or cancelled.