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SYSC - WEATHER POLICY

General Policy

Practices should be held unless conditions simply are not healthy or safe for players.  Coaches should notify the club before they choose to cancel a practice.  Ultimately, we rely on coaches to use their best judgment in determining if a practice should take place given the particular weather conditions.

Hot Weather

Keep track of the heat index at http://www.osaa.org/heatindex. Enter Sherwood’s Zip Code to find out the heat index and use the guidelines provided below:

90 – 100 degrees

·         Teams should still practice

·         Take regular breaks and use shade if available

·         Keep players hydrated

·         High intensity activities are OK, but should not be back to back and longer breaks should be provided after higher intensity activities

100 – 105 degrees

·         Teams may choose to cancel practice

·         Practice should only include light activities

·         Take regular breaks and use shade if available (use a canopy if available)

·         Keep players hydrated

·         Consider throwing in some water related fun if possible

105+ degrees

·         All practices are cancelled

Cold Weather

40 - 50 degrees

·         Teams may choose to cancel practice

·         Fields may not be playable

·         Parents should be reminded to properly cloth all players for cold conditions

< 40 degrees

·         All practices are cancelled

Air Quality

There may be days when the air quality may be unhealthy.  Please refer to the EPA’s website at https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.main and enter Sherwood’s Zip Code to get current air quality conditions and use the guidelines provided below:

USG (Unsafe for Sensitive Groups) – Consider cancelling practice or reduce the intensity of practice

Unhealthy or worse – Cancel practice

Lightning

·         Teams must leave the field immediately upon seeing lightning.  A team should not return to the field until 30 minutes after the LAST lightning strike.

Rain

·         We practice in rain!

·         Expect to practice unless field conditions are unsafe

·         The club will notify teams if fields are closed for use


Contact

Sherwood Youth Soccer Club

P.O. Box 1266 
Sherwood, Oregon 97140

Email: [email protected]

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