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Sep, 2021

Inclement Weather Guidelines

WHO SHOULD/CAN call off games? 

The only officials who can call off a game on game day is the 2 coaches and the referee at the field at the time, unless other major circumstances prevail. 

All must agree that the field is unplayable. Folks should not make this call lightly. It is getting very unlikely that games can be rescheduled.

Inclement weather guidelines

Guidelines apply to all fields owned and/or maintained by THPRD, including those on Beaverton School District property and HMT Complex, Mountian View Champions Park, Sunset Park, TVWD and PCC fields.

These guidelines apply to the following field sports: football, soccer, lacrosse, cricket, softball, baseball and rugby. They are designed to generally assist coaches and field coordinators; however, they do not cover all situations.

To a large extent, good judgment is the decisive factor. If it’s not safe for the players or can cause damage to the field, it’s not a good idea to play.

Fields are considered closed to play under the following conditions:

  • There has been at least one inch (1") of rain in the preceding 12 hours.
  • The outside air temperature is 32 degrees or below.
  • Ice, snow, frost or slush is present on the playing surface.
  • When someone steps on the playing surface, water shoots up from the ground or is present around the individual's feet.
  • The ground is wet enough that a foot sinks into the turf or leaves a print.
  • Visible pools of surface water are present.

The above conditions will result in significant damage, or lasting damage, that is time-consuming for THPRD to repair and can jeopardize future use of that field.

Fields may be closed if the following conditions are present:

  • Significant rainfall the day of use.
  • Rain following cold temperatures (this can cause slow drainage).
  • Slick mud resulting from over-use.
  • Footprints on the field that hold water.
  • Wet turf that could be damaged from play.
  • Significant turf loss due to weather, use, lack of water or soil compaction.

Please forward this information to coaches and field coordinators in your association. Their cooperation will be key to preserving our fields in a safe and playable condition.

Warning: Do not ignore poor field conditions, rainout messages, or inclement weather advisories. Doing so will result in fields being removed from use for extended periods of time.

Contact

Sherwood Youth Soccer Club

P.O. Box 1266 
Sherwood, Oregon 97140

Email: [email protected]

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