Your child’s safety is our first concern. If you have any doubts about the weather, please follow your best judgment as to whether they should play on a given night. Such judgement applies to both lightning and extreme heat.
Do NOT expect any communication in regards to cancellation due to weather prior to 30 minute before the first start time of the evening.
Our policy must follow the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association weather guidelines as listed here with NSA the In-house "modifications" as detailed below:
In general, we will adhere to the following guideline...... “if you see a lightning flash and hear the thunder in 30 seconds or less, you must seek shelter and all play/outdoor activity is cancelled”. Travel teams may resume play at the referees discretion after a mandatory 30 minute wait. In-house/Rec soccer is typically cancelled upon any weather delay.
MYSA Heat Policy - modified for NSA In-house
If the heat index (not actual Temp) AT GAME TIME is
Note - Travel Teams standards are different, they allow continuation of play and extended breaks during these and harsher conditions however young children are far less tolereant of excessive heat conditions so In-house/Rec play has a stricter standards.
MYSA weather policy link - http://www.mnyouthsoccer.org/page/show/801253-mysa-weather-policy
If NSA makes a decision to cancel an event, you can expect the following communication:
Once Play has Begun and players are on the fields............,
Severe weather wil be announced with an air horn or the community emmergency services siren. If you hear the warning, clear the fields immediately play is cancelled n of that nature from them), please leave immediately.
Your age group co-ordinator will be given specific instructions about the nature of the weather issue. In severe situations (i.e. Tornado Warrning etc) your coordinator will communicate procedure.
Once a weather call is made, soccer is cancelled for the remainder of the evening. Given the recreational nature of play, the mandatory 30-minute wait time after a weather warning, and the mere 60-75 minutes of play,
Especially at the Spring Creek complex, do not be confused by other games that may continue playing after the In House program has been cancelled. Other play is governed by the given coach or referee. Please follow the direction of your In House Coordinator.