Our policy follows the Minnesota Youth Soccer weather guidelines as listed here:
In general, we will adhere to the following guideline “if you see a lightning bolt and hear the thunder in 30 seconds or less, you must seek shelter and wait 30 minutes before resuming outdoor activity”.
Here are other specifics:
- 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.
With a 6:30 start, do NOT expect any communication in regards to cancellation due to weather prior to 6pm.
If the weather is such that we cancel a given night prior to its start, we will do so at 6pm. In this event, you can expect the following communication:
If at any time while players are on the fields, you hear the Coordinator blow the air horn signaling cancellation of play (or hear direct communication of that nature from them), please leave immediately. Given the recreational nature of play, the mandatory 30-minute wait time, and the mere 60-75 minutes of play, once a weather call is made, soccer is cancelled for the remainder of the evening
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.