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Middleville AYSO Region 277

Weather Policies

Weather Policies

The safety of our players and their families are of paramount importance to AYSO. The following weather policies are in place to promote the safety of our players, volunteers, and spectators.

ALWAYS ASSUME THAT GAMES WILL BE PLAYED

If a game is called off due to weather/field conditions the Middleville AYSO Regional Commissioner will communicate that to all participants with an email through Blue Sombrero. Please maintain a current email address in your account here. These notices may also appear on our Facebook page: facebook.com/middlevilleayso

Rain

Games are not called off for rain alone and will be played in a reasonable amount of rainfall. If at game time, or during the game, rain becomes significant the Referees and Coaches may come to a joint decision to call off a game. The Game Cancellation procedures must be followed if a game is called off by coaches.

Having a practice in the rain is up to the coaches discretion.

Thunder/Lightning

If thunder is heard or lightning is see all AYSO activities are to be suspended immediately and shelter should be sought. Activities may begin again 30 minutes after the last thunder is heard or lightning is seen.

AYSO Severe Weather Play National policies (pdf)

Cold

Games are played in cold temperatures. Players may wear long athletic pants instead of their shorts, they still need to wear their long socks over their shin guards. Players are encouraged to wear hats and gloves during cold weather. Coaches should consider having blankets for players that are sitting out to keep warm. (How to Be Prepared for Cold Weather)

These are our general guidelines for cold temperatures, however ALWAYS ASSUME THAT GAMES WILL BE PLAYED unless you are notified by Middleville AYSO:

Playground, 5U, 6U
When temperatures are around 50° the Regional Commissioner will make a decision in regards to playing or not.

8U, 10U, 12U, 14U
When temperatures are around 40° or less the Regional Commissioner will make a decision in regards to games and practices. Please dress players in warm layers.

Heat

Games are played when it's hot. (Hydration, Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion) The Regional Commissioner may call off games and practices during heat events. These are our general guidelines for warm temperatures, however ALWAYS ASSUME THAT GAMES WILL BE PLAYED unless you are notified by Middleville AYSO:

Heat Index around 95° and above extra caution will be needed to make sure players are hydrating. The Regional Commissioner will make a decision in regards to games and practices.

Like all physical exertion activities, players are encouraged to bring proper hydrating fluids with them to all games and practices!

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Middleville AYSO Region 277

P.O. Box 426 
Middleville, Michigan 49333

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 269-804-3629
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