Steamboat Springs Youth Soccer Association

SSC Weather Policy

We encourage you all to download the Weather Bug app on your phone, as this is the app that the club uses to track lightning.

Please take a moment to review our weather policies below. Thank you!

Steamboat Soccer Club Rain/Snow Policy:

-All games and practices will carry on as scheduled in light rain or snow

-If the fields become too wet to play on, Parks and Rec will notify us of any field closures

-If fields are closed by Parks and Rec, SSC Staff will notify you of cancellations as soon as possible. You can also sign up for text message alerts for field closures on the Parks and Rec website.

-If weather worsens during practice or a game, staff or coaches will make the decision at the fields on whether or not to resume playing.

Steamboat Soccer Club Lightning Policy:

-Lightning 10 to 12 miles away: Warning zone

-Lightning 6 to 10 miles away: Clear the fields and seek shelter

-Lightning 0 to 6 miles away: Danger zone, seek shelter immediately!

-Returning to play: Players can return to the fields 20 minutes after the last strike that is 10 or more miles away

*Please note that if there are less than 20 minutes left in practice/games, or the storm does not appear to be passing quickly, we will end practice/games instead of delay.

Where to Seek Shelter From Lightning:

Heritage Fields

  1. Cars of parents or coaches
  2. Montessori School

Memorial Fields

  1. Cars of parents or coaches
  2. High School commons

Emerald/Dudley Fields

  1. Cars of parents or coaches
  2. Park bathrooms

Where NOT to Seek Shelter From Lightning:

  • Under a tree (or near any tall objects)
  • Under or next to a soccer goal
  • Under an umbrella
  • Near water

Thank you for your understanding, and for educating your players on field safety!

 
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