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Do games get cancelled for weather?Printable

Soccer is played in almost any weather.

Games 'called' on the field

At the field, games can only be 'called' by the referee. The referee will evaluate the weather situation and decide if it is safe to continue play.

Field Cancellations

NYSA contracts with several different agencies for fields. Use of a field may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions, etc. Some fields have weather phone lines, but some do not. The weather phone lines are posted below.

NYSA will email coaches notifying them of unexpected situations. Please keep your email address current.

Weekly Check Your Game Schedule

Please check your game schedule on the NYSA website each Wednesday night and encourage parents to do the same before each match. Any field changes NYSA receives by Wednesday noon will be posted on the website and it will be the home coach's responsibility to notify the opposing coach of the change. Any field changes NYSA receives after Wednesday noon will be communicated to the home coach by email. (NYSA will contact all Club Referee Assignors who will make the necessary referee changes.)

Field Closure Telephone Numbers mowlawn

Northshore Athletic Fields: 425 486-7333
Northshore School District fields: 425 408-6020
City of Bothell: 425 489-3388
Forsgren Park: 425-388-6030
All other fields: Any field closures will be posted on NYSA website.

City of Bothell fields are Doug Allen fields and North Creek Fields.
Northshore Athletic Fields are also known as the Little League Complex.

USSF Severe Weather Policy

USSF Severe Weather Policy Click on the arrow to view USSF's Severe Weather Policy.

1. Recognize the threat. If you see lightning you must protect the safety of all participants by stopping games/practice activities quickly, so that participants and spectators may retire to a safer place before the lightning threat becomes significant. You must wait a minimum of 30 minutes after hearing the last thunder or seeing the last lightning strike before leaving shelter. (NOTE: You do not need to see the "bolt" of lightning to stop practice. A lighting up of the sky counts as well.)

2. Remember that if you hear thunder you are in reach of lightning striking. There is never one without the other. Just because you do not see lightning does not mean the threat is not there.

3. Seek proper shelter
a. No place outside is safe
b. The best place is a fully enclosed building. A second choice is a solid metal roof vehicle.

4. If there is no proper shelter stay away from the most dangerous locations: high up on a hill, open fields, near/under trees, poles, light post, electrical towers, unprotected buildings, rain shelters, bus stops, anything made of metal such as metal fences, metal bleachers, metal chairs.

5. If you cannot avoid these locations crouch low to the ground with your head tucked into your chest and hands over your ears.

6. Remain calm and try to prevent panic.

Most importantly please use common sense and good judgment. While it is always nice to get as many touches on a ball as possible it is not worth it at the players expense.More

Updated December 2016