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ESA Weather Policy

Weather Policy

Soccer is a game played in the rain.  You can assume the games will be played unless the fields are over saturated and the city closes all or some fields down in advance and ESA will send an email out.  In case of inclement weather, in most cases the decision to cancel or terminate a game in progress is made at the field by the lead instructor or site supervisor. Regular season games cancelled due to weather will not be made up.

ESA Warm Weather Guidelines

If the Heat Index is...

Up to 89 degrees - Normal Play
 
90-99 degrees - Mandatory 2-minute water breaks per half with running time. Each half shortened by 5 min.
 
100-105 degrees - Mandatory 2-minute water breaks per half with running time. Each half shorted by 10 min.
 
Over 105 degrees - Suspend Play
 
For Pre K-2nd Grade: The Lead Instructor will determine the Heat Index. For 3rd Grade and older: The Site Supervisor will determine the Heat Index. Coaches should discuss the heat index with the referees prior to game being played, so that any adjustments can be made to play time. Regular season games cancelled due to weather will not be made up.