Inclement Weather Policy


Coaches, parents, and participants may be notified of practice/game delays and cancellations through the Soccer Facebook page, Crossbar App, and/or text.

The Clinton Youth Soccer Program will use the following guidelines and procedures for inclement weather to safeguard participants, spectators, and staff. The Village of Clinton retains the right to cancel or curtail activities due to weather conditions. Information from the National Weather Service will be used to ensure programs, activities, and facilities can be operated in a safe manner.

We will attempt to play all games, so long as we are not prevented from doing so because of severe weather (e.g., thunder, lightning, or heavy rainfall that creates an unplayable field surface). Decisions will be made as close to game time as reasonably possible to allow for players to participate in as many games as possible.

Upon the first sight of lightning, sound of thunder, or if the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning all outdoor activities must stop immediately and all attendees must seek shelter in/under a pavilion, bathroom, or vehicle until told otherwise. No activity can resume outdoors until 30 minutes after the last sighting of lightning or sound of thunder or if the National Weather Service has canceled the severe weather warning.

  1. If the Coordinator knows 1 hour prior to game time that the weather or field conditions are unplayable, he/she will contact coaches to inform them.
  2. Coaches are responsible for informing all players.
  3. The Coordinator will also contact their respective referees.
  4. If weather is playable 1 hour prior to game time, then teams should still plan to play. If conditions worsen by the time the game is scheduled to start or during the game it is up to the referee to call the game.
  5. If during mid-game the referee stops it due to weather (say thunder or lightening) the referee will be the judge to let teams know whether they can wait it out and continue or end the game. Every time thunder is heard or lightening is seen, the game must be delayed 30 minutes.
  6. Any game that is ended due to weather after the first half will not be rescheduled. The current score will be final. If a game is ended in the first half and can’t be continued due to weather, then the Coordinator will decide later whether it will be rescheduled or not. 
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