EDWARDSBURG YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION WEATHER POLICY.
Our policy is in accordance with Youth Soccer Standards across the country. Soccer is an outdoor sport: we play in the rain, we play in the cold and sometimes we play in the snow. The safety of the players and coaches is the prime concern, in threatening weather situations. If there is visible lightening or audible thunder at the soccer fields during games or practice, it will result in immediate cancellation. Resuming play will be determined by the presence or absence of lightning and thunder in our area.
Everyone has an opinion, whether it was to cancel or play. You are all entitled to those opinions and can make the best decision for your family. Different sports have different policies of when they do and don't play. Football and soccer play in the cold and rain, while baseball/softball cancels.
In addition, Edwardsburg Sports Complex (ESC) may choose to cancel games due to flooded fields. The damage to the fields cannot be repaired and would result in play, going forward in the season. Flooding is defined as standing water on the field. Fields are at different levels in the complex. Flooding cancellation may be on one field only, or complex wide.
Lastly, coaches may decide to cancel games due to weather. If both coaches agree, we will work on make-up schedules. Understand that that changes the original schedule and may not be ideal for everyone. We will always try to accommodate to the best of our abilities, within reason.
The goal of EYSA Soccer is to give kids a place to learn and love the game of soccer. Conditions are not always ideal. We wish there was a way to guarantee great weather, but unfortunately we can't. If there are continued questions or concerns, you may contact your division coordinator. They have all worked very hard to ensure that your children have the best experience possible.
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