We will not start or continue any activity* when a Thunderstorm or Tornado Warning has been issued for the area surrounding our fields.
We will not start or continue any activity* if we see lightning or hear thunder.
If we have seen lightning or heard thunder, we will not re-start any activity* until 30 minutes after we see the last lighting strike or hear the last thunder.
Parents, Players, and Spectators will inform Coaches, Field Marshals, and Referees about any signs of lightning or news about Severe Weather Warnings.
Head field marshals and referees will decide when games should be suspended due to severe weather and communicate the decision appropriately in all fields.
The best place to be when lightning is in the area is in your car. Do not stay under trees, shelters or concession stands when lightning is in the area – this will NOT protect you from lightning strikes!
Steel Creek Soccer Club prohibits our teams from starting or continuing any activity when the actual temperature is 101°F or the temperature and relative humidity create a heat index temperature above 101°F. The Club also prohibits our teams from starting or continuing any activity when the actual temperature is below 35°F or the temperature and wind speed creates a wind chill temperature below 35°F.
As a formal heat policy, we ask that coaches adhere to the following:
95-99 degrees (either actual temperature or heat index): water break every 20 minutes
100 degrees (either actual temperature or heat index): Club recommends practice be canceled, but if the coach of team elects to practice, the coach shall provide water breaks every 15 minutes and reduce the amount of running during practice. Games that are scheduled will be played with water breaks to be taken every 15 minutes.
101+ degrees (either actual temperature or heat index): No activities will start or continue.
We will not start any activity* on our fields when it is raining hard.
We will not start any activity* when the fields are very wet (even after the rain has stopped).
The Club and the City of Charlotte will decide when the fields are not playable and will communicate this decision via social media, SportsSignUp app, email, and text. When convenient, the website will be updated. Please note, your coach will have the last say on the practice.
*An activity is any event with physical exertion, e.g. game, practice, clinic, tournament, etc.
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Steel Creek Athletic Association
13530 Choate Cir, Charlotte, NC 28273