Procedures for Region 2 Home Games
- If a R2 HOME GAME FIELD is going to be closed for the evening, we will post a notice here no later than 3pm
- New for Spring 2017 - R2 HOME GAME CANCELLATIONS will get an official notice via an Affinity generated email that the game has been officially cancelled. This email will go automatically to both the Home and Away team emails listed in Affinity, with instructions on how to reschedule the game. As a courtesy, the HOME team is still responsible for making contact with the AWAY team to confirm that they received the game cancellation message.
- If the closure is NOT listed here, then that means a determination of the game play-ability will be made AT THE FIELD by the Head Referee.
- Clearfield has a Rainout Hotline where the city announces closures. Click on the link below for more complete information concerning how to determine if the field should be considered closed whether or not there is a note on the Rainout Hotline. Failure to comply with these restrictions will cost a $100 fine per incident payable by the home team.
Weather Bug - Sparks Alerts
New for Spring 2017 will be the use of the Weather Bug Spark Lightning Alert System. It’s a common situation – a thunderstorm is approaching or nearby. Are conditions safe or is it time to head for safety? According to the National Weather Service, people should move to a safe place when a thunderstorm is 10 miles away or closer.
Spark takes real-time lightning data from the world's largest and most advanced Total Lightning Network and turns a smartphone into a personal lightning detector with real-time, minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning monitoring. and updates automatically or on demand.
Referees at Region 2 home games will be educated to utilize the Weather Bug Sparks app to monitor relevant weather and to help make an informed, educated decision about the play-ability of a game.
Guidelines for Lightning Safety
When should activities be stopped?
When should activities be stopped?
- When lightning is within 10 miles
- Substantial buildings with wiring and plumbing, such as an office building, school or home. In the abscence of a substantial building, a hard-topped metal vehicle with the windows closed provides good protection.
- When the lightning strikes are outside of the 10 mile radius designated on the Weather Bug Spark app
- If the delay of game is deemed excessive by the Referee, the game can be terminated. Review UYSA Policy Section 6 for protocol for concerning games terminated due to weather.
- At the field the Head Referee is responsible for making the decision to suspend or terminate a game.
- The Head Referee may designate a proxy to monitor Weather Bug Spark app while he/she is engaged in officiating the game.
- Per National Weather Service and NOAA...
Most victims can survive a lightning strike; however, medical attention may be needed immediately - have someone call for medical help. Victims do not carry an electrical charge and should be attended to at once. In many cases, the victim's hear and/or breathing may have stopped and CPR may be needed to revive them. The victim should continue to be monitored until medical help arrives; heart and/or respiratory problems could persist, or the victim could go into shock. If possible, move the victim to a safer place away from the threat of another lightning strike.
The National Weather Service and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration have set up a web site that provides a wealth of information on lightning and lightning safety. It is the cited source for these recommendations.