FIELD CLOSURE UPDATE
This page will be updated weekdays by 5:00 PM and weekends by 9:00 AM.
FIELD STATUS FOR TUESDAY JULY 24th
ALL FIELDS ARE OPEN
GAME FIELDS ARE OPEN BUT SUBJECT TO PLAYABILITY FROM REFEREE
PLEASE REMEMBER TO FOLLOW THE CSA THUNDERSTORM POLICY
Game Field Closure Information
All tiers of U9 - U12, games are played on Community (Club) supplied fields. Check the home team club website for field status. If there is no information posted, contact the home team.
Games for U13 - U19 all tiers see the link below for all game field locations and the game field closure line information. The phone line is the official determiner if the field is opened or closed, NOT the City of Calgary website.
For the Rundle College and Edge Fields you need to show up at the field and the referee will decide whether the game will go ahead.
For the SAIT field, the rainout line phone number is 403.284.8027. (Play is only canceled in the event of lighting and heavy snow fall.)
Game Field Closure and Rain Out numbers
Outdoor 2018 – Grassroots Rain Out Procedure
Step 1: Check the Field Status on the Website
The Calgary Foothills Soccer Club website is updated daily by 4:30pm with Field Status. Updates (www.gofoothills.ca). If the Field Status on the Website states
fields are open for games and practices, Coaches and Teams are expected to show
up for their scheduled games. If they are closed then proceed with cancelling your
Scheduled game as outlined below.
Step 2: Field Status at Kick‐off Time
The weather patterns in Calgary can often be volatile and unpredictable and so often
what you see out your window at 4pm can be drastically different than what the
weather conditions actually are come Kick‐off Time. Typically, if it’s not pouring rain or
there isn’t any thunder & lightning in the sky at Kick‐off Time, we play. Remember, we
do not reschedule “make‐up games” at the Grassroots level and therefore want the kids
to play as much as possible throughout the season.
Step 3: Cancelling a Game – Coach Communication
Should the weather make it necessary to cancel your game and provided you are not
already out at the fields, the first thing to do is contact the Coach for the Team that
you’re scheduled to play. Contact the coach for the team you’re scheduled to play and once you’ve agreed to cancel, proceed to contact your players. You can do this by logging on to your coach’s access given to you by Foothills. FOOTHILLS WILL ALSO SEND A MASS EMAIL TO ALL PARENTS LETTING THEM KNOW OF A CANCELLATION.
Step 4: Cancelling a Game – Parents and Players
By logging into the website database with your coaches access you can also access the
contact info for the parents and players on your team. A general email should be sent
out to the team but it may be necessary to pick up the phone and call them directly to
ensure they are aware the game has been cancelled. It’s always a good idea at the
beginning of the season to establish how you will notify your parents and players if a game is
cancelled. Let them know that if they haven’t heard from you to cancel, assume
that it’s “Game On” and head to the field.
ASA WEATHER POLICY
The safety of players, coaches, management and spectators is the primary concern in any weather event that occurs during all matches sanctioned by the CSA. By understanding and following the attached information, the safety of everyone shall be greatly increased. Ultimately the referee has the final say over delaying or restarting a match due to weather. Waiting to stop play or not waiting to start play may result in a serious injury or loss of life. Referees are expected to act responsibly when dealing with such events during matches they are controlling.
Please click here for the ASA weather policy.