FIELD CLOSURE UPDATE
This page will be updated weekdays by 4:00 PM and weekends by 9:00AM.
Updated at 2:21pm on Monday, July 19th
ALL OUTDOOR SESSIONS FOR MONDAY, JULY 19TH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE HIGH AIR QUALITY LEVELS. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.
With the air quality levels expected to be at "9" at the start time of our sessions tonight, we have made the decision to move academy and sport science sessions indoors tonight (Monday, July 19th).
U9/U10 academy sessions will be moved to the Foothills Skills Center
U11-U20 academy sessions and sport science sessions will be moved indoors to the Macron Performance Center.
Unfortunately, all team sessions will be canceled and rescheduled due to the air quality tonight.
CMSA will be making a decision on ALL CMSA games tonight by 4:00 PM, so please check your email by 4:00 PM to learn the status of your game.
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 2021 – 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.
ALL FIELDS ARE OPEN
Air Quality Guidelines
With hazy conditions due to the wildfires in our province, be sure you are aware of the Alberta Soccer Air Quality Monitoring guidelines: http://calgaryminorsoccer.com/files/asa_weather_policy_information_card_-_2018.pdf
If air quality health index is ‘7’ or higher – games/practices should be delayed or rescheduled
Please monitor conditions here: http://airquality.alberta.ca/map/
If the affiliated member has not cancelled games in advance all teams and match officials should arrive ready to play. If the AQHI is at "7" at the next calculation the match official should consider delaying or cancelling the game. If the game is cancelled it is required to write on the game sheet; the reason for abandonment with Index Calculation, time & date and AQHI station used.
If the AQHI is "3" or below continue with training as normal
If the AQHI is "4-6" adjust practice by doing the following:
- Reducing intensity
- Reducing the duration
- Provide resting periods
If the AQHI is "7" or above practices should be rescheduled