Smyrna Soccer Club

News Detail

27

Feb, 2013

Field Closing Policy

If there is lightning and you are on the fields, cancel the practice or game immediately. 

For Practice:

  • If the City of Smyrna observes that the fields are unplayable, they will notify the league and practices will be cancelled.  The league will website will update the website with the cancellation.  The target time is 4pm.
  • If the fields are Open, canceling practices is at the discretion of the coach.   If the fields are mushy we ask the coaches to avoid the goal areas. We do not want to needlessly wear down those parts of the fields.   
  • If the field status is Closed, there is no practice.  Please ensure you communicate cancellations with your team.  
  • Parents may also check the website for cancellation.  
For Games:   
  • If the City of Smyrna observes that the fields are unplayable, they will notify the league and the Field Status will be updated. 
  • The league will do its best to receive decisions from the City by 8am so the Field Status can be updated.  
  • If the field status is closed, there is no game.  Please ensure you communicate cancellations with your team.   
  • Parents may also check the website for cancellation.  

 If the field status is Open but the coach needs to cancel a game:
  • At U-4 and U-6, if the coaches agree that they want to cancel a game, it will be up to them to communicate with the opposing team and reschedule during practice time.  Please contact the scheduler to confirm field space.  
  • For U-8 and older, referees are involved.  If the league decides to play, we are paying a referee to be there.  The teams need to show up or inform the Referee Assignor and the Director of Scheduling that they are canceling. (Paul Hofmann at 404-513-5095)