In the midst of this week of rain, I thought it a good time to review our weather policy:
The league's policy on inclimate weather is as follows:
Practices are canceled solely at the discretion of the team manger.
Games are canceled on a field by field basis. Discretion to cancel a game rests with the Division director, whom will consult with the President or the Executive Board. Games are not canceled based upon weather forecasts, only actual weather conditions. Furthermore, a board member will go to each field to determine the playability prior to any cancellations being made.
When weather is questionable and league officials do not cancel games:
Players and volunteers for all teams scheduled are expected to go to their respective fields at their normal times. Then Umpires and managers/coaches will inspect the field conditions and determine if the playing conditions are safe. If conditions for that field are not deemed safe the umpire will cancel the game at that time.
In cases of extreme weather, NVCLL may cancel all games scheduled for that day:
Notice will be posted on the home page of our website.
An email announcement will be sent to the league's distribution list. Coaches of teams that are scheduled to play will be notified so they can call their teams. Any or all of these steps will be completed as soon as possible.
In cases of special events (e.g. Opening Day / NVCLL Day / Tee ball Day) there are a lot of moving parts and decisions on canceling these events must be made 24-48 hours in advance, which means we have to base our information on a forecast. Sometimes it is the right decision, sometimes it is not, but we will generally err on the side of caution.
Thanks for reading, and stay warm and dry tonight!
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