Play will continue in the rain but will halt immediately for lightning. There is no way of knowing if or when we may experience lightning; however, knowing how the tournament will manage games during lightning delays will be helpful.
We are equipped with lightning detection equipment and we will blow horns to alert you. If the horns sound, please have your team seek safety very quickly. The tournament will monitor the weather and after 30 minutes from the last lightning detection, the Resume Play horns will sound. Any updates with regards to weather and having to adjust the schedule will be posted on the tournament website, as well as emails to team coaches and managers. In the case of inclement weather please check the website regularly for updates.
Upon the Resume Play notifications, please have your team VERY QUICKLY return to the fields for a quick warm-up and then the referees will resume play. It will be important to get your play in and reduce any delays to the following game on your field.
In the case of inclement weather or field conditions, games may:
*** If in the event the Tournament Director rules that during the preliminary round “Taking of Kicks from the Penalty Mark.” will be done due to inclement weather or field conditions, the following rule will apply: