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Stow SC Weather Policy

Please see the Stow Soccer Club weather policy below. 

Stow Soccer Club will cancel programs and/or close fields for two reasons. 

1) The weather will be severe enough that we should not be outdoors playing soccer. Heavy downpours and thunder/lightning are examples of this. We will practice/play in the rain if there is no "severe" weather and the soccer fields are in condition to handle the traffic. US Club Soccer and US Youth Soccer, our governing bodies require a 30 minute waiting period from the time lightning is seen or thunder is heard. The clock re-starts at each instance of thunder/lightning. 

2) Practicing or playing will cause damage to the fields at Oregon Trail Park or Silver Springs Park. The Stow Soccer Club fields sit on clay. They do not drain well. A wet clay foot imprint in our fields turns into a "cast" when the imprint is baked in the sun. We also lose grass when we play/practice in heavy downpours and it is very hard to get grass to grow with how much we use the fields during growing season.  

Cancellations/Closures will be communicated to Stow Soccer Club members by different methods depending on which program you are in. 
Travel team players will be notified by their coach. All communication from Stow Soccer Club flows through the coach in our travel soccer program. At the time of a game only the referee can cancel/postpone a game. If you have not received a communication from your coach you should report to your scheduled game (even away games) until further advised. Note: At some point travel teams will report to an away game only to get cancelled by a passing thunderstorm. It happens to all of us unfortunately. 

Recreational soccer players will be notified by the club. You will receive an email on or before 2:00 PM on weekdays of your practice and on or before 8:00 AM on Saturdays of games.  
Our Facebook page will also be updated with any closures. Recreational team parents should get in the habit of checking their email after 2:05 PM on weekdays and 8:05 AM on Saturdays when the weather is doubtful. 

Stow Soccer Club will only communicate closures and cancellations. If our fields are open and the weather will not impact play, no communication will be sent and you should report to your practice/game fields as scheduled. 

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