Air Quality Protocol
Reschedule Process Due to Air Quality
- Games may be cancelled up to 3 hours prior to kick off time based on the air quality reporting.
- Games will not be cancelled if the air quality reporting is not reflecting RED.
- If the air quality index is reflecting RED take a screen shot of the air quality report from Air Now and submit that via email to UYSA Scheduler with the game number. firstname.lastname@example.org
- The home team is responsible for contacting the opposing team, the field assignor and the referee assignor to notify them that the game has been cancelled due to the air quality.
- If the referee assignor is not notified of this game cancellation, the home team will be charged a referee payment fee.
- The home team is responsible for rescheduling the game (following the weather related reschedule process).
- Game reschedules due to air quality must be rescheduled no more than 15 days from the original scheduled time.
Severe Weather Best Practices
Lightning | Recognizing the threat – Lightning can travel 10 miles
- If not app is available, apply the 30-30 rule.
- Know and heed warning systems and community rules.
- Minimize the risk of being struck.
- Seeking proper shelter.
- No place outside is safe near thunderstorms.
- The best shelter is a large, fully enclosed, substantially constructed building. A vehicle with a solid metal roof and metal sides is a reasonable second choice.
- If there is no proper shelter, avoid the most dangerous locations: Higher elevations; wide open areas, including fields; tall isolated objects, such as trees, poles, or light posts; unprotected open buildings; rain shelters; bus stops; metal fences and metal bleachers.
- If you cannot avoid these locations, crouch down on the balls of your feet, with your head tucked into your chest and your hands over your ears.
If someone is hit, remember that all deaths from lightning result from cardiac arrest and stopped breathing. CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, respectively, are the recommended first aid. Referees should become involved in such assistance only if they have proper training.
- Remain calm. A calm official will often be able to prevent panic by young players.
- Other types of severe weather.