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Be advised that LYSA WILL PLAY games in the rain, unless field conditions become unplayable. That determination is made by LYSA officials before, during and after game days as we determine whether play on our fields can continue.

However, we must stop under any severe storm conditions as outlined in our general rules:

From the LYSA General Rules

8-3.2 Severe Weather

It is the policy of LYSA that any LYSA activity shall be stopped and possibly terminated due to the presence of severe weather. Severe weather shall include but is not limited to:

1. The sighting of lightning.

2. The hearing of thunder.

3. The sighting of a funnel cloud.

If any of these conditions are present during a game, then the referee in charge shall stop the game and instruct everyone to clear the field and seek shelter. After a wait of at least 30 minutes with the absence of any severe weather, the game may be resumed. If after 30 minutes the severe weather continues, the referee may terminate the game.

If any of these conditions are present during a practice or a scrimmage where no referee is present then the coach or coaches are responsible for stopping the practice or scrimmage and instructing everyone to clear the field and seek shelter. After a wait of at least 30 minutes with the absence of any severe weather, the practice or scrimmage may be resumed. If after 30 minutes the severe weather continues, the practice or scrimmage shall be terminated.

FOR THE ENTIRE POLICY, PLEASE SEE THE BYLAWS UNDER “RESOURCES” TAB ON OUR WEBSITE.