Soccer is an outdoor sport; we play in the rain, we play in the cold, and sometimes we play in the snow. Still, the safety of players and coaches is a prime concern. Visible lightning or audible thunder – at the soccer fields or during soccer play will automatically result in a cancellation of all games being played at that time. Subsequent games to be played later that day will be cancelled separately if weather conditions continue.
Due to rapidly changing weather conditions and in keeping with East Central District's desire to minimize the total number of weather cancellations, advance notice of weather cancellations may not always be possible. It is recommended parents and children always show up to the field unless they have received notification from their coach, team manager or other Association official.
If you strongly feel that a game should be cancelled, please contact someone on the HOVSA Board as soon as possible. They may travel to the field to determine if conditions are still okay to play in.
If the HOVSA Board agrees and games are cancelled, they will try to reach out to families through Demosphere. We ask that you also try to reach out to players families.