The safety of players, coaches, tournament management, spectators and referees is the primary concern in any weather event that may occur during the tournament.
The City of Edmonton Field Closures are not in effect for our tournament. If the City closes the fields, we are still allowed to go ahead with the use of the fields. The field conditions will be monitored by tournament organizers; if the playing surface is considered too dangerous for play then the game will be rescheduled.Tournament organizers will have the final say if a game will proceed due to inclement weather. All teams are required to show up to the field for their regular scheduled game regardless of current or pending weather conditions. The decision to play the game will be decided at game time.
The following rule will be used to determine if a game will proceed due to lightning and thunder:
- Match officials have the final say over delaying or restarting a match due to severe weather.
- As soon as you hear thunder it is required to stop play and seek shelter. As soon as you hear thunder there is the possibility of being struck by lightning.
- It is safe to resume the game 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder.
Please Note: If 50% of the game has been played before inclement weather, the game will count and the score will stand. Tournament organizers reserve the right to shorten games due to inclement weather, and if needed games will go directly to penalty kicks to determine a winner.