CASL Inclement Weather and Cancellation Policy
CASL reserves the right to cancel training sessions when the temperatures drops below freezing (32 degrees), there is a severe weather warning, a tornado warning, a high wind warning, and heat related temperatures (Estimated to be above 95 degrees, based on the temperature and humidity). Because there are several factors that determine the threat to player safety, it is hard to set a definite temperature to cancel. With that said, the directors will always make a decision we feel is in the best interest of the SAFETY of the players, parents and coaches. Understand these decisions are based on the forecasts which are not always reliable indicators, andwe do not make the decision to cancel trainings or games lightly. We will always take into consideration field conditions as well as driving conditions to get to the fields. Our goal is to communicate any cancelations as soon as a decision has been made. Often we will wait to make a decision in the hope that conditions improve that will permit us to train. We appreciate your support and understanding when we are faced with making these difficult decisions.
CASL offers a variety of resources to CASL families to make sure they have the latest information on weather updates and policies.
Field and weather conditions are updated through CASL's Weather Hotline, the WRAL Weather Widget, CASL's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
CASL relies on many municipalities and other groups for field space, so sometimes field closings are out of control. For this reason, some fields may be open while others may be closed. Please do not use fields that are closed.
CASL follows the NCYSA Lightning policy: If the fields are open and inclement weather approaches, get off the field. If you see lightning, clear the field. If you hear thunder, clear the field. Play will be halted for a minimum of 30 minutes. If no lightning is spotted during the 30 minutes and/or thunder is heard, play will resume. If lightning is seen and/or thunder is heard during the 30 minute period, the waiting clock starts over. No play will resume until a minimum of 30 minutes passes with no thunder and/or no lightning.
WRAL Soccer Park Lightning Policy:
CASL purchased and installed ThorGuard Lightning Prediction and Warning system at the WRAL field locations. At WRAL, you will hear a 15 second horn that indicates Lightning is in the area and it is UNSAFE to play or be on the fields in any way. After hearing the 15 second horn to remove athletes from the field, the system will continue to monitor the storms as well as activate a yellow flashing light. If you arrive to the fields and see a yellow strobe light flashing, you MAY NOT enter the fields and please stay in your cars.
You can only Return to the field after 3 - 5 second horns from the system, and the yellow strobe light is no longer flashing.
The CASL Widget can be particularly helpful to parents on inclement weather days. You can now sign up for 'CASL Alerts' which will send you and email when we have field closing information. This will be done on both practice and game days and WILL ONLY BE USED FOR FIELD CLOSINGS. We hope you will sign up for this feature which will keep you in the know on time sensitive information. Please visit this page to sign-up for CASL Alerts. Click on CASL Alerts and provide the needed information to set up your alerts. CASL thanks WRAL.com.
CASL's Facebook and Twitter accounts are a great way to not only stay in the loop about weather but also receive updates on the latest CASL information. Follow us today to get information fast from CASL!