· If the games are called due to the weather or field conditions:
o An email will be sent
o The text message service will be updated.
· How to be notified of rainouts via your cell phone:
o Simply link to Rained Out
o After you enter your cell number, your Validation Code will appear on your phone. Enter that number on the website and your service will begin.
· When the games have not been called and the teams are at the field:
o Upon the first event of thunder or lightning, players and parents will seek shelter in a car or building. No one will be allowed to return to the field until 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or lightning
o The umpire has the authority to cancel or postpone once the game begins
o This is what is stated on the Baltimore County Lightning Policy
· Are the Fields Playable?
o Strong consideration must also be given to the potential damage to the turf and the length of time required for the field to recover.
o Coaches will use the guidelines from the Baltimore County Dept of Recreation and Parks website
o DO NOT USE THE FIELD WHEN THERE ARE:
§ Large areas of standing water on any part of the playing field
§ Squishy sounds while walking
§ Footprints and the collection of water around the foot impression.