Handling Rain Out Situations
Because of the unfortunate weather we have been having, it is important to remember the process the board follows when presented with potential cancellations.
For Saturday Games the board members will be at the fields very early to try and make them playable. If they cannot be salvaged, the board will make phone calls to the head coaches of the teams who's games have been canceled. In addition, the board will reach out to the teams scheduled to umpire as well. Remember, just because one game slot was canceled does not mean all games have been. Coaches, please wait to hear from the board before assuming your game has been canceled. Parents, please stay in contact with your head coaches with these matters.
For weeknight games, the park district works the fields for the league. If they are not able to get the fields to a condition they feel are acceptable, the park district tells the league that games are to be canceled. At this point the board member on duty will call head coaches who are responsible for reaching out to their parents.
The board will always inform the head coaches of cancellations with ample amount of time to inform their teams. Please remember to not call board members directly, because that person may or may not be on duty and will likely not be able to provide you with accurate information. Always wait to hear from your head coach, who will be contacted when the call has been made to cancel games.