Santa Rosa Youth Soccer League (SRYSL) makes the call on the condition of the grass fields due to wet weather and whether they are available for play. The update is located on their website at www.srysl.org.
You can also "like" our page on Facebook page to receive updates due to weather.
SRYSL RAINOUT PROCEDURE
Rain can often force fields to be closed to play. To find out if Santa Rosa fields are closed, coaches have the following options:
Check the web site often as field conditions are unpredictable.
Weekday closures will be posted by 4:00 pm
Weekend closures will be posted by 8:00 am Saturday/Sunday morning.
Sometimes closures are posted earlier than the times listed above or days earlier if it is known the fields will be closed.
The first Saturday or Sunday league game of the season which is rained out will automatically be re-scheduled to the November rain out date – generally on the same fields, same times. If a second Saturday or Sunday is rained out, those games would be cancelled.
The League owns no fields. The majority of fields used are City of Santa Rosa Parks or local school district fields. If fields are used for games or practices when wet, the League risks loss of field use privileges.
There is a $100 fine for playing on a clearly wet or posted (closed) field.
What routinely happens on extremely hot days (& when there is no closure sent from the City of Santa Rosa) when teams have "GAMES". We advise them to bring an EZ-UP/Canopy to provide shade and referees are instructed to provide stoppage mid-half to allow the field players a "water break", this usually lasts about 5 minutes adding approximately 10 minutes onto the game. Additionally, cold-water washcloths are also a good idea to help cool down the players and playing later in the day is also helpful.
With that said, in real extreme heat we have canceled games.
However, coaches should use their discretion on whether or not they wish to hold a practice and if so, please be sure that you are taking regular water breaks and keep practice light.
As for the coaches who have evening games, please be sure to take the extra precautions noted including additional water breaks and use your discretion as well; doing what is best for your team, including stopping the game if it becomes necessary.