Coach's Guidelines for Thunder and Lightning
Modified on 2012/12/02 15:33 by Administrator — Categorized as: Uncategorized
If you hear thunder or see lightning a game is to be stopped immediately (or not started if prior to kickoff) and there is a MANDATORY 30 minute waiting period from the last hearing of thunder or sight of lightning before a game may be restarted.
EVERYONE - PLAYERS, COACH'S, REFEREES and SPECTATORS should seek safe shelter until the game can be resumed, postponed or terminated
Here is information from US Soccer
Here is information from NOAA
Here are some additional guidelines regarding Thunder and Lightning
If the coach's are willing to wait then the Referees are to wait however long is needed to play the game.
The Referee should not terminate the game unless the field is unplayable or both coach's have agreed to postpone/cancel the match.
Regarding the Game Score Submittal
If the game was canceled prior to the start - NO Game Score is Submitted
If the game was canceled anytime in the first half or prior to the start of the second half - NO Game Score is Submitted
If the game was canceld anytime after the start of the SECOND HALF- Game Score is submitted
If Referees have been payed and the game was started the Referees are entitled to keep payment
If Referees have not been paid and the game was not played Referees are not entitled to payment
If Referees have been paid and the game does not begin and the coach may asks for the fee to be returned - The referees are instructed to oblige