WEATHER POLICY

To ensure the safety of our players, parents, and coaches, please see the information about our lightning and heat index policies here at RCP, as this will be in effect for practices and games. No exceptions! Safety for our members is a priority above all else!

LIGHTNING

Activities will be delayed for 30 minutes for the most recent lightning strike within 10 miles of the practice/game location. If conditions persist, the club will make the call on if the activity will need to be postponed. Coaches and staff are responsible for notifying the members through Groupme and the club will inform through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

 

HEAT INDEX RULE

If weather forecasts predict that the Heat Index will be high throughout the day, RCP will make an official call and notify all by 4:00 pm through Facebook, Twitter, and through team Groupme.

90° – 95° Heat Index 

Please provide player with ample water. Water is always available and athletes have unrestricted access. Optional water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minute time frames.

Ice-down towels available, if possible. Athletes should be monitored carefully.

95° – 99° Heat Index

Provide ample water. Water is always available and athletes have unrestricted access. Mandatory water breaks every 25 minutes for 10 minute time frames. Ice-down towels available, if possible. Athletes should be monitored carefully.

100° – 104° Heat Index

Provide ample water. Water is always available and athletes have unrestricted access. Mandatory water breaks AT LEAST every 20 minutes for 10 minute time frames Ice-down towels have to be available (Parents should bring them!). Athletes should be monitored carefully.

Heat Index 105° and Above

STOP all outside activity including practice or play!