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North Carolina FC Youth

Weather Policy

Inclement Weather

Our first priority in any weather-related decisions is our players’ safety. Our goal is always to play through any weather conditions, however, if weather forecasts, field & driving conditions jeopardize our players’ safety, we will cancel. The referees make the final decision on whether the conditions are safe or not for play at the game.


Inclement Weather Policy

NCFC Youth reserves the right to cancel training sessions when our players’ safety is at risk. Reasons for cancellation include:
freezing temperatures (estimated to be below 32 degrees) severe weather warnings, tornado warnings, high wind warnings, high temperatures (estimated to be above 95 degrees based on the temperature and humidity) and unsafe field conditions.


Inclement Weather Communication

Our goal is to communicate cancellations as soon as a decision is made, and we strive to make a decision by 3pm during the week and 6:30am on the weekend. This affects carpool schedules and long commutes so we will do our best to stick to this schedule.

We often wait until these times to make a decision in hopes conditions will improve and allow us to play. Most of our rented fields are governed by other entities (e.g., Town of Cary, City of Raleigh) who determine whether fields are open or closed and these entities often do not inform us of field decisions until after 2:30pm.


Email

We rely primarily on email during the day to communicate cancellations or any weather related information. Each program director is in charge of relying the information to the appropriate families. Please do NOT unsubscribe from emails. If you unsubscribe from one email, you unsubscribe from all important club communication including weather related emails.


Online Field Status

We update the field status on NCFCYouth.com as soon as a decision is made. Fields are marked “closed” if weather conditions are not safe for players, and we cancel soccer related activities. No one is allowed to play on a “closed” field.
Find the Field Status by hovering over the Fields tab on NCFCYouth.com and clicking on the first option labeled “Field Status”.


Text Alerts

If we need to make a cancellation, change or delay after 3pm during the week or 6:30am on the weekend, we will not only update the online field status, but also text those who’ve signed up to receive text alerts. We strongly encourage everyone to sign up for text alerts because the weather changes quickly, and decisions are often made close to scheduled training or game times.

Text your program code to 84483.

Recreation code: NCFCREC Challenge code: NCFCCH Juniors code: NCFCJRS

Classic code: NCFCNORTH (North Region) or NCFCSOUTH (South, HSFV, DCH Region)


WRAL Soccer Park Lightning Rule

NCFC Youth purchased and installed ThorGuard Lightning Prediction and Warning system at Galaxy Park Fitness Center at WRAL Soccer Park. At the park, you will hear a 15 second horn that indicates lightning is in the area and it is UNSAFE to play or be on the fields. The system will continue to monitor the storms as well as activate a yellow flashing light. If you arrive to the fields and see a yellow strobe light flashing, you MAY NOT enter the fields. You can only return to the field after three horn blasts, and the yellow strobe light is no longer flashing.

Contact

North Carolina FC Youth
5017 Memory Road 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Phone : 919-834-3951
Email: [email protected]

Affiliates

US SOCCER CLUB, DA, US YOUTH SOCCER, NC YOUTH SOCCER, ECNL

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