If you have games scheduled in Royse City, Caddo Mills, Garland, etc. please check their rain out lines / websites.
When rain is forecasted, RYSA will be checking the status of the fields at approximately 7:30am on Saturday to make a determination on the status of the fields. That decision will be posted on our communication channels as soon as it's available. If you have the 8am game it's entirely possible/probable the decision will NOT be made and the communication channels updated prior to your planned arrival at the fields. The assumption must be that the fields are open until informed otherwise.
Inclement weather policy: RYSA always takes the safety and health of players first. It is our attempt to give guidelines to parents, coaches, and referees as to when and if games need to be canceled or suspended. All coaches are given a phone # to call to get field information. That phone number should ONLY be used by coaches. Parents should use this website to view field information. As always if you as a parent feel that it is unsafe for your child to play, you have the right to pull your player for safety concerns. If RYSA has not canceled or suspended games, any teams failing to show up are considered to have forfeited the game and are subject to a $25 fine payable before the next game.
Rain out policy: Fields can be closed at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation department of the city of Rowlett if they feel they are too wet, otherwise we play in rain. If lightning is within 5 miles, the game(s) should be suspended and shelter sought. RYSA owns a lightning detector which can identify the distance accurately but may not be available. A rough guideline is to measure the time between the lightning flash and hearing the corresponding thunder. If it is 30 seconds or less, seek shelter. It may not be possible to determine which lightning strike generated which roll of thunder to clear the field.
Cold weather policy: RYSA will cancel or postpone any game in which the *ambient temperature is 35 degrees or lower. In the event of cold weather higher than 35 degrees players are allowed to wear additional clothing under the uniform. Examples of acceptable additional clothing are: Long sleeves, long pants, extra socks, gloves or mittens, stocking caps (without straps), jackets, headbands (to cover ears). Unacceptable additional clothing items are: Hooded sweatshirts, ear muffs (with plastic or metal pieces), scarves. Final decision for allowing a player to play rest with the referees and RYSA Officials.
Hot weather policy: At any game in which the *ambient temperature is 90 degrees or higher, or at the request of both coaches, mandatory 2 minute water breaks will be given during each half of play in U10 and up. U8 and under play quarters therefore already have a break after 10-12 minutes of play.
*Ambient is defined here as the outside temperature regardless of wind chill, 'real feel', humidity or any other conditions.
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