League Weather Cancellation Policy

Games may be played rain or shine. However, certain inclement weather situations may cause us to postpone and/or cancel games. When inclement weather is forecasted you should call our Program Status Line (see below) before leaving for your game/practice location. (updated only if an activity is cancelled) We do not update the line to let you know if games are running. If the cancellation does not state it is cancelled then it is running as scheduled)

Program Status Line

As a standard practice this league plays rain or shine; however if inclement weather is in the forecast be sure to call prior to leaving home for your scheduled practice/game. Instruct your players to also call this number prior to leaving. Practice cancellations will be left up to you to contact the parents. If we have heavy rains we may cancel all practices and close the fields.
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Thunderstorms & Lightning

“When Thunder Roars, Get Indoors.” FCPR Staff and Volunteers will suspend or postpone activities if a thunderstorm appears imminent before or during outdoor activities. If thunder can be heard, lightning is close enough to be a hazard and everyone should head to a safe location immediately. Allowing sufficient time for individuals to safely evacuate the premises must be taken into consideration by staff and volunteers. All activities will be suspended until 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder is heard. This 30-minute clock restarts each time thunder is heard. Spectator and participants will be directed to the nearest safe location which in many instances will be their vehicles. Participants and spectators should only make their way back to a venue after an “all-clear” from FCPR Staff.

Tornadoes/High Wind

If a Tornado Warning is issued, by the National Weather Service, for the Frederick area (or in the absence of a warning – a severe weather alert is received), all activity (practice and/or competition) will be stopped immediately and/or cancelled. All participants, game officials, athletics staff and spectators will be prior informed or relocated according to the procedures outlined for each venue or to the nearest safest location. Once the warning is lifted the activity can resume provided the playing area is safe for all players and spectators.