The information below can also be found in the CJSA Guidebook under
Rescheduling Cup Games / Field Conditions
Cup Competitions >> Game Day Information:
- Rescheduling of Games. In the event a game is rescheduled, canceled or abandoned because of inclement weather, the game shall be played the following day unless an exception is granted by the Cup Committee. A member of the home team must also notify the Age Group coordinator. CJSA will not reschedule our games when there is a conflict with another event. If you are the home team and know 24 hours or more in advance of your game that there are field problems, call your Cup Chairperson. If your field becomes unplayable on the day of competition, the home team MUST notify the visiting team AND your Cup Chairperson by 10:00am or 3 hours prior to the scheduled game time – which ever is earlier. If the fields have not been deemed unplayable prior by some authority, the referee will determine if the game can be played. Coaches must call a member of the Cup Committee for direction and notify the referee assignor. Every attempt will be made to play the game as scheduled beginning with using the visitor’s field. State wide weather concerns will be posted on www.cjsa.org; isolated storm areas-team needs to contact cup committee.
- Lightning – Recognizing the threat. Apply the 30-30 rule: When you see lightning, count the time until you hear thunder. If this time is 30 seconds or less, seek proper shelter. If you can’t see the lightning, just hearing the thunder is a good back-up rule. Wait 30 minutes or more after hearing the last thunder before leaving shelter. Referees must protect the safety of all participants by stopping game activities quickly, so that participants and spectators may retire to a safer place before the lightning threat becomes significant. Remember, if you can hear the thunder, you are within reach of lightning.