THPRD guidelines prohibit training on fields with standing water. They will also periodically close fields due to excessively wet weather conditions. If lightning or thunder is present or begins during practice, the session will be suspended. Teams should take cover until lightning and thunder have ceased for 30 minutes. If the weather is threatening, parents should be available to pick players up early if practice must be suspended.
prohibit training on fields if the temperature falls below 33 degrees. If this situation occurs we will cancel training. If the temperature drops while training is going on, practice will be suspended and parents should be available to pick players up.
THPRD does not have guidelines around canceling the use of fields due to high heat. NW ELITE FC will watch the OSAA Heat Index
and modify training as indicated. We will typically still hold training sessions in temperatures up to 100 degrees but modify activity to suit the conditions. If the Heat Index is forecasted to be over 100 degrees practices may be cancelled, though the cancelation may be handled on a team-by-team basis, depending on the team’s age and competition schedule and time of day. Some teams may continue to train to prepare for upcoming competitions in hot-weather locations.
NW ELITE FC will monitor air quality using the guidelines of the EPA website, AirNow
NW ELITE FC will endeavor to make a training determination as early in the day as possible, but will make a decision by 3pm on the day in question. We will use the following guidelines to determine if training will be canceled.
< 50 : Air is safe for outdoor practices
50 -100 : Athletes with asthma should have rescue inhalers readily available and pre-treat before exercise or as directed by their healthcare provider. All athletes with respiratory illness, asthma, lung or heart disease should monitor symptoms and reduce/cease activity if symptoms arise. Increase rest periods as needed. Parents should not bring players to practice if they feel their child should not participate given their health condition.
> 100 : Air quality is hazardous for sensitive groups which include children and NW ELITE FC will not hold outdoor practices.