At Salvo SC, the safety of our players, families, coaches, referees, and staff is a top priority. The following policy is in place to keep all our members safe. If you have any doubts about the weather, please follow your best judgment as to whether your child should play on a given night, especially in the case of lightning or extreme heat.
Weather Bug and OSHA-NIOSH Heat Index are the two apps we refer to for weather information. You can download those apps to your phone using the links below:
In the event of severe weather (thunderstorm, winter storm, etc.), Salvo SC will make weather-related adjustments by 3:30 pm Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Communication about these adjustments will be sent through email, posted on our website, and posted on our social media pages.
Minnesota weather can be unpredictable. At times, a coach or referee may need to determine if it is safe for our players to practice or play a game.
If there is lightning within 5 miles (thunder heard within 30 seconds of visible lightning), the practice or game should be suspended and shelter should be sought. Practices and games should not resume until 30 minutes following the last lightning strike or roll of thunder.
In the event of winds strong enough to blow dirt and debris up into the air, the practice or game should be suspended.
In the event of heavy rain, practices and games may be suspended or canceled.
If our fields are too saturated, the cities will decide whether to keep the fields open. If a city decides to close fields, Salvo SC will communicate this closure through email and posts on our website and social media pages.
When the heat index reaches 90 degrees and above, modifications to practices and games will be made.
|89 Degrees||Normal Play||Normal Play|
|90-99 Degrees||Take several two-minute water breaks and shorten practice time.||
Mandatory two-minute water breaks per half with each half shortened by 5 minutes.
|100-104 Degrees||Cancel Practice||
Mandatory two-minute water breaks per half with each half shortened by 10 minutes.
|105 Degrees||Cancel Practice||Suspend Play|
Salvo SC will make the decision to suspend or cancel play due to cold temperatures.
Community Soccer is typically canceled following any weather delay. Performance soccer may or may not be canceled depending on the severity of the weather and the delay.