Inclement Weather/Rain – Thunder & Lightning Policies

HAMPDEN TOWNSHIP WEATHER

Inclement Weather/Rain - Thunder & Lightning Policies

INCLEMENT WEATHER/RAIN POLICY

If/When the area receives at least 1/2 inch of rain within 24-hours, the local municipalities (e.g., townships) and school districts close field facilities.  There must be roughly a 24-hour dry period following such precipitation.

THUNDER AND LIGHTNING POLICY

If/When thunder and/or lightning occurs during a training session or match, the general rule is to immediately exit the field, seek shelter, and wait for thirty (30) minutes.  There should be no thunder and/or lightning for thirty (30) minutes before returning to practice and/or match activities.  Should thunder and/or lightning take place at any point during the initial thirty (30) minute pause, remain sheltered in place and reset the clock for thirty (30) additional minutes.      

COMMUNICATION PROCESS

If/When inclement weather/rain, and/or thunder and lightning occur, Eagle F.C. will announce field closures no later than 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and at least two (2) hours before the start of weekend matches.  An email from the club administrator or registrar will be sent to all recreational age group coordinators, and recreation/competitive head coaches should the need arise to close fields.  All field closures will be posted on the Eagle F.C. website if/when necessary.  Additionally, field closure updates will be provided via a recorded message on the main office phone line at 717-612-8404.

A coach may cancel practice after Eagle F.C.’s cut off time but must notify all parents/players.

QUESTIONS/INQUIRIES – CONTACT INFORMATION

Miranda Miller, Club Administrator

Email:  clubadmin@eagle-fc.com

Mobile Phone:  717-379-8300*

Office Phone:  717-612-0484

* Only utilize the mobile phone number for urgent matters or emergencies.

Chipi San, Club Registrar

Email:  clubregistrar@eagle-fc.com

Mobile Phone:  717-579-7964*

Office Phone:  717-612-8404

* Only utilize the mobile phone number for urgent matters or emergencies.

If you are unable to get in contact with either Miranda or Chipi, please reach out to:

Brian Redding, Director of Coaching

Email:  bredding@eagle-fc.com

Mobile Phone:  717-713-7058*

Office Phone:  717-612-8404

* Only utilize the mobile phone number for urgent matters or emergencies.