Glenview AYSO Region 362

Glenview AYSO Weather Update

Current Status

For Oct. 19:

All games are a GO!

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RainedOut

In addition to our Facebook page, Twitter, and our website, we use RainedOut to notify parents via text message when games are cancelled due to inclement weather. You can subscribe to the RainedOut service:
     through the web:  Join Glenview AYSO text alerts on RainedOut ,
      - OR - 
     directly from your phone:  send a text to 84483.  Include GLENVIEWAYSO in the body of the message.

You'll automatically be signed up to receive day-of-game alerts.  You can unsubscribe at any time. We typically send notifications only in the case of game cancellations.  NOTE:  The contact information collected by RainedOut is not exposed to anyone else (not even Glenview AYSO).  Your name, number or email address will not be resold or reused for any purpose other than to notify you of game conditions.

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Glenview AYSO Weather Policy

Soccer is an outdoor sport.

AYSO policy in general is to play through light rain, wind, and snow flurries, however game time decisions will be made at the discretion of referees and coaches per the following guidelines. Note the same discretion should be used by coaches during practice sessions.

  1. The referee shall suspend play if the referee sees lightning or hears thunder. The referee may act on information from assistant referees, coaches, or others who he has asked to monitor weather conditions.
  2. The referee shall suspend play if they hear one long blast from the Thor-Guard* system.
  3. The referee shall suspend play if the field conditions become hazardous for the players.
  4. Play will not resume until the all of the following conditions are met:
    • The Thor-Guard system, if it was activated during the suspension, has indicated an all clear with three short blasts, OR, thirty minutes have past since the last time lightning was sighted or thunder heard, if the Thor-Guard system did not operate.
    • The referee feels that the weather and field conditions are safe to continue play.

Thor-Guard

The Glenview Park District maintains the THOR-GUARD Lightning Prediction Systems located at Flick Park Pool and the south pavilion, Attea Middle School and Gallery Park northwest pavilion. This system predicts conditions that indicate the potential for a lightning strike. It gives a warning 8 to 20 minutes in advance of a potential strike, so that everyone can take shelter. When it senses the potential for a lightning strike THOR-GUARD will sound a 15 second siren and the strobe light on top of the unit will go on. The strobe light stays on as long as there is danger of a potential strike.

When the THOR-GUARD sounds the warning siren and the strobe light is on:

  1. All activities must be immediately stopped.
  2. Park patrons should seek shelter in their cars (with the windows rolled up) or in a building. Patrons should avoid areas that are higher than the surrounding landscape; they should not use a tree for shelter, and should keep away from metal objects such as bicycles, golf clubs, fences, umbrellas, etc.
  3. Even if the weather does not appear to be threatening, everyone should seek shelter. People have been struck by a bolt out of the blue. A bolt out of the blue is one that strikes when the sky is clear.

When the potential for lightning has passed THOR-GUARD sounds three (3) blasts of the siren and the strobe light turns off. This may be as soon as 10 minutes after the initial alert.

Caution

The THOR-GUARD System helps to assess the conditions. Neither the signal nor the system is intended to guarantee that conditions are safe. If the weather is threatening and no warning signal is heard or seen, use good judgment and take shelter. Do not wait for the warning signal to activate, as the system can malfunction.

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