Snow and Inclement Weather Safety and Planning
Practices and Games
LSA/ LSC as a general rule does not cancel practices or games until the actual time of the practice. There is no reason to contact your coach or club officials prior to going to the site.
Kentucky weather varies greatly and while it may be raining on Southern Middle School the sun may be out at Dutchman’s Lane. And likewise, while we may have a thunderstorm at 5:30 the sun may be back out at 6:05. Practices should continue and our players should learn to deal with varying weather conditions as may be required in games.
The final decision regarding cancellation of practices shall rest with the coach. It is club policy to get kids off of the field immediately after seeing the first signs of lightening or damaging winds. You should never bring the kids back to the field until it is very apparent that the threat of severe weather has passed.
In order to protect the kids from severe weather have a plan in mind that will protect all kids. If there are adequate numbers of parents waiting in cars the kids can get in the cars and await a ride or the end of practice. If there is no room for all the kids in cars be sure to have a safe place to retire to near your practice facility. Make sure that the team parents know where the kids will be in the event of bad weather. Following are some suggestions for our fields:
Bates Elementary SchoolBates Elementary has many covered entrances to the school. The largest is at the front door but this is kind of far from the rear fields. Simply identify one and let your parents know where the team will be.
Carter Traditional Middle SchoolCarter Traditional Middle School has many covered entrances to the school. The largest is on the right side of the building closest to the field at the Childhood Resource Center.
LSA Field at Dutchman’s LaneLouisville Soccer Field at Dutchman’s Lane has no real safe area of its own, but we do have permission to go into the covered stairwell (emergency exit) at the end of the Twinbrook Apartments or into the front stairs of the former daycare across the street. The large apartment building offers the greatest protection.
Westport Middle SchoolWestport Middle School has many covered entrances to the school. The largest is at the front door but this is kind of far from the rear fields. Simply identify one and let your parents know where the team will be.