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Always check HOMEPAGE of waylandsoccer.org for field status. 

Unfortunately, Mother Nature does not always adhere to our schedules. Bad weather and other unforeseen circumstances could cause WAYS to cancel or postpone games, or to close fields on a given weekend game day.


After the Wayland Department of Public Works opens the fields for the season, WAYS protocol for field closure is as follows:

 

During the week, WAYS determines field open/closed status according to weather.

  • WAYS officials will try to reach a decision by 1:30 pm, and will update the field status box on WAYS homepage.
  • If weather changes after a call has been made (say fields deemed open but rain begins at 5pm, unless notified otherwise by WAYS, coaches are to follow the DPW field use policy, and  WAYS Lightning Policy
     

On Weekends, in cases where a delay or cancellation may be required.

  • WAYS officials will reach a decision by 7:00 am for morning games and by 11:00 am for afternoon games in order to give coaches and parents as much notice as possible.
  • Accordingly, field status will be posted immediately after 7am and 11am on days with questionable weather. Games are on unless you are otherwise notified of their cancellation. 
     

Game Cancellation Authority

  • Only WAYS officials may postpone a game due to inclement weather in advance of the game start time, and only if the fields are deemed unplayable.
     
  • At the game start time, only a Referee may postpone a game if he/she feels the field is unplayable, or if there are unsafe weather conditions (eg. lightning) or field playability conditions (eg. standing water)
     
  • Because soccer may be played ini the rain, Coaches do not have the authority to cancel a game soley due to rain.


updated 2/13/20