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WEATHER POLICY

MICHIGAN FIRE JUNIORS WEATHER POLICY

Please read and understand our weather policy.  This includes all practice facilities (28th ave, SoccerBowl, Jenison Christian School, 14th ave,).

If you hear thunder or see lightning, practice needs to be immediately suspended for 30 minutes from the last occurrence until you no longer hear or see thunder / lightning.  If you are within 45 minutes of the end of your practice, simply cancel the rest of your practice.  From the time of stopping practice until your players are picked up or you can begin practice again, your players are not allowed on the fields…no exceptions

  • If there is a Thunderstorm Watch…Practice will continue as normal, but parents should not leave the fields….  Please have all parents stay for practice in case we need to cancel during the training.
  • If there is a Thunderstorm Warning in either Ottawa or Kent counties….  All practices are canceled and any in-process practices are immediately cancelled.
  • If there is a Tornado Watch…Practice will continue as normal, but parents should not leave the fields… Please have all parents stay for practice in case we need to cancel during the training.
  • If there is a Tornado Warning in either Ottawa or Kent counties….  All practices are canceled and any in-process practices are immediately cancelled.

At around 3pm on any given day if there are storms in the immediate area (regardless of watches or warnings), please watch the website, Facebook, Twitter, text messages, and your email for any announcements.  If no announcements are made, please show up as normal.

Also, keep in mind that we want to maintain the quality of our fields.  So, there is also a possibility if we get substantial rain and the turf becomes saturated to the point where normal soccer activity will likely damage the turf, the fields will be closed.  This will be announced on the website and via club-wide email no later than 2pm that day.