Severe Weather & Heat Information, News (Strathroy United FC)

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Severe Weather & Heat Information
Submitted By Admin on Monday, June 18, 2018
Soccer will only be cancelled if.... 

1) The Middlesex London Health Unit instructs us to do so, or The Leagues in which we operate cancels the games in advance as per Ontario / Canada Soccer Guidelines.

2) The Strathroy - Caradoc Parks and Recreation Department notifies the club that the Soccer the Fields are closed.

We advise our Members sign up for updates to your child's team via Text or Email Subscriptions


In the event of lightning
The safety of players, coaches, management and spectators is the primary concern in any weather event that occurs during all matches sanctioned by the CSA. By understanding and following the information below, the safety of everyone shall be greatly increased. Ultimately the referee has the final say over delaying or restarting a match due to weather. Waiting to stop play or not waiting to start play may result in a serious injury or loss of life.

Click here to read the full policy on Lightning, and additional information.  

Heat related injuries 
There are some simple guidelines which have been prepared by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) when it comes to running activities in a hot and/or humid environment. The goal in participating in hot weather is to avoid fluid loss from the body or dehydration. Educating athletes, coaches and officials is key to identifying and preventing these injuries from occurring. All Participants will be encouraged to have plenty of water breaks throughout the match / practice session.

Click here to read about preventing and identifying heat related injuries

Coaches have been instructed to use their best judgement and communication if they choose to Cancel practices in advance with members of their team and to notify the club as well.
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