Weather Policy

Camp Weather Policy

If fields are OPEN: 
On an hourly basis we strive to make informed decisions based on weather forecasts and radar readings to benefit the children attending our classes. Unfortunately, predicting the weather is not a perfect science and while we endeavor to make the correct call, we know that we can’t please everyone all of the time. We do try though, please bear with us!

In the event of light showers, all programs will continue as scheduled, providing the playing area is safe. Parents should dress their child appropriately for the weather conditions, as sessions will go ahead regardless of damp weather, providing the coach deems the playing area safe to continue.

During a camp or class: The program will continue in the event of light rain or passing showers.  If weather conditions become unplayable and shelter cannot be provided, the program will be cancelled for the remainder of the day and you will be required to collect your child from program.

It is raining, why is my class not cancelled?
We strive to ensure the best decisions are made for each individual program by checking the weather forecasts and radar frequently. However, sometimes this technology is not truly accurate, in such instances our office staff members rely on our on field staff to relay the actual weather condition once they have arrived on location. If your program is not listed we ask parents to attend the session as scheduled, where coaches will make a decision based on current weather and field conditions.

Why do I have to go to field for the coaches to make a decision? 
We rely heavily upon the weather forecast and the radar to make our decisions, however it is impossible to know exact weather conditions at each location until our coaches arrive and weather conditions often change quickly. Therefore, there are times when due to the nature of scattered storms/showers, you may be asked to report to the field where the decision will be made by the coach. The coaches decision will be based on the weather and field conditions at the time.

What happens is the event of thunderstorms?
In the event of thunderstorms, the program will be suspended until the storm passes. Lightning storms are unpredictable so a 30 minute rule is enforced on all BEST Soccer programs. 30 minutes will be counted from when the last strike of lightning was seen. If the storm passes, play will continue. However, if the storm continues the program may be cancelled and you will be required to collect your child from the program.