The TCSA website, www.tcsa.net, will advise if games will be played and will be updated by 7:30am on Saturdays. If weather turns bad after games begin, the website and coaches hotline may or may not be updated.
If lightning is seen, thunder is heard or if the Strike Guard alert sounds (long horn blast and/or a visible flashing amber strobe light), the game or practice must be terminated immediately. Everyone must leave the fields immediately and seek shelter in his or her vehicle. Strike Guard is only installed at the East Side Sports Complex and Breen Community Park in St. Charles. The siren and flashing amber light is located on top of an electric service building east of the soccer fields at the East Side Sports Complex and on top of the concession building at the Breen Complex. Please note that the concession area patio at Breen Park is NOT lightning safe and can NOT be used as shelter.
The games may be played in the next time slot if the weather clears (no thunder heard or lightning seen for at least 30 minutes). At the East Side Complex and at the Breen Complex the Strike Guard system must also sound an "all clear" (three short horn blasts and the amber strobe light must not be flashing).
In addition to the lighting policy, common sense should determine if games should or should not be played or practice held due to bad weather. Games and practices must end if standing water is present or if the field becomes dangerous to the players. The referee will make the determination if a game should be played or not. Coaches should consult with the referee if, in their opinion, the game should be canceled due to weather or field conditions.
If games are canceled for an entire day (prior to the 8:30am game time), the games will not be made up. Games canceled later in the day will also not be made up. In this instance, games completed will be recorded as a win, loss or tie. All games canceled or not completed will be recorded as a tie.