All Games Canceled for 9/26

Due to the predicted weather this afternoon (9/26) here is the revised schedule:

Boys and girls varsity soccer games vs BFA canceled.  Make up dates will be announced as soon as possible.

Boys varsity will practice outside as scheduled unless weather permits.  If weather permits they have the gym reserved from 4:20-5:40.

Girls varsity will practice outside as scheduled unless weather permits.  If weather permits they have the gym reserved from 3-4:20.

High school/middle school cross country will practice outside as scheduled unless weather permits or you hear differently from me or the coaches.

Middle school soccer practice will take place as scheduled unless weather permits unless you hear from me or the coaches.

5/6 Boys soccer practice has been canceled.  They will have practice from 5-6:30 tomorrow night (9/27) on the boys varsity field at the town garage.

5/6 Girls soccer practice will take place in the gym from 5:40-7:00.

VPA LIGHTNING POLICY

The VPA follows the lightning policy as state by the NFHS in all of the NFHS rulebooks. Coaches should review the policy prior to the start of each season.

“When thunder is heard or a cloud-to ground lightning bolt is seen, the leading edge of the thunderstorm is close enough to strike your location with lightning. Suspend play for 30 minutes and take shelter immediately.

Thirty-minute rule. Once play has been suspended, wait at least 30 minutes after the last thunder is heard or flash of lightning is witnessed prior to resuming play.

Any subsequent thunder or lightning after the beginning of the 30 minute count will reset the clock and another 30 minute count should begin”. For a more detailed information, refer to the “Lightning Safety” section contained in the   NFHS Sports Medicine Handbook.

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