Denver Lacrosse Club Weather Policy

DLC Weather Policy

Safety First

Field Playability Guidelines

Weather Hotline (303) 212-3000

To insure consistency in determining whether or not a field is fit for play, the DLC developed these criteria.  We believe these benchmarks will make for easier and more consistent decisions while enhancing the recreation experience for our participants.

Safety First

Predicated on safety and maintenance concerns, these guidelines are a product of the efforts of program staff, maintenance personnel and volunteers.

Athletic Fields


Under any circumstances the safety of the participants is paramount.  Strong consideration must also be given to the potential damage to the turf and the length of time required for the field to recover.

When determining field playability, the following guidelines should be followed:

  • Large areas of standing water on any part of the playing field is just cause for cancellation.

  • Any attempt to remove standing water from small areas should be done by bailing or by a pump.

  • During the course of inspection, any visible  water or sound (squish) while walking is an  indication  that the field is unfit for play or practice.

  • Footprints and the collection of water around them is an indication that the field should be closed

Lightning

Directive:  Upon the first sound of thunder or sighting of lightning, DLC staff will direct all in attendance to immediately go to their cars or enter the building, if possible.  No one will be allowed to return to the field until 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder and sighting of lightning.  Staff will have complete authority on decisions made at our facilities.  In the absence of DLC staff, volunteer coaches and officials should follow the same procedure.