Inclement Weather Policy

The safety of players, coaches, management, and spectators in the primary concern in any weather event that occurs during all games. However, parents/guardians may take any reasonable action they deem appropriate for the safety of their child at any time.

Rain
All soccer events will be played, rain or shine. The office will only cancel games ahead of their scheduled start time if the City of Mississauga closest the fields. They will do this by 4:00 pm at the latest. You can call 3-1-1 or directly visit the City’s field closure website. The office will post game cancellations on our NMSC social media accounts and website by 4:30 pm. All coaches in the effected division(s) will be contacted as well.

Thunder/Lightning
If there is no thunder/lightning before the beginning of the game; the referee will decide the course of action in consultation with both coaches before it starts. In our divisions without referee (U3-U8), the coaches of both teams and game leaders have the authorization to suspend play or cancel matches in the event of thunder/lightning.

When thunder roars, go indoors! Once thunder/lightning occurs, the play must be stopped. We will strictly observe the 30/30 rule. If the “flash to bang” is less than 30 seconds, play will be suspended for 30 minutes timed from the last flash or bang observation. If a game is played at least 10 minutes into the 2nd half in our U14-U19 divisions, it will be counted as played and scores will stand. Any U14-U19 game cancelled due to weather will be recorded as a 1-1 tie.

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