In the event of inclement weather prior to or during practices and games, the athletic trainer will advise the LA Fire Juniors Admin Staff by monitoring weather conditions via Earth Networks. The LA Fire Juniors Admin Staff will notify coaching staff, visiting programs and participants through text, email, the tournament site, or verbal communication to prepare for shelter if needed.
In the event of a severe weather warning, the LA Fire Juniors Admin Staff will indicate a “Clear All Fields” signal to the referees. When reopening fields after severe weather, the LA Fire Juniors Admin Staff will indicate a “Resume Play” signal to the referees.
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Lightning is a dangerous phenomenon that can strike as far as 10 miles, and it does not have to rain for lightning to strike. The athletic training staff has developed a lightning policy to minimize the risk of injury from lightning strike to LA Fire athletes, coaches, support staff and fans. To monitor lightning the athletic training staff will utilize Earth Networks weather alerts then the Flash-Bang method. Athletic teams that practice and compete outdoors are at risk when the weather is inclement. For this reason, the following guidelines adopted from the NATA, must be observed if it appears that lightning is possible for the area: