Practices - when it’s raining on a practice day, all coaches should either check the "Field Alert" status on the homepage (and sign-up for the text message alerts), or call the City of Santa Clara Recreational Department hotline after 3pm to confirm if fields are open. The hotline number is 408-615-3140. If there is rain, and a threat of thunder and lightning after practice has started, coaches should end practice immediately.
Games - prior to the start of each game, all referees are required to evaluate field conditions and determine whether a game can safely be played. Unless it has been raining steadily the night prior to, and morning of the game, coaches should expect to arrive at your scheduled game. Referees will make a decision on the safety to play or not. If there is rain, and a threat of thunder and lightning after the game has started, referees and coaches should immediately end the game.
In the event games are cancelled on Friday night, recreation age group coordinators will contact coaches that night to inform coaches Saturday games have been cancelled.
Note: Even though the City may allow games to be played at the
Park the referee in his/her opinion may decide to cancel the game due to inclement weather.