SBGLA Inclement Weather Policy



Wondering how we handle a day of bad weather?  This official board policy is for you.


SBGLA monitors weather conditions prior to, and during all practices and game times. For weather conditions occurring prior to practices and game times, we will try to notify everyone as soon as a decision has been made to play, postpone and/or cancel games. Note that lacrosse is a game that can be played in the rain.  For weather that causes field conditions to deteriorate or is forecast to create a weather-related danger, the decision to postpone or cancel games will be made at or before 2:00pm on practice days and 8:00am on Saturday game days. Each coach has the responsibility to notify their players and parents. Decisions to postpone and/or cancel practices are made on a location-by-location basis by the coach present.  SBGLA uses the following methods of notification:

  • Home Page of the SBGLA website
  • SBGLA Instagram and Facebook pages
  • E-mails to coaches
  • Text Messaging to coaches
  • Air Horn Signals (on game days only)

Each individual is ultimately responsible for his/her personal safety and has the right to take appropriate action when threatened by bad weather. Adults must take responsibility for the safety of children in their care during weather events.

SBGLA has designated responsible person(s) to monitor the weather and field conditions to initiate the notification, evacuation, postponement and/or cancellation process when appropriate.

Adults and Parents must take responsibility for the safety of children in their care. SBGLA everyone to take shelter in a safe place or location designed to protect from weather related dangers.

Take Shelter Signal

SBGLA requires immediate evacuation of all practice and game fields after bad weather threats are signaled or anticipated. In the event that lightning or other related danger is approaching the area on a game day, we will sound the “Take Shelter” signal, indicated by the 1 (one) long blast of a Air Horn. This will be sounded when lightning is determined to be within 5 miles of the Skiatook Sports Complex.

All Clear Signal

The “All Clear” will be 2 (two) short blasts from an Air Horn and will indicate when thirty minutes has passed since the last observation of thunder.

Game Postponement

SBGLA may temporarily postpone practice and games for situations where the weather related danger is expected to be short lived.

Practice and Game Cancellation

SBGLA may be forced to cancel practices and/or games due to weather related dangers and/or field conditions.


Effective: June 11, 2018