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NKCA GAME CANCELLATION POLICY


Every now and then, the weather gets a little messy here in Kansas City.  It might be rain, lightning or we might even see a tornado or two!

 

The Park Supervisor is responsible to monitor the weather and to decide whether games will be played that day.  Before games are canceled, the Park Supervisor will coordinate with the Executive Director of the league and a final decision will be made.  If games are canceled, the League will make every attempt to place a note on the web page and send appropriate emails and texts to scheduled teams as soon as a decision has been made.

Weather decisions required at game time or after the start of a game will be the responsibility of the game umpires.

We always want to get the games in, even if it means having a delay of 1/2 – 1 hour.  Here are a few reasons why games will be canceled or delayed:

Weather Watches/Warning

·               If there is a tornado warning or watch within one hour of game time, all games will be canceled.

·               If there is a thunderstorm warning within one hour of game time, all games will be canceled.

·               If a thunderstorm watch is in effect, games will proceed as scheduled.

Rain

·               If it is raining and the fields are unplayable, the games will be canceled.

·               If a light rain is falling, games will probably be played unless field conditions are affected.

·               If a heavier rain is falling and fields are in a condition to play, a delay may be called by the field director for up to 1 hour.  Players can wait out the delay in concrete dugouts, vehicles, or in the rear of the concession stand.

Field Conditions

·              If there has been rain during the day and the afternoon/evening is sunny and nice, the games may be canceled due to field conditions.  Even if there are no puddles on the field, the playing area may be saturated such that playing on the surface may cause damage to the field.  

·              If the rain stops but there is no time to prep the fields before game time, games may be canceled.

·              If games are canceled for this reason, there will be no games or practices on any field unless special permission from the grounds keeper is given to the president to play on that field.

Lightning

·               If a lightning strike is sighted, heard, within 3 miles, all games will be delayed 15 minutes and players are asked to wait out the delay in concrete dugouts, vehicles, or in the rear of the concession stand.