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Thunder and Lightning Safety Policy


Teach this safety slogan:

“If you can see it, flee it; If you can hear it, clear it.”


If bad weather occurs during a practice or a game while at an outdoor facility, Please follow these instructions:


  1. If you hear thunder or see lightning, everyone should take shelter in cars with windows up only.  (Pavilions, overhangs, dugouts or sheds are not safe havens)
  2. Wait a minimum of 30 minutes from the last observed lightning or thunder before resuming activities. (The clock resets at every flash of lightning and/or rumble of thunder)
  3. If you can, check the radar to see if it is worth waiting a storm out.  Use your discretion when and if you should cancel the rest of practice.


Please reference NLSI (National Lightning Safety Institute) website for more information about Lightning Safety for Organized Outdoor Athletic Events at: