LIGHTNING POLICY & PROCEDURES
Coaches are responsible for ensuring that there is a designated person monitoring the weather by using an appropriate weather app like Weather Bug.
This designated person can be a coach but PCAA would prefer a parent who is not actively participating on the field to actively monitor severe weather when possible to ensure alerts are not missed.
Lightning strike alerts should be set at a 10 MILE RADIUS within the weather app.
If a lightning strike is detected within
10 MILE RADIUS during a practice or game:
- players, parents, fans and umpires are REQUIRED to return to their vehicles
- no one should remain at the fields, dugout or spectator area
- each head coach should begin to actively monitor proximity of lightning strikes
- coaches have ability to cancel games in consultation with umpire and commissioner
THERE SHOULD BE A 30 MINUTE SPAN WITHOUT A LIGHTNING STRIKE
WITHIN 10 MILE RADIUS BEFORE RETURNING TO FIELDS AND RESUMING PLAY.
Thanks for your good judgement and common sense to stay safe at PCAA facilities.
Additional Safety Precautions and Guidance Can Be Found Here: