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Heat & Air Quality Policy

Updated as of October 16, 2019

EDHSC believes the safety and well-being of participants is of utmost importance.  In conjunction with recommendations of various local and national regulating agencies, the club has developed the following policies regarding the restriction or cancellation of all outdoor activities for teams and players.

EDHSC uses www.purpleair.com website as the source for ozone and particulate matter measurements, or AQI (Air Quality Index).  We encourage all coaches and parents to monitor air quality conditions by this website.  You can also use the app AirVisual for mobile application.

EDHSC uses www.weather.gov website to report temperature measurements.

The AQI and weather conditions will potentially affect EDHSC practice and game schedules.

COACHES MUST ENFORCE THIS POLICY AT ALL TIMES.

Any cancellations due to AQI or temperature should be recorded as club cancellation due to safety, and not a forfeit.

If at any time you feel uncomfortable with the weather conditions, or are concerned for the safety of a child, you are encouraged to hold the child out of the scheduled activity.


Air Quality Guidelines

GAMES:

  • If the AQI at the time and location of the game is between 126-149 as reported by www.purpleair.com, coaches are strongly encouraged to make modifications by increasing breaks and making more substitutions to lower kids' breathing rates.
     
  • If the AQI at the time and location of the game is greater than or equal to 150 as reported by www.purpleair.com, then the game MUST be cancelled.

PRACTICE:

  • If the AQI at the time and location of practice is between 126-149 as reported by www.purpleair.com, coaches are encouraged to conduct a limited exertion practice, increase breaks or cancel the practice all together at their discretion.
     
  • If the AQI at the time and location of practice is greater than or equal to 150 as reported by www.purpleair.com, then practice MUST be cancelled.

For more information on AQI measurements and recommendations please visit:
https://www.airnow.gov/aqi/aqi-basics/


Temperature Guidelines

Coaches and parents should monitor players for signs of heat-related illness: www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html

GAMES:

  • If the temperature at the time and location of the game is between 100-103 degrees (F) as reported by www.weather.gov, coaches are encouraged to monitor players.  Coaches should also ensure players are rested, rotated and hydrated.  Before the game starts, request additional "hydration breaks" from game officials.
     
  • If the temperature at the time and location of the game is greater than 103 as reported by www.weather.gov, then the game MUST be cancelled.

PRACTICE:

  • If the temperature at the time and location of practice is between 100-103 as reported by www.weather.gov, coaches are strongly encouraged to conduct a limited exertion practice.  Coaches are also encouraged to give frequent water breaks, monitor their players closely, or cancel practice all together at their discretion.
     
  • If the temperature at the time and location of practice is greater than 103 as reported by www.weather.gov, then practice MUST be cancelled.
     
  • FOR TURF FIELDS: If the temperature at the time and place of practice is greater than 95 degrees as reported by www.weather.gov, then practice MUST be cancelled.

Current AQI Conditions in EDH

Purple Air - Promontory
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Purple Air - CSD
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Purple Air - Marina Village
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Purple Air - Valley View
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