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.
For more information on AQI measurements and recommendations please visit:
Coaches and parents should monitor players for signs of heat-related illness: www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html