Weather Policy

Updated Saturday January 10, 2015 by Grayslake Colts Football, Cheer & Dance.

COLTS HEAT POLICY

With the warm weather we're been experiencing, now is the perfect time to communicate how we handle extreme weather. The Colts have a heat policy that addresses what we do when the weather gets warm. The important points to remember include:

  • We will assess conditions by 4:00 PM using the heat index in Grayslake as our guide.
  • If practice needs to be adjusted or cancelled, we will blast out a phone, email, and/or text message by 4:30 PM.
  • For a heat index under 100, practice will be held as normal.
  • For a heat index between 100 and 104, practice will be modified and limited as follows
    • Athletes dress in T-shirt, shorts, and shoes.
    • Football players will NOT wear helmets or pads.
    • Water breaks will be every 15-20 minutes.
    • Practices will be limited to light activity.
    • Coaches will focus on instructional training and walk through drills.
  • For a heat index 105 or above, practice will be cancelled.

Parents ultimately have the discretion of determining when to send their children to practice. If your child is unable to make it to practice, please let your coach know.
 

COLTS LIGHTNING POLICY

At the sight of lightning or the sound of thunder, practice or games will be suspended for at least 30 minutes and athletes will be moved to a sheltered location. Practice or games can continue when 30 minutes have passed since the last sound of thunder or lightning sighting. Normally practice will be called in the event of thunder or lightning.

COLTS FIELD CONDITION POLICY

If the field are too wet due to inclement weather or other issues, practice and/or games may be cancelled at the discretion of the Board of Directors and/or the field owners.  If practice needs to be adjusted or cancelled, we will blast out a phone, email, and/or text message as soon as the decision is made.