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MUSA and Georgia Soccer Lightning Policy

If thunder/lightning strikes, even if it "sounds far away," all players, coaches, parents, and refs should evacuate the field immediately and stay off the field until 30 minutes has elapsed from the most recent thunder/lightning strike.

A safe structure at MUSA is defined as the inside of a building. Everyone who is not inside a building should be sent to their vehicle.  A vehicle is considered safe if it is fully enclosed with a hard metal roof, rubber tires, and completely closed windows. Persons should not touch the sides of the vehicle!  Convertibles or “soft-top” vehicles, and golf carts do no provide a high level of protection and cannot be considered safe from lightning.

Persons should stay away from the tallest trees or objects (i.e. light poles, flag poles, etc.), metal objects (i.e. fences, bleachers, etc.), individual trees, standing pools of water, and open fields.  Persons should avoid being the highest object in an open field and thus crunch down in a ball.

Field status will be posted at by 3:00 pm each weekday and by 7:30 am each Saturday. We will continue to monitor the conditions and, in the case of late-arriving storms, we will update the site as necessary. We encourage you to sign up for email/text field status notifications by subscribing to the Rained Out.

Text MUSANOW to 84483 to receive alerts from MUSA. 
Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel alerts at any time.For customer support contact [email protected] or 800-230-1933.

Also join MUSA's Facebook Group and/or Facebook Page to field status updates.

MUSA Cold Weather Policy and Guidelines

 Cold Index Recommended Guidelines 
 46° and higher No Change
 45° and 43° Allowable Additional Clothing:
1. Layered beneath uniform (for example)
- long sleeves
- long Pants
- additional socks
2. Gloves or mittens
3. Stocking caps without straps
4. Jackets
may be worn under the uniform so that referees get the player's
number in the event of a card being issued.

Clothing NOT Allowed:
1. Hooded sweatshirts
hoods so not turn when player turns head;
strings present possibility of being grabbed
2. Ear muffs (headbands OK)
plastic or metal part crossing top of head presents potential hazard
3. Scarves 
 42° and lower 1. Suspend games 

Georgia Soccer Heat Policy and Guidelines
These guidelines use a Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) reading; for example, a WBGT reading of 92 degrees is somewhat comparable to a Heat Index reading of 104 to 105 degrees.

Georgia Soccer Lightning Policy and Guidelines
PDF Document  Lightning Safety Outdoors
PDF Document Hazardous Weather Guidelines and Preparation
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