PYSL Heat Policy
Poway Youth Soccer takes the safety of its players very seriously. At times it may be necessary to cancel practices, clinics and even games. The threshold for Heat Warnings is based upon heat and humidity – when conditions warrant, PYSL will issue a heat advisory to its coaches and instruct them to take precautions as outlined by Cal South and Presidio League. This heat advisory may require that coaches cancel any planned activities for that day. Other factors may be utilized to issue this advisory, such as warnings issued by the authorities. The league may also factor in ages of players, time of day that activities are scheduled to take place and even surfaces that players are scheduled to play on.
It is important to note that Presidio makes all final decisions on the cancellation of games played by competitive teams as well as those played in the age groups between U16 – U19. As they handle the scheduling for these games, they are in charge of determining when and if they will be cancelled – PYSL does not make the decision for those games. Presidio will utilize their published guidelines for making those decisions. PYSL will make the decision for recreational games played in the age groups between U6 – U14. Other leagues may still continue interleague games, even if PYSL has cancelled games. Always verify with your team’s coach or manager.
Ultimately, parents have the final say on the participation of their child – the league will make its best decisions for the entirety of the league but parents know their children best.