Weather Policy

Rain Out Policy
 
When the weather is bad coaches and managers need to do just 3 things:
 
#1) Assume you are playing until the games are cancelled by one of the BOD members. Once notification is sent to managers, please email your team
 
#2) Check the Eastern webpage for the status of the fields and games. Game status will be updated by 3 pm on weekdays and by 8 am on weekends
 
#3) If games are cancelled. STAY OFF THE FIELDS! If games are cancelled then the fields are CLOSED.
 
Please do not email or call BOD members about your games.
 
Please do not go out and try to get the fields playable for that day. More harm than good is done by coaches or parents raking mud around or dumping bags of Turface on muddy places or brushing water off the infield dirt into the grass.

 

Lightning and Little League Rules

The strictest rules in Little League regarding a rainout cover lightning storms. If anyone sees lightning or hears thunder, adults must immediately clear the field of all players until the lightning storm passes. Players should not remain in the dugout.  They should go inside the clubhouse if one is available or a car. Coaches and umpires have the option of either continuing the game if lightning is not seen for a reasonable amount of time -- usually about 30 minutes -- or canceling the game. Click here for the National Weather Service. 

 

Playing on a Wet Field

Little League players may continue a game during rain or wet conditions if the umpire, coaches or other Little League official has determined that the field is safe for play. Adults should inspect the paths between bases, the infield and the outfield for any unsafe locations. Deep puddles, slippery patches in the dirt or grass, and any other potentially unsafe surfaces should not be present on the field during play. If adults notice any unsafe area as a result of rain, even if the players do not frequently move across that specific area, the game should be paused until conditions improve or canceled if conditions are unlikely to improve.

     

    Result of a Rainout

    If a rainout call occurs after the players have played four innings, the game is considered official, which means that the team currently in the lead is the game's winner even if the game cannot be played to completion. A tie at the time a rainout is called during an official game suspends the game until play can be resumed on another day. Additionally, a rainout after one full inning but before four innings also suspends the game, with play to be resumed on another day, even if one team is in the lead. In both instances, play begins immediately where it stopped, with players in the same positions -- including on bases if necessary -- and the number of balls, strikes and outs consistent. If a rainout occurs before one full inning, then the game will start over on another day as if it were a brand-new game.


     

    High Temperature Policy

    A. When the forecast temperature is expected to reach over 100 degrees AND air quality is predicted to be unhealthy (150 or above). Click here for current air quality index

    #1) All practices for Majors Division and below are cancelled

    #2) Juniors Division and older may practice with caution, including extra water breaks and limited exertion. 

    #3) Games will be postponed or cancelled. Check the Eastern webpage for the status of the games. Game status will be updated by 3 pm on weekdays and by 8 am on weekends

    #4) During Games players should take a break and hydrate after every 2 innings. 

    B. When the forecast temperature is expected to reach 105 or higher, regardless of air quality

    #1) All practices for Majors Division and below are cancelled

    #2) Juniors Division and older may practice with caution, including extra water breaks and limited exertion. 

    #3) Games will be postponed or cancelled. Check the Eastern webpage for the status of the games. Game status will be updated by 3 pm on weekdays and by 8 am on weekends

    #4) During Games players should take a break and hydrate after every 2 innings.