|Hot Weather Policy
help prevent heat related illness, SVLL is adopting a Heat Index based approach
to suspending league activity during periods of excessive heat. In all cases,
Managers should use their discretion and err on the side of caution if there is
any question about safety.
Actual Temperature or Heat Index (whichever is
greater) shall be used to determine thresholds for play. Heat Index shall be
accuweather.com (ReelFeel temperature) or
weather.com (Feels Like temperature) entering zip code 94087. During periods of
increased heat, Managers should check the forecast and make a judgment to
cancel practice ahead of time should the forecasted temperatures exceed the
thresholds. If the forecast is below the threshold, managers should check
temperatures closer to game/practice time to confirm its still OK to
During Spring Ball, Managers may propose to reschedule a canceled
game, schedule permitting. During Fall Ball, canceled games will not be
rescheduled due to the compressed schedule of the Fall Season.
| Temperature / Heat Index
- Kids should be well hydrated prior to
- Allow Frequent water/shade breaks
- Monitor kids for signs of exhaustion or
stress (see safety manual).
|95 - 99
||Same as above plus:
- During Practice - Mandatory Water
breaks every 20 minutes in shaded area.
- During Games - encourage hydration in
dugout while on offense.
- Allow kids water when requested Recheck
Heat Index at every water break, suspending practice if it exceeds 100 degrees
F (Manager/Umpire check every 2 innings during games)
- Consider alternate practice options,
limiting practice duration, more off field drills in shaded areas.
- Alert parents of the possibility of
cutting practice short.
|100 degrees F
- Suspend practice/games.
- If in progress, alert parents to pickup
kids, keep team in shaded area until picked up.