Hard to believe, but our summer season is slowly winding down, with only a couple of weeks of regular play left. Playoffs begin the week of August 14. Just a reminder that league policy requires players to have four games under their belt to play for a team in playoffs (though note exceptions can be made in case of injury or pregnancy).
For Wednesday’s shorter season, we may have to make some exceptions, but be sure to consult with captains and League Coordinator Tara MacLeod in case of any uncertainties.
No extreme heat advisories this week, woohoo! Games are on their regular schedule this week.
It’s still pretty hot out though, so players make sure you are hydrated, and get off the field if you need to. Captains might want to make pre-game agreements (e.g., regular water breaks; commit to using all timeouts; play to ‘quarters’ instead of half, etc.). Do what you feel you need to do to stay safe and have a great game.
Environment Canada has a Heat Warning in effect though the rest of the week. That means we’re putting some safety measures into effect.
This week, games will start at 7:15 and will be played to a point cap of 13 (win by two, no higher than 15). Captains might want to talk about taking extra water breaks as well or commit to using all timeouts.
Anyone feeling the effects of the heat should not play, and should not be encouraged to play. Get them off the field, get them to shade, and get them some water.