The managers will determine if the field is playable. If they cannot agree, they will follow the umpire??s direction.

RAIN: Managers, coaches, and umpires if it begins to rain will do the following:
1.  Evaluate the strength of the rain. Is it a light drizzle or is it pouring?
2.  Determine the direction the storm is moving.
3.  Evaluate the playing field as it becomes more and more saturated.
4.  Stop play if conditions become unsafe. Consult with the other manager
    and umpire to formulate a decision. The umpire has the final decision.
5.  Wait 20 minutes from this point before making the decision to cancel
    the game.

THUNDERSTORMS and LIGHTING: The average lighting stroke is 5-6miles long. Once the leading edge of a thunderstorm approaches to within 10 miles, you are at risk due to the possibility of a lighting strike. If you HEAR or SEE a thunderstorm do the following:
1.  Suspend all games and practices immediately.
2.  Do not hold metal bats
3.  Stay away from metal including fencing and bleachers
4.  Get the players to walk to their parent??s car and wait inside for 
    the Manager??s decision on whether to continue the game or practice.

Rule of Thumb: The ultimate truth about lightning is that it??s unpredictable and cannot be prevented.  Therefore, a manager, coach or umpire who feels threatened by an approaching storm should stop play and get the kids to safety. When in doubt, the following rule of thumb should be applied:

WHEN YOU HEAR IT    CLEAR IT ??  WHEN YOU SEE IT  FLEE IT

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