Severe Weather Procedure

  • Due to sudden severe weather, stoppage of all play occurs when the main tent sounds five (5) consecutive air horn blasts.
  • Play will resume only when the main tent sounds a second set of five (5) air horn blasts.
  • Referees may also stop the game at their discretion (visible lightning).
  • All players must leave the field if either of the above criteria occurs.
  • Play cannot resume until 30 minutes have passed from the last sighting of lightning per OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) rules.
  • Games missed or stopped due to weather will not be rescheduled due to the large number of games in the tournament, nor will refunds be given if all games aren’t played. Please refer to the Tournament Policies.
  • The Main Schedule of Games will be followed at all times. For example,
    • If a 4:10 – 4:50 game is stopped at 4:20 due to weather and the game is resumed at 4:40, it still ends at the scheduled 4:50 time.
    • If a 4:10 – 4:50 game is stopped at 4:40 and stoppage extends beyond 4:50, the game is over and the team should report to its 5:00 game.