The information below can also be found in the CJSA Guidebook under
Rescheduling Cup Games / Field Conditions
Cup Competitions >> Game Day Information:
o CJSA will not reschedule games because there is a conflict with another event.
o Every attempt will be made to play the game on the day scheduled, beginning with using the visitor’s field. The hosting team will pay the referees. (In the event this occurs, the original home team in the bracket will still be charged with a home game for purposes of the competition.)
o If your field becomes unplayable on the day of competition, the home team MUST notify the visiting team AND your Cup Chairperson by 10:00am or three hours prior to the scheduled game time – whichever is earlier.
o When the visiting team has travelled to the field and a game is cancelled or abandoned because of inclement weather or the referee deems the field unplayable, the game shall be played in its entirety the following day. The visiting team will host this match. The original home team is responsible for the referee fees for the cancelled or abandoned game. The hosting team will be responsible for referee fees for the replayed match. A member of the cup committee must be notified of the change in schedule.
o State wide weather concerns will be posted on www.cjsa.org. For isolated storm issues the teams needs to contact a member of the Cup Committee.
Lightning – Recognizing the threat. Apply the 30-30 rule: When you see lightning, count the time until you hear thunder. If this time is 30 seconds or less, seek proper shelter. If you can’t see the lightning, just hearing the thunder is a good back-up rule. Wait 30 minutes or more after hearing the last thunder before leaving shelter. Referees must protect the safety of all participants by stopping game activities quickly, so that participants and spectators may retire to a safer place before the lightning threat becomes significant. Remember, if you can hear the thunder, you are within reach of lightning.