CCSOO Guidelines for Handling Rainout Situations
The athletic director should follow the steps outlined for all soccer or baseball contests:
Every week, preferably during the
weekend, check the web site and your home schedules to make sure all games
have been properly assigned.
If there is a problem, e-mail Bob
Gottschall immediately to make certain that he is aware of any discrepancy.
If it is determined prior to two hours
before game time that the game must be postponed, contact the AD of the
visiting school and determine a make-up date before contacting the referees
assigned or Bob. Once a date has been determined, contact the officials by
phone and explain the decision to postpone the game and give the official(s)
the option of accepting the make-up date. If the official(s) cannot
officiate the make-up date, then e-mail Bob with the information about the
new make-up date and which referee(s) can officiate the new date.
It is important to make sure you contact
the official(s) personally. Do not leave a message on an answering
machine/mailbox, or ask someone else to contact the official(s). If the
official(s) are not contacted and do leave for the game, arriving only to
find no game due to weather, then a travel fee of ½ of the game fee is
required. If the home AD determines that the game will be played and the
game begins, and the officials determine that because of safety, the game
must be stopped, the officials shall receive full fee(s). The 30-minute
waiting period for lightning/thunder, as explained in the
NFHS Guidelines on Handling Contests During Lightning Disturbances found
on the CCSOO web site, is to be adhered to without exception.
If the official is contacted by the AD and the game is postponed for any other reason beside weather, the notification to the official(s) must be made 24 hours or more prior to game time or the official(s) shall receive ½ game fee for lack of alternate income opportunity. Reasons for this may include, but are not be limited to a lack of players needed to play the game, lack of anyone to act as coach(es), field trips at the last minute, or disciplinary causes. Officials book out the date specifically to officiate that game and should not be penalized because the game must be cancelled/postponed due to issues other than weather.