[SSJ-Coaches] Update - Practice & Game Day Fields - Stratford Fields - Playable

Eric Simons ricklions at att.net
Sat Mar 26 07:37:48 PDT 2011


Ghassan, you need to make the call for today regarding status of the game at 
Stratford.  I have been receiving telephone calls and e-mail wanting to know if 
the games are on.  It is your call so send out a e-mail let them know ASAP!
 Eric (Rick) Simons
ricklions at att.net
(408) 227-4163
Soccer Line 




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From: Eric Simons <ricklions at att.net>
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Sent: Fri, March 25, 2011 3:41:35 PM
Subject: Update - Practice & Game Day Fields - Stratford Fields - Playable



 

All games scheduled for Stratford School are on! 
 
I just check the fields at Stratford School and in my opinion they are playable 
for a number of reasons:

1.  Age of the players utilizing the field will cause minimum damage.

2.  The grass is very long and will acted as a protective layer for the roots 
structure of the grass - sorry for the players trying to dribble the ball is the 
tall grass.  


3.  There is only one very small area on one of the fields that has exposed dirt 
that is muddy.

4.  Should it rain tomorrow, and a game has started, it will be up to the center 
referee to cancel that game.  Ghassan Khadder may cancel any games, before they 
are started, if he is of the opinion the weather has caused the fields not to be 
playable he can cancel the entire day.

Ghassan, I turn the Stratford field over to you to make the call for tomorrow.  
It will now be your call if tomorrows games are to be canceled.





Monday is still questionable at all fields for practices.  I will provide a 
update by 3:00 PM Sunday if any fields are open to practice.
  
The rain may have stop but the grass fields need time to dry out! Again do not 
practice until you receive the go!
  


All school fields and parks will remain closed to practice games or practices!
  
Any team found practicing at any park or school practice field, during this 
time, will have their practice days revoked at the field that they are assigned 
to.  

 
Turf field games at Gunderson are a go with the center referee making the call 
at the field.  Weather report for Saturday, in my opinion will allow all turf 
games to be played.  Teams playing at Gunderson should contact their opponent 
and confirm with them that they are scheduled to play.  


Eric (Rick) Simons
Fields Director
ricklions at att.net
(408) 227-4163
Soccer Line 




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I will inform you when your team will be available to resume practice.  
 
Any team found practicing at any park or school practice field, during this 
time, will have their practice days revoked at the field that they are assigned 
to.  The rain may stop but the field still could be not playable.  Again do not 
practice until you receive the go!
 
GAME DAY - weekends I will send out a e-mail to all coaches by 7:10 AM if the 
weather has caused the games fields to not be playable.  Also I will have a 
message on my soccer line Saturday or Sunday morning after 7:10 AM.  Do not call 
before as I maybe out at the fields seeing if they are playable.
 
If in doubt, about the weather, during the week call the soccer line at any 
time.  

 
Competitive teams, do not cancel on your own home games, because you could be 
responsible to pay the referees if the game is not canceled by the league.  
Games on turf fields will not be canceled by me.  Turf fields should be playable 
in almost all weather conditions.  The center referee will be the individual to 
cancel any games he feels is dangerous to the players on turf fields.
 
Please take a moment to go into the web site and insure that your team has been 
assigned to the field that you are practicing on.  I have been informed by some 
fields coordinators that they are seeing teams at some school that have not been 
assigned to their field.
 
Also, some of you have send me e-mails requesting assignments to fields and have 
not received any feedback from me.  I have informed Claudio that I have not been 
receiving e-mail that are being sent by coaches that have used the school site 
web page field coordinators e-mail to contact me.  Where these e-mail end up I 
do not know.  But those coaches that have not received a response from me use my 
e-mail address noted below, not the school's web address.
 
During the spring/summer baseball has priority at numerous fields.  We are 
allowed to use them as long baseball is not using them or if space is available 
for both sports.   If baseball is there, your team will need to move if space is 
not available.
 
Should your field have goals make sure to re-lock the lock when you remove the 
goals.  Numerous locks have gone missing when a coach goes over to return and 
the lock the goals only to find the chain and locks gone.  Lock the lock and 
chain to the fence or to the goal.  Do not leave the lock and chain laying on 
the ground. 
 
I am looking for someone to become fields coordinator for Gunderson High 
School.  If you are interested please let me know and I will discuss the 
responsibility that go along with the position.  Make sure you leave me a 
telephone number that I can reach you during the day or evening.
 
TURF FIELDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE DURING THE WEEK OR SUNDAYS.

Please director any field questions to me at ricklions at att.net  
 
Eric (Rick) Simons
Fields Director
ricklions at att.net
(408) 227-4163
Soccer Line 
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