Bad weather conditions, especially those which contain lightning, pose a potential deadly problem for outdoor activities. As such, SCFC is mandating the following lightning policy. This policy is to be followed for all SCFC activities, including but not limited to practice sessions, scrimmages and games. This policy is to be enforced by club officials, coaches and referees without exception.
If lightning is observed and the interval between the lightning and the accompanying thunder is less than 30 seconds, all soccer activity must be stopped immediately, fields must be cleared and all participants should be advised to find a safe place (such as a car or building) to wait. Soccer activity shall not resume for a minimum of 30 minutes following the initial suspension or the last lightning / thunder interval less than 30 seconds.