Field Closure Guidelines
How Do We Know When Fields are Closed?
Please refer to the field status icon located in the top right hand column of the VYS website. At times, VYS may close fields even though Fairfax County has it listed as open. Since VYS maintains the VYS fields, please follow the VYS field closure status.
The field status key is as follows:
Green = All Fields are open
Red = All Fields are closed
Yellow = One or more fields are closed
By clicking on the Field Status Link, you can view a list of the exact field closures.
Questions? Please contact the Fields Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VYS Weather Policy
If your game is on artificial turf and it’s just rain, we play! If your game is on grass and it's just rain, please travel to the site unless otherwise directed, as decisions will be made by the head coach (U5 - U8) or referee (U9 - above) at the field, unless the fields are already closed and posted on the website.
The only time we will stop play is in the case of extreme inclement weather, temperature or thunder and lightning. Our coaches and referees will make the appropriate decision should the weather become an issue. The safety and well-being of the children is our number one priority. We will make every effort to notify you in advance if we are cancelling due to inclement weather, however sometimes we have to make the decision at the field.
Thunder and Lightning Guidelines
At the first sight of lightning or sound of thunder stop all field activities immediately and seek shelter indoors or in cars. Do not wait for lightning to occur over the field you are playing on. Do not resume play until 30 minutes after the last occurrence of lightning or thunder.