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Howland Athletic Club

HAC Safety Plan

HAC Local Safety Plan

Did you know on a yearly basis HAC submits an annual safety to Little League.
To view the HAC safety policy use the link below.


2017 HAC Safety Plan

Little League Safety Newsletter

Did you know that Little League publishes a monthly safety newsletter?
To read current or previous issues use the link below

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/newsletters/ASAP_Newsletter.htm


HAC Lighting Policy

The safety of our players, parents, coaches and spectators is of utmost importance to the Howland Athletic Club.  Lightning is one of our greatest concerns on the field, and we want everyone involved with HAC to understand the dangers of lightning so that they will take the appropriate action when thunderstorms threaten.  In connection therewith, the HAC is adopting the following lightning policy, which is to be strictly enforced, and is, mandatory

In the event of any of the following:

(a)        The sound of thunder;

(b)        The sight of lightning; 

(c)        The sound of the Howland Township Emergency Siren;

(d)        Lightning detected within a 10 mile radius of the field by Weatherbug Spark (free   download available from http://weather.weatherbug.com/spark-alert.html);

            The fields shall immediately evacuated. All practices and games shall be cancelled/ postponed.

PRACTICE RULES:

            The coach in charge of the practice shall immediately suspend or cancel practice, and players and coaches shall retreat to automobiles or a secure structure with                    four walls and a roof.

            No players will be permitted to remain on the field or in open dugouts for any reason.     

            Coaches are urged to monitor weather conditions and to use their best judgment regarding adverse weather.   A coach may postpone or cancel practice at any time                    that he or she believes that it is unsafe to continue for any weather related reason.   

            A practice may resume following suspension, at the discretion of the coach, if no thunder is heard or lightning is observed for a period of 30 minutes and is not                         detected by Spark within a 10 mile radius.   

            Coaches are responsible for providing shelter to any members of the team who do not have a parent or other adult present at the field.    

            Coaches should advise parents of this severe weather policy and should obtain contact information so that the coach can contact parents who leave their children                    at practice in the event of a suspension or cancellation.    

GAME RULES:

            The following shall be the Policy of the HAC for all games, baseball, softball, or soccer played on HAC fields:

            The head official shall immediately suspend or cancel the game and players and coaches shall retreat to automobiles or a secure structure with four walls.

            No players will be permitted to remain on the field or in open dugouts, for any reason.

            The head official shall have the discretion to suspend or postpone play at any time that he or she believes that it is unsafe to continue for any weather related                              reason.   

            A game may resume following suspension, at the discretion of the head official, if no thunder is heard or lightning is observed for a period of 30 minutes, and not                         detected by Spark within a 10 mile radius.