Cold Weather Practice and Competition Guidelines

 

Middlebury College

 Cold Weather Practice and Competition Guidelines

 

Above 10⁰

Practice only:

At or above 10°, practice will be allowed without any modifications.

Games only:

At or above 10⁰, games will be allowed without any modifications.

From 9⁰ to 0⁰

Practice only:

Practice will be allowed in modified format.  Teams may choose between two 45 minute sessions separated by a mandatory 20 minute indoor warming period, or one hour of continuous practice.  One hour practice times may be slightly increased or decreased dependent on factors including time of day, cloudiness, or closeness to the upper and lower limits of 9° and 0°.

Game only:

Games will be allowed in modified format.  Teams may choose to warm up on the indoor turf one hour before competition or ten minutes outside with a 15 minute break indoors before the game.  If the warm up is indoors, the  turf will be divided in half with each team warming up on their half of the indoor turf with a reduced number of players.  All pregame announcements and the national anthem will be cancelled and the start of the game will be immediate.  Half time will be extended to 30 minutes with a 5 minute outdoor warm up.   All Middlebury teams must purchase hand and foot warmers and if the team does not have sufficient sideline attire, that team will be issued FB sideline jackets for that game only.

Below 0⁰

Practice only:

All outdoor practices will be suspended if the temperature, including wind chill, drops below 0°.

Games only:

All outdoor games will be suspended if the temperature, including wind chill, drops below 0⁰.

*We will use the web site www.wunderground.com  to determine temperature, wind chill , and direction of wind.  This is a weather web site that has a station here on campus.

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