Player, staff, and family safety is of upmost importance during Wenatchee FC Youth sanctioned activities. Many factors contribute to environmental safety threats, and the club may cancel games and/or training sessions due to severe weather or poor air quality. The club will make decisions in a comprehensive fashion to best support the safety of club members, fellow competitors, and guests. While decisions on cancelations will be made as early as possible, changing conditions and hope that conditions will allow us to play, could mean that some decisions will be made later than is most convenient. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience, as these decisions can be difficult to make.
Wenatchee FC Youth will refer to US Soccer guidelines, and coaches are required to be knowledgeable of the US Soccer Heat and Cold Guidelines and related illness recognition materials linked below.
US Soccer Environmental Conditions Information: here
US Soccer Heat Guidelines: here
Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) will be considered to gauge physiologic heat stress, as endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine. WBGT is a calculation based on temperature, relative humidity, wind, cloud cover, etc. The WBGT estimation chart below, or online WBGT calculator tools, will be used to assist decisions on heat related cancellations.
Wenatchee area conditions will be taken from the National Weather Service reporting station: here
Training/games will be cancelled if the start-time WBGT exceeds 90º F (calculated temp) or if the measured temperature exceeds 105ºF.
The Wenatchee area will be considered a Category 2 location for the following recommendations: