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Burlingame AYSO - Hot Weather Procedure
When the weather is hot, water is essential!
The safety of the players, coaches and referees comes before anything else.
Remember Law 18 – Common Sense.
To that end, below are the procedures that should be followed regarding water during hot weather matches:
- Water is allowed to be taken at any stoppage in play at the touch line. The player should remain at the touch line while consuming the water.
- Water bottles must remain off the field of play and are never to be “thrown” to the player or carried by a player.
- Any player felling dizzy or nauseous should leave the field immediately and see their coach. The coach can either send in a substitute at the next stoppage of play, with the referee’s permission, or play short until the ill feeling player feels better. (This is simply an injury substitution.)
- If a referee needs water, he/she may signal at any stoppage in play that a water break is needed. They may then proceed to the touchline for water. The referee should not bring the water onto the field. Play resumes when the referee signals tat he/she is ready to proceed.
- Water breaks at the quarter are allowed, but should be brief. They are not to be used for a strategy meeting with the coach. Keep in mind, time is running as it normally is at the quarter mark.
- The half time break may be extended, if in the opinion of the referee, additional time is needed for the players to cool down. The second half would be shortened by the extended break.
- No additional time will be added to the game! Start on time. End on time.
- If a player needs medical assistance, call the Burlingame Police Emergency Dispatch.