The Executive Committee of the Lexington F.C. has approved the following guidelines for all games and practices. These guidelines MUST be followed. There will be a zero tolerance policy with regard to any violations of this policy.
It is the responsibility of all referees (*) involved in officiating LFC home soccer games, and all LFC coaches (**) conducting practices and/or scrimmage games to IMMEDIATELY terminate activities when lightning is seen.
When activities are terminated by the referee or coach:
(1) Players should immediately leave the field and proceed in orderly fashion to their vehicle or to a designated safe location. PLAYERS SHOULD NOT STOP TO GATHER BELONGINGS!
(2) It is the responsibility of the coach to ensure that all members of the team are accounted for and moved to a safe place.
(3) If it is anticipated that the storm will pass, the referee or coach may give direction to resume activities no sooner than thirty (30) minutes after the last sighting of lightning.
* Referees found to be in violation of this policy will no longer be assigned to officiate games of LFC.
** Coaches found to be in violation of this policy will be suspended.