We will play a partial schedule on Saturday, March 29th. Some rain is expected, and it could be locally heavy. The distance between Belview and EastMont Elem is 20 miles, so one location may get rain and the other location may just get clouds. The front may move in quicker than expected, or the storms could arrive right at game time. This disclaimer is that we are making this decision based upon the latest information available to us at 6:00 a.m. When you look at a weather map later in the morning, the circumstances may have changed. Having said that:
Pre-Kindergarten: games are postponed with a May 17th make up. Note: the game time may be earlier than our usual 1115 start, as May 17th is the date of our end of season celebration at Good Shepherd Baptist Church. This is an event not to be missed and more details will be forthcoming as we get closer.
U8 and U8Girls: games are postponed. We will plan to make these games up on weeknights in a few weeks.
U10, U10G, U13, U13G, and U18: We will plan to play the games scheduled at 8:30, 9:00, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15. There is clearly a chance of rain, so please dress appropriately. The 11:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. games are postponed, and new dates will be selected. **7:03 Update: 3 more games are now postponed: Altizer v. Berryman, Parton v. Drummond, and Rosso v. Showalter. After posting, the weather map updated to show a more severe rainstorm coming through the area.**
NRU games in Blacksburg: NRU will make a decision and post it on their website, http://www.nrusa.org later this morning. They will also post their makeup schedule if games are postponed.
Final Note: Soccer is a team sport. When a player misses a game, it affects not only their teammates, but also the quality of competition for the opponent. There were a number of Kindergarten players absent from their teams last night without notice to coaches, despite weather that had cleared. For today’s game, the weather conditions may not be perfect, but each player should fulfill their team obligation. If your player cannot be at a game, contact the coach immediately. A team can overcome a single missing player, but if 4 or 5 players each make the decision to stay home due to possible rain, then the entire game is jeopardized. Even if some games are played in rain, those games tend to be favorites for children who are appropriately dressed. The games that are going forward this morning are for the older teams, so they should be able to adapt to wet field conditions.