ERSL Hot Weather Policy
As we face rising
temperatures and humidity the ERSL will be implementing a water break policy
during extreme hot weather for all District Competitive and Regional level
games. Before the start of play, if the humidity index is 32 or higher, either
team may request to the referee that water breaks be taken. Breaks are to take place approximately midway
through each half and be at an appropriate stoppage of play. Water breaks should be taken quickly.
If the humidity index is 32 or higher, either team may also request that
substitutions be permitted on throw-ins if their rules do not already permit so. Substitutions on throw-ins would then follow
standard rules for substitutions: The
request for substitution at a throw-in must be made by the attacking team. If the attacking team makes a
substitution, the opposing team may also substitute at the same time.
These requests must be made before the start of
play to the game official. Game
Officials have been instructed to comply with these requests.