Weather Cancelation Policies

Games may be canceled and rescheduled for a later date if weather is too severe or fields are unplayable. Below are cancelation policies based on the type of league:

 

General Rules

 

Do not contact us by e-mail or phone to inquire about rainouts. They will be posted on the website and e-mailed to all roster players at some point during the day. E-mails and voicemails inquiring about rainouts will not receive a response.

 

We play if at all possible. If we cancel, all roster players will be e-mailed with the cancelation and a banner will placed at the top of the MSSC website announcing the cancelation. If you do not hear anything by your game time, games will be played pending any change in the weather. We will contact all registered players when we know if games are canceled. E-mails and voicemails asking if games are canceled will not be responded to - you will know when we know.

 

Indoor Leagues

Indoor leagues are only canceled if the facility at which games are held closes. If Madison schools are closed for any reason in the winter, we cannot play at night. If leagues are held at a private facility, they will let us know if they are closing.

 

Outdoor Leagues

The city is very protective of its fields and has very conservative cancelation policies. We must follow their rules. Generally it is not MSSC's decision to cancel games. If the city cancels games, we usually know by 2:00 pm for weekday games and 9 am for weekend games, and players will know shortly thereafter. If it is our decision, the cancelation will come later, as we want you to play and will wait until later to make the decision to cancel. Just because "it's not raining right now," it doesn't mean the fields have dried since it did rain. Water does not evaporate quickly from most fields, especially the kickball fields at Demetral. Sometimes cancelations will come after some games have already started, but there is nothing we can do about changes in the weather.

 

If you are feeling impatient or questioning a cancelation, you may always call the city's rainout line yourself at 267-8787. Be aware that the city's message will not change after the times listed above under "Outdoor Leagues," but the weather may change. Parks we use fall under the following jurisdictions:

Central: Goodman softball

East: Demetral, Olbrich, and Warner