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Region 1678 - Rancho Mission Viejo


On inclement weather days, the Region will communicate (based on mudline information provided by the field permitting agency) whether fields are open or closed. Updates are typically received by 8am on weekends and 3pm on weekdays. Player safety and protecting the fields from damage are our main concerns.

If a field is originally listed as open and weather or field conditions deteriorate, the referee will decide if the match should continue to be played. Please note that once a field is closed, it will remain closed for the remainder of the day - regardless if weather or field conditions improve. Neither Board Members, Coaches, Referees nor Parents have the authority to reopen a closed field.

Reminder, games and practices are always canceled whenever lightning is in the area. Always use your best judgment when playing or practicing.

All Area play teams should check the Area 11L Matchtrak website for field conditions - as field conditions may differ between locations/fields.

No person shall use an athletic field which is posted as being closed. (whether the closure is for excess rainfall, field maintenance or other reason)

Cold Weather

Although games don't generally get canceled due to cold temperatures, players should dress accordingly for current and changing weather conditions. Players are permitted to wear appropriate and safe clothing (extra garments under the jersey and shorts, knit hats and gloves, etc.) to protect against cold and windy weather conditions. Items such as jackets with hoods, hooded sweatshirts, ear muffs, and scarves may not be worn.

  • Players on sidelines should remain dressed (if in warm-ups) until they enter the game.
  • Players coming off should towel off (if sweaty) and get dressed quickly.
  • Blankets and chairs are recommended.
  • Keep hydrated.
  • Keep an eye on field conditions (wet, icy, etc.). Cold wet conditions can quickly change field from safe footing to slippery.
Safety and health of the players come first.


Teams are strongly advised to discontinue activity when the actual temperature is above 100°F or the temperature and relative humidity create a heat index temperature above 100°F. Teams are also strongly discouraged from starting or continuing any activity when the actual temperature is below 40°F or the temperature and wind speed create a wind chill temperature below 40°F.

As a formal heat policy, we ask that coaches adhere to the following:
  • 90-95 degrees (either actual temperature or heat index): water breaks at least every 20 minutes
  • 95-99 degrees (either actual temperature or heat index): The Region recommends practice be cancelled, but if a coach or team elects to practice, the coach shall provide water breaks every 10-12 minutes and reduce the amount of running during practice. Scheduled matches will be played with water breaks to be taken every 10-15 minutes.
  • 100+ degrees (either actual temperature or heat index): No activities should start or continue.


During high wind events, please make sure field conditions are safe both before and during games. Check to make sure goals are secure to avoid potential injuries. Referees and coaches should always inspect goals prior to the start of any game and during game breaks (half time and quarter breaks). Make sure spectators and teams safely secure any loose items to avoid anything being blown onto the fields during games.

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