Lightning Safety

As a reminder:

  • When you see lightning apply the 30-30 rule. Count the time until you hear thunder and if the time is 30 seconds or less, seek proper shelter promptly.
  • If you can’t see the lightning and only hear thunder, seek shelter quickly.
  • Get the players off the field and into cars. Do not seek shelter under a tree.
  • You must wait one-half hour (the 30-30 rule) after the last lightning flash before returning to the field to play.
  • Once you clear the players from the field, please do not send them back out to collect balls. You can collect equipment after the storm passes.
  • Games abandoned due to lightning can be made up unless your BAYS division director determines the result is final.

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