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PROCEDURE - WHEN A FIELD GETS PULLED
As a league rule, games - once scheduled - do not change in regard to date, field or time. However games can be postponed, delayed, or canceled when the field is pulled by the town or governing body in advance of the game or declared unplayable at game time by the referee.
Club Responsibilty
Each club president is to call the WYSL president, Julian DiDonato: 917-370-2548, on Sunday morning between 8:00 – 9:00AM to notify him of any field pulls for that day in their community. The WYSL president will notify the referee assignor (wsroassignor@gmail.com) to cancel the referee coverage for that field. He will also tabulate the total number of pulls and if it exceeds 50% of scheduled games of the day, the entire slate of games will be canceled, a notice will be posted on the league website, and the games for that day will not be rescheduled.   In addition to informing the WYSL president, the club president may also email the ref assignor directly.
Field pulls
If a field is pulled before close of business on Friday, the club is to inform the league scheduler and league office about the field pull. The club/team may suggest to the scheduler where and when the game might be played. The scheduler will note the field pull on the website and emails will go out to the clubs, teams, and ref assignor. The scheduler may suggest alternatives or suggest that they try to find a field.
If a field is pulled after close of business on Friday, either by the field authority or by the referee, the responsibility for getting the game rescheduled and played shifts to the teams and clubs. If possible, it's best to find an alternate field on the scheduled day and play. But neither the league office nor the league scheduler should be relied on for advice, approval, or email notification, and ref coverage for games rescheduled on game day will be uncertain. Contact the ref assignor and the club referee coordinator for assistance. Follow the procedures in the WYSL Rules if there is no official ref.

The home team/club should attempt to find an alternate field to start the game within half an hour of the original time. If that is possible, the game officially moves. The home team must make sure everyone (both teams, the referee assignor, and the ref if possible) is notified. If that is not 100% certain, post someone at the original field to redirect people to the new field.

If the new time is more than a half hour different or if the replacement field is at the away club, the teams may agree to play or either team may choose to say "no thanks" and the game becomes a TBA (To Be Announced) make-up game. The full protocol for rescheduling is listed in the WYSL Rule book. In general, agree on a new date, time, and field as soon as possible.

In every case, contact the ref assignor about the status of your game to help get ref coverage and to make any scheduled ref aware of changes or cancellation.

 Field Pull Policy:

 
As a general rule, league games - once scheduled - do not change. Teams may not agree between themselves to change a scheduled game.
 
A scheduled game can be postponed if the field is pulled by a town or governing body or by the referee at game time, if it is determined that the field cannot be played safely and the home club has an alternate field available.
 
If a field has been pulled by a town or governing body before close of business on a Friday, please follow these steps:
A club president or field coordinator is to contact Terry Benson (terrybenson@nyc.rr.com), the league scheduler, and ask to move the game from one club field to another. The game can move so long as the time of the game is the same since this will not affect referee coverage. The scheduler may suggest alternatives, ask teams to confirm that they can play, or make it a TBA game and let the teams try to find a field and time. The league scheduler or the WYSL office will note the field pull on the website and emails will go out to the clubs, teams, and ref assignor.
 
If a field has been pulled by a town or governing bodyafter close of business on Friday, please follow these steps:
Up to one hour before game time, if a field is pulled the responsibility for getting the game played shifts to the teams and clubs. Do NOT rely on the league office nor the league scheduler.
If an alternate field is available and the start time will be within half an hour of the original time, the game moves. The home team must make sure the opposing team and ref assignor are notified. If notification is not conveyed to the referee assignor, then the home team is to post someone at the original field to redirect to the new field.
If the new time is more than a half-hour difference or if the proposed field is at the away club, either team may choose to say "no thanks" and the game becomes TBA (make up game).
In all cases, keep the ref assignor (wsroassignor@gmail.com) informed about the status of the game.
 
Referee Coverage:
The High School boys teams they must have an official, assigned ref in order to play. No ref = no game. It becomes TBA. U14 boys games can play with a volunteer ref IF both teams agree.  If they don’t agree, the game becomes TBA. All other divisions can play with a volunteer or parent ref.
 
In conclusion: field pulls known during the week, work through the league scheduler, league office, home club field coordinator, and ref assignor to adjust the schedule. On late field pulls, do NOT depend on the scheduler, do not wait for "official" emails. The teams, clubs, and field coordinators are responsible for working within these policies. Try to get the games played on the scheduled Sunday!