Current as of 8/24/2018
Please note: Our Air Quality Policy is subject to change and this page will be updated when changes are made.
The SRFC air quality policy serves as a guide for coaches, team managers, parents, and players about unsafe playing conditions for training and matches, as it relates to the air quality.
We will use the national standards as established by the EPA and will utilize the website https://www.weatherbug.com because their AQI meter is located in Dublin, CA, the closest meter to San Ramon. We decided to use weatherbug.com to obtain the most accurate local AQI information for San Ramon.
The following are protocols/procedures SRFC will incorporate:
- Practices/matches will continue if the AQI is between 0-100.
- Practices/matches will be canceled for the younger age groups (e.g. U12 and younger) should the AQI reach 101 or higher.
- Practices/matches will be canceled, for the older age groups (e.g. U13 and older) should the AQI reach 125 or higher.
- When the AQI is in question, SRFC will notify parents/players no later than 1:00 p.m., on whether or not to cancel training sessions.
- Should the AQI and Heat Index exceed acceptable levels, practices and/or matches will be canceled (U12 and younger). The threshold for the cancellation of practices and/or matches will be an AQI that is 101 or higher and the Heat Index is listed at 100 degrees or higher.
- Should the AQI and Heat Index exceed acceptable levels, practice and/or matches will be canceled (U13 and older). The threshold for the cancellation of practices and/or matches will be an AQI that is 125 or higher and the Heat Index is listed at 100 degrees or higher.
SRFC's AQI or Heat Index protocols/procedures do not apply to away matches.
Please contact your opponent before your expected departure time should the AQI/Heat Index be in question. Different clubs have different protocols and procedures in place when it comes to these types of issues.
Parents who choose to withhold their child(ren) from attending practices/matches when the AQI is 101 or higher, will not be penalized. It is up to the parents’ discretion when determining whether to keep their child(ren) home, as some groups may be sensitive to this level of air quality.
For a complete explanation of the Air Quality Index (AQI) and our club applies it to protect the health of our players, please view our SRFC Air Quality Policy PDF document.