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When should an athletic practice or game be cancelled due to weather?

Rain, hail, snow, strong winds, and excessive heat are all possible reasons for canceling or postponing a practice or game.

It is important that coaches and athletes are made aware of such possibilities. A backup plan for practice may need to be developed with the coaches' input. For example, practice can be moved to an indoor facility, if available.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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