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Lighting and Thunderstorm Safety

Lighting and Thunderstorm Safety
Lighting strikes fast - is unpredictable - and dangerous!!
At the first strike, Piedmont Soccer Academy will follow the rules set forth by Georgia Soccer.

All playing areas of the pitch will be closed and remain closed until 20 minutes after the last strike, flash, or thunder.
All players, parents, guest, coaches must clear the fields (pitch) and go to a safe area inside a building or inside their car.
After the storm has passed, Piedmont Soccer Academy will make a determination if it is safe to resume play and if the pitch is safe for play.

Waiting in the area around the pitch, restrooms, or concession area is not safe during a thunderstorm.  There is metal all around that can attract and carry a lighting current.  Go relax in your car and listen to your favorite music or play your favorite game on your cell.  Your car is grounded and is the safest place in the pitch area for you and your kids.  Even safer - go to a local restaurant or shopping during the storm.  Once the storm has passed - stop back by the pitch to see if play will resume.


Piedmont Soccer Academy
175 2nd Street 
Winder, Georgia 30680

Phone: 678-551-2972
Email: [email protected]

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