2017 WSLA Game Cancellation Policy
IF a game needs to be cancelled by either team, the team(s) involved must contact WSLA President Kate Roper ASAP at
. If either team is canceling within 24 hours of game start time, teams must call or text Kate directly at 425-985-5637; if you cannot reach Kate in a timely manner, you can text or call Lyn Porterfield at 206-972-8610.
Once Kate or Lyn have been notified, the following steps will be taken:
a. The WSLA Scheduler or ED shall modify the game on League Athletics and notify the WWLUA Assigner.
(This will alert all contacts for each team of the cancellation via email.)
b. The WWLUA Assigner shall modify the game in Arbiter and notify the umpires assigned to the game.
c. If it is necessary for WSLA to cancel a game the day of, WSLA Scheduler or ED will notify the WWLUA Assigner via text and attempt to notify the umpires assigned to the game.
d. If the game is to be rescheduled, it is the responsibility of both teams to coordinate a new date/time/location and notify the WSLA Scheduler Brian Hultz (
) no later then five days prior to the rescheduled date so that the game can be added to the League Athletics and Arbiter websites and officials can be assigned.
WSLA Game Cancellation Policy (when no officials are available)
Due to the low numbers of certified adult officials in WA state, WSLA foresees a high probability that some games in the 2017 season will be canceled due to the inability to have umpire coverage. In order to cancel games in a fair manner across programs in Washington, WSLA has established the following cancellation terms to prioritize game cancellations. WSLA and WWLUA will maintain a current list of certified officials that programs have contributed and will refer to that list when determining which games to cancel if necessary. The programs that have supplied the fewest (or no) officials will be at the top of the list; those that have supplied the highest number of officials will be at the bottom.
Factors that will be considered:
- How many adult officials the program has contributed to the umpire pool in the 2017 season. (i.e. The higher the number the less likely your game will be canceled.)
- Has this program had any games this season already canceled due to lack of officials.
- Has the opponent in the potentially canceled game contributed officials to the pool.
Please note, once a game has been canceled due to lack of officials, your program will not face another cancellation until all other teams on the list have as well.