Carmel Rams Youth Lacrosse

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Carmel Rams Youth Lacrosse sponsors and supports youth lacrosse activities year round. The Town of Carmel provides fields to the program.  These fields are NOT equipped with severe weather shelters.  The shelters at the facilities are not lighting proof.

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Many small open shelters on athletic fields, golf courses, parks, roadside picnic areas, school yards and elsewhere are designed to protect people from rain and sun, but not lightning. A shelter that does not contain plumbing or wiring throughout, or some other mechanism for grounding from the roof to ground is NOT SAFE. Small wooden, vinyl, or metal sheds offer little or no protection from lightning and should be avoided during thunderstorms.

Parents - if the weather looks threatening and the forecast is for thundershowers, please stick around practice or games. The Town of Carmel covers a large area and while it may be sunny at your house, there could be thunder, lightning, and pouring rain at the playing fields. The coaches cannot secure an entire team of athletes in their cars.  Please be smart and do not leave the immediate area when the threat of a storm is present.

Below is a National Weather Service link which describes lightning safety, information about safe buildings, unsafe buildings, safe and unsafe vehicles.  There is also an Outdoor Sports Safety Guide available to download and share with players and other family members. 

National Weather Service Lightning Safety

Outdoor Sport Lightning Safety Guide

Thanks to the New Fairfield Youth Lacrosse Website for some of the content on this page.