Rainouts

Rain Out Policy

The following policy describes the notification process for inclement weather, the closing of fields and the cancellation of games.

MCLL permits fields through various organizations with the primary one being Montgomery County. The league does not decide when fields are closed but follows the decision of the appropriate organization that owns the field. MCLL will monitor fields for closure due to weather. If a GAME field is closed causing a game to be cancelled then MCLL will cancel the game in SIPlay which will notify the parents. If a PRACTICE field is closed we will not cancel your practice but rely upon the coach to determine if they have an alternate practice location (backyard, batting cage, living room, etc...) that they wish to relocate practice to. However the coach needs to monitor the notification line to determine if a field is closed. We CANNOT use a field that is closed. Doing so risks fines and revocation of permits.

Notification

If a game is cancelled the SIPlay system will send an email to all players and coaches that are affected by the cancelled game. In addition a banner will be shown on the League Portal. SIPlay Field Closures

Inclement Weather Decision

In the event of inclement weather there are three different bodies that control the closing of fields. Montgomery County, the City of Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village Foundation. We will do our best to collect the information and update the portal However if there is no message canceling the games, teams are to report to the field. After that time, the decision to cancel games due to field or weather conditions shall be made by the umpire and/or the managers. Any team failing to report to the field will lose the game by forfeit.

All rescheduled games MUST be scheduled through the appropriate Division Commissioner.

Notification Lines

Montgomery County Fields

Montgomery County has a new system for reporting field closures.

https://rainoutline.com/search/dnis/3015795610

City of Gaithersburg Fields

To determine the status of Gaithersburg fields (Kelley, Morris, Lakelands) call 240-805-1139.

Montgomery Village

Montgomery Village does not have a field status line.