Air Quality Health Index


May. 29, 2019


The SPDSA follows the Alberta Soccer Air Quality Guidelines.   You can view this document by clicking here

To check the current Air Quality Status, you can visit the Alberta Government AQHI Website by clicking this link

You can download an AQHI app for your phone at:  https://open.alberta.ca/interact/aqhi-canada

Below are the SPDSA Guidelines for Players, Parents, Coaches and Referee

Practices

If the AQHI is 3 or below, continue with training as normal

If the AQHI is 4 to 6, adjust practice by doing the following:

- Reduce intensity

- Reduce the duration

- Provide resting periods

If the AQHI is 7 or above, practices should be cancelled.

Games

If you have a scheduled game at U9 or higher where there IS A MATCH OFFICIAL (Referee), and the games have not been cancelled by the league or district prior to the game time, you must arrive ready to play.   If the AQHI is at 7 at the next calculation, the match official should consider delaying or cancelling the game.    If you fail to show up for the game, your team will lose by an automatic default and will not be rescheduled.    IMPORTANT NOTE:  The Match Official reserves the right to cancel the game if the conditions are considered dangerous, in the Match Officials opinion.  

If you have children in the U4 to U7 age group where there is NO MATCH OFFICIAL and sessions have not been cancelled by the district, then you are to attend all sessions and be prepared to play.   If the AQHI is 7 or higher at the start time, then the coaches are to cancel all sessions.  

Skill Centre / Academy / Camps

The SPDSA will advise if these programs will be cancelled an hour prior to the session start time.     

 

PLEASE NOTE:   The SPDSA reserves the right to cancel all events, if they feel that the players may be at risk.  

 

 

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