The fields are too wet to handle games tonight. We cannot move games into next week for several reasons, but we will offer a makeup opportunity for today’s games on Saturday morning. Your coach will be in contact with you to see if you are available and we hope to see you there.
Game times for Saturday makeups will be given to coaches tonight and they will communicate them with you.
Please also remember that we walk the fields at 1:00 pm to announce at 2:00 pm through multiple channels. We try not to make the decision too early because we want to get games in if possible and the weather can completely change in 4-5 hours. Your coach cannot tell you anything until 2:00, club management cannot tell you until 2:00, please be patient and wait for our communication.
We always hate to cancel games, but it’s just too wet to play tonight! Maybe this will give you some extra time to finish up that Halloween costume, buy that candy, or add a last minute touch to your decorations.
Everyone please be safe through the weekend, have a great time trick-or-treating, and try to stay warm and dry.
We will be back on the pitch to finish this season strong (and chilly) next week.
We are watching the forecast and we unfortunately have to announce a few changes for tonight. Please see below for the situations that affect you:
5:00 pm and 6:00pm games in the U6, 5:00 pm and 6:05 pm in the U8 and 5:00 pm and 6:10 pm games in the U10 divisions will continue as planned. If this changes, we will update you.
7:15 pm U10 Games are cancelled and will not be played.
7:30 pm U13 Games are cancelled and will not be played.
Competitive practices that would start at 7:00 pm are cancelled.
ALL PICTURES for today, either make-up rec pictures or competitive team pictures, ARE POSTPONED until Monday 10/25. If your team is not playing on Monday, please come and get your picture made because it will be the last make-up day.
There is still a chance of thunderstorms earlier, so please come prepared to battle wet conditions. If we have to cancel a game for lightning or other bad weather, we will blast an air-horn. If you hear that air-horn, the current games will be ended and you will go to your vehicles. Those games will not be re-started and you can look for an announcement from DCI concerning the next set of games or complete cancellation. We are sorry that we can’t pinpoint things more closely, but we follow local forecasts to be as accurate as possible.
While we dodged the massive amounts of rainfall yesterday that devastated our neighbors to the west in Arab and to the south in Pelham (and Birmingham in general), we still received a significant amount locally. The fields are simply too wet to host games tonight, so go ahead and help us spread the word that they are cancelled for 10/7. We will have things back on track next week.
Uniform update: The uniforms did not ship out to arrive today as expected, but they should arrive on Monday. Once I confirm they will arrive, I will contact coaches and get them in their possession. We do not give individual uniforms to parents, as they are packed for the whole team. The coaches will distribute to players. **Please note that you will receive picture order forms with your uniform. It will speed up the process with the photographer if you have the form completed when you arrive at the field at the pre-arranged time to have your pictures made.
Picture update: If your team was on the picture schedule for Monday, it will push later in the week or the following Monday. Your coach will be contacted by the photographer to set up a different time and the coaches will inform the parents.
Schedule update: While it has been rolling out slowly, this has allowed us to identify and resolve conflicts as we go and put out a more reliable schedule in the end. The remainder of the schedule should appear over the weekend. Our season plan is to continue (weather permitting) playing games on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Nov. 4th.
We do apologize for the rough and tumble start to the season, and we certainly do appreciate and value your patience as we wade through it all. It’s been great to see everyone back on the fields and we can’t wait to wrap up another great season.
DC Inferno Soccer Staff
P.S. As an alternative to being at the FPSC fields tonight, remember that CFC (Chattanooga Football Club) is hosting the Cal United Strikers at Finley Stadium at 7:00 Eastern time (that’s 6:00 Central time) tonight, and your players can get in free. See below for details of the process.
Select the game you are purchasing for. Once you select the game on the homepage, you will see an “Offer Code” bar along the top of the page (shown below in image 1). Please input the password you received from your organization.
Once you put in the offer password, you must click “Check” (hitting the enter key will not work). After entering the password, when you select a seat in the stadium you will now have the option of selecting a Partner ticket option. It will show up as “DC INFERNO” This ticket is for children only, parents are expected to purchase a standard Adult ticket online.