Our first priority in any weather-related decision is our athletes’ safety. Our goal is always to practice/play through any weather conditions (including rain and short periods of heavy rain), however, if weather forecasts, field & driving conditions jeopardize our players’ safety, we will cancel. CPWA’s Program Directors (Football & Cheer Directors) make the final decision on whether the conditions are safe or not to practice. A designated Board member will make this decision in absence of our Program Directors. On game days, our parent organization (Consolidated Football Federation, CFF), the high school (Cleveland High School) and away game sites also have the authority to cancel games without input from us.
Inclement Weather Policy
Cleveland Pop Warner Association reserves the right to cancel/postpone practice when our athletes’ safety is at risk. Reasons for cancellation may include:
Inclement Weather Communication - It’s highly recommended that you connect with CPWA on Facebook regarding weather related communication. Weather related communications, in most cases, are generally posted on Facebook first before other forms of communication as applicable.
Our goal is to communicate cancellations, originating from CPWA, as soon as a decision is made and we strive to make a decision between 5:00 - 5:30 pm during the week. We often wait until this time in hopes conditions will improve to allow us to practice. Always plan and prepare for practice unless you receive communication from us! Please understand that the unpredictability of weather exists and this will not be perfect. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding, especially if cancellations do not originate from CPWA.
NOTICE: We will strive to do our best to communicate cancellations on Saturdays as soon as we get them. CPWA does not have the same control of cancellation at other sites including the high school. Please be prepared and anticipate last minute cancellations and game day site relocation at the last minute. A game day site may change while en route and/or after arrival to the originally scheduled game site.