Extreme Heat Policy

Participant health and safety is our first priority at Vancouver Whitecaps FC and we will be following the Extreme Heat Policy as set out by BC Soccer.


  • We will be relying on The Weather Network to determine whether programming will proceed.
  • Find the relevant location for your respective program.
  • Determine temperature (projected) and refer to the “feels like” temperature which accounts for the humidity in measuring temperature.
  • Review the below chart to determine whether programming will be running.
Humidex Value
Activity Modification
Below 30c
None - Program runs normally
30c to 34c
Additional drink breaks through session
35c and above
Programming will be cancelled

Important notes related to training sessions:

  • Staff will be monitoring conditions through training sessions in the 30C to 34C range. Additional hydration breaks will be taken and training could be postponed at staff’s discretion.
  • In the case of an unexpected weather change during training, staff will implement their respective Emergency Action Plan to ensure safety of all participants. The Emergency Action Plan specific to each area is available upon request.

Procedure ahead of training sessions:

  • Staff will be monitoring the forecast in the days ahead of sessions to determine suitability of training.
  • A determination will be made by 9:00 a.m. on the day of a training session whether training may go ahead.
  • You will receive an email notification only if a determination has been made to cancel training.
  • In the cases of sudden weather changes, we will advise families as soon as possible if a session needs to be cancelled.

Preventative Measures:

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Make sure you have plenty of water to get through the session. Staff will ensure plenty of opportunity to stay hydrated during training sessions.

For any questions or concerns about this policy, please feel free to reach out to our staff at gopro@whitecapsfc.com