FIELD INFO: OPEN

Posted by Lee Spooner on 7/10/2021

CURRENT STATUS OF ALL FIELDS FOR RECREATIONAL 

Nir Family YMCA FIELDS:                    OPEN

Midtown YMCA FIELDS:                      OPEN for programming only.

Ogden Park / Eaton FIELD:                 Closed until Fall Season

Belville Elementary School:                 Closed until Fall Season

First Baptist Church Leland:                Closed until Fall Season

Hugh MacRae Athletic Complex:          Closed until Fall Season 

Veterans Park Sports Complex:           Closed until Fall Season



ADDRESS AND MAPS OF ALL FIELDS

NIR FAMILY YMCA FIELDS (Home Fields):

2710 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403

CLICK HERE FOR PRACTICE MAP

CLICK HERE FOR GAME DAY MAP


MIDTOWN YMCA FIELDS: 
709 George Anderson Drive, Wilmington NC 28412

CLICK HERE FOR PRACTICE MAP

CLICK HERE FOR GAME DAY MAP


EATON ELEMENTARY / OGDEN PARK  (New Hanover County):
6710 Gordan Road, Wilmington, NC 28411 – FIELD #1&3 (County #'s)

CLICK HER FOR PRACTICE MAP
CLICK HERE FOR GAME DAY MAP


BELVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
575 River Road SE, Leland, NC 28451


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH LELAND: 
517 Village Road NE, Leland, NC 28451

CLICK HERE FOR A FIELD MAP OF First Baptist Church Leland


HUGH MACRAE ATHLETIC COMPLEX FIELDS  (New Hanover County): 
Parking is at Hoggard High School, fields are behind the Hoggard Stadium.
4305 Shipyard Boulevard, Wilmington, NC 28403
CLOSED Spring 2021 Season

VETERANS PARK SPORTS COMPLEX  (New Hanover County): 
835 Halyburton Memorial Parkway, Wilmington, NC 28412


RAIN/WEATHER POLICY

Below you will find our cancellation guidelines for Spring Soccer Leagues…

NOTIFICATIONS:

There are two ways we communicate this.

POSTED: 

https://ymcasoccer.playerspace.com you will see a “Field Status” link under “News & Announcements”.  

This will have the most up to date info.

https://ymcasoccer.playerspace.com/index.cfm?league=4626&action=news&content_action=news&content_id=1852

 

EMAILS & TEXT:

We will email through the Playerspace system to teams that are affected by weather so please check your email before leaving to come to the fields.  We do our best to cancel as quickly as we can, for last minutes cancellations we will also text as well as email the notification.  There may be a practice/game or two this season that we wait, do not cancel and as you pull up lighting strikes.  We try to keep these to a minimum, but it happens.  Either practices/games will be delayed 30 minutes or cancelled.

 

PRACTICES:

For those practicing at YMCA Fields:

Calls for practices are made between 3 PM and 3:30 PM during the week.  Our fields dry quick and weather in NC comes and goes just as quick so we do not cancel until we have too. 

 

For those practicing at an offside field that is maintained by City, Town or County:

Municipalities will notify us of closures.  Once we are contacted, we will notify the league.  There may be cases where on one side of the county we have practices and one side of the county gets cancelled.

 

Our Volunteer Coaches:

Our Volunteer Coaches are given the choice to cancel practices before we close fields.  Some coaches know their parents of 5-year old’s won’t come out if it is sprinkling.  COACHES, please email us so we can remove from calendar.   NAC Teams will follow field closures.

  

GAMES:

We play in the rain (the kids love it, parents and our staff not so much.)

We only cancel game and practices if there is lighting, thunder and/or standing water on more than 25% of our fields.  If light rain only, we are going to play.  Calls will be made early in the morning (7 AM to 7:30 AM) for a full day closure or if we will cancel on a game-by-game basis.  Game by game will be called 1 hour before your game time.  There may be some weekends that the 8:30 AM to 11 AM games play and the rest of the day does not.



RULES BELOW ARE IN EFFECT AT ALL LOCATIONS!

-Fields are only for YMCA member and Soccer Program Participants only.
-NO Dogs
-NO Smoking
-Please pick-up your trash after every use.  
-DO NOT HANG ON GOALS.  This is unsafe and repairs cost about $500 a year.  
-Shirts are required at all times.
-YMCA Code of Conduct are to be respected at all times.
-We do not cancel practices/games unless there is lighting, thunder or standing water on our fields.