FIELD INFO: CLOSED until Fall Season
Posted by Lee Spooner on 5/15/2023
CURRENT STATUS OF ALL FIELDS FOR RECREATIONAL
Nir Family YMCA FIELDS: OPEN for Summer Programs Only
Ogden Park / Eaton FIELD: CLOSED until Fall Season.
Belville Elementary School: CLOSED until Fall Season.
Long Leaf AthComlx (Hoggard): 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
MIDTOWN YMCA FIELDS:
709 George Anderson Drive, Wilmington NC 28412
EATON ELEMENTARY / OGDEN PARK (New Hanover County):
6701 Gordan Road, Wilmington, NC 28411 – FIELD #1&3 (County #'s)
(Fields behind Eaton Elementary School, do not park at school.)
CLICK HER FOR PRACTICE MAP
CLICK HERE FOR GAME DAY MAP
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH LELAND:
517 Village Road NE, Leland, NC 28451
CLICK HERE FOR A FIELD MAP OF First Baptist Church Leland
4305 Shipyard Boulevard, Wilmington, NC 28403
835 Halyburton Memorial Parkway, Wilmington, NC 28412
Below you will find our cancellation guidelines for our Soccer Leagues…
There are two ways we communicate this.
https://ymcasoccer.playerspace.com you will see a “Field Status” link under “News & Announcements”.
This will have the most up to date info.
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.
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.
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.
-Fields are only for YMCA member and Soccer Program Participants only.
RULES BELOW ARE IN EFFECT AT ALL LOCATIONS!
-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.