Policy on Air Quality and Practices & Games
Piedmont Soccer Club’s VP of Administration and Director of Coaching will make all final decisions related to air quality and the safety of playing soccer outdoors by early afternoon on the day of practices and games to allow families time to change schedules.
If the average AQI for Piedmont and adjacent field locations reaches 101 or higher then practices must be cancelled for the safety and welfare of PSC players and coaches. No teams may practice outdoors or participate in games when this threshold level is reached. Piedmont Soccer Club currently uses the PurpleAir.com air quality monitoring website and will base decisions on the data provided. Piedmont uses the US EPA 2.5 PM AQI data source together with 10 min averaged value and the AQandU correction applied.
Parents are encouraged to use their own best judgement when deciding what is best for the health of their players.
For the current real-time AQI forecast provided by Purple Air, click on the image below.